Psychology News

A collection of articles highlighting psychology news stories, innovations and latest thinking. This is a diverse section of our knowledge base. There’s an article featuring the research mental health charity MIND carried out into the prevalence of mental health issues withing the emergency services. There are articles on the role that technology has to play in psychology and the place that helpful mindfulness apps might have in our lives. We investigate Yoga’s enormous potential to complement talking therapies in trauma recovery models. Milestones and significant events for The Oxford Development Centre are also featured. For example we marked the translation of, ‘Understanding Your Reactions To Trauma’ into Ukrainian to provided support to those people there who have been reflected by conflict. We also celebrated our 20th anniversary with an interview with founder Dr Claudia Herbert which talks about the growth of the psychology service and the plans which we have for the future.

Healing The Complex Trauma Of Holocaust And Genocide

A Talk On How Acts Of Human Atrocity Manifest As Complex Trauma Dr Claudia Herbert recently spoke about complex trauma at the Holocaust Memorial Day at Kingston University. The talk highlighted the deep rooted trauma which such acts of mass genocide leave behind for the survivors. The effects can span many generations and are felt across [...]

2017-05-10T13:34:12+00:00 By |Categories: Psychology News, PTSD, Trauma|Tags: |

Kingston Remembers The Holocaust

Kingston University Honours the Victims & Survivors of the Holocaust On Sunday the 29th Kingston University will be honouring the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. Dr Claudia Herbert will be speaking at the event with this year's theme reflecting on how it is even possible to move forward from such traumatic events. [...]

2017-05-03T12:51:35+00:00 By |Categories: Psychology News|

Calatonia And Subtle Touch Workshop

We were recently lucky enough to have an in depth Calatonia and Subtle Touch training workshop with Anita Ribeiro-Blanchard here at The Oxford Development Centre. Anita is a skilled psychotherapist with a specialty in Calatonia and Subtle Touch which she learned under Dr Petho Sándor, the pioneering founder of the practice. The weekend long event gave all [...]

2017-06-20T11:49:39+00:00 By |Categories: Calatonia, Psychology News|

Yoga For Stress And Trauma Recovery

The Health Benefits Of Yoga Regular yoga practice can be a powerful and transformative tool, both emotionally and physically. Yoga improves flexibility and strengthens our muscular systems, it boosts our immune systems and regulates our breathing, enhances our self esteem and focuses our minds. In fact there are so many positive benefits to yoga that it's [...]

2017-05-10T13:38:07+00:00 By |Categories: Psychology News, PTSD, Trauma, Wellbeing|

Mental Health In The Emergency Services

Mind Research On Blue Light Mental Health Mental health charity, Mind, recently released the results of their research on mental health within the emergency services. The research revealed that emergency services personnel are more likely to experience mental health problems but they are less likely to take time off work as a result compared to the general [...]

2017-05-10T13:36:13+00:00 By |Categories: Psychology News, PTSD|

Technology and Mental Health

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 [...]

2016-03-24T07:39:32+00:00 By |Categories: Psychology News|

Developmental Trauma Disorder

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 [...]

2017-05-10T13:37:40+00:00 By |Categories: Psychology News, PTSD, Trauma|

‘Understanding Your Reactions To Trauma’, helps Ukrainians After Conflict

'Understanding Your Reactions To Trauma', by Dr Claudia Herbert from The Oxford Development Centre, was recently published in Ukrainian, and is available to the Ukrainian public, and is also being distributed by the Ukrainian authorities to help soldiers and their families who have been affected by trauma. This new translation of the book was presented [...]

2017-05-10T13:38:28+00:00 By |Categories: Psychology News, PTSD, Trauma|