Author: Michael O'Sullivan

Violence, self-harm and suicide attempts: Health of child trafficking survivors revealed

Poor mental health, self-harm and suicide attempts are common among children and adolescents who have been trafficked for forced labour or sexual exploitation, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/lsoh-vsa090415.php

Complementary & Alternative Medicine for Service Members

Complementary & Alternative Medicine for Service Members Articles in the December 2014 supplement of Medical Care cover complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Veterans and Service Members, as well as VA providers’ attitudes and implementation of CAM.  The issue also…

Health Concern Magazine

We are pleased to announce the launch of Health Concern Magazine: The first edition features the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome using hypnosis & metaphor therapy. The feature article is by guest editor, IBS specialist and researcher, DUNCAN MURRAY DCHyp of Solent Hypnotherapy…

The Penrose Inquiry

This is the website for the Scottish Public Inquiry into Hepatitis C/HIV acquired infection from NHS treatment in Scotland with blood and blood products. It was set up by Scottish Ministers under the Inquiries Act 2005. It was announced by…

Severe Stress Syndrome and Combined Cardiogenic Syncope

Introduction: It took about three years to properly diagnose my condition. As with many conditions, symptoms developed slowly then one day I realised I was feeling under par for most of the time, The vague, non-specific symptoms had been increasing…

Fifth Sense – UK based charity

Fifth Sense exists to provide support and advice to smell and taste-related disorder sufferers, and so that society can understand what it means to suffer impairment of one or both of these senses. Based in the UK, we support smell…

Offer from John Dewar School of Hypnotherapy

Here is a FREE offer to the first TEN people to claim. TEN only. Expires after TEN claims. The time expiry is 3rd April when the offer will cease even if not fully claimed. Go to my web site http://www.johndewar.co.uk…

Corporate Stress Management Group

The aim of Corporate Stress Management (CSM) is to reduce stress in the workplace and improve the emotional well-being and physical health of individual employees and corporations. This group has been set up to help members stay on top of…

Depression: Predisposition already acquired in the womb?

Can a person actually be born with a predisposition to depression? The FWF is currently supporting a new project to investigate this challenging question. Specifically, a research team led by Prof. Daniela Pollak at the Medical University of Vienna is…

More Stressors for Radiation Therapists Than Oncology Nurses

For occupational groups in cancer care, radiation therapists have higher mean scores for stressors and coping strategies than oncology nurses, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/pb/52479

The Hypnotherapy Handbook

I’ve read hundreds of books on hypnotherapy and related subjects over the years – this is arguably one of the most professionally written and accessible that I’ve come across. Its broken down into a series of chapters, each written by…

Secrets of Successful eBook Titles: Creating Titles that Sell and Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Secrets of Successful eBook Titles: Creating Titles that Sell and Avoiding Costly Mistakes (eBook Writing Wizard Series) by Morris berg Its amazing how many books there are about the many aspects of writing. This book deals with the title, an…

Study suggests hatha yoga boosts brain function, reduces stress, in older adults

From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Study suggests hatha yoga boosts brain function, reduces stress, in older adults Practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults’ performance on cognitive tasks that are relevant to…

News Story: Are you a born worrier?

Are you a born worrier? Just dwelling on stressful events can weaken your immune system and make you ill Researchers at Ohio University studied 34 healthy young women They were asked to give a speech about her candidacy for a…

Four Patterns of Adult Discourse Observed in the Adult Attachment Interview by Paul Renn

Coherence is a central construct in attachment interviews. Coherent discourse is based on what the linguistic philosopher Grice calls the ‘Cooperative Principle’. This has four maxims, namely: Quality: be truthful and have evidence for what you say Quantity: be succinct,…

Serious Violence, Trauma and Disorganized Attachment by Paul Renn

While we may all have violent and aggressive thoughts, feelings and fantasies, an interpersonal violent act consists of an actual attack upon the body of another with the explicit intention of causing physical harm and injury. Violence falls into two broad…

Summary of Home Office and NSPCC Statistics Relating to Violence and Abuse by Paul Renn

The extent and nature of intimate violence, partner abuse and serious sexual assault Intimate violence is the collective term used for partner abuse, family abuse, sexual assault and stalking. The issue of willingness to disclose intimate violence is very important.…

The Intergenerational Transmission of Affect by Paul Renn

Attachment theory may be considered a theory of emotion regulation. The mechanism of transmitting attachment organization and, thereby, a characteristic style of regulating affect, lies in the particular quality of the person’s early care-giving experience. Subtle fine-grain interactive micro-behaviours are…

Understanding the links between adult attachment styles and violence in intimate relationships: when should couple therapy be the choice of intervention? By Paul Renn

Crime statistics show an egregious level of domestic violence by men against women. In many instances, the violence and psychological abuse is severe and frequent, with little or no sense of remorse for the harm inflicted. The abusive situation may…

Violence and Gender – Similarities and Differences by Paul Renn

The British Crime Survey for 2006/07 found that in the great majority of incidents of domestic violence the victims were women and the perpetrators were men. Approximately one-third of female victims of partner abuse had been pregnant at some point…

How fathers get a better night’s sleep than mothers

How fathers get a better night’s sleep than mothers… and it’s even worse if the children are still at home: Mothers spend 10 minutes longer on average trying to get to sleep Almost three-quarters of mothers living with their children…