Understanding Neurodiversity: Embracing the Spectrum of Minds

UNDERSTANDING NEURODIVERSITY: EMBRACING THE SPECTRUM OF MINDS with Simon DuBois The concept of neurodiversity or neurodivergence is gaining stronger recognition as a very helpful way to consider and understand the varied ways our brains function. We are hearing the term neurodiversity more and more in everyday conversations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of neurological conditions […]

Supporting psychological wellbeing through a deep connection with our natural environments

SUPPORTING PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING THROUGH A DEEP CONNECTION WITH OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS with Simon DuBois I’ve been fortunate enough to embark on an incredibly enlightening and enriching journey lately. My latest venture has led me deep into the realm of nature connectedness – a concept also known as forest bathing and Shinrin-yoku. This deepening voyage commenced […]

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Treatment of Depression and Pain

    By Simon DuBois, Psychologist The idea that an electric current through the brain might improve its functioning isn’t new. The physician of Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar described how placing live torpedo electric fish over the scalp could relieve headaches (1) . Most people associate brain stimulation treatments with electro-convulsive therapy – a psychiatric […]

Coping With Climate Change Distress

By Simon DuBois, Psychologist Psychologists are working very hard on ways to get individuals and governments to address the issue of climate change with increasing urgency. Knowing about climate change is not enough for most people to take action. There are many, many ways in which people can ignore climate change or choose to do […]

What is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?

By Simon DuBois, Psychologist Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychological treatment that enables people to heal from the impacts of difficult and intense life experiences.  Whether it’s the impacts of an accident or abuse, EMDR can assist. It is widely assumed that emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR demonstrates […]

Moving Forward from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Written by Alexandra Preston Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where our natural response to threat is constantly heightened. It is characterised by recurrent flashbacks, including nightmares; avoidance of reminders; and emotional over-reactivity. Any traumatic event can trigger it, such as the death of a loved one or domestic violence. As PTSD can be […]