Year: 2016

Patience at The Tavistock Clinic

Mo read an article about The Tavistock Clinic that moved her a great deal.  The story of Josh, a young boy born to vile and pointless parents. Why did they bother to have a child when all they wanted was

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Tattoos and self-harm scars

We saw an article on the BBC website, part of a series on self-harm where a lady called Becci answers readers’ questions about living with self-harm  This is a lovely article, full of insights from an actual person who has self

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Personality and body

There’s a story in the news this week about a young woman with a personality disorder. She describes herself with insight and paints a picture of the struggle that she feels with her own emotions and the eating disorder that

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Time to Stare

Mo says… Over the last five years I have realised how precious time is. I have rushed about. I have made use of every minute I’ve had in a day. Never giving myself the opportunity to sit and stare and

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A message from a sufferer: you are not alone

P is 34 years old and has had depression and anxiety since the age of thirteen. Despite knowing his triggers, P has difficulty in multiple areas such as family, isolation and other social aspects of life. However, he reached out

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Depression: ‘a cold of the soul’

An article appeared on the BBC News website a few days ago that caught our attention. “How Japan Came to Believe in Depression” describes how an entire society came to appreciate the existence and intractability of depression. Just by being

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Overcoming OCD on a long walk

This week, the BBC website had a lovely inspiration article about Tom Clancy, a man with severe OCD who has been tackling the 1,200 mile walk from John O’ Groats to Land’s End for charity. He has had to deal

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Applying Mindfulness to Addiction

John Aldridge, a therapist at Rehab 4 Alcoholism has written a great guide on how mindfulness can specifically be applied to the treatment of addiction. Here’s an extract: “Buddhism teachings state that humans hold onto desires and objects that ultimately

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Cinnabar Training workshop inspires mindfulness tool for Mind clients

Our Mindfulness workshop in February was attended by Peterborough and Fenland Mind, who have since used the information to create a great new resource for their group workshops. This resource introduces mindfulness and provides practical ideas for clients for use,

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Big talk from the BACP?

Check out May’s edition of Therapy Today for a look at the future of BACP. At least that’s the idea. BACP Chair Andrew Reeves and Chief Executive Officer Hadyn Williams talk on p44 about a new direction. Let us know your

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