Susan Aldworth | Artist Interview Series

This week I talk to Susan Aldworth, a visual artist exploring philosophy of consciousness and the sense of self through a series of etchings and prints made from brain scans.

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Interview with Sex Therapist, Silva Neves

The topic of sex still remains taboo throughout society today, with the resulting problem of people experiencing sex-related issues, yet not seeking out or having adequate access to support. In this interview, I talk with Silva Neves, a psychotherapist specialising in psychosexual and relationship therapy, couples therapy, and the treatment of compulsive sexual behaviours. I…

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The Friendship Bench: Zimbabwe’s Answer to a Need for Safe Spaces

Responding to widespread mental health problems in Zimbabwe, Professor Dixon Chibanda took to unusual methods – training a team of grandmothers in creating safe spaces for people to talk. ‘Friendship Bench’ is a result of their teamwork – organised around culturally embedded concepts surrounding wellbeing and belonging. In this interview, ‘Friendship Bench’ share with me the full story and meaning behind their project, and what message they ultimately wish to spread.

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Interview with Charlotte Fox Weber, Founder of School of Life’s Psychotherapy Service

Charlotte Fox Weber is a psychotherapist and founder of the School of Life psychotherapy service. She has a profound interest in emotional issues, working relationally with clients where they feel stuck, lost or without meaning. In this interview, Charlotte shares her story, as well as her views around the need and use of therapy. What…

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The Martha Mitchell Effect

In their paper, ‘Beliefs About Delusions’, Psychologist Vaughan Bell and his colleagues describe how some improbable reports are mistakenly assumed by mental health clinicians to be evidence of psychiatric symptoms. They write that this is due to a failure in accurately verifying whether the events have really taken place, despite how ridiculous they may seem.…

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