Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Pope backs down on gay conversion therapoy

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/28/vatican-erases-popes-remarks-about-psychiatric-help-for-gay-children The Vatican has rolled back on a recommendation by Pope Francis that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies. The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back to Rome from Ireland, but the Vatican later removed his phrase from its official account, saying he

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Does online therapy work ?

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/12/online-therapy-thousands-but-does-it-work Marc Bush, chief policy adviser at Young Minds, said that while online counselling services are valuable, “they shouldn’t replace face-to-face therapy with a trained professional. If a young person is struggling, we would encourage them to talk to their GP in the first instance, or to contact an established service

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Talking to therapist rewires your brain

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/therapy-brain-changes_us_587e440ce4b07b9dd704c13b If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can lead to measurable changes in brain activity. In the study, psychologists at King’s College London show that

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The Power Differential and Therapy

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/power-differential-why-it-matters-so-much-in-therapy-1009154 In the helping professions, the power differential has great value. Used wisely and appropriately, it creates a safe, well-boundaried, professional context for growth and healing. More specifically, when used ethically and effectively, the power differential offers people in therapy, students, supervisees, and patients some important assurances: Confidence in their caregiver’s

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#Potential #Therapy #Prostate #Cancer

https://prostatecancernewstoday.com/2017/10/11/at-prostate-cancer-foundation-retreat-bioxcel-presents-data-on-potential-therapy-bxcl701/ BioXcel Therapeutics’ immuno-oncology candidate BXCL701 was shown to enhance the anti-tumor effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors in prostate models, according to an Oct. 5 poster session at the 24th Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Scientific Retreat in Washington, D.C. The company reported recent findings from multiple studies showing that BXCL701 — a

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#Mental #health #patients #taught #magic #boost #self-esteem

Mental health patients being taught magic tricks to boost self-esteem. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw1aCqmjY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/01/mental-health-patients-taught-magic-tricks-boost-self-esteem/ “So I thought why not try it with people with mental health problems. I saw how doing simple tricks can improve self-confidence and esteem if they do them for nurses and other patients. I did a magic workshop at a

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ABC News: Sexual abuse survivors find joy through horse therapy

ABC News: Sexual abuse survivors find joy through horse therapy. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwtYyWnjU http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-23/healing-powers-of-horse-therapy-sexual-assault-survivors/8638550 She says horses are useful for therapy — in part — because they evolved with humans. "They learned how to observe the environment, how to read subtleties, so they will read incongruences in a person," Ms Botros said. "They will pick it

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#Therapy #Wi-Fi #access #mentalhealth #services

http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/the-computer-will-see-you-now-the-rise-of-online-therapy-34752542.html Distance therapy is on the rise, with one study suggesting that 20pc of psychotherapists now offer some form of online, email or telephone service. The new generation are especially receptive. Millennials, or digital natives as they are known, are generally the biggest users, while the therapists offering the service tend

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#BIllNye uses #satire to #debunk #gay #conversion #therapy

https://www.indy100.com/article/bill-nye-ice-cream-orgy-discuss-gay-conversion-therapy-7709536 On his new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World,”​ the enigmatic scientist uses a video about ice cream to demonstrate the craziness of so called gay 'conversion therapy'. Because when there’s ice cream involved, even the most ignorant will listen. We are enlightened by forward thinking, but not everyone sees

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