Psycho Physical

How much does stress affect our bodies? I think it is really interesting that when we are under pressure we can stop eating or conversely over eat depending on our pathology. The same goes for depression or anxiety it can make us become manic and over active unable to...

A brisk constitutional

I am sure you are all more than aware of the benefits of exercise; however it has now been officially proved. ‘A brisk walk really does calm you down, say scientists. Walking briskly or jogging, stimulates nerve cells in the brain that apparently are soothing to...

A human being and not a human doing

As I sat watching the birds on the bird feeder and became enthralled in the moment fascinated by their chattering and the huge variety of types, I was reminded of a book I once read called Time Shifting. The book describes a journey that the author is on with a client...

Ought -‘ism’

I have been working with many patients over the years who have what is known psychodynamically as a punishing super ego. This is where the person feels under constant pressure to prove that they are perfect. This results on endless pressure being put on oneself, and...