David Jockelson

Thoughts and ideas

Author: gmydy (page 1 of 2)

Five minute stress reduction note

STRESS REDUCTION Learning to be confident and relaxed in the face of everyday stress. The basic point of this note is this: as soon as we become anxious the body reflects and expresses this…. in two main ways – 1. holding the breath and 2. tensing the muscles.  This is the Freeze reflex which is […]

Read more »

Stress management and more – a 30 minute read

Stress management – and more. A fuller body / mind note.  A 30 minute read with a bit of science and visualisations – including the two I use in workshops.  To start with an important distinction about stress: In talking about stress, there are two approaches, not mutually exclusive. And obviously people need to address […]

Read more »

Complex (or childhood) PTSD – Adverse childhood experiences

Complex (or childhood) PTSD – Adverse childhood experiences. And how universal they are. And why – in what way our culture and societies have slowly become increasingly and invisibly unhealthy or adverse for children growing up. This note is long – and yet also too short – as it is extremely compressed. So compressed as […]

Read more »

Our culture of permanent adolescence – anger, stress and other addictions

This is adapted from a talk I was invited to give at the Manchester and District Medico-Legal Society. 15 February 2012. Crisis:  Our culture of permanent adolescence –  anger, stress and other addictions. This is ambitious – very general and only from my own thinking – not relying on other writers, rexts etc. So how […]

Read more »

What are the brakes on therapy and emotional healing?

What are the brakes on therapy and emotional healing? Identify them and release them. A note for my Spectrum postgrad group about possibly making therapy more effective. I suspect we have all had experience of mentioning psychotherapy in a social situation and having people tell us why they would never do psychotherapy and/or why they […]

Read more »

Some ideas about parenting

NOTES FOR THE CHELTENHAM WORKSHOP ON PARENTING PARENTING – DO WE NEED A WORKSHOP?! Parenting really has arrived now. 10 years ago when my partner and I did a parenting course people looked doubtful and spoke about it with sarcastic heavy inverted commas “Parenting”?! Surely it’s just common sense? Or instinct? … You can’t really […]

Read more »

New Scientist letter: Memory recovery and therapy

Published 4 November 2015 From David Jockelson Doubtless there are some therapists guilty of instilling false memories (10 October, p 8). But it would be tragic if this occasional bad practice makes us doubt the value of psychological work and the need to listen to victims. The experience of church abuse shows that the pendulum […]

Read more »

Newsnight programme on Expert Witnesses in Care Cases

Newsnight on 9 Dec 2013 BBC Newsnight’s Sanchia Berg investigates whether expert witnesses will refuse to continue appearing in court, because the money they’re paid to do so has been cut by the government. I tried to make the point that it is not just the hourly rate of payment but the fact that the […]

Read more »

A review of where care proceedings have got to. ALC conference 2013

A review of  where care proceedings have got to.   26 weeks –v- Re B-S –v- Children and Families Bill. The power struggle over adoption.   Practising lawyers have a strange relationship with real politics. The courts and those who work in them pretend that we accept the laws made by Parliament and are simply interpreting or enforcing them. […]

Read more »

An email to the President for the ALC conference 2013

Opening up the Family Courts.            The battle of adoption and the government’s attacks of justice (including the proposed abolition of the already weakened Family Justice Council) is a situation where we are on the defensive trying to protect what we have got from a destructive government.  But your desire to “Open up the Family […]

Read more »
Older posts

© 2021 David Jockelson

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