Effective Psychological Debriefing – let’s get honest (and controversial)

Let’s be honest – the world has changed; and so has the workplace. Workplace-mental-health are buzz words. This means a healthy shift has occurred, which places mental welfare on the map, in terms of organisational responsibilities. Along with that shift, there has been a natural upwelling of organisations that support businesses in meeting legislative and best practice guidelines for workplace mental health – and in the spirit of ethical transparency,…

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Our research poster presentation at the ISTSS 33rd Annual Conference, Chicago

We are pleased to announce our clinical director, Charlotte Copeland, will be giving a poster presentation at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 33rd Annual Conference; on her latest research: Combining Psychotherapy and Craniosacral Therapy (Emo-Somatic Therapy) in the Treatment of British Military Veterans.   The theme of this years conference is: Trauma and Complexity: From Self to Cells Traumatic life events exert effects that can be anything but…

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Getting help after trauma: a guide

In the UK we have recently experienced a series of large scale traumatic events, which have impacted the nation and left a vast number of people feeling shocked and traumatised. Understandably, this has raised many questions about how to best support people and help them recover. This article will provide a brief explanation of the normal human response to trauma, when and what type of help to seek and provides…

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BBC One: Doctor in the House

On Monday the 22nd May 2017, episode 2 of the new series of ‘Doctor in the House’ with Dr Rangan Chatterjee was aired. Our Clinical Director, Charlotte Copeland, was asked to provide support to Emma, who was one of the people in this episode. You can see Charlotte towards the end of the program providing some comments, with respect to the support we provided. We would like to thank Emma…

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Why would I attend a Mindfulness course?

Have you noticed how often stress, and how stressed people feel, crops up in our conversations? Many people are finding the stresses and strains of modern life are taking a toll on their mental and physical health.  However, the ‘stress response’ is a natural response to threats, perceived threats or life events. This natural response is not necessarily negative.  For short periods of time, stress may help us perform well…

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a bit of buzz word these days.  Many people speak about and write about it but it can still be unclear what mindfulness actually is. Jon Kabat Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and who is often credited with birth of the modern mindfulness movement, describes mindfulness as:    ‘paying attention in particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally’.    Let’s break that…

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