Psychosis – why did I go mad? BBC Horizon

Being a migrant, not just to a new country or city, but also to a new school, is a risk factor for developing psychosis. New scientific evidence explored in this TV programme, BBC TWO’s Horizon, explains that children that change school a number of times can experience ‘social defeat’, being continually excluded and feeling like an outsider. The good news is that they explained how people can learn to deal with hearing voices due to the modern approach of talking therapies. Fascinating stuff.  I recommend you have a look!

What is Humanistic Integrative Counselling?

Humanistic Integrative Counselling is an approach that systematically considers the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

Humanistic Integrative Counselling recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches to counselling.

It acknowledges that different clients have different needs and believes that no one single approach is sufficient.

The Humanistic Integrative Approach recognises that the quality of the therapeutic relationship, rather than any one particular theoretical orientation, is the most important aspect of successful therapeutic work.

Thinking, sensing, feeling and intuiting are all given emphasis within the framework of the relationship.

Humanistic Integrative The model trains counsellors to understand the complexities of the clinical situation, which includes not only the clients’ internal world, but also their experiences within the wider family and socio-cultural context.

Humanistic Integrative Counselling is inspired by a range of creative theories which encompasses the contributions of Humanistic and Existential Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Psychology.

Humanistic theories (e.g. Rogers/Maslow et al) encompass the belief that the client knows intrinsically what he/she needs and that all beings are motivated to grow and develop.

Psychodynamic theories (e.g. Klein, Winnicott et al) work on bringing the hidden past into the present in other words, to make the subconscious, conscious.