The Neuropsychotherapy of Crisis Counseling

The Neuropsychotherapy of Crisis Counseling By Mike Caverly Facilitating control is one of the primary treatment objectives of many therapeutic approaches. Using mindfulness-based stress reduction to help manage anxiety during a crisis is one way to achieve this end....

Basic Psychological Needs

Basic Psychological Needs Klaus Grawe (2004, 2007) developed a view of mental functioning from conceptualizations formed in mainstream contemporary psychology, yet with a particular ‘driver’ that may not be altogether ‘mainstream’. That is, “the goals a person forms...

Play & The Brain

Neurobiology of Play Our brains contain at least seven primary-process emotional systems, shared by all mammals, that help us anticipate and respond to situations that promote or threaten our survival (Panksepp, 1998; Panksepp & Biven, 2012). These systems drive...

Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy

Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy (DDP) is a 12-month treatment for borderline personality disorder and other complex behavior problems, such as alcohol or drug dependence, self-harm, eating disorders, and recurrent suicide attempts. DDP combines elements of...

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Definition According to the DSM-V (American Psychiatric Association, 2013), “the essential feature of borderline personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and...

Neuropsychotherapy Defined

Neuropsychotherapy Defined Definition: Neuropsychotherapy is a neurobiologically informed framework for psychotherapy that conceptualises thought and behaviour as emerging from the influence of motivational schemata developed to preserve or enhance basic psychological...

Neurocounseling: bridging the gap between brain and behavior

It is an established fact that psychological and behavioral symptoms can be traced to an underlying physiological and neurological basis. Neurocounseling seeks to take advantage of this correlation to promote mental health. One of the techniques used is neurofeedback,...

Where do you want to meet? Forum or Facebook?

Where do you want to meet? We have developed a forum area where you can be involved as a subscriber and connect with other like-minded mental health professionals. We need to know from you if this is a good idea! Because if it’s not, we can do a private Facebook...

The Neuroscience of Exercise

As the old cliché puts it — a healthy body equals a healthy mind. Everybody knows that exercise is good for both your physical and emotional wellbeing. It’s not just an old saying — exercise changes the structure and function of the brain, and being active increases...

Mindfulness can change your brain

Mindfulness can change your brain David Kavanagh   By this stage you’ve probably heard about mindfulness meditation. You may have even considered it and decided it sounded like something wishy-washy and unproven. If so, you’re not alone.   While many studies...

Can People Change?

Can People Change? How to Change a 3-Part Habit Loop David Kavanagh If you look back at your life do you see yourself pretty much the same — older, and maybe a little wiser — or do you see significant change over the years? It is a truism — at least in Western...
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