Category: PTSD

The Threat of Kittens

TS Elliot measured his life in coffee spoons. It seems these days we express ours in terms of kittens. This use of irrelevance to give meaning to life reminds me of a woman who...

How Do We Win the Afghan War?

Deciding when you’ve won a battle is hard enough. Once upon a time, this was decided by Heralds from both sides,  who argued it out then the combatants’ leaders  agreed to the decision. If...

Neuroscience, Memory and Art

Neuroscience frightens me. Thinking about the processes within the 3.5lb lumps of tofu that allow us to think about ourselves is to question the reality of our flickering self-awareness. It makes me feel vertiginous,...

We Need to be Beautiful

When an FBI  forensic artist drew portraits of women according to their own descriptions of themselves, and then a second sketch according to the descriptions of another woman they’d met, the differences were incredible...

Sensing the Field

Sensing the Field

The psychological technique of family constellations provided a remarkable weekend workshop experience. Created to help the victims of war – specifically of the Holocaust, it has obvious benefits for war veterans, but being so astonishingly powerful, requires great care.