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Parental Loss and Natural versus Pathological Grief

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Parental Loss and Natural versus Pathological Grief by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 The world was recently shocked to hear of the sudden death of Peaches Geldof at the untimely age of 25. The event brings to a close a tragic trifecta of deaths after the loss of […]

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Developmental Trauma and the Role of Resilience in Re-establishing Brain Integration

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Developmental Trauma and the Role of Resilience in Re-establishing Brain Integration by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 INTRODUCTION Every child must undergo a rite of passage to become an adult. This journey is one that has become more complex in recent history due to the increasing complexity and […]

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Simply Not Coping – The SAD (Stress, Anxiety, Depression) Struggle of our Society

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Simply Not Coping – The SAD (Stress, Anxiety, Depression) Struggle of our Society by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 As we come back from a well earned holiday break in early 2014 one cannot but note how for some they are struggling to hold their lives together. The […]

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Abandonment Trauma and Grief – How Abandonment Issues Dramatically Affect Adult Functioning and Relationships

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Abandonment Trauma and Grief – How Abandonment Issues Dramatically Affect Adult Functioning and Relationships by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 Everyone of us is abandoned all the time in some small way. As the Buddha once said “at first there is collection (coming together) and then there is […]

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Men Facing Their Depression

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Men Facing Their Depression by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 Stress anxiety and depression are all related and feed off each other. Depression is considered the second biggest health issue in the 21st century.  Given pain is rated the biggest issue and pain is a physical phenomenon then […]

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Changing Gear!! The Way to Shift from Negativity and Hold Positivity in an Abiding Way

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Changing Gear!!  The Way to Shift from Negativity and Hold Positivity in an Abiding Way by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 There is a general understanding that the stresses of our modern way of life can be the basis to generate a generalised form of negativity in each […]

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Love is the Drug – The Link Between Love, Oxytocin and Mental Health Issues

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Love is the Drug – The Link Between Love, Oxytocin and Mental Health Issues by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 If you ask the average person about emotions and feelings they will typically tell you that they exist in the realm of thought, perhaps energy, but rarely of […]

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What A Shame – The Body Mind Implications of Chronic Shame

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What A Shame – The Body Mind Implications of Chronic Shame by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 Shame is one of those emotions that is misunderstood in our society. We hear the term “what a shame” in ordinary conversation but few stop to think about the implications of […]

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The SAD Reality – The Link Between Stress, Anxiety and Depression

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The SAD Reality – The Link Between Stress, Anxiety and Depression by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, anxiety and depressive disorders are affecting over 300 million people worldwide, and is growing in alarming numbers. In Australia, according to some surveys, […]

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The Shadow Walks With Us

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The Shadow Walks With Us by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 We all notice our own shadow from time to time when we are out and about walking around. Our shadow that exists is in the nature of the light that exists around us and is the outline […]

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Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!! When Your Brain Distorts Your Reality

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Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!!  When Your Brain Distorts Your Reality by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 Every one of us at some stage has faced the situation where we swore to having experienced a past situation in a certain way. Yet in doing so we faced opposition […]

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Body Character Versus Body Behavioural Language

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Body Character Versus Body Behavioural Language by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 There has long been confusion in the community about the difference between body character/structure versus the art of behavioural body reading.  As the science of body centric psychology has developed and studies have been conducted into […]

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When Your Body Speaks Your Mind

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When Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 Last month we discussed the relationship that a person has with themselves through their bodymind connection in my article Relationships Are About The One We Have Between Our Body and Mind. The fact is that humans […]

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Relationships Are About The One We Have Between Our Body and Mind

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Relationships Are About The One We Have Between Our Body and Mind by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 Last month we discussed the relationship that a person has with themselves is the primary driver for all other relationships that a person will have with others over time. We […]

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Relationships Begin with the One You have with Yourself

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Relationships Begin with the One You have with Yourself by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 February is often considered the month of relationships because Valentine’s day falls during the month. The practice of romantic love in western culture tends to emphasise the other person in an idealised way […]

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When Narcissists Race to the Top

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When Narcissists Race to the Top by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2013 One of the notable events of 2012 was the “outing” of the legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong as having led a cunning and pervasive sham through a large part of his cycling career. The details that have […]

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DSM-5 and its Evolution from DSM-4

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DSM-5 and its Evolution from DSM-4 by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2012 Readers may remember that I recently published an article on the plethora of mental disorder labelling used in the mental health filed. That article titled The Disorder Disorder covered the conflicts of interest and unethical dynamics […]

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Pendulums – Their Use and Interaction with your Personal Field and the Quantum Energy Field

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Pendulums – Their Use and Interaction with your Personal Field and the Quantum Energy Field by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2012 It is often asked of those who claim to work with energy and the human body as to what evidence exists that there is such a thing […]

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The Disorder disorder – Conflicts of Interest in the Medical / Mental Health Arena

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The Disorder disorder – Conflicts of Interest in the Medical / Mental Health Arena by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2012 Recently in the media it was announced that there is now a new mental health disorder called ODD being used in the diagnosis of children. This so called […]

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What Do You Stand For – Popularity or Values ?

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What Do You Stand For – Popularity or Values ? by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2012 I had a good friend come up to me the other day and say, “Do you know that people either love you or hate you!!”. I replied “that’s good, thank you!!”. He […]

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