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  1. Under_The_Moon

    Anyone else find nature therapeutic?

    For myself, when I'm feeling blah or anxiety is getting to me I find getting out into nature helps a lot. Somewhere quiet with just the natural sounds of nature, no one around but me and whatever birds and animals I run into. My mind is too busy taking in all the sights, sounds and smells to...
  2. cpuusage

    What stays unsaid in therapeutic relationships

    What stays unsaid in therapeutic relationships - http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/5XqIzN9SBNkfsxW8uNC2/full Abstract "This piece will explore my experiences accessing psychological therapies, concentrating on two different psychodynamic therapies and therapists I have had. One was more...
  3. Not_Crazy_Yet

    What is it about the dark?

    I'm sure lots of us like to sit in the dark. I know I do, but I also feel closest to "right" at night. Is it just our depression or what? I wonder if the dark has a therapeutic effect? I have black out blinds AND black out curtains on my window and have considered painting them black too but I...
  4. C

    scary side effects? muscle jerks extra pyramidal effects

    I have been experiencing some pretty scary muscle jerks which may well be side effects of quetiapine and escitalopram. I have had these for months now and finally getting a psy appointment next week. GP now thinks these are extra pyramidal effects Scared still 1) of having to come off meds I...
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    NHS therapeutic community for personality disorders

    I am on a waiting list for a therapeutic community . I just wondered if anyone has had experience of one and how sucrssful it was. Thanks:scratch:
  6. cpuusage

    Do You Have a Panglossian Disorder? or Economic and Planetary Collapse: Is it a Therapeutic Issue?

    Do You Have a Panglossian Disorder? or Economic and Planetary Collapse: Is it a Therapeutic Issue? Do You Have a Panglossian Disorder? or Economic and Planetary Collapse: Is it a Therapeutic Issue? - Peak Oil Blues
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    Group psychotherapies for schizophrenia

    Recommendations for the treatment of schizophrenia suggest that a combination of pharmacological and psychological interventions will provide the most effective treatment option. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) currently recommends that people with schizophrenia are...
  8. cpuusage

    Beyond Medication by David Garfield and Daniel Mackler

    https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415463874 Beyond Medication focuses on the creation and evolution of the therapeutic relationship as the agent of change in the recovery from psychosis. Organized from the clinician's point of view, this practical guidebook moves directly into the heart of...

    Admin work.

    I think I could be happy doing this sort of thing. Like the bloke who ticked off all my courses at the Recovery College. He probably has a spreadsheet, and just ticks them off. And in a nice office. This sort of job would suit me. Maybe I could impress them with my Excel skills too. Not that I...
  10. cpuusage

    Synchronicity, Intentionality, and Archetypal Meaning in Therapy

    Synchronicity, Intentionality, and Archetypal Meaning in Therapy Abstract “Synchronicity, Intentionality, and Archetypal Meaning in Therapy” addresses the frequent occurrences of synchronicity in psychotherapy and their potential influence on the therapeutic relationship. Such synchronicities...
  11. valleygirl

    Rain Rain Go Away

    One storm after another sweeping in off the coast of Vancouver dumping huge amounts of rain, and I am longing for a week of sunshine. The wet, gloomy skies are bringing me down. I've been doing better lately, actually had a couple of good weeks of not feeling depressed, but this weather is...
  12. L

    Penfriends Writing Letters to Get Out of Isolation

    I am a 21 year old female living in Denmark. Since I was 15/16 I've had struggles with depression, anxiety, panic and agoraphobia. I'm wondering if anyone here would be interested in emailing or sending snailmail to each other? I think it can be really therapeutic to write your feelings down...
  13. AliceinWonderland

    Boundaries in therapy

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/199905/drawing-boundaries I think this is such a balanced, wise and well-considered article, I thought I'd share. I think it really gets across the subtlety of how things that are commonplace in other settings can have more meaning/be more problematic in...
  14. P

    Therapeutic Communities that treat depression

    What is your experience of residential places that help people with mental health problems e.g. Therapeutic Communities or The Priory? Can't think of any other alternatives. Would like to find out if you have lived in a therapeutic community for depression etc and what it was like. Thanks.
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    Buckinghamshire The Oasis Partnership OASIS House George Street High Wycombe HP11 2RZ Tel 01494-898480 Unity House 98 Walton Street Aylesbury HP21 7QP Tel 01296-338008 [email protected] Oasis stands for ‘Open Access Social Inclusion Support’, which is exactly what we...
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    North West London

    Harrow The Bridge Christchurch Avenue Harrow Middlesex HA3 5BD Tel: 020 8427 8528 Email: [email protected] Monday to Friday 9.00 - 4.00 Hearing Voices Group runs every Thursday at 11.30 - 12.30 The Bridge Day Services provide a therapeutic programme that works in partnership with...
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    Wrexham County Borough

    Wrexham and surrounding areas Advance Brighter Futures Advance Brighter Futures Belmont House 3 Belmont Road Wrexham LL13 7PW  01978 364 777 [email protected] Vision: To ensure that no individual experiencing mental health problems ever feels like they are on their own. Mission: To work...
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    West Midlands County

    Birmingham - Community Garden Martineau Gardens [email protected] 0121 440 7430 'Our mission is to inspire people about the natural environment. We also provide volunteering opportunities in the garden and are a venue for educational activities.' 'Martineau Gardens provides a...
  19. pepecat

    Commission on acute adult inpatient care - evidence required

    The post below has come to us from another organisation, but it looks like a good chance to put your views across if you'd like to. The RCP have just put out a call for evidence on the status of inpatient psychiatric care in England and alternative options and it is likely this will become an...
  20. DiddyKong

    What has helped you?

    I am still new to being open about my issues with depression and anxiety, leaving me curious as to how other people are able to manage theirs... What has helped you in the past, whether it be meditation or just talking to people about mental health? Is drawing therapeutic to you or does getting...