Archive for March 2014

Colleen Derango

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

by Benjamin Fry I arrived at this workshop sick of therapy. I run a mental health service, work with therapists, deliver therapy and have a therapist! Sometimes I have disagreements with all of them, including myself, and so I got to Arizona in a state of slight burn-out, wondering why I had taken leisure time […]

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 […]

Telegraph Photo

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 […]