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Eating for Mental Wellbeing

Report by Binh Nguyen Members Download Eating for mental well being How often have we heard the saying that we are what we eat, with the view that the foods we eat can directly influence our state of mind and physical health? This statement may well be true for the...

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The Story of You

Members Download The Story of You There is so much I want to say and share about the importance of having a coherent narrative, and how one achieves that. Sometimes I think its simpler and clearer to talk about it in educational rather than psychological terms…in as...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 8

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 8 (August 2017) ISSN 2201-9529 Members Download: TNPTVol5Issue8 Content Neural plasticity, which describes the capacity of our nervous system to respond and adapt to experience, is a fundamental principle of neuropsychotherapy....

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Maria Kostyanaya

Download article TNPTVol5Issue7pp52-53 Maria Kostyanaya is a provisionally registered psychologist currently working for Queensland Corrective Services in Brisbane and at the Queensland Psychology Clinic in Ipswich (Australia). She is also a contributing editor at The...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 7

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 7 (July 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5Issue7 Content It’s well known that play is an important part of healthy development, even into adulthood. But this month we’re given a window onto a darker side of...

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A Simple Clinical Action Map to Heal PTSD

Members Download:  A Simple Clinical Action Map to Heal PTSD The therapeutic spiral model (TSM) is an innovative and effective model of experiential psychotherapy to treat individual and collective trauma around the world. The TSM is the perfect weaving of...

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A Brief Review of the Best Apps

Members Download:  TNPTVol5Issue6pp8-13 Smartphone technology has been increasingly used in the medical field and is currently rising in the field of behavioral health. Some behavioral health interventions include addressing substance abuse (Bernhardt et al., 2009;...

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It’s Not the Stress You Feel, It’s the Stress You Don’t

Members Download:  TNPTVol5Issue6pp34-53 No-one can live without experiencing some type of stress all the time. You may think that only serious disease or intensive physical or mental injury can cause stress. This is false. Crossing a busy intersection, exposure to a...

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The Art of the Brain

Members Download:  TNPTVol5Issue6pp14-29 M y nontraditional path to art through a doctorate in neuroscience arms me with an outsider’s perspective and gives me the freedom to introduce imagery and concepts derived from a different world than is traditionally...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 6

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 6 (June 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5Issue6 Content As the psalmist once said, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. How true that is when we consider the immense complexity of the brain—and its...

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Ken Benau

Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue5pp58-59 Ken Benau, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with 27 years’ experience. He has a private practice in psychotherapy, consultation and training in Kensington, CA, located in the San Francisco Bay area. For many years, Ken...

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Work Stressed and Play?

Work Stressed and Play? A brief look at competitive gaming Members Download the Article here: TNPTVol5Issue5pp48-54 To date, competitive gaming has not been widely researched or recognised in the scientific and professional literature on video games. As the name...

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The Neuroscience of War

Download Article: The Neuroscience of War As the Middle East rages with war and terrorism, one can only be awed by the magnitude of the conflict,  the degree of the calamity that is taking place there, and its effect on the children. Millions of children in the region...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Issue 5 Volume 5

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 5 (May 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5Issue5 Content It is no secret that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a major mental health concern today. Prevalence appears to have risen sharply...

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Dan Siegel

Download Article TNPTVol5Issue4pp50-51 Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an...

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The Gut As A Key Player In Neuroscience

The Gut As A Key Player In Neuroscience Micaela Monteiro-Haig Subscribers Download Full Article Here… TNPTVol5Issue4pp16-31 The field of neuroscience has traditionally focused on the role of the brain and its physiology in the regulation of emotions and...

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Guide To The Brain – Brain-Body Connections

The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain Part 15 Brain-Body Connections Subscribers Download The Full Article Here TNPTVol5Issue4pp8-15 There is growing awareness of the critical interplay between the systems of the body and mental health. Dysfunctions...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 4

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 4 (April 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5Issue4 Content As therapists, we formulate hypotheses about our clients and their states of mind from a psychological perspective. We may utilise talk therapy,...

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Guide to the Brain Part 14 – Depression

The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide To The Brain Part 14 – Depression Part 2 Matthew Dahlitz Members Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue3pp8-17 [Content protected for subscribers only] Not A Subscriber? If you are a subscriber and do not see the download...

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Tired & Heading to Burnout?

Tired and heading to burnout? Neuroscience offers some help. Kirke Olson Members Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue3pp46-49 [Content protected for subscribers only] Not A Subscriber? If you are a subscriber and do not see the download button you may not be logged in...

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Ann Diamond Weinstein

  Download Article: TNPTVol5Issue3pp50-53 Ann Diamond Weinstein, PhD, holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. In her consultation practice she provides education and coaching to health and mental health practitioners,...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 3

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 3 (March 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5Issue3 Content Most people who suffer trauma show evidence of a remarkable human capacity to overcome traumatic events, recovering to lead a normal life with even...

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Narcissism – The Shame-Negating Personality

Download Article: TNPTVol5issue2pp16-19 Narcissism: The Shame-Negating Personality Mark Zaslav, PhD Psychiatric labels have long been criticized for bringing stigma to those afflicted with mental disorders. In the case of narcissistic personality disorder, one glance...

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This is Your Brain on Loneliness

Download: TNPTVol5issue2pp58-61 Valentine’s Day inundates us with images of romance, often leaving us feeling wistful or lonely, as our own lives—whether single or coupled—seldom seem as rich or passionate as the ones on TV. For some, this is a passing melancholy; but...

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The Good Enough Therapist

Members Download Article: TNPTVol5issue2pp38-51 [Content protected for subscribers only] Not A Subscriber? If you are a subscriber and do not see the download button you may not be logged in Therapists do not always respond at their best when they are confronted with...

