Archive for July 2015

"Comfort dogs" in Newton, Connecticut

Dogs and Mental Health

by Penny Boreham About two and a half years ago, immediately after the shooting at an American primary school in Newton, Connecticut, a group of therapy dogs was brought to the town. They spent their time in the community- visiting schools, churches and activity centers, and also private homes. Twenty children and six adults had […]


The Concept of Resilience – A Sense Of Coherence

By Penny Boreham Resilience “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again”  Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela has become a symbol for the concept of resilience, embodying so many of the traits that we now recognise we need to foster in our young […]

John Bowlby (1907-1990)

The Origins of Attachment Theory: John Bowlby

by Penny Boreham Our Friends at The Philosopher’s Mail We came across this article in The Philosopher’s Mail and wanted to share it with you. The philosopher and writer, Alain de Botton, explores the extraordinary influence of the psychoanalyst, John Bowlby, whose ground breaking ideas led to a new perception about ‘attachment’ and how our early experiences of relationship continue […]