Can you tell the difference?

Can you tell the difference between… A client who is experiencing a healthy release of locked up emotion, and a client who is re-traumatising themselves and reinforcing past traumas? Touch that loosen muscle, and touch that specifically impacts the emotional centres of the brain? Clients that need to connect with their breath and body, and those that might be psychologically contraindicated? Clients that are “going … Read moreCan you tell the difference?

3 Vital Skills

1. How to deal with Traumatised Clients 2. How to remove traumatic triggers from your clients with just 10 minutes of touch 3. How to protect yourself from your clients’ trauma I consider these three skills to be among the most important skills for every therapist to have and I’m committed to making learning these three … Read more3 Vital Skills

The Neuroscience of Touch – find out more…

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my recently announced Neuroscience of Touch seminar (running across the country, in Morecambe, London, Exeter, Birmingham & Glasgow) so below you’ll find further details – if you’ve still got questions, do get in touch or to get booked in, click here. Hope to see you there! Gerry   THE NEUROSCIENCE … Read moreThe Neuroscience of Touch – find out more…

When ‘Positive Thinking’ doesn’t work

This cartoon highlights a well researched topic: positive thinking. Numerous studies have been done that highlight the negative impact that ‘forcing’ ourselves to think positive can have on our health and lives. A good book to read on this subject (written by a psychologist) which covers the research on this is Julie Norem’s The Positive … Read moreWhen ‘Positive Thinking’ doesn’t work

When “Help” causes harm

There is much debate about the value or accuracy of much psychiatric diagnosis and labelling as expressed in the doctor’s mental health ‘bible’ of the DSM V  (this is the fifth version of the American Psychiatric Association’s ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual’.) These are my reflections. LACK OF CAUSATION Many psychological professionals now regard DSM V as … Read moreWhen “Help” causes harm