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Who is engaging with who?

Article this week in the Guardian: “Concerns raised over number of children not engaging with nature”. Chock full of statistics on the scale of the problem. But is the article missing the point a little? Before the child fails to engage with nature the parent has to fail to engage with the...

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Bullying: A Long Tail

New research published in The Lancet Psychiatry reveals the extent of the damage from childhood bullying. Professor Wolke from the University of Warwick began studying the subject after noticing the similar effects of bullying and parental abuse. “Bullied children go on to self-harm, suffer depression, and have psychiatric problems,” he...

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Anxious? Lonely? Depressed? You are not alone.

A survey by the Mental Health Foundation revealed that of the 2300 adults in the study group, 19% said they felt anxious a lot or all of the time, and 61% said they experienced anxiety daily. Yet only 7% visited their GP for help, and 29% were too embarrassed to...

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The real reason people stray – and it’s not sex

Interesting article in the Telegraph today to which I contributed: Psychotherapist William Pullen believes that couples in their fifties and sixties often stray because they feel lonely and unsupported. “When your partner has disengaged, you feel you must find meaning somewhere else,” he says. “Nobody wants to float through mid-life...

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Depression Care Program Eliminates Suicide

An extraordinary decade-long anti-suicide programme in Detroit has been a stunning success. Suicides dropped by 75% within 4 years and from 2008 through 2010 there were no suicides at all. How did the people at the Henry Ford Health System achieve this? According to Sara Hughes of UK Charity MIND...

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Seeing more clearly

Marcel Just of Carnegie Mellon University, P.A, has been experimenting with evidence based tests for psychiatric illnesses. Subjects were asked to imagine one of 16 actions, such as “hugging” or “adoring”, while their brains were scanned. People with autism were seen to have a less active posterior cingulate region than people without the...

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Depression/Bullying App

The British Government is pushing a new approach to combat over-medicalization of depression in young people. Norman Lamb, the care minister, is promoting a multi-media strategy that will provide help via the internet and over the phone. This may include on-line counselling, computerised CBT, and peer support networks for the mentally...

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Moving Out of Depression

A new study has once more confirmed what we all already knew – people who exercise regularly are significantly less likely to be depressed. Conducted at UCL, the study discovered that those who are physically active 3 times a week are 16% less likely to be depressed. “This effect was seen...

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Kelly McGonigal.

“Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success. Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct:...

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Walking it with Brene Brown

I went to a brilliant talk recently. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. In her work she asks: “How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place...

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William Pullen B.Sc., M.A., MBACP (Accred)

William Pullen practices psychotherapy in West London, UK. He specialises in individual therapy for adults and young people dealing with such issues as depression, motivation, anxiety, life changes, relationship problems and addiction.

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