Beyond Weight Loss – what now?

Beyond Weight Loss – what now?

In her short, accessible workbook, Sylvie Boulay offers a new approach to weight loss based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Rather than proposing a particular diet, this workbook offers practical tools to help slimmers adhere to whatever plan they...

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The Matter With Free Will

The Matter With Free Will

FAB author Clare Hogan is the author of our blog post this week - she presents a short but fascinating examination of Free Will. The notion of free will is inextricably bound up with our sense of identity, and this generates an enquiry into the nature of the will that...

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Taking charge of your diet

Taking charge of your diet

Based on her extensive experience working with clients with addiction problems, Sylvie Boulay (a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) has written Take Charge of Your Diet to show how the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)...

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A Solution-Oriented Approach to Modern Medicine

A Solution-Oriented Approach to Modern Medicine

Modern medicine and healthcare systems are in crisis. In the last decades, medicine has gained deep, scientific insights into the biological basis of health and disease, and while htis has led to many successes, it has brough about a dramatic change of medical focus....

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The Real Cost of Schizophrenia

The Real Cost of Schizophrenia

With a foreword by Bob Hinshelwood, The Psychiatry of Resolving Schizophrenia Psychoanalytically integrates two approaches to treating schizophrenia.  Written by Dr. Gillian Steggles, this book outlines her own PPCC model and describes, meticulously, how it aligns...

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Disability and Society

Disability and Society

Joanna Griffin used her experience as a parent of a disabled child alongside her work as a psychologist to write Day by Day - a book that explores what helps, and hinders, parent carers' emotional wellbeing. Research suggests that mental health, relationships, family...

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Radical Revenge – a short extract ahead of release

Radical Revenge – a short extract ahead of release

Despite its ubiquity, revenge is a surprisingly understudied subject.  In her new book, Renée Danziger develops the concept of radical revenge to give meaning to what might otherwise appear to be senseless acts of violence. Read an exclusive extract here: Pondering...

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Covid and Control: Weddings in the Pandemic

Covid and Control: Weddings in the Pandemic

Annette Byford is the author of A Wedding in the Family which offers a fascinating insight into the wedding experience from the mother's point of view.  Her book will not so much help readers to avoid wedding stress, but rather help them make sense of it.  Here, she...

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The Work of Uncovering Hidden Trauma

The Work of Uncovering Hidden Trauma

In Fathom: An Uncovering of Trauma, Lisa Dart shares a long and difficult story.  It is a story of emotional breakdown, of hidden trauma, and of hidden memories, brought to the surface and explored through the work of psychoanalysis.  Through talk with a...

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Wearing the Animal: A Transformational Motif in Feminine Psychology

Wearing the Animal: A Transformational Motif in Feminine Psychology

Jacquie Flecknoe-Brown is an experienced Jungian Analyst working in private practice in Melbourne, Australia.                                                                    She is the author of The Dreamer's Odyssey: A Guide to the Creative Unconscious, a 10 week...

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#AreYouHereYet?  Dr. Tony Ortega on what 2020 has taught him

#AreYouHereYet? Dr. Tony Ortega on what 2020 has taught him

#AreYouHereYet: How to STFU and Show Up For Yourself is the sequeal to Dr. Ortega's debut self-help title and continues his examination of the epidemic of perceived inadequacy in our universal quest for love and self-improvement.  Described as "the self-help book the...

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Is there anything hopeful in going through a Depression?

Is there anything hopeful in going through a Depression?

Is there anything hopeful in going through depression?  While depression can be a serious illness and can have wide-reaching implications for a sufferer and their families, Wyn Bramley writes about some of the good things that can come out of hard times like these. ...

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Self-Reflection in Adolescents

Self-Reflection in Adolescents

Jane Teverson is the author of Born Beautiful: How Counselling Theory Can Enrich Our Parenting, which is released on 30/11/2020.  It is written from the depths of experience, and with the hope that it will raise awareness of how completely our attitudes and actions...

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The Language of Colour

The Language of Colour

In a second extract from Judy Bartkowiak's new book, we are sharing her thoughts on colour and how we can use it to access the subconscious mind, and to understand our children and what they need without asking direct questions.  In this extract, there is also a...

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Perception or Fact – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

Perception or Fact – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

In our latest publication, Understanding Children and Teens, Judy Bartkowiak draws on her extensive experience as therapist to show parents, teachers and coaches how they can use Neuro Lingusitic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Art Therapy in...

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Covid Dreams: What Can Our Dreams Tell Us During a Pandemic?

Covid Dreams: What Can Our Dreams Tell Us During a Pandemic?

With another lockdown looming for England tomorrow, Jacquie Flecknoe-Brown shares some insight into who we can interpret our dreams during the pandemic.  Our dreams can give us information about how we are doing, information we should know but don't. Here are some...

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Nature’s Medicine – an extract from ‘The Silly Thing’

Nature’s Medicine – an extract from ‘The Silly Thing’

Esther Ramsay-Jones, author of Holding Time (2019), has written an accountof her mother's acceptance of, and struggle with, living and dying with an agressive cancer of the brain.  Esther is a specialist end-of-life psychotherapist and academic, and her book is about...

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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020.  Perhaps we should rename it World Mental Health YEAR to reflect the difficulties we have all faced since the start of the pandemic.  Wyn Bramley wrote her most recent title, Understanding the Depressions, before we had even heard of...

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My Mother, My Daughter, My Self

My Mother, My Daughter, My Self

From Demeter and Persephone, to Big Edie and Little Edie, the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters loom large in our culture. There is an inherent tension in two people who are so similar and yet so different. Some choose to break that tension by...

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Think You Don’t Want What You’ve Got? Wrong!

Think You Don’t Want What You’ve Got? Wrong!

Adam Jukes’ New Book Expands on ‘The Mad Hypothesis’ If you’re having a hard time in any aspect of your life (relationship, career, family), the last thing you want to hear is that your bad situation is exactly the situation you want to be in. But that’s just what...

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New Mothers Experiencing PND: Are You Fine (Not Fine)?

New Mothers Experiencing PND: Are You Fine (Not Fine)?

'Most mothers, indeed parents, describe the experience of having a child as magical. In fact, in the days after my first baby was born, a friend told me, "It's a magical time, those first few days". I remember repeating this to my husband wryly: we shook our heads and...

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What is Daseinsanalysis, and How Can it Help?

What if people suffering mental anguish are suffering from a crippling awareness of how delicate life is and how alone we are in living it? What if the main problem behind many therapy patients’ problems was an existential one? Daseinsanalysis is the psychotherapeutic...

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