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healing transgenerational DTD brain programmes with Neurofeedback assisted psychotherapy.

I recently presented material at a College of Psychiatrists’ Psychotherapy Conference, on the use of neurofeedback to enhance psychotherapy with deeply damaged (Developmental Trauma) patients. I’ve been using NF with some of my deeply damaged patients, guided by my supervisor … Continue reading

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A huge dilemma

The BIG problem with the “nurturing the nurturers” program is that it will inevitably offend all the mothers on this Planet. They will feel criticized, marginalized, condescended to, etc etc. This is such a sensitive issue. And yet, Winnicott reminds … Continue reading

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Healing Transgenerational Cascades of Distress in Disadvantaged Indigenous Communities; Challenges, Opportunities, and a Case Study.

Here is the abstract for a paper that will be published over the next few months. A copy of the full text is available if  you e-mail me at <leon.petchkovsky@gmail.com> Healing Transgenerational Cascades of Distress in Disadvantaged Indigenous Communities; Challenges, … Continue reading

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Some change at last,

In conversation with Bev  Allen and Mel Watson at the August 2014 Child Trauma Conference in Melbourne, we learned about Babes to Bumps and Beyond  and listened to their presentation (Allen and Watson 2014).  This program has been going for 2 … Continue reading

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a fractal view of nurturance

Empathy and mindfulness facilitate impulse control and make for both kindness and good limit setting. A range of interventions (meditation, psychotherapy) can boost these, but they involve much hard work, essentially because of our ingrained resistances, which have much to … Continue reading

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Dr John Boulton is a pediatrician who has been working in Aboriginal communities for many many years. An article by Nicholas Rothwell in the Weekend Australian (June 1-2, 2013) reviews some of this work.  In essence , (and I quote … Continue reading

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what relevance does the fMRI study have for nurturance?Well, the things that light up are the so-called “resonance circuitry” or the “shared circuitry”. This is the mirror neuron/self-awareness/self-monitoring circuitry, that mediates mindfulness and empathy……..the very stuff that develops properly if … Continue reading

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