How are our senses linked to our emotions?

We are taught about our five senses from childhood: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Even from a young age, we know to “use our senses” to investigate the world around us. But these senses do more than just identify the world we live in, right? Put simply, our emotional reactions can be guided by…

how to be playful in art making

“I’m channeling my inner child,” you might say, while jumping off swings at the park, chasing your roommate through the house with a Nerf gun, or diving into the pool with your clothes on. Many trace the concept of an inner child to psychiatrist Carl Jung, who described a child archetype in his work. He…

Challenging Behavior

  What is challenging behavior? ‘Challenging behaviour’ sounds like a pretty broad term, and it is. Challenging behaviour describes behaviour that is challenging to parents, carers, teachers and other professionals. Chllenging behaviour can include tantrums, hitting or kicking other people, throwing things or self-harming. Behaviour is challenging if it is harmful to the person and…

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS

Botanical illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species, frequently in watercolor paintings. They must be scientifically accurate but often also have an artistic component and may be printed with a botanical description in books, magazines, and other media or sold as a work of art. Often composed in consultation with a…

Mentalization

Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) is most effective in the treatment of personality disorders, eating disorders, depression, trauma, and substance misuse, and is one of the main evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder.   Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) is an attachment based therapy that focuses on developing an individual’s ability to recognise thoughts, feelings, wishes and…

Leadership

Participative Leader The participative leader is all about democracy. This type of leader values the input of their team members and peers in all company decisions, and will look towards the majority vote to help determine the best course of action. Participative leadership boosts employee morale because it makes them feel like they are a…

Research on Therapy Online

Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, e-counseling, teletherapy, or cyber-counseling, involves providing mental health services and support over the internet. This can occur through email, text messaging, video conferencing, online chat, messaging, or internet phone. Online therapy can occur in real-time, such as in phone conversations and text messaging, or in a time-delayed format, such…

Lockdown Card Making

  During my time in lockdown i found myself at a loose end. I decided to harness this energy and channel it into creativity instead, looking through my boxes of art materials i found lots of textures and materials which caught my eye. Finmding my sewing machine and an old box of card I quickly…

Conscious Coaching

We’ve all read plenty of books on coaching, S&C and sports science and leadership. The theory heavy manuals that have without doubt done the industry a great service and are always great to dip back into as a frame of reference. Conscious Coaching by Brett Bartholomew however offers something different. Never before has the art…