Psychology And Wellbeing News2018-02-26T16:38:06+00:00
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Welcome to The Oxford Development Centre’s psychology and wellbeing central news feed. We’ll post all our latest articles, covering a wide range of topics, to this web page so it’s a useful web address for you to bookmark and share. We’ll feature news and updates from the therapies we tailor to use with our clients during our treatment sessions, such as our articles on The Comprehensive Resource Model and Calatonia. We’ve also got articles covering wellbeing techniques such as this one featuring a study on the effectiveness of mindfulness and one this exploring the benefits of yoga for trauma recovery.

Read on below to find all our previous articles, you can use the scroll buttons at the bottom of the page to reach the next page of archived articles. Happy browsing!

Comprehensive Resource Model For Trauma Recovery

By |May 25th, 2016|Categories: Comprehensive Resource Model, PTSD, Trauma|

What Is The Comprehensive Resource Model? The Comprehensive Resource Model is an innovative and holistic therapeutic approach to help clients re-process and release the effects of traumatic events which they have experienced. Developed by Lisa Schwarz, an American psychologist who has for 28 years specialised in the field of severe dissociative disorders, the Comprehensive Resource Model is finding widespread approval from many respected psychologists and psychiatrists as it becomes increasingly well [...]

Mental Health In The Emergency Services

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Psychology News, PTSD|

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 population. This tendency to try to push through their mental health challenges can lead to [...]

Why Is Experiencing trauma so Impactful

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Trauma|

In the first of a series of blog posts exploring trauma reactions, we take a look at why it is that experiencing a traumatic life event can have such big psychological implications. Most people know through the media, that trauma is affecting many people at any given time. It is often only once somebody experiences a traumatic event themselves that they can fully empathise with the feelings that this can [...]

Technology and Mental Health

By |March 24th, 2016|Categories: Psychology News|

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 approach to mental health. Virtual Reality To Help PTSD? For some years there has been [...]

The Power of Breathing with Awareness

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Mindfulness, Wellbeing|

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 regulating their breathing to 5-6 breaths per minute, a person's heart rate is complimented to [...]

‘Living Confidently With HIV’, Book Launch on January 21st, 2016

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: HIV|

We are pleased to announce the launch of the newly revised 2016 edition of 'Living Confidently With HIV: A self-help book for people living with HIV'. Our special launch event will take place on Thursday 21st of January, between 18.30- 20.30, at Positive East, London's largest HIV Charity. At the event, you will be able to meet and talk to the authors, and to some of the contributors who shared [...]

Paris Attacks Could Spell Wider Trauma Risks

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: PTSD, Trauma|

The repercussions of a terrorist attack go further than the terrible loss of lives which are incurred. The recent November 13th Paris attacks brought very literal devastation to Paris life when they unfolded. But they also inflicted a heavy emotional toll on a much wider scale. By bearing witness to the traumatic events which an attack brings with it, the damaging effects are felt by all those who were there [...]

Developmental Trauma Disorder

By |November 26th, 2015|Categories: Psychology News, PTSD, Trauma|

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 primary caregiver(s). Complications during birth, or early medical interventions can also give rise to traumatic [...]

Stabilisation & Resource Building At The Start Of Therapy

By |November 12th, 2015|Categories: PTSD, Trauma, Wellbeing|

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 safety before journeying into deeper issues. A part of this process is the initial element [...]

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