Therapy

Arts Therapy - Somatisation

Working with SOMATISATION in Arts Therapy

What is SOMATISATION? Soma is a Greek word and means “the living body”. Integrating techniques on somatic awareness in Arts Therapy adds a significant dimension to verbal exploration. In the psychodynamic framework of Creative Arts Therapy, we explore somatisation to help enhance self-awareness, self-growth and develop insight. We gain greater insight into bodily experience as …

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Neuro-linguistic programming

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP):  What is it?

Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP): What is it? Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) was developed in the 1970s and even if you’re not familiar with the therapy itself, some of its practices have seeped into popular culture. Ever seen a TV show where the protagonist spots a liar because of their eye movements? Or when body-language experts advise you …

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Unconscious Mind

The Unconscious Mind

The Unconscious Mind   The Three Levels of Consciousness The concept of the three ‘levels’ of consciousness is attributed to Freud (1915) and is often depicted by an iceberg, with three layers representing each level, namely: The conscious mind, portrayed by the tip of the iceberg, the uppermost part above water that is easily visible …

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Psychoanalytic Therapy

Psychoanalysis and the Benefits of Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychoanalysis and the Benefits of Psychodynamic Therapy   What is Psychoanalysis? Psychoanalysis refers to a set of psychological theories and therapeutic methods which fundamentally view psychological issues as rooted in the unconscious mind. Accordingly, manifest symptoms (i.e., undesirable or dysfunctional thoughts, behaviours, and other defensive mechanisms) are the result of hidden factors, such as unresolved …

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Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy as treatment for trauma survivors Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a short-term treatment developed specifically to treat PTSD symptoms resulting from complex and multiple traumas. It has been developed according to the theoretical understanding of PTSD, autobiographical memory and neural fear networks. In basic terms, NET aims to engage and reconnect areas …

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