Monthly Archives: July 2016

Why we need attachments – from birth and especially after trauma

For a long time now we have known that people need people.

In the 1930’s, Harry Harlow conducted studies with baby rhesus monkeys.  He made surrogate monkey mothers out of wire and wood and some he covered with cloth.  The babies had a preference for the soft covered monkeys, even if the wire monkeys held […]

By |July 24th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Why teenagers (and young adults) still need parenting

The human brain is a very complex piece of living “equipment”.  The brain is constantly working, changing and updating.  It’s potential is truly amazing and if you have watched and delighted in how children grow and become more clever over time, then you will know exactly what I mean.

The brain develops from a mass […]

By |July 17th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Why we love to worry (especially about children) and why we shouldn’t

Worries are those thoughts we have where we predict the future – but not in a good way.  We predict that something bad is going to happen and because our brain is thinking about something bad or threatening, the rest of our body can get worked up, too.  So, we can start to feel […]

By |July 10th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Change – What to do when people don’t want to change their behaviour

How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?

One, but the light bulb has got to want to change!
How do we help someone change?  If a person wants to change, then the process can seem a bit easier.  But what happens when a person is reluctant to change a habit or behaviour […]

By |July 3rd, 2016|General|0 Comments