Posts Categorized: Mental Health

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How was Your Childhood?

A recent article caught our eye. It looks at: How childhood adversity affects adult health. Our Brighton-based Therapy Centre, Kernel Counselling and Psychotherapy, has a particular interest in working with people affected by chronic health conditions such as M.E, M.S, Epilepsy, Diabetes and so on. Conditions such as M.E were once considered controversial and even ‘all in the mind,’… Read more

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Loneliness – an Epidemic

When The Telegraph reported that Britain is the ‘Loneliness Capital of Europe,’ with some of us feeling we have no one to turn to in times of need or crisis, it made me (Jess) feel sad and angry. Here we are with a burgeoning population and a myriad of ways to ‘connect,’ and yet society… Read more

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Thinking and Doing

SIRI HUSTVEDT (Author, right) Jess here. Lately I have been drawn to reading books about how humans of all kinds attempt to live satisfying lives within dominant cultures – and how that culture informs our choices and options as people. I hadn’t realized I was reading so much in an Existential vein until I scanned… Read more

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Sea Swimming – Good for the Soul?

I’m Denise. As a regular sea swimmer I was interested to note that the Sussex Recovery College (https://www.sussexrecoverycollege.org.uk/) has been running a course on ‘Sea Swimming for Recovery and Wellbeing, suggesting that “nature and the elements can have a positive impact on our wellbeing.” My own experience of sea swimming supports this statement, as it… Read more

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Psycho-Somatic Illness – Fascinating Stuff

People commonly ask Counsellors what the difference is between Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists. In simple terms, Therapists are not medically trained, so do not ‘diagnose’ or prescribe medications whereas Psychiatrists are, and do. But as professionals working in the field of Mental Health, it is interesting to consider areas in which a therapeutic approach may meet that of… Read more

Oliver Sacks: On The Move

Oliver Sacks: On The Move

A gifted Neurologist with a rare capacity for articulating both his own experience and those of his patients, Sacks’ death on August 30, 2015, soon after the publication of his final book On The Move – an Autobiography spanning 8 decades – has left a real vacancy in his specialist field; literary neuro-science. Sacks produced several seminal… Read more