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Susie Orbach coming to Glasgow

One of my therapy heroes, Susie Orbach, is coming to Glasgow in March 2018 as part of the Aye Write festival. I have bought my tickets – if you have an interest in psychotherapy you might think about doing the same. 127 more words

Final weigh in - Self help books

Well another month has come to an end and I can report it has been a successful one with five pounds lost.

Five pounds is the most I’ve lost on any of my diets so far (in my challenge… 120 more words


Fat is a feminist issue - Susie Orbach

As part of my exploration of weight loss through the use of self-help books/techniques I thought it was right that I read the seminal work on the topic… 1,193 more words


Day by Day 2

Today’s work was made in response to an article in a local newspaper about childhood obesity in Scotland. The story sensationalises what is essentially diet advice and support for overweight children and their families; measures akin to Jamie Oliver’s career in patronising the working classes. 286 more words

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Shame's Journey from Misattunement to Connection

The affective interactions between a child and his or her caretaker shape the brain over a lifetime.  When a main caregiver is emotionally attuned and connected the child feels understood and secure.   953 more words

The Pool: Women and Anxiety, AKA My Ode to Susie Orbach

I went to this ‘Women and Anxiety’ event hosted by The Pool when I was in quite the wee whirlwind of anxiety myself : panic attacks in place of sleep, pumping heart, pulsating frontal lobes, the all-over body sensation I’ve been best capturing lately via the description ‘fizz’. 801 more words

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