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Clean, Extreme and Nightmarish Dream – Rise of Extreme Dieting Regimes and the Perfectionism Movement

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2016 The press recently fired up around claims by celebrity chef Peter Evans or “Paleo Pete” as he is often referred, concerning statements attributed to him on social media that dairy foods remove calcium from human bones.  This claim alarmed the medical community […]

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Passive Bullying and Constructive Dismissal

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2016 Bullying is a common problem in society. Bullying has several forms and is manifest in workplaces, schools, clubs and even in family systems. The topic of cyber-bullying tends to get a lot of attention but a more subtle and equally damaging form […]

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Triangulation in Therapy by Supernatural Channellers

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2016 One of the interesting and potentially destabilising dynamics a therapist may need to deal with in the therapy room is the client who relies on the advice of a psychic, clairvoyant or whom themselves “channels” their own line of information from a […]

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The Common Ground of Inner Spiritual Practice

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 The world seems preoccupied in these uncertain times about the rise of radicalised Islamic youth as well as the related extremism of hate fuelled groups such as ISIS or Daesch as they are also known. The recent carnage in Paris has only […]

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Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue and the Bodymind Aspects of Burnout Syndromes

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 How often these days do you hear the complaint that a person feels rundown and tired much of the time? The high levels of day to day sensory stimulus as well as the increasing work life demands that 24 hour connective technology […]

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Embodied Nonverbal Aspects of Communication

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 As we go throughout our daily life we spend considerable time and energy in communication with others. Most of us can think of the conscious verbal aspects of communication, and how the digital forms of communication are encroaching on our time and […]

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Rise of the Narcissist

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by Denissa Goh Copyright 2015 “Oh my God, Lisa, this is like our 20th selfie! You look fine, just stop deleting them or I’ll stop taking pictures with you!” “No! We’re not leaving until I get a good one for Instagram. It’s been three days since I’ve posted a photo!” she cried. That same conversation […]

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A Comparative Study of Core Energetics and Shamanic Practice

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by Helena Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2010 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background  There are many facets to Shamanic Practice.  Only aspects which are related to Core Energetics and other Integrative Body-Mind Psychotherapeutic techniques are discussed here. Throughout the document, the Core Energetics Therapist and Shamanic Practitioner are referred to as […]

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Equality Between Men and Women

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by Helena Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2010 How can man be equal to woman without being weak ? How can woman have her emotional fulfillment and still be an autonomous adult ?  In duality consciousness, man will feel superior and believe woman to be inferior. He will consequently exploit her but […]

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The Rage Against Life, Others and Ourselves

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 One of the long term emerging trends in society has been the slow but sustained rise in anger and rage in men and women across all strata of society. This face of anger and rage has many faces but its effects are […]

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The Damaging Effects of Our Digitally Influenced Lifestyles

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 The Xmas period brings out the best and worst in people. Xmas is supposed to be a spiritual event and about giving but yet the road rages at shopping centre car parks, the harried shoppers with arms full of material consumerism trash […]

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How To Approach Prayer and the Emotional Energies of Spiritual Practice

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 If one considers both the eastern and western spiritual perspectives then we find that each has a process to connect and become closer to what we shall call the godhead. The classic eastern perspective is often that the ultimate reality of things […]

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The Medical Benefits of Marijuana in Controlled Supply

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 The Marijuana debate has always created a casualty and that is the role that Marijuana could and should have as a legitimate medicine or substance for application to medical or mental health issues in society. The casualty is that this debate has […]

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The Mental and Lifestyle Damage Caused by Marijuana and Methamphetamines

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 The press has been full of drug news lately. The Western Australian newspaper has run a two week series of related articles around the “Meth City” theme.  The article has touched on many aspects of Perth’s drug sub-culture but the focus has […]

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The Difference Between “Gaslighting” and Character Assassination

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 In my work with the victims of Narcissism I often come across the deep psychological woundings that partners or parents have inflicted on my clients. There are numerous forms of psychological attack that one can undergo but they tend to fall into […]

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How Prolonged Stress Creates Illness

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 We live in a world that creates stress for all of us. The way we react and cope with stress is the key difference that dictates those who have resilience against stress and those who suffer stress related issues. The contribution of […]

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How Emotions and Feelings Drive Human Wellness and Illness

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2014 We live in a world that values our left brain faculties such as thinking, intellect, analysis, logic, quantitative, black and white thinking, exactness and facts. These and the focus on “me”, “I” and on objects outside of us for our consumption are […]

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Parental Loss and Natural versus Pathological Grief

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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 her mother Paula Yates some 14 years […]

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

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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 challenges in their life and the lives of their parents. There […]

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

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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 press in the last few weeks has carried articles about the giving up […]

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