We all know one. Those armoured Cockroach Narcissists that can survive anything. It is said that cockroaches are some of the most adaptable creatures on earth. They are in-vulnerable survivors. But at what, and who’s cost? One of my patients, whom I shall call Lucy, reported that she was “Drowning in work”. Despite trying to communicate with her boss that what was being demanded … Read More Survival of The Cockroach Narcissist – Published on Medium.com 11/10/20
People use others as bins into which they evacuate material they wish to get rid of, avoid, deny. Things they don’t want to look at or sort through. Bins to receive rage, shame, discrimination and historical traumas. In fact a myriad of psycho-emotional and experiential garbage they don’t want to look at or process for themselves.
EARTh Research Committee Report – Topic: Research Study on ‘What Does Not Work in Regression Therapy’
Published in The International Journal of Regression Therapy, V. 25, 2017 48. This Research Report conveys a range of findings determined from a research study conducted with 15 Regression Therapists who were dominantly members of EARTh (80% EARTh, 20% non-EARTh). The topic of the study was ‘What Does Not Work in Regression Therapy’ and the data was collected via questionnaires. The intention of this study was to generate data on this particular topic which would contribute to the field of knowledge within Regression Therapy whilst also creating a reflective awareness about practice.
Research to date pertaining to sexual difficulties within relationships has predominantly focused on the physiology of sexual behaviours at the expense of the emotional and relational aspects. However, analytic theorists and practitioners at The Tavistock Clinic in London are making significant contributions to our psychological understandings.
Grief can be defined as a response to the loss of a person or object to whom we are attached. Grief is commonly linked with the loss of a loved one, however other types of losses include those which are termed disenfranchised or socially negated (including miscarriages, abortions, stillbirths).
Many people are experiencing the loss of a sense of personal power and self-efficacy during this crisis. They have no control at a macro level (they cannot end the Pandemic) and may be feeling disempowered and mentally overwhelmed as a consequence.
Compassion in a Time of Coronavirus Crisis: How Therapists Can Help Clients Without Losing Themselves During the Pandemic
As I write this the world is in lockdown, held to existential, psycho-emotional and financial ransom by the Coronavirus Crisis. It would be abnormal for you not to be affected by what is happening, as no matter how aware or robust you are there are a myriad of ways in which you are being impacted. Polarised swings in emotions are common as you lose ground and find it again, you feel the flood of anxiety in your body but then enter a place of calm as your physiological state re-groups and re-calibrates to a secure normality, you catastrophise about possibilities but re-frame and find the mental overwhelm settles.
In my clinical experience envy rears its ugly head in everyday life more than it appears in the consulting room. It seems to be the case that expressing this shadowy part of the self is so wrapped in shame and the fear of negative judgement from an outsider witness that its expression is abandoned. In this act of abandonment it leaves material of crucial significance on the outer side of the consulting room door.