Somatic Therapy Category

MANAGING DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY – We are what we eat

I have released a podcast which is the first in a series relating to management of depression and anxiety, and in which I discuss the role of diet and its importance for mental health.It features recipes available for download (click on “Recipes for Mental Health” on menu above) and my music ‘Ashi No Ko‘ * […]

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FINDING BALANCE IN A CRAZY WORLD

How do we re-establish a sense of balance and overcome the effects of disaster saturation on our nervous systems in these days of the 24 hour news cycle? We are bombarded with bad news. Fires, flood, famine, terrorism, racism, mass murders, horrific violence, poverty, homelessness, violence against women and minorities, political corruption and injustice, dire […]

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Achieving a Successful Therapeutic Outcome

From time-to-time, someone will ask me, “what is the most important factor in achieving a successful therapeutic outcome?” and I will always reply, “the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client.” There are many different therapeutic methods, many of which achieve good results. But regardless of the type of therapy you choose, […]

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Memories of a Retreat

“Oh, you’re going on a retreat!  How relaxing!”   How often do we hear this comment when we tell others where we are going? A retreat can be many things – illuminating, boring, restful, confronting – and all of these rolled into the one day – but it can seldom be described as relaxing.  Time […]

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