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Published: 13/08/2019

Men and Emotions: From Repression to Expression

Welcome to Edition 316 of Institute Inbrief. In our previous edition (315), we asked why men do not seem to express emotion as easily as women do. In this edition's follow-up article, we focus on how we - as mental health professionals - might be able to help men improve this and move towards greater wholeness and mental health.


Also in this edition:

  1. The Eclectic Therapist
  2. Mindfulness Meditation vs Stress
  3. Postnatal Depression: Onset, Prevalence and More
  4. From Resistance to Acceptance
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

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30/07/2019

Men, Emotions and Alexithymia

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Welcome to Edition 315 of Institute Inbrief. This edition's featured article explores why men don't seem to express their emotions as easily, as well, or as much as women do - and how that impacts their mental health. The article is the first of a two-part series (the follow-up article will be published in our next edition, 316).

  1. The Eclectic Therapist
  2. Building Shame Resilience in Clients
  3. Identifying and Replacing Stress-inducing Attitudes in Clients
  4. On Hope and Heroes
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

17/07/2019

From Resistance to Acceptance

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Welcome to Edition 314 of Institute Inbrief. We are hardwired to resist change. There's a problem, though. Sometimes the change forced upon us is permanent, and our continued resistance to it makes things worse. Recognising that and embarking on the journey to acceptance may be the only way we can reclaim our inherent birthright of joy. In this edition, we look into how we may do that.

  1. The Eclectic Therapist
  2. Revisiting Subpersonalities for Internal Conflict
  3. Loss and Grief: Why We All Grieve Differently
  4. Manipulation: Recognising and Responding to It
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

03/07/2019

Manipulation: Recognising and Responding to It

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Welcome to Edition 313 of Institute Inbrief. You know the feeling. The person seems to be making a reasonable request, or advising you to do something "for your own good", but inside your guts are completely churned up! What's going on? The focus of this edition's featured article is manipulation: what it is, how to recognise it, and how you (or your client) can best respond to it.

  1. Bachelor & Master of Counselling [Intake Open]
  2. The Fine Art of Compassion
  3. Counselling and the Gut Microbiome
  4. Why Therapists Need Therapy
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

12/06/2019

Play Therapy Activities To Engage Children

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Welcome to Edition 312 of Institute Inbrief. In our featured article, we share a few helpful strategies to engage children during play therapy. Fun fact: The article was originally published in our Blog (Counselling Connection), and is currently one of our most popular posts of all time, with over 176,200 views!

  1. Bachelor & Master of Counselling [Intake Open]
  2. The Neurobiology of Trauma
  3. Loss and Grief: Why We All Grieve Differently
  4. Expectations, Needs and Goals in Clinical Supervision
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

29/05/2019

The Fine Art of Compassion

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Welcome to Edition 311 of Institute Inbrief. Our featured article highlights the vital role of compassion - for yourself and for others - in providing effective counselling and leading a more fulfilling life.

  1. Bachelor & Master of Counselling [Intake Open]
  2. Loss and the Chronic or Terminally Ill
  3. Time Management and Wellbeing
  4. Why Therapists Need Therapy
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

16/05/2019

Why Therapists Need Therapy

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Welcome to Edition 310 of Institute Inbrief. Have you ever sat in session, listening to your client explain why they were angsty over some issue, only to find that you experienced a rising panic and sense of helplessness - because you, too, were dealing with the same issue? This edition's featured article examines the importance of seeing a therapist while working as a mental health professional.

  1. Bachelor & Master of Counselling [Intake Open]
  2. Counselling and the Gut Microbiome: An Overview
  3. Positive Psychology: The Underpinning Notions
  4. Digital Self-harm & Adolescents
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

01/05/2019

Expectations, Needs and Goals in Supervision

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Welcome to Edition 309 of Institute Inbrief. Our featured article focuses on how counsellors and other mental health professionals can get the most out of clinical supervision by exploring their own expectations, needs and goals.

