Category Archives: anxiety

Who’s in Charge

Getting to Grips with Nominative Determinism What is a name? Not something you hold Not something you put in a bucket Names do not come in boxes or arrive on trains Though they often bring their own luggage And remain … Continue reading

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SAD, sadness and depression

Just read the attached PsyPost  article questioning whether Seasonal Affective Disorder actually exists. Once again, it made me wonder whether the whole notion of a ‘mental illness’ as a distinct, categorisable, phenomenolgical entity has any real value. I am not … Continue reading

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Stress and Lobsters

This post, shared by my friend and mentor, Gloria Hammett of the Romney Centre in Southampton, is so brilliant I just have to share it.

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Psychology Today Critique of Havening ADT and My Reply

You can read the feature on Havening ADT by  Christian Jarrett Ph.D editor of the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog in Psychology Today here http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brain-myths/201305/can-the-new-havening-technique-really-cure-trauma-and-fear/comments I actually attended the Havening ADT event that Jarrett refers to and I feel … Continue reading

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Help me to help the Disempowered

Like most people I cannot afford to work for free, but unlike a lot of people in this country I do have the confidence, the wherewithal and the self-belief to keep going when times get tough. If you run a … Continue reading

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When the Fear Goes Away

When the Fear Goes Away is my own way of describing the effects of a new therapy called Havening ADT. This stunningly effective therapy is the consequence of ten years of research and practice by two remarkable people, Dr Ronald … Continue reading

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Stress and Over-eating

Stress can lead to weight gain in several ways. Eating when you are not really hungry is a sure sign that your emotions are out of balance. Being too exhausted to exercise, becoming welded to the sofa and consuming high … Continue reading

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