Depth Enquiry We’re pleased to announce a new page on the Therapy Duo site that discusses Amanda’s Depth Enquiry technique. She’s been developing this technique for several years now, and has achieved some remarkable results with clients. Depth Enquiry (DE) is an extension to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). DE can take clients to [...]
These articles discuss the darker side of the realities we can sometimes inhabit – the woundings, fears and re-traumatising behaviours we can become involved in because of earlier unhealed traumas. Evidence shows that it is only by feeling our way into these past experiences, often with the help of a therapist, that we can achieve freedom from them.
Narcissistic Wounding We spoke in a recent article about Narcissistic Wounding in the couple relationship, and how learning to withstand this wounding can be a powerful way of transforming a relationship. The artist Louise Bourgeois had a deep understanding of narcissism, as evidenced by the rich art works she made over many years. In these [...]
The Barbs and Wounds of Intimate Relationships Often couples come into therapy recounting an argument they’ve had. Each partner valiantly tries to get us to agree that their own position is correct. Well, it won’t work. We’re not there to be adjudicators. Actually, we’re not even there to resolve conflict (which may sound strange, but [...]
Stop the Violence We recently posted The Golden Rules of Relationships which highlighted the importance of feeling our feelings. Another way to say this is “Stop the violence within ourselves“. What violence? That caused by the self-imposed requirement, based on our experience in the world, to push down how we really feel, how we would [...]
A Rich Book on Illness We’re excited to hear about a new book From Illness to Stillness due out soon, by Michael Harrington. From the Introduction Uncovering your innermost being releases a wondrous diamond. Once it begins to emerge from the layers of conditioning, a realization dawns: you are ageless and timeless. When every free [...]
Fear Fear is something we all, to some degree, have a relationship with. And we spoke in our last post about the brain’s bias towards negativity (see Understanding the Emotional Brain). Much has been written in the field of psychotherapy about this subject and how it plays out in our lives, whether consciously or unconsciously. [...]
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 [...]