Love as a Cure for Madness by Richard Gipps

By |December 17th, 2019|

Love as a Cure for Madness by Richard Gipps What, as you see it, is the most absurd of our therapeutic fantasies? To imagine that a patient suffering a deep disturbance of the brain’s balance could be cured by a passionate offering of nurture or concern? As I see [...]

Primate Change, Stillness and Moving Out Of the Chair Roz Carroll Roz

By |September 12th, 2019|

Primate Change, Stillness and Moving Out Of the Chair by Roz Carroll Roz Carroll, one of the speakers at our upcoming event Moving Out of the Chair: Freeing Up Creative Potential in the Therapeutic Relationship https://www.conferonline.org/event/moving.html on Saturday 7 December in London “…a ‘threshold’ appears first as a [...]

Lament for a Giant’s Sigh by Toby Chown

By |August 2nd, 2019|

Lament for a Giant’s Sigh by Toby Chown A reverie of nightwalking In 2008, as part of my dramatherapy training, I found myself walking in silence at night across Dartmoor. We were given instructions to have a buddy and carry a torch. We were told that one [...]

Person-centerd Therapy: Myths and Realities by Professor Mick Cooper

By |July 16th, 2019|

Person-centerd Therapy: Myths and Realities by Professor Mick Cooper Myth: Person-centerd therapy is “just the basics” - everyone does it, it’s just that some therapists go on to do more advanced things, like psychodynamic therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy. Reality: Developing one’s capacity to engage with another human being [...]