This alien world we have found ourselves in could perhaps offer us an opportunity to understand, in part anyway, something of the adoption story. We have each had to negotiate massive changes in our environments and our relationships; an experience which has sorely challenged our sense of safety and stability but also our perception of “home”.
Psychoanalysis is a particular way of thinking about ourselves, our lives and the world around us. Psychoanalytic thinking places the study of the unconscious aspects of the mind as being central to our behaviour, thinking and our emotional experience. We might say that the role of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is to help reveal those unconscious aspects that are holding us back from fulfilling our potential. It also helps us to understand why we keep recreating the same patterns in our lives, and why we can sabotage or deprive ourselves of sustaining good moments in our lives.
The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is ‘Nature’ – highlighting the powerful connection between our mental health and wellbeing and the natural world. Course Lead Angela Bagum outlines her own experience of mindful walking, and provides some tips for getting started.
If you work with women during the perinatal period, here are 10 things you may find it helpful to know.
Women and families receive care and support from many different professionals and services during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. If your role involves working with women in the perinatal period, it’s vitally important that you have an understanding of perinatal mental health problems, as these are very common and affect more than 1 in 10 women.
Meet Caroline Black – a British Psychoanalytic Council registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, who completed her training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Caroline teaches on a number of courses at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, including our Digital Academy ‘Psychoanalytic Thinking at Work’ course.
We are living through precarious times which are a challenge to us all, but more of a challenge to those who are vulnerable. Children’s mental health is at serious risk from this crisis, and children’s mental health issues today translate into adult mental health issues in the decades to come.
Now recruiting for a second year, ‘Psychoanalytic Thinking at Work’ offers its students the opportunity to engage with the fundamental principles of psychoanalytic thinking and experiential learning – all from the comfort of home, at a time and pace that suits you.
The ‘systems-psychodynamic’ approach to executive coaching focuses on the emotional and relational dimensions of work roles – developing the capacity to analyse the impact of the wider system on the individual, and navigate complex processes in the workplace. If you’re new to this approach, here are five key tips to consider.