Brisbane military veterans turn to yoga to ease post traumatic stress disorder http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-19/military-veterans-turn-to-yoga-class-brisbane-run-to-ease-ptsd/7466410 Mr Stevenson began practising yoga as a coping mechanism and became a qualified instructor in November last year. He introduced free classes for both veterans and emergency service workers to help bring peace to his peers. “IContinue Reading

http://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2016/02/pa_psychologist_who_used_touch.html TATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania psychologist who used “touching therapy” on two female sexual trauma patients will spend three to six years in prison. State prosecutors say the therapy really amounted to sexual abuse. Fifty-four-year-old Richard Lenhart, of State College, was sentenced Thursday in Centre County.Continue Reading

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-06-virtual-reality-exposure-therapy-military.html Clinical researchers in Emory’s Veterans Program will study the use of virtual reality exposure therapy to treat people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to military sexual trauma. The virtual reality exposure therapy system, called BRAVEMIND, has been used to treat combat-related PTSD in veterans of Iraq andContinue Reading

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.738928 For the past five months, seven prisoners clad in orange have been meeting weekly at the department for rehabilitation for drug addicts at the Hasharon prison. They are all victims of sexual assault and are participating in a pioneering support group called “trauma and recovery.” In prison they talkContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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 establishedContinue Reading

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 LondonContinue Reading

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/08/i-still-have-flashbacks-the-global-epidemic-of-lgbt-conversion-therapy “It was thought that, because I was still young, I had the highest chance of overcoming it,” Shurka says. “I was told how hard my life would be if I came out. I was told I could have the same attraction for girls as I did for boys. ThisContinue Reading