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What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 2 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice (which in [...]

Book Review: “Explorations in Transactional Analysis – The Meech Lake Papers” by William F. Cornell (2011)

This book review was written for the Transactional Analysis Journal: "Since his original psychotherapeutic trainings many decades ago in Radix and Transactional Analysis, Bill Cornell (working in Pittsburgh, US) has been at the forefront of the creative endeavour to integrate these approaches, and to bring a relational perspective to them. [...]

The Return of the Repressed Body – Not a Smooth Affair (2010)

These are a few thoughts, written fairly quickly, on my misgivings with the currently fashionable attempts to (re-)include the body into psychotherapy. However, how can we seriously imagine that bringing the body back after 100 years of disembodied 'talking therapies' is just a question of a few new techniques? After [...]

What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 2 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice (which in [...]

What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 2 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice (which in [...]

What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 2 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice (which in [...]

What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 3 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice (which in [...]

The processing body – integrating EMDR and Body Psychotherapy (Morit Heitzler 2008)

The processing body - integrating EMDR and Body Psychotherapy

 

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Broken Boundaries, Invaded Territories (Morit Heitzler 2013)

One of the most excruciating aspects of trauma is the invasion or collapse of boundaries, not just in the moment of trauma, but as lasting damage. Traumatised clients usually bring to therapy an ongoing background feeling of threat: both to physical and emotional survival and to their sense of identity. [...]

The Relational Turn in Body Psychotherapy (2012)

Based on an interview with Nancy Eichhorn in preparation for the 2012 International Body Psychotherapy conference in Cambridge, UK - she wrote it up, included her own comments and perspective and I then helped with the editing to get it to this published version:
“The term 'relational' has recently achieved buzz [...]

The Relational Turn in Body Psychotherapy (2012)

Based on an interview with Nancy Eichhorn in preparation for the 2012 International Body Psychotherapy conference in Cambridge, UK - she wrote it up, included her own comments and perspective and I then helped with the editing to get it to this published version:
“The term 'relational' has recently achieved buzz [...]

Using EMDR with Various Types of Developmental Trauma (Morit Heitzler 2011)

Complex trauma is based on underlying developmental trauma. However, developmental trauma is a very broad, non-specific category. There are several typologies and classification systems of developmental trauma available, with various degrees of usefulness to EMDR practitioners.
Having researched and assessed these different theories, in this workshop I will offer an integrative [...]

Book Review: “Explorations in Transactional Analysis – The Meech Lake Papers” by William F. Cornell (2011)

check date!This book review was written for the International Journal of Transactional Analysis: “Since his original psychotherapeutic trainings many decades ago in Radix and Transactional Analysis, Bill Cornell (working in Pittsburgh, US) has been at the forefront of the creative endeavour to integrate these approaches, and to bring a relational [...]

A Response to the Claims of the ‘Human Givens’ Approach (2010)

check date!This letter, published in 'Therapy Today' under the title 'Boastful Claims', was a response to an earlier article by Julia Bueno, on 'The Rise of Human Givens'. I am suggesting that as a relatively recent approach, Human Givens is not sufficiently aware of its antecedents and - without appreciating [...]

Crowded Intimacy – Engaging Multiple Enactments in Complex Trauma Work (Morit Heitzler 2010)

My aim in this paper is to introduce relational Body Psychotherapy and its relevance to working with trauma. The term 'relational' is now widely used; it has recently become fashionable and most practitioners accept that “it is the relationship that matters” (title of BACP conference 2006, London). However, what being [...]

Therapy Today: Questionnaire – Michael Soth (2010)

check date!The BACP Journal 'Therapy Today&' has a regular column where established practitioners get interviewed and are asked both personal and professional questions. This is the longer, online version of an interview/questionnaire published in December 2010. “Michael Soth is passionate about the possibility of a new integral and relational practice [...]

The Return of the Repressed Body – Not a Smooth Affair (2010)

check date!These are a few thoughts, written fairly quickly, on my misgivings with the currently fashionable attempts to (re-)include the body into psychotherapy. These attempts, strongly supported by neuroscience, are welcome and long overdue. However, how can we seriously imagine that bringing the body back after 100 years of disembodied [...]

The Return of the Repressed Body – Not a Smooth Affair (2010)

check date!These are a few thoughts, written fairly quickly, on my misgivings with the currently fashionable attempts to (re-)include the body into psychotherapy. These attempts, strongly supported by neuroscience, are welcome and long overdue. However, how can we seriously imagine that bringing the body back after 100 years of disembodied [...]

Embracing the paradigm clash between the ‘medical model’ and counselling (2007)

A Response to James T. Hansen's article “Should counselling be considered a healthcare profession?”
This article, published in 'Therapy Today' under the title 'Polarising or embracing?', was a response to an earlier article by James T. Hansen who - from a postmodern perspective - was challenging counselling's slow gravitation towards 'medical [...]

Book Review of the German version of ‘Handbook of Body Psychotherapy’ by Gustl Marlock & Halko Weiss (2007)

This is a review of the ground-breaking, monumental and comprehensive first global textbook of Body Psychotherapy, giving a brief overview of its content and some important chapters as well as evaluating its strengths and also outlining some critiques.

 

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