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The Importance of Loss, Mourning and The Unknown

by Samantha Morris You may have been through a really tough time, and mourning a loss of something, someone or a part of yourself or your life can be extremely painful. Words may not even be able to convey the emotions that you experience and it may seem as though you’re on an emotional daily rollercoaster, which feels never-ending. Of course everyone mourns and grieves a part of their life …Read More

Psychological well-being and the 6 pathways we take to gain and sustain it!

By Brigida Walkin We all in some way strive for well-being in our lives—from the food we eat, to the gyms we frequent, the hobbies we take on, and even the content we chose to watch. Among the various areas of well-being in our lives, psychological well-being is arguably the most important. This is simply because what the mind thinks and believes, the body and personal choices follow. So what …Read More

The Dark Addiction of Social Media and The Search For Love

By Samantha Morris Have you ever seen Black Mirror and the episode ‘Nosedive’? If not, it really is a brilliant satire on the realistic, dark and dangerous and hypnotic impact social media has on our lives. Just like the characters in the satire, there is a very real danger that we are becoming so focused on simply creating and sharing the most impressive social profiles in order to build or …Read More

Living With More Flow and Possibilities

by Samantha Morris Integrative Art Psychotherapist What story have you grown up with? What story are you now living? Whatever your life experiences, your response is likely to have been shaped by the context in which you grew up. We all learn to physically and emotionally survive by learning to feel, to think and to behave in certain ways. Most likely you will have picked this up from parents, ancestral …Read More

Clinical Hypnotherapy, Preparing for Surgery with Hypnosis

Surgery is very often accompanied by feelings of stress and anxiety. Fear of the surgery itself, fear of needles, injections or general anaesthetic not to mention anxiety regarding the outcome after surgery, the potential psychological distress caused during recovery and indeed the ability to make full recovery. It’s been known for over a quarter of a century, that stress has a negative effect on the immune system and the body’s …Read More

Put your Headphones on and Connect to the Beat

by Samantha Morris, Integrative Art Psychotherapist and certified Life Coach We all have times in our lives when we feel we cannot find the words because we are too upset, angry or traumatised. Or, sometimes, words can feel or be too limiting and don’t live up to what we are feeling. Sometimes we may feel that words cannot contain either our darkest hours, or perhaps our vibrant joy. In this sense, a lot of people …Read More

Selves, Divided selves and existential phenomenology: a two-day workshop with Professor Ernesto Spinelli

Review of Part One, 28 January 2017 by Georgia Feliou The concept of personal identity, which is closely related to the concept of self, has always been a fascinating subject for me even before the time I started studying philosophy and psychotherapy. In 2015, I gave a speech on it in relation to gender and sexual identity at the Annual Conference of the European Association of Psychotherapy, and I realized …Read More

Eating Disorders and Body Image

There’s a commonly held misconception that Anorexia and Bulimia are the preserve of girls in their teens and early twenties. Whilst there are many younger women struggling with distressed eating, recently we’ve seen an increase in women in their 40s and 50s and men of all ages struggling with eating and body-image concerns. It’s no wonder really, in an age where we’re bombarded with ideas of the perfect body and …Read More

How to deal with depression

By Chaitanya Pankhania, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist Although there are many factors and layers that cause depression, the real cure is changing your perception. We all view the world through our own filtered perceptions and the way we view the world is subconsciously influenced by our past experiences. Therefore if we had negative life events, it will shape how we interpret the world now. But we do have a choice to …Read More

The three methamophosis of the spirit: Camel, by Friedrich Nietzsche

Many heavy things are there for the spirit, the strong load-bearing spirit in which reverence dwells: for the heavy and the heaviest longest its strength. What is heavy? so asked the load-bearing spirit; then knelled it down like the camel, and wanted to be well laden. What is the heaviest thing, ye heroes? asked the load- bearing spirit, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength. …Read More

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