Harmonious Discussion – Friday 21st July 2023

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How to be a Neuro-Affirming Trauma Therapist. With Mandy Hansen. Mandy Hansen led us through a discussion around Neuroaffirming Therapy. This was a lively discussion that provided up to date research, and was centred on the lived-experience of Autistic individuals. We dove into topics such as Double Empathy, Autistic Burnout, the Neurodiversity movement and our own internalised ableism and discussed …

Harmonious Discussion – Friday 26th May 2023

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Racism: the Forgotten Trauma. With Katherine Thornley, Psychologist (Phos Psychology). Katherine led a fascinating, thought-provoking conversation about the impacts of racism as an ongoing, and sadly, inescapable trauma for many members of our community.  She asked participants to use our imaginations, and engage in the narratives and lived experiences of others to explore and formulate the influence of racism on …

Harmonious Discussion – Friday 17 February 2023

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Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder: Through the looking glass. With Dr Megan Broughton, Clinical Neuropsychologist & Clinical Psychologist (private practice). We were delighted to have Megan come and share her expertise with functional neurological disorders, and enjoyed another lively discussion with lots of participant input. We learned about important treatment considerations for clients presenting with functional neurological symptoms, and thought hard …

Harmonious Discussion – 4 November 2022

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Recognising and Managing Resistance – a Wellbeing Strategy for Therapists and Clients. With Catherine Hynes and Ainsley Salsbury Catherine oriented the group to literature on resistance from therapists experienced in treating dissociative disorders, including Richard Kluft, Colin Ross and Kathy Steele, and Ainsley illuminated the problem with clinical vignettes and a thought provoking fable about responsibility between people. It was …

Harmonious Discussion – 21 April 2022

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Responsibility and Compassion in Therapy. A round table discussion. Catherine Hynes (Brisbane Harmony Centre) kicked the discussion off by outlining how this dilemma has presented challenges with clients with structural dissociation. Lyndon Barei (True North Psychology and DBT Brisbane) shared some insights from DBT about the dialectical nature of these two concepts, and the importance of validation in treatment. Rosanna Tremewan (Willow Psychology …

Harmonious Discussion – 26 November 2021

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Ainsley Salsbury: EMDR Dilemmas – Reflections from one EMDR Therapist’s Experience of Being Called to the Stand. Ainsley walked us through her experience of how psychology and the law intersect, often in ways which are stressful, unwanted and complex. The law’s view of EMDR is particularly fraught and complex when our clients may seek to prosecute traumas which represent criminal abuses …

Harmonious Discussion – Wednesday 9 September, 2020

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Dr Sarah Schubert: Trauma-focused therapy: The role and paradox of stabilisation and attachment. Again modified by the global pandemic, which made our group room too small to host an in-person crowd, and left Sarah in Western Australia due to border closures, we hosted an online Harmonious Discussion with 20 participants. Sarah put together a thought-provoking presentation about the role of …

Harmonious Discussion – Friday 17 April, 2020

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Supporting Mental Health Practitioners through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Due to the global pandemic, our in-person Harmonious Discussions have been postponed, but that didn’t stop us at Brisbane Harmony Centre! Catherine hosted an online event to check in with our network of mental health practitioners about the challenges of working on healing trauma during a global pandemic in which the world …