In Search of Fearlessness.[ISOF]
This seems to be an interesting example of a human potential initiative, no mention of psychotherapy or even counselling
'The healing community that Robert M. Fisher has gathered around the ISOF Centre and Research Institute of Alberta (a non-profit society, Canada), has arrived at a 'fear' vaccine method of practices that encourage the healing and transformation of 'Fear' patterns that inhibit full human, rational and loving abilities. The healing journey has definable stages that move one from the stage of "victim" to "survivor" to "Sacred Warrior" to "Royal Leader".....'
Anyone want to propose an accredition procedure for a horse-based therapy?
'Based in Tucson, Arizona, TAAPA offers alternatives to traditional therapy which promote health and well being through human-animal bonds. "Equestrian psychotherapy", as it is clinically known, is just one of the animal-assisted therapies offered through TAAPA. It has many applications and is clinically proven.'
The primal home page
A resource for those interested in the regressive abreactive psychotherapies
An Eclectic Approach to Primal Integration by M. S. Broder
This is an excellent and detailed account of the theory and practice of Primal Integration, Eclectic style. Very close to my own practice, though I got there by a different route.
There are four parts, well worth the download time.
Chapter 1 - What is the Primal Process?
Chapter 2 - A Comparison Between Eclectic Primal Integration Therapy and Janovian Primal Therapy
Chapter 3 - Major Theoretical Components of Primal Integration
Chapter 4 - Techniques of Primal Integration
A huge site full of ways into re-evaluation counselling. RC is as ever, strong on political awareness, has a large world-wide community and is still appears, paradoxically, to be run from the centre.
Consortium of Independent Psychotherapists
A fews screens of help and advice for prospective clients. Interesting to see US priorities.
'Seeking the professional services of a psychologist or counselor can be a confusing and even intimidating task. When seeking a counselor a person can feel vulnerable, making it difficult to be an objective and assertive consumer. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that therapists follow many different theoretical models, which to the consumer may seem obscure and difficult to
'My purpose in this brief article is to summarize some qualities to look for in a good therapist. As with any purchase it's a good idea to ask some questions before you buy. I offer below a list of possible questions to ask of a therapist you are considering seeing'.
Willowgreen: Grief FAQ
What it says, a grief and grieving resource.
Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies - The Writings of Professor Robert M. Young
A long list of papers from his work on the history of ideas, science in society, and including several on Human Nature, and, especially revealing, psychoanalytic community relations in the UK.
Neurotic Disorders and Somatisation
A useful reminder to those of us outside it, of the language and conceptual frameworks that psychiatry brings to everyday life.
'...Neurotic disorders are a collection of psychiatric disorders without psychotic symptoms and lacking the intense psychopathology of, say, hypomania or major depression. Having said this, neurotic disorders are a major source of suffering to individuals, their families and to society'.
Dr Ben Green, Consultant in Psychological Medicine Halton Hospital, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK
Lloyd deMause and Psychohistory
An introduction to the work of Lloyd deMause. Described by Time magazine, as 'the Mickey deMause approach to history'.
'Those who are interested in primal and regressive psychotherapies invariably become interested in the writings of psychohistorians, especially those of Lloyd deMause. Author of six books, deMause believes that history runs in cycles and that these cycles have their ultimate origins in common childhood, infantile, birth and pre-birth traumas'.
The Social Alter By Lloyd deMause
Another excellent and recent piece from the founder of the psychohistory tradition.
'This massive denial of the origin of individual emotional problems in the traumatic abuse of children is in fact one and the same as the massive denial of the psychological origins of social behavior. They are two sides of the same historical coin. Both are rooted in the fact that our deepest fears are stored in a dissociated part of the brain that remains largely unexplored and is the source of the historical restaging of these traumas. Only when the contents and psychodynamics of these dissociated traumatic memories are made fully conscious can we understand the waking nightmare that we call history'.
the main site for Lloyd de Mause material, the Journal of Psychohistory etc.
Restaging Fetal Traumas in War and Social Violence
text of a 1996 speech by Lloyd deMause
The History of Child Abuse by Lloyd deMause
A long, but very readable introduction to Lloyd de Mause's work. Child abuse down the centuries.
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