Differences in pupil dilation between people with PTSD and those without

neurosciencenews.com/eye-trauma-mark-16659/ A study carried out jointly between Cardiff and Swansea University has found that people who have suffered PTSD show different pupil dilation and constriction patterns. The study looked both at constriction in response to light changes, but also enhanced pupil dilation in response to both exciting-positive and traumatic-negative imagery, and perceiving both as equally…

How to find a therapist

So how do you find a therapist, and how do you find the right one for you? In the UK, the first places to look would be the therapist directories held by the main registration and accreditation bodies, for example the BABCP, BACP, BPS, UKCP and NCS. Outside of these bodies there are directories such…

Making sense of the tangle

Writing has always been my way of trying to make sense of my experiences and understand my feelings. I use it to help my mind to process the events of a day, and I use it as a tool to offload and clear my head. I use it to understand why certain things bother me…

That you are here…

That you are here, that life exists, and identity.  That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Book Review: Ecotherapy in Practice: A Buddhist model

I’ve been looking for a book to help me understand more about Ecotherapy, and then this came along. I have it in my bag with me all the time now; it’s become quite a precious object which I find quite a curious thing. It’s wonderful when you feel that way about a book isn’t it?