anorexia and the naked body

yesterday, at a lovely meeting of the vancouver chapter of valley women’s network, i met laara atley, originally from finland, the land of saunas. we were talking about body image, plastic surgery and the like when laara made the very valid comment that people who were brought up in a culture where nakedness is normal… Continue reading anorexia and the naked body

psychiatric medication and diagnoses, working hand in hand

Many Authors Of Mental Health Diagnosis Guidelines Have Financial Ties To Drug Makers, Study Says The majority of psychiatrists who worked on the most recent edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s widely influential diagnostic manual had financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry before, during or after the manual was published. more … are we surprised?… Continue reading psychiatric medication and diagnoses, working hand in hand

the psychology of cyberspace

john suler of rider university on the psychology of cyberspace, with titallating topics like cyberspace as psychological space cyberspace as dream world bringing online and offline living together and of course it includes a (large!) section on online therapy. in the myths of online therapy, there are two interesting comments: Many sexual abuse survivors report

mood tracking software

medicalnews tells us today Dutch researcher Maarten de Rijke and his co-workers Gilad Mishne and Krisztian Balog have developed a new programme that can trace and explain significant changes in mood patterns on the Internet. MoodViews is a collection of instruments that maps the mood of bloggers as they write their message. this is the… Continue reading mood tracking software


inspired by my last blog entry, the following is a slightly altered excerpt from the satir model, giving a model of how to help people deal with feelings. anger transformed behaviour: what action did you take when you were angry? coping: how were you using anger to cope better? feelings: were there other feelings associated… Continue reading transformations

therapy, goal setting, yearnings and expectations

last week i had the great pleasure of taking a goal planning workshop with mary-lou hill. this workshop was originally designed for women who are part of mary kay cosmetics. however, since mary-lou is the mother of my friend ronnie (of part-ninja), a few of ronnie’s friends got to have a workshop designed just for… Continue reading therapy, goal setting, yearnings and expectations