Evan on October 16th, 2007

For a humorous take on things medical and psychotherapeutic check out: http://www.bonkersinstitute.org/cash.html It’s great.  I especially like Therapeutic Efficacy of Cash in the Treatment of Anxiety in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders: Two Case Studies.  It has pictures of brain scans comparing the brains before and after winning the lottery. Enjoy! Bookmark It […]

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Evan on October 15th, 2007

Like many others who have signed up to Blog Action Day I have agreed to highlight the environment on my blog today (October 15th).  You can check out resources in the Blog Action Day Resource Section. So what does this have to do with health and wellbeing? There are a number of answers: 1. If […]

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Evan on October 13th, 2007

In today’s Sydney Morning Herald (News section p.9) there is a report that the Medical faculty at Sydney University will include Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in its curriculum.  [Background Information: Sydney Uni was the first University in Australia.  Its medical faculty was the first medical school in Australia.  Sydney Uni is one of the group […]

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Evan on October 12th, 2007

Schooling can be bad for your health. Especially if you are an adolescent woman.  Christine Halse at the University of Western Sydney has been conducting research on the impact of schooling on young women, especially concerning anorexia.  The paper is in the journal Gender and Education, 19(2), 219-235.  The whole story is told in her […]

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Evan on October 10th, 2007

After we have identified our desire and surveyed the options available in the environment we move to action. This means we intereact with something that we think will meet our desire – from a drink of water for our thirst to a life partner for our loneliness. We focus on the part of the environment […]

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Evan on October 5th, 2007

This idea comes from a visualisation that I did recently.  I was following instructions to visualise particular archetypal figures.  At the end of the visualisation these four “figures” emerged in quick succession: nurturer, guide, healer, joy.  It then struck me that this was a possible description of a counselling process. Nurture is more than problem […]

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Evan on October 3rd, 2007

Archetypal Psychology means dealing with mythic figures.  There is drama and large themes are being dealt with.  This can be very energising. The problem is that we can get caught up in the drama and forget about the mundane.  We can forget that we are vulnerable human beings, just like everyone else. This is the […]

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Evan on October 1st, 2007

First up, What is an archetype? and What is Archetypal Psychology? An archetype is a model from which all the examples derive. So the archetypal car has four wheels, an engine and a body. The archetypal horse has four feet, neck, tail, teeth and so on. Archetypal Psychology has models of living in the world. […]

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