  1. The Eclectic Therapist e-Book
  2. The Benefits of Intentional Daydreaming
  3. A Case of Grief using an Eclectic Approach
  4. Compliments: Helping Clients To Metabolise Them
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

16/04/2019

Intimacy and Spirituality: What's the Connection?

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Welcome to Edition 308 of Institute Inbrief. INTIMACY! Ok, now that we have your attention... let's try another cue: SPIRITUALITY! And now, we'd like to know: what was the difference in your reaction to the two words? That's the focus of our featured article.

  1. The Eclectic Therapist e-Book
  2. Adolescents and Digital Self-harm
  3. Solution-focused Techniques in Counselling
  4. CBT Interventions for Trauma
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

19/03/2019

Adolescents and Digital Self-harm

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Welcome to Edition 307 of Institute Inbrief. In our featured article we explore a sinister cyberbulling trend that has emerged in recent years: the practice of sending digital self-harming (and what parents can do to support teenagers presenting this behaviour).

  1. The Electic Therapist e-Book
  2. Compliments: Helping Clients to Metabolise Them
  3. Positive Psychology: The Underpinning Notions
  4. Identifying and Replacing Stress-inducing Attitudes
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

05/03/2019

Partnering Angst: How to Work with It

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Welcome to Edition 306 of Institute Inbrief. What do you say to a client whose presenting issue is deep angst over the question of relationship? In this edition's featured article we entertain this question (and many others), and explore various therapeutic approaches that may be useful when supporting such clients.

  1. The Electic Therapist e-Book
  2. Mindfulness Meditation vs Stress
  3. Trauma: The Therapeutic Window
  4. Intimacy And Spirituality: What's The Connection?
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

21/02/2019

Compliments: Helping Clients to Metabolise Them

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Welcome to Edition 305 of Institute Inbrief. Many of us have tremendous difficulty receiving the verbal gift of a compliment. Clients may be particularly vulnerable to doing this, as they are likely to be coming for therapy because they are already troubled about something which keeps them from fully enjoying life. In this edition's featured article, we examine the ways we dismiss compliments, why we don't accept them, and how we can receive them more fully.

  1. Final Days: Intake for Bachelor & Master Programs
  2. Revisiting Subpersonalities for Internal Conflict
  3. Working with the Highly Sensitive Client
  4. Partnering Angst: How to Work with It
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

06/02/2019

The Benefits of Intentional Daydreaming

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Welcome to Edition 304 of Institute Inbrief. What is daydreaming - and how does it help maximise creativity and focus, and reduce stress? In this edition's featured article we explore these questions, and more.

  1. Closing: Intake for Bachelor and Master of Counselling
  2. A Case Using Brief Psychodynamic Therapy
  3. Positive Psychology: The Underpinning Notions
  4. Forgiveness Work: Issues and Modalities to Use
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

15/01/2019

Forgiveness Work: Issues and Modalities To Use

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Welcome to Edition 303 of Institute Inbrief. If a client comes to you with forgiveness on her mind - and, perhaps, whether she should or should not forgive someone for something - what are the issues that are likely to be bound up in the decision? How would forgiving serve the client? And if she decides to go for forgiveness, what modalities will be helpful to her in letting go of a past wrong? This edition looks at these questions.

  1. Open: Intake for Bachelor and Master of Counselling
  2. Procrastination: What Your Client Needs to Know
  3. Counselling Parents: The Early Stages
  4. Working with Will in the New Year
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

02/01/2019

A Short Guide to Treating and Coping with Paranoia

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Welcome to Edition 302 of Institute Inbrief - and Happy New Year! How do we identify paranoia? And, more importantly, how do we cope? This edition's featured article examines both of those questions.

  1. Open: Intake for Bachelor and Master of Counselling
  2. Loss and Grief: Why We All Grieve Differently
  3. Fostering Resilience in Clients
  4. Finding the Holiday Spirit
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

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