Month: February 2016

Solution Focused Therapy

Exploring a possible future Can you imagine life free of emotional issues, without the concerns and problems that made you think of therapy as a way of tackling them? What would show you your life was different? What would you be doing instead of your current everyday activities? What would you be thinking about, or… Read more »

Your soul has a cold

The ‘shame’ of depression in Japan Until relatively recently, the usual reaction to the idea of consulting 
doctors and other healthcare professionals about depression 
was one of great shame. There was very little 
understanding of what depression might be, 
and the Japanese cultural pressure to remain 
stoical and accepting, even in the face of 
great… Read more »

What’s love got to do with it?

Love conquers all Huston’s programme investigating coupledom and marriage, beginning with the very first date, is known as the PAIR (Processes of Adaptation in Intimate Relationships) project. He and his team recruited 168 newly-weds in central Pennsylvania, and followed them over the course of 13 years. The team asked about many aspects of the couples’… Read more »

Now don’t tell me about your mother

A positive focus on what might be ahead Traditionally, talking therapies for depression have involved delving into the past, unearthing painful memories and discovering how they affect us in the present. These psychoanalytic methods were overtaken in the cognitive revolution of the 1950s, which means that now, patients are commonly exposed to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy… Read more »