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Here’s Your Brain on Trauma

Here’s Your Brain on Trauma

Approximately 50% of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. While reactions to trauma can vary widely, and not everyone will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma can change the brain in some predictable ways.

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Dissociation and the Body

Dissociation and the Body

As clients learn to mindfully observe and describe the various parts, they develop mindfulness of two or more parts simultaneously—a skill that is particularly important in the treatment of dissociative disorders as it promotes integration.

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Pat Ogden: Connecting with Your Body

Pat Ogden: Connecting with Your Body

Pat Ogden shows us skills that she finds helpful to reconnect with our body. We discover different tools and actions that we can use to change the imprint of the past and reclaim our right to bodily sensations.

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Bessel van der Kolk: Trauma Lives Within

Bessel van der Kolk: Trauma Lives Within

Trauma is an inability to inhabit one’s body without being possessed by its defenses and the emotional numbing that shuts down all experience, including pleasure and satisfaction.

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Anorexia and the “Plastic Paradox”

Anorexia and the “Plastic Paradox”

Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders have the highest mortality rate in all of mental health. Norman Doidge explores a new approach that takes the best of depth psychology psychotherapies and the newest developments in neuroplasticity and brain training.

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Pat Ogden on PTSD

Pat Ogden on PTSD

An Individual with PTSD will often relive the traumatic events through nightmares, flashbacks and can experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt, frightening thoughts, numbness and feelings of detachment from others.

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Alan Fruzzetti PhD on ‘Anhedonia’

Alan Fruzzetti PhD on ‘Anhedonia’

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy has been shown, in dozens of studies, to be very effective at reducing self-harm, suicide attempts, aggression, substance use problems, eating disorders, relationship chaos and distress.

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Janina Fisher: Alienating Oneself

Janina Fisher: Alienating Oneself

Janina Fisher explains “splitting” through developments in neuroscience and our ability as humans to dissociate from our emotions to build a more socially acceptable image.

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Marsha Linehan & Mindfulness

Marsha Linehan & Mindfulness

…the practice of living awake, with your eyes wide open; allowing the moment, the willingness to be alive to the moment and radical acceptance of the entirety of the moment.

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Learning to Love our Loathed Selves

Learning to Love our Loathed Selves

We often encounter clients who are so mired in self-hatred that our best efforts to support a sense of self-worth only seem to dig the hole of judgment and self-loathing deeper.

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Childhood Trauma – Retraining the Brain

Childhood Trauma – Retraining the Brain

Recent research finds that most areas of the brain are “plastic”, capable of reorganizing themselves, growing new cells and neural networks, and making other areas obsolete in response to experience.

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The Consequences of Childhood Trauma

The Consequences of Childhood Trauma

Risk factors for disease, disability and early mortality are not randomly distributed. Research shows some of the worst health and social problems can arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences.

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Why Art Therapy Works

Why Art Therapy Works

Art Therapy integrates psychotherapeutic techniques to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

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Eating Disorders and Motivational Interviewing

Eating Disorders and Motivational Interviewing

Eating disorder clients show higher treatment completion rate with Motivational Interviewing (more than double). Motivational Interviewing (MI) can be a useful intervention to engage individuals with severe eating disorders prior to participation in intensive treatment.

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Depression in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

Depression in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

The prevalence of depression is high in patients with coronary heart disease and it has a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life, adherence to therapy, and an independent effect on prognosis. The National Heart Foundation of Australia offer a practical easy to use 9 item tool for screening.

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Motivational Interviewing Oceania (MI Oceania)

Motivational Interviewing Oceania (MI Oceania)

MI Oceania’s vision is to create a hub for Motivational Interviewing in the Oceania region, offering professionals interested in MI a place to connect and support each other in the practice, research and training of MI.

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Methamphetamine Dependence Treated with ADHD Medication

Methamphetamine Dependence Treated with ADHD Medication

A 2015 study published in the DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculty of Sciences presented a random, double blind, placebo-controlled analysis of the treatment process involving participants with a methamphetamine dependency and sustained-release methylphenidate (MPH-SR).

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Byron Clinic Drug Alcohol Detox

Byron Clinic Drug Alcohol Detox

Byron Clinic provides medically supervised, fully individualised and integrated drug and alcohol withdrawal management in a luxury, private and confidential setting.

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Alcohol Detox & Withdrawal – New Findings

Alcohol Detox & Withdrawal – New Findings

In a 2014 study British researchers/clinicians Murdoch and Marsden highlight how an evidence-based, individualised approach to alcohol withdrawal management achieved marked improvements in care.

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Stress Hazards during Pregnancy

Stress Hazards during Pregnancy

A January 2015 study shows that increased stress during pregnancy has negative effects on the development of the foetus. Researchers say this may have implications for stressed mothers and the long-term health of their infants.

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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Researchers find mounting evidence from observational studies of a positive dose-response association between quantity and duration of smoking and risk of erectile dysfunction.

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Dr Marsha Linehan: Paris Workshops

Dr Marsha Linehan: Paris Workshops

Dr Marsha Linehan is the pioneer and founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and will hold her Worldwide DBT workshops in Paris, June 2015. An exciting opportunity to meet this remarkable woman.

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Increasing Longevity

Increasing Longevity

European researchers report that a brisk 20 minute walk each day should be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death.

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Drug & Alcohol Detox

Drug & Alcohol Detox

Byron Clinic provides a medically supervised withdrawal program for clients that seek utmost discretion, privacy and confidentiality.

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Easy 4 Minute Meditation

Easy 4 Minute Meditation

This 4 minute meditation is very easy just ‘Focus on the Crystal’ and ignore all distractions to achieve a calm and relaxed state in minutes.

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Dr Bessel van der Kolk’s new book

Dr Bessel van der Kolk’s new book

Dr Bessel van der Kolk’s new book, “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” is due to be released on the 25 September 2014.

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