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Guide To The Brain Part 13 – Depression

Members Download: TNPTVol5issue2pp8-15 What Is Depression? Depression comes under the umbrella of mood or affective disorders, in which individuals have difficulty controlling mood states. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (5th ed.; DSM–5;...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Volume 5 Issue 2

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 2 (February 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTVol5issue2 Content As psychotherapists, we often deal with clients who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence—both victims and perpetrators. Intimate...

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The Promise of Technology for the Aging Brain

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp36-51 Dr. Adam Gazzaley, is professor in neurology, physiology and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center and director of the Gazzaley lab. His labs most...

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The Fear of New Technology

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp30-35 In 16th-century Europe, a strange new psychiatric disorder emerged: people started to believe that they were made of glass. A famous early sufferer of the “glass delusion” was King Charles VI of France who, following a series of...

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Kitchen Garden Programs and Changing Brains

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp20-29 Neuroscience research advocates the necessity of children spending time away from artificial light and outdoors, stating fresh air and sunshine are vital elements to enhance brain development and help balance brain functions...

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Guide to the Brain Part 12 – Mirror Neurons

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp10-13 Italian neuroscientists in the mid-1990s were studying the premotor areas of the frontal lobes of monkeys when they discovered a remarkable connection between the firing of neurons in the motor cortex and visual perception...

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The Neuropsychotherapist Vol 5 Issue 1

THE NEUROPSYCHOTHERAPIST Volume 5 Issue 1 (January 2017) ISSN 2201-9529   Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1 Content I am always genuinely excited by a new year as I think of all the potential it holds. Life has its trials, but like waking up to a new day, stepping...

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Simon d’Orsogna

Free Download PDF:  TNPTvol5issue1pp52-55 Simon d’Orsogna is a psychotherapist and process consultant based in Melbourne, Australia, working with individuals and organisational clients. As an associate instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute he facilitates...

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Allergies Driving Anxiety

Members Download: TNPTvol5issue1pp14-17 Nearly 30% of people suffer from anxiety at some time in their lives (Santana & Fontenelle, 2011); equally, almost 30% suffer from ongoing allergies (Sansone & Sansone, 2011). So, it seems likely many anxious people will...

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The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut

The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut Leslie E. Korn Members Download: TNPTVol4issue12pp30-51 There is no doubt that nutrition affects mental health. Poor nutrition leads to and exacerbates mental illness. Optimal nutrition prevents and treats mental illness. Note the word...

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The New Science of Consciousness

The New Science of Consciousness: Exploring the Complexity of Brain, Mind, and Self Members Download: TNPTVol4issue12pp20-29 The New Science of Consciousness offers a novel approach to brain science based on collaborations between neuroscientists and complexity...

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Are learning and unlearning bedfellows?

We know that sleep helps us integrate knowledge acquired during the day. But can we learn new things while sleeping? By exposing subjects to repeated auditory stimuli, a team of researchers has just demonstrated that the brain is capable of learning such sound patterns during certain sleep stages—though they may be forgotten during deep sleep. Led by the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (CNRS / ENS / EHESS) in collaboration with the Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs (CNRS / ENS) and the Centre du Sommeil et de la Vigilance (AP-HP / Paris Descartes University) at Hôtel Dieu Hospital, this study is the subject of an article published in Nature Communications on August 8, 2017.

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So Lonely I Could Die

Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Being...

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Anxious? Cellular roots of anxiety identified

Research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on what might be happening in an anxious brain. A new study has identified a group of neurons that become active when an animal is faced with the possibility of an unpleasant event.

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Negativity Be Gone: New Online Tool Can Retrain Brain

Anxiety and depression can have devastating effects on people’s lives. In some cases, the mental disorders lead to isolation, poverty and poor physical health, things that often cascade to future generations. A new program at the University of Virginia is aiming to...

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Psychopaths are better at learning to lie, say researchers

A new study using university students reveals those with high psychopathic traits showed a significantly reduces response time when being prompted to lie following training than those low levels of the traits. Researchers say their findings provide evidence that those with higher psychopathic traits may be better at learning to lie.

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Eating for Mental Wellbeing

Report by Binh Nguyen Members Download Eating for mental well being How often have we heard the saying that we are what we eat, with the view that the foods we eat can directly influence our state of mind and physical health? This statement may well be true for the...

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The Story of You

Members Download The Story of You There is so much I want to say and share about the importance of having a coherent narrative, and how one achieves that. Sometimes I think its simpler and clearer to talk about it in educational rather than psychological terms…in as...

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Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study finds

Spinach and kale are favorites of those looking to stay physically fit, but they also could keep consumers cognitively fit, according to a new study from University of Illinois researchers. The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged...

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Infants know what we like best, study finds

Behind the chubby cheeks and bright eyes of babies as young as 8 months lies the smoothly whirring mind of a social statistician, logging our every move and making odds on what a person is most likely to do next, suggests new research in the journal Infancy. “Even...

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Eye Test Could Help Diagnose Autism

A new study out in European Journal of Neuroscience could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).   The test, which consists of measuring rapid eye movements, may indicate deficits in an area of the...

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Family factors may influence a child’s temperament

A new study indicates that a child’s temperament may be influenced by maternal postpartum depression, maternal sensitivity, and family functioning. Maternal depression was associated with difficult temperaments in infants when maternal sensitivity was low, but...

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How reading makes us move

Right now, while you are reading these typewritten words, your hand muscles are moving imperceptibly, but measurably. These movements would be even greater if the words were handwritten. That’s because your motor system strongly contributes to your perception of...

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