It is well known that the Psychology of Ageing is a pretty young discipline and it is even more so in the psychotherapy field. There are some books and publications about ageing and psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, person centered… Read More »Gestalt oriented community workshops on the process of ageing
Historically, we have believed that our bases are written in our DNA, that we have a genetic predisposition to develop our character, strengths, weaknesses, conditions and diseases, yet we still don’t know in what proportion this genetic predisposition influences our… Read More »Which came first, the genes or the environment?
Does age matter to make talking therapies efficient? Nowadays professional therapists know that the answer is “NO, age doesn’t matter!”. However negative stereotypes on the elderly are still powerful, they make these persons look more weak than they actually are.… Read More »Does age matter? How to work therapeutically with older people
Norman Mc Namara is a man who suffers from dementia. He had the great idea of making this video to tell us something about his experience and bringing up important topics like stigma and communication. From my perspective we need… Read More »Learning to deal with dementia
Happy 2015 everyone! I feel ok today! What about you? Actually, I was very angry a few hours ago because two young boys tried to steal my mobile phone whilst I was walking. Thus, to relieve my anger, I had… Read More »Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I feel OK, my Gestalt is complete!
This week is the National Anti-Bullying Week and looking at the social networks I have found links and events to give voice to the victims of bullyism, and then links to websites and books regarding tips on spotting and… Read More »From the victim to the perpetrator: the narcissistic person
Origins and evolution of low mood and depression: Dr Peter Breggin interviews Prof Jonathan Rottenberg
I have been very well catched in listening to the conversation between Dr. Peter Breggin and Prof. Jonathan Rottenberg. The interview was about the Rottenberg’s new book “The Depths. The evolutionary origins of the depression epidemic” that sounds a very… Read More »Origins and evolution of low mood and depression: Dr Peter Breggin interviews Prof Jonathan Rottenberg
This morning I had the pleasure to find this interesting video made in occasion of the National Science Week in Australia (16-24 Aug 2014). The personalities involved in the talk discuss various aspects of the dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: prevention,… Read More »Towards a world without dementia: prevention, cure and care. An Australian talk
Last Wednesday I have attended the World Stroke Day at Salford Royal Hospital that was led by Professor Pippa Tyrrell (Stroke Physician Extraordinaire). It was not only an event where you can listen to personalities and researchers to get… Read More »29 October 2014: World Stroke Day