Our minds work associatively: this is of central importance for psychotherapy and for life in general
Last updated on 7th December 2015
In September, the National Institute for Health & Clinical Evidence (NICE) published a guideline offering "evidence-based advice on the diagnosis and management of tension-type headache, migraine (including migraine with aura and menstrual-related migraine), cluster headache and medication overuse headache in young people (aged 12 years and older) and adults."
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." James Hollingworth
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." Antoine de Sainte Exupery
I have just written a series of three posts on Arntz & Jacob's new book "Schema therapy in practice". This led to a query about when we should use direct exposure to trauma memories, when introduce more deliberate cognitive restructuring of linked trauma beliefs, and when add in more complex rescripting as, for example, described by Arntz & Jacob?
I read a lot of research. When I find an article of particular interest I download it to my bibliographic database -
I have written a good deal in the past about variability in the effectiveness of psychotherapists - see, for example, "What shall we do about the fact that there are supershrinks and pseudoshrinks?", "Psychotherapists & counsellors who don't monitor their outcomes are at risk of being both incompetent & potentially dangerous" and other posts on feedback to therapists.