This is the first of our planned series of blog posts Despatches from the Retreat. With these posts we hope to provide support and encouragement during this difficult time for the planet and for its inhabitants. Our Inner Struggles These are difficult times for us all with the coronavirus. We all feel the need for [...]
Articles about Neuroscience
Counselling and psychotherapy have recently begun to be significantly influenced by new discoveries in neuroscience. These articles discuss how neuroscience affects our understanding of couple dynamics and the psychological suffering of couples and individuals.
Therapy Duo at the GANZ Conference We’re just back from the GANZ (Gestalt Australia and New Zealand) conference in Canberra where we gave a presentation on our eclectic approach to couples therapy, and on the co-therapy model we practice and talk about on this site. It was gratifying to receive such positive feedback on our [...]
Changing Habits is Hard How Long Will it Take? This is a question that many starting therapy, or any new endeavour, may ask themselves. The answer’s not straightforward, but having said that there are some guidelines. Let’s assume you’re coming to therapy to work on your relationship (or an addiction, depression, or other ongoing issue) [...]
Couple Bubble The term couple bubble is gaining currency in couples work. Stan Tatkin, in his book Wired for Love (which we recommend to couples) defines it as: …the mutually constructed membrane, cocoon, or womb that holds a couple together and protects each partner from outside elements. The couple bubble is built on a set [...]
Art of Love We’ve started listening to the online series Art of Love 2011 and highly recommend our email readers follow along while it’s still happening. A segment that really caught our attention was in the Kick-off Webinar, where the presenters speak with Deepak Chopra on his three important “A”s of relationships. We share these [...]
The Brain’s Response to Fear Last year we attended an ANZAP seminar Understanding the Emotional Brain. This started with a stimulating talk by Lea Williams and Russell Meares followed by a lively discussion on the subject. Lea Williams presented some recent work by her and her group on, amongst other things, the brain’s response to fear and [...]