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Wise Words… #57

“A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All […]

Goal Setting (brief)…

Goals Step 1: choose a domain of life that I would like to work on – work, health, education, social, parenting, intimate partner, family, spiritual, community, environment, leisure, personal growth. […]

Wise Words… #56

“The larger the island of knowledge; the longer the shoreline of wonder.” – UNKNOWN

Wise Words… #55

“What constitutes the ‘normal’ mind, and whether such a thing can actually exist, are questions of considerable theoretical, and sometimes of practical interest.” A. E. Jones

Attachment Theory…

A link to a brief introduction to attachment theory, as well as information pertaining the Harry Harlow monkey experiments, the stages of attachment, and Konrad Lorenz’s imprinting theory: https://www.simplypsychology.org/attachment.html  

Wise Words… #54

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – CARL ROGERS

Wise Words… #53

“Let us not waste our time in idle discourse. Let us do something, while we have the chance. It is not every day that we are needed. Not indeed that […]

Wise Words… #52

“If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me […]

Values Questionnaire…

1. What people do I admire or consider role models in my life? 2. What are some common qualities of the people I admire? 3. What is one value that […]

Wise Words… #51

“Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the most stiff-necked adversary of thought” ~ MARTIN HEIDEGGER.

Wise Words… #50

“Every feeling is an embodiment attuned in this or that way, a mood that embodies in this or that way” ~ MARTIN HEIDEGGER

Wise Words… #49

“I wonder what my soul does all day when I’m at work” – GRAFFITI SEEN IN LONDON

Multiple Sclerosis Report…

The below mentioned report outlines recommendations on the diagnosis, therapeutic strategies and improving access to treatment in Multiple Sclerosis. The core recommendation pertains to the goal of treating MS should be based […]

Wise Words… #48

“The challenges you face will test and strengthen you. If you’re not failing, you’re not pushing your limits, and if you’re not pushing your limits, you’re not maximising your potential” […]

Did You Know… #47

Jones and Pulos (1993) looked at the process in thirty brief psychodynamic sessions and thirty-two sessions of CBT. They found that better outcome in CBT was not predicted by cognitiv […]

Brain Stimulation for Depressive Symptoms…

A new research study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco has found patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated […]

Wise Words… #46

“If the pursuit of excellence was easy, everyone would do it. In fact, this impatience in dealing with frustration is the primary reason that most people fail to achieve their […]

Three Shades of Depression…

Researchers from the Neural Computational Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in collaboration with their colleagues at Nara Institute of Science and Technology and clinicians […]

Wise Words… #45

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago” – FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis…

The presented review evaluates the effects of cognitive (neuropsychological) rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis. This was done by considering the effects of rehabilitation on cognitive test performance and everyday cognitive performance […]

Social Anxiety Disorder…

Our understanding of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) has moved from rudimentary awareness that it is not merely shyness to a much more extreme and persistent fear of […]

Borderline Personality Disorder…

Borderline Personality Disorder is a chronic psychiatric disorder characterized by marked impulsivity, instability of mood and interpersonal relationships, and suicidal behaviour that can complicate medical care. Link to reading: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK55400/  

Discovery of new inflammatory inhibitor…

A research team from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein (such as TNF alpha), the […]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome…

A guide pertaining to Guillain-Barré syndrome – an uncommon illness causing weakness and loss of sensation. The guide is intended for patients who have been told that they have, or may have Guillain-Barré […]

Multiple Sclerois …

More than 100 years have passed since Charcot, Carswell, Cruveilheir, and others described the clinical and pathological characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorder […]

Understanding Addiction…

The disease of chemical dependency can be traced to neural pathways in the brain predating a diagnosis of addiction. A genetic predisposition alone is not enough to predict addiction. Typically, […]

Wise Words… #43

“There are very few monster who warrant the fear we have of them” ANDRE GIDE

Wise Words… #42

“To restore the human subject at the centre – the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject – we must deepen a case history to a narrative or tale: only then do […]

Can pessimism be cure?

A research team, led by MIT’s McGovern Institute research affiliates Kenichi Amemori and Satoko Amemori, has found that the primate caudate nucleus (as part of the striatum region located in […]

55% recovery from schizophrenia…

The study, conducted by the University of Oslo’s Department of Psychology, followed about 30 young people diagnosed with schizophrenia, all of whom were recruited to the study within 5 months […]

Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale

The Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (TMAS) is a test of anxiety as a personality trait. The link below directs you to a page in which you can inquire about your behavior […]

Can probiotics fend off mood disorders?

A new study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers suggests that one particular beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain, making it more resilient to the physical […]

Wise Words… #40

‘I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine’ – FRITZ PERLS

The Science of Cognitive Therapy…

A relatively short-term form of psychotherapy based on the concept that the way we think about things affects how we feel emotionally. Cognitive therapy (CT) focuses on present thinking, behavior, and […]

Did You Know… #45

In a randomised control trial – patients who rated their clinician as showing greater empathy had reduced common-cold severity and and duration, and increases in immune response levels.

Wise Words… #39

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – MARK TWAIN

Wise Words… #38

“When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic” – CARL ROGERS

Efficacy of CBT…

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) refers to a popular therapeutic approach that has been applied to a variety of problems. The below mentioned review provides a comprehensive survey of meta-analyses examining […]