Exploring Concepts of Body, Mind & Spirit in Psychotherapy. Recognising the differences in Having, Using & Being a Body & Bridging The Head-Heart Gap
The Oxford Development Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary this month and to mark the occasion we interviewed Dr Claudia Herbert to find out why she created the service, how it's changed over the years and her hopes for the future of the business.
In our last article, on the power of breathing with awareness, we referred to my calm beat app and a yoga nidra app, which are available to help with mindful breathing. This is just the tip of the iceberg as to the way that technology is beginning to play a major role in our society's [...]
In our post on stabilisation and resource building at the start of therapy we touched on the empowering potential of tuning into our breathing, and the positive physiological implications which this can have to help calm the body and mind. We referred specifically to a technique which we teach our clients called Coherent breathing. By [...]
What is Developmental Trauma? Developmental trauma is a term which describes the origins and presentation of a significant number of our adult (and child) clients at the Oxford Development Centre. It results from trauma experienced in a child's early development. Such trauma can arise from maltreatment, family violence, or a disruption in attachment to their [...]
When we begin the therapeutic journey with a new client, one of the first things that we focus on are a series of stabilisation and resource building techniques. This is a vital foundation for any successful therapy to build upon as it is so important for the client to feel a degree of trust and [...]
Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the 7th of July London bombings, in which 52 people lost their lives and over 700 people were injured. Recently, a similarly horrific attack on holiday makers occurred in Tunisia, which claimed the lives of 38 victims. Alongside the tragic loss of so many lives, there are huge psychological [...]