What is Psychoanalysis?

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When we hear the word ‘psychoanalysis’, what thoughts spring to mind? Freud? Childhood? Delving into our deepest thoughts and feelings?  Of course, there’s a lot more to psychoanalysis than that. While psychoanalysis was one of the earliest forms of therapy, do we know what it’s all about? Psychoanalysis is based on the work of Sigmund Freud, who believed that the … Read More

The Breath of Life

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We breathe thousands of times a day every day of our lives. We breathe automatically and our breath is not something we have to think about doing. On the other hand, we also have the ability to control our breath.  This is important as when we experience strong emotions, there is often a sympathetic physiological response. What does that mean? … Read More

What is EMDR?

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EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing The therapeutic approach that we will focus on this week is a non traditional method which is rising to prominence and has a track record of success. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. To book … Read More

An interview with Stephen Watkins

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This month, we will be talking with MyMind counselling psychologist Stephen Watkins about CBT, the nature-nurture debate and the little white lies we tell ourselves about our bad habits. Why did you get into psychology? My brother has autism. How he interacts in certain situations is fascinating to me. I’ve always wondered how his mind works in comparison to mine … Read More

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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With an ever expanding catalogue of therapeutic approaches to consider, it can often be troublesome to choose which type of therapy you would feel most comfortable with. MyMind will help make this process as easy as possible – this week, we are focusing on Solution Focused Brief Therapy. MyMind psychotherapist Simone Rauhut uses the solution-focused brief therapy approach among others. … Read More

The art of listening – My experience as a Samaritan

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Have you ever been struggling in the middle of the night, unable to seek any help because those you feel closest to are asleep or you feel uncomfortable sharing your personal problems or issues with them? You feel as if you’ve nowhere to turn, nobody to listen or attempt to understand what you’re going through. Then you remember the Samaritans, … Read More

Understanding Cognitive Analytical Therapy

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It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed when taking those first steps into therapy. There are so many different approaches out there and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best fit for you and the difficulties you’re experiencing. Each week, MyMind will be looking at many different approaches practised by our team of mental health professionals, to … Read More

Learning From loneliness

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We all have solitary moments and most of the time that’s okay. Some people even thrive in isolated conditions, however, it starts to be less okay when it causes damage to your mental and physical health. Loneliness is an unpleasant emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. It may begin as feeling a little isolated one day but it … Read More