Spirituality, Mental Health & Reflective Practice Thursday 7th April 2016, 1pm – 5pm Mirabilis Health, Holywood House The interface between spirituality and mental health is becoming increasingly important for Clergy, Chaplains and Pastoral Carers. The emotional demands placed upon those working in pastoral care are such that reflective practice is invaluable in promoting practitioner wellbeing, … More Forthcoming Seminar: Spirituality, Mental Health & Reflective Practice
The Delphic maxim “know thyself” is inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and has been used by a diverse array of thinkers Socrates, Plato and Aeschylus, among others, to prompt awareness of the self. In the Christian tradition the necessity of ‘knowing thyself’ has a strong pedigree. Calvin, for example, argued … More Know Thyself: A Journey Inward
Prof. Jim Lucey, Medical Director at St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, has more than twenty five years’ experience in his field of specialisation. Lucey has used this experience to pen a thoughtful and compassionate look at the varied experience of some of the patients he has … More Book Review: In My Room – The Recovery Journey as Encountered by a Psychiatrist.
Dr. Michael Stone, a Forensic Psychiatrist from Columbia University, is perhaps best known in popular culture as the the host of the Discovery Channel show, ‘Most Evil’. In ‘Most Evil’, Stone developed and employed a ‘scale of evil’ which took into account a number of factors with the aim of categorizing perpetrators of heinous crimes. … More Dr. Michael Stone: The Psychopathology of ‘Evil’ Children
In this fascinating article, psychiatrist Dr. Darold Treffert talks about his 40 plus years of research into savant syndrome. More specifically, he reflects on acquired savant syndrome and how this points to the presence of dormant potential within each one of us. Treffert also touches on the nature of the work currently under way that … More Do We All Have the Ability to Acquire Savant-Like Abilities?