Archive for June 2015

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Living in the Breath: An Essential Tool for Recovery

by Penny Boreham “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath” (Amit Ray) “When the breath wanders, the mind is unsteady, but when the breath is still, so is the mind still” (Hatha Yoga Pradipika, 15th century) Revitalising the Body and Grounding the Mind The connection between […]

Yoga and Trauma Treatment: Learning to Reinhabit your Body

by Penny Boreham Bessel van der Kolk and Yoga “If you are traumatized, being in silence is often terrifying. Memory of trauma is stored, so when you are stilled, demons come out. Those with PTSD should first learn to regulate their physiology with breath, postures and relaxation and work toward meditation.” (Bessel van der Kolk) […]

Telling My Story – Extract from a Client’s Blog

We are very grateful to our client for sharing the following extracts of a blog written while in residence at Khiron House. Start of A Journey I feel like I’ve been stuck in a holding cell my whole adult life.  Neither condemned to a life sentence nor free to live my life happily and purposefully. […]

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Mindfulness Meditation For Pain Relief

by Penny Boreham Giving More Attention To Your Pain, Not Less Recent neurological studies and anecdotal evidence is increasingly pointing to something that practitioners of meditation have known for a very long time – mindfulness meditation can greatly help reduce chronic pain. When we are in pain the last thing we feel we want to do […]

Spirituality And Psychology: A New Openness?

by Penny Boreham Bringing Spirituality To The Clinical Setting “It is far more the urgent psychic problems of patients, rather than the curiosity of research workers, that have given effective impetus to the recent developments in medical psychology and psychotherapy”. C G Jung Australian academic David Tacey, Professor of Literature at La Trobe University in […]