“Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called to fill in the gaps that science did not understand.” ~ Dan Brown, Angels… Read More »Spiritual bypassing and religious abuse: The Reason Why Everyone Needs to Be Trauma-Informed
Thinking and communication processes are based on symbols. Therefore, it logically follows that symbols would also play a role in mental wellbeing. In this blog, I discuss the basics of this connection.
Psychoanalytical’s assumption that symbols have universal meanings is flawed. I demonstrate this by challenging Jordan Peterson’s remarks about Chaos being predominately a feminine trait.
In 2016, Australian artist, Ben Quilty, travelled to Syria to work in refugee camps. The project involved supplying children with quality paper and pencils and… Read More »Reflections on learning how to hold a pencil inspired by Quilty’s work with Syrian refugee children
The process of seeing involves light entering our eyes and influencing the physiological mechanisms for sight in our brains. At the back of our eyes… Read More »The Art of Perception: sight and mental health
Over a hundred years ago Freud created a name for himself with the invention of psychoanalysis. Since then, scientific research has disproven most of his work, especially that which relates to trauma. Nevertheless, many people are still dedicated “believers”. Amongst those still under Freud’s hypnotic influence is Jordan Peterson. The consequences of such means that individuals with PTSD are at risk of not getting the support that they need to recover.