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Somatic Equine Therapy

My journey Into The Desert With Somatic Equine Therapy – Part One

By Benjamin Fry Last week I went to Arizona to spend a week on a ranch with a somatic therapist and a horse whisperer. Since I don’t really like horses and have not been on one for 30 years, this was somewhat of a leap of faith. The workshop was led by Colleen Derango, the […]

Dr Stephen Porges

The vagus nerve: safety and social interaction

by Penny Boreham, Intake Manager In last week’s blog, the key relationship between the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous system (the autonomic nervous system) was explored. For those who work in the field of trauma, observing and discerning signs of these aspects of the nervous system is central to their work. As our Clinical Director, Dr […]

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Telegraph Article: People like me don’t cry; we just carry on by Benjamin Fry

From The Telegraph’s Weekend section 1st March 2014 Therapist Benjamin Fry’s privileged upbringing left him ill-equipped for his own collapse. Now he shares the radical ideas that helped him to recover. A few years ago, I had a major breakdown and was admitted to a specialist psychiatric hospital in Arizona, where I stayed for four […]

Stress

So, What Is Stress?

By Penny Boreham, Intake Manager At Khiron House we talk a lot about treating ‘trauma’, and trauma is just a sub-set of the body’s response to ‘stress’. So what exactly is stress and how should we be thinking about it, behaving about it and treating it? Stress and the body In life, when we experience […]

How I F***ed Up My Life...

Benjamin Fry writes about the personal torment that led to the birth of Khiron House

by Penny Boreham, Intake Manager Benjamin Fry’s new book “How I F***Ed Up My Life And Made It Mean Something”, is to be published next month. It is a searingly honest and deeply personal account of Benjamin’s nervous breakdown and his journey to find a treatment that could actually help him. It took him across […]

Frozen Trauma article in YOU magazine for Mail on Sunday

Overwhelmed? Constantly over-reacting? More of us than we think are suffering from frozen trauma. By Benjamin Fry. Your life looks fine – even enviable – on the surface. But underneath you are more stressed and anxious than anyone realizes.

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Client Testimonial Breakfast – Jan 2013

Penny Boreham, Intake Manager We are so grateful to our former clients for participating in this event. We’d like you all to know how well they are doing. On January 31st 2012, we held a breakfast meeting to continue to explain our services to central London GP’s, therapists and psychiatrists with a short presentation from […]

Dissociative Phenomena in the Everyday Lives of Trauma Survivors

by Benjamin Fry I came across this article recently explaining how interest in dissociation as a mental ability and a set of symptoms secondary to trauma, has revitalized in the last ten years following a one hundred year hiatus. Dissociative Phenomena in the everyday lives of trauma survivors If you would like a weekly email […]

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