23 June 2022
15 June 2022
“Due to how mental illness has and continues to be viewed and stigmatized, people with mental health problems, or mental illness, can feel shame about their condition making it difficult for them to access help. This can, in turn, affect all other parts of their lives and bring on a downward spiral whereby they no longer feel a part of society and exist on the fringes,” says Vahrmeyer.
13 June 2022
An interview with Sam Jahara on the psychological and emotional impact on children growing up in cults drawing on Sam’s own experience of growing up in the Rajneesh Cult:
9 May 2021
Mark Vahrmeyer said the risk was “huge” as we become increasingly dependent on our phones which many already see as an “extension of ourselves”. The co-founder of Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy said: “Getting better sleep or more exercise may seem harmless if that is what an app is doing for us”.
17 December 2019
“Reading is a higher-function activity and one that requires us to allow ourselves to be absorbed in the mind of another in order to ‘receive’ their communication,” says Mark Vahrmeyer, an integrative psychotherapist. [It’s also hard to] allow ourselves to imagine the mind of another… In a dysregulated state of feeling overwhelmed, there is no ‘other’, only threat,” Vahrmeyer says.
18 Nov 2019
Mark Vahrmeyer, a psychotherapist at Brighton & Hove Psychotherapy, adds that we have lost sight of ‘why’ we’re having sex. He says that the activity has evolved from being a fundamental part of life (procreation) to also existing for pleasure. Mark says: ‘With the social and cultural revolution of the 60s, sex became empowering and something to be enjoyed.
6 September 2019
Extroverts have a reputation for being loud go-getters who thrive in today’s fast-paced society. These personality types tend to make their presence known, which can give them an advantage in places like the business world.
“It can be argued that … extroversion is valued over introversion. Within an increasingly technologically-connected world, there are expectations to be socially connected,” said Mark Vahrmeyer, a registered integrative psychotherapist with Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy in the U.K.
But, Vahrmeyer asked, “is extroversion something that we should all aspire to?”
“That’s probably the most frequently asked question,” says Mark Vahrmeyer, psychotherapist and co-founder of Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy, which runs its Lewes practice from The Barn in Southover High Street. “Put simply,” he continues, “it’s a ‘talking’ therapy.
Probably the most helpful answer is that psychotherapy is a relationship in which past losses can be worked through. We can’t undo what experiences we’ve had or what losses we’ve experienced, but psychotherapy can help. It can enable people to find meaning.
18 February 2019
“Through sexualizing a female character who is overtly or covertly linked to a feeling of powerlessness in childhood, we can gain a sense of mastery of the situation and turn something unpleasant into something pleasant,” says psychotherapist Mark Vahrmeyer.
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