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Interoceptive Awareness and Attachment in Early Infancy

By Nicole Schnackenberg https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12959491 Interoceptive awareness describes a lived sense of our bodies from the inside. It includes an awareness of our internal, physiological processes including heartrate, respiration (breathing) rate, body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, feelings of malaise and so on. Interoceptive awareness…

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Mindfulness for Suicidality

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27592123 Suicide is the intentional ending of one’s own life. It is a serious and growing problem. The highest suicide rate in the UK is for men aged 45-49. Whilst male suicide rates have decreased slightly in the past couple of years, female suicide rates…

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Big UK Yoga Survey Now Live!

We have wonderfully exciting news to share with you! The Big UK Yoga Survey is now live…and eagerly awaiting your unique participation. A survey such as this is long overdue in the UK. Similar such surveys have been carried out in the United States and…

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Yoga for Refugees, Ourmala Event, Tues 21st June 2016

According to the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is “a person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the…

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Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong condition. There are 2.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK alone with over 500,000 people suffering from the condition without even knowing it. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, is used by the body to stimulate cells…

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Schizophrenia, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Embodied Healing

We appear to  have gone wrong somewhere in Western society in our treatment of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is characterised in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) by hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking (speech), significantly disorganised or abnormal…

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Beyond a Deficit View of Autism

‘All humans are sacred, whatever their culture, race or religion, whatever their capacities or incapacities, and whatever their strengths or weaknesses might be’.  (Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche). The single deficit model of autism is, in our opinion at the Minded Institute, doing people diagnosed…

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Working Psychotherapeutically with Grief-Fuelled Depression

Whilst we all have days when we would rather stay in bed, depression is an insidious and hope-draining affliction in which the sufferer truly sees life itself as the enemy. Whilst the word ‘depressed’ is now commonly used colloquially to express the sense of  feeling…

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Exploring the Benefits of Yoga for Skin Disease

The skin is our largest organ. It acts as a waterproof, insulating shield to protect our bodies from extremes of temperature, sunlight, and harmful substances. It is also wonderfully packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world and is the…

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