Psychoeducation: How the nervous system develops

Psychoeducation: How the nervous system develops

The autonomic nervous system learns through experience. This process begins before birth as we take in and respond to our environment. Adverse environments can have an adverse effect on this shaping process. Prenatal adversity can include maternal stress, poverty,...
Diversity: The basis of a system’s health and resilience

Diversity: The basis of a system’s health and resilience

If you were a farmer planting crops do you think it would make sense to plant all the same crops or to plant lots of different crops? Why? Well, let’s think about this. Before the Irish famine most of the people were heavily reliant on one crop: potatoes. So, what do...
What are mental activities?

What are mental activities?

What are mental activities? Mental activities are experiences that happen in the mind. When we describe what our minds are, or what happens in the mind, we are talking about mental activities. What are some of the things you are aware of in your mind? Mental...
Integration: The essence of health

Integration: The essence of health

How does a system thrive and flourish? What makes a system healthy? A folktale from the Philippines tells of a large family that lived in a large palm tree house. One day the different members of the family began to argue about who was the most important member. Soon...
The danger of denial

The danger of denial

‘One evening, as Mulla Nasruddin was setting out to call on some of his friends, an old friend happened to come along. It was twenty years since they had seen each other. Both were beside themselves with joy. “It is ages since we met.” said Nasruddin. “I am so...