Health, psychopathology and the regulation of emotion (TE)

Health, psychopathology and the regulation of emotion (TE)

Health can be understood as a state of optimal regulation and adaptive functioning of body, mind and relationships (Siegel, 2012). Health emerges from integration which is the linkage of differentiated parts of a system. Without integration, chaos and rigidity emerge....
The emotional brain and early learning

The emotional brain and early learning

Bruce Ecker writes that the emotional brain makes meaning in ways that are implicit and nonverbal. This ability to make models of the world is innate and present in 3-month-old infants who have expectations of their environment and respond accordingly. Psychotherapy...
Essay: Emotional development and transformation

Essay: Emotional development and transformation

While we all come equipped to life with the same emotional ‘hardware’, the ‘software’ of our emotional development follows a unique individual path starting with our early experiences in life. According to Sue Gerhardt, the foundations of a human life are laid down...