Boost your self-understanding with a navigational approach
Physical and mental navigation involve overlapping brain processes, casting new light on the notion of an ‘inner journey’
by Mykyta Kabrel
Freedom and choice
Recognise free will is an illusion and reap the emotional benefits
The idea that all our choices are determined by past events may seem dispiriting – but it can be emotionally liberating
by Francis Merson
Getting what we think we want can reveal just how complex desire is
Helping my clients probe their unspoken wants creates a space of freedom to express the possibilities that lie dormant
by Charlotte Fox Weber
Sand-tray therapy can reach feelings at the ‘edge of awareness’
Originally developed for use in child therapy, sand trays are now helping adults with their difficult thoughts and emotions
by Doreen Fleet
Psychotherapy under the microscope: how exactly does it work?
To improve psychotherapy, researchers are looking beyond what happens in a session to learn exactly how change is achieved
by Ciarán O’Driscoll
What does it mean to be an expert in psychodynamic therapy?
In a field with no easy answers or quick fixes, what does it mean to say that you have the expertise your patients need?
by Darren Haber
Cognitive and behavioural therapies
The philosophical roots of CBT help explain its limitations
Not all psychological problems are thinking problems. Trying to solve them purely cognitively, with CBT, won’t help us mature
by Bradley Murray
Behind the scenes at an ‘exposure’ flight for flying phobia
A single-session, exposure-based treatment for large groups could help bring evidence-based psychotherapy to the masses
by André Wannemüller
The question therapy doesn’t answer: who are we really, really?
Therapy is a valuable tool for self-understanding. But spiritual practices can unlock a more expansive view of the self
by Eric Jannazzo
Life coaching is unregulated and growing rapidly. Should it be reined in?
Anybody can call themselves a life coach, and then offer what amounts to serious therapy. Should life coaching be regulated?
by Elias Aboujaoude
There are many reasons why therapy can be more effective outside
It’s important for psychotherapy clients to have a say not only over their type of therapy, but also where it happens
by Sam Cooley