What is Somatic Psychotherapy?


Whenever I get contacted by a new person who is thinking about whether therapy is something they want to consider, I offer them a space to meet with me to discuss the possibility – a free 30minute consultation. I do this for many reasons but what lies close to a top priority is that having […]

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Coping Mechanisms are more than distraction ‘techniques’

Time and again I hear adults, parents, teachers and kids themselves ask for ‘coping mechanisms’ to distract from their anxiety. It is understandable that we habitually frame it this way, society is full of the unconscious belief that we should encourage dealing with pain by turning away from it – distracting ourselves from fear, from the unpleasant and the sense of overwhelming control it exerts on our life.

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Jason Cowell