Archive for April 2015

Teenagers together

Understanding the teenage brain

by Penny Boreham Psychiatrist and author Dan Siegel’s work on the subject of understanding the teenage brain highlights beautifully that we should never assume anything about human behaviour and the psyche until we have attempted to understand it as fully as possible. It also shows us that the more we know about the teenage nervous […]


Six Harmonies Tai Chi

by Tom Gold-Blyth, Tai Chi Instructor, Khiron House An ancient principle in Tai Chi practice is the six harmonies. These comprise three external harmonies and three internal harmonies. Externally, our movements coordinate together as: shoulders with hips, elbows with knees and hands with feet. Internally, we coordinate and connect ourself as: spirit/consciousness with mind, mind with energy and energy with body. In Chinese this poetically summarises to: Yi -> Chi -> Li, which […]

Bessel Van der Kolk

EMDR In Action – Bessel Van Der Kolk And ‘Digesting’ The Imprint Of The Trauma

by Penny Boreham Putting EMDR in Action  Two weeks ago in our blog, “The beginnings of EMDR”, we explored the origins of the groundbreaking ‘Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy’ which was developed by Dr Francine Shapiro twenty seven years ago and which we use as one part of our programme at Khiron House. Over […]