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…

Expressive writing

Writing has always been my way of trying to process and understand events and experiences, and to write out ideas, plans, wishes and hypotheses for the time and space I have yet to move through in life’s journey. I use a technique called ‘The Morning Pages’ as my daily brain dump – except I do…

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?