Author: Michaela Devlin

Richard Schwartz describes how we can understand ourselves better if we think of our inner conflicts as arguments between parts of ourselves. He outlines the kind of mindful interaction through which we can assume effective leadership of these conflicting parts: We learn to compassionately listen to their...

Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events. Sixty percent of adults report difficult childhood experiences, including drawn-out divorces, violence, and abuse. The effects of trauma are long-lasting, ranging from anxiety to post-traumatic...

Afterbook was conceived and created as a home to celebrate the lives of those we love. Through joy and in loss, it is an evergreen way to honour a life now and in the future. We believe that every life deserves a legacy, a means to...

Research every teacher should know: growth mindset There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students, but academic studies of this kind aren’t always easy to access or translate into the realities of classroom practice. Read...

Our previous article “The Repair of Early Trauma: A Bottom Up Approach” described Bruce Perry’s ‘neuro- sequential’ approach to working with early trauma. The article also discussed how early separation, loss, abuse and neglect leads to something known as 'Developmental Trauma'. Developmental Trauma is a seven piece...

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