Britain’s obesity strategy ignores the science: dieting doesn’t work – Susie Orbach

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Blog

Rather than counting calories and stigmatising fat, we need to take on the food and weight-loss industries ‘Children’s early relationships with eating are integral to the patterns they later develop as adults.’  Photograph: Andrew Olney/Getty Images Published onTue 28 Jul 2020 10.00 BST The Guardian Being overweight has never just been about the amount of […]

The psychology of face masks: what happens to society if we all wear a covering?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Blog

They’re going to become a key part of the new normal. But what will life look like when all our faces are hidden behind a mask? By Susie Orbach I’ve always been intrigued by young women on the morning commute putting on their make-up. It’s not just the steady hand I admire, or the number […]

Patterns of pain: what Covid-19 can teach us about how to be human

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Blog

We can expect psychological difficulties to follow as we come out of lockdown. But we have an opportunity to remake our relationship with our bodies, and the social body we belong to. By Susie Orbach When lockdown started, I was confused by bodies on television. Why weren’t they socially distancing? Didn’t they know not to […]

Second Quilted Patchwork: A Group Relations response to Covid-19

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Blog

Co-authored by members of the international group relations community Shared by Dr Sarah Wynick Final stitch: Friday 5th June 2020 This is a second set of reflections about how Group Relations thinking can assist people and systems to explore the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not intended to be complete, but is a snapshot of a […]

Stitching up the Patchwork: A Group Relations response to Covid-19

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Blog

Co-authored by members of the international group relations community Shared by Dr Sarah Wynick This is a set of reflections about how Group Relations thinking can assist people and systems to explore the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not intended to be complete, but is a snapshot of a moment in time from a group of […]

Pandemic: Friend or foe?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Blog

By Christopher Clulow ‘April is the cruellest month’, or so T. S. Eliot would have us believe, a time bursting with new life set against a background of death and decay, desire placed in painful juxtaposition with memory. His words seem cruelly apt in this time of pandemic, where so many lives have been ravaged […]

The Winston Churchill of Psychoanalysis: How Enid Balint Got Us Through The War

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Blog

By Professor Brett Kahr. June, 2020. Copyright © 2020, by Professor Brett Kahr. Please do not quote without the permission of the author. Amid this extraordinary chapter of world history, as Britons queue for groceries, ever fearful of being slaughtered by a lethal, coronavirus enemy, I strongly suspect that the Second World War, marked by […]

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