The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed there was no newsletter last weekend. Apologies. The reason for this is I have journeyed deep into the warm, pulsating heart of the happiness movement. Last Thursday I took part in a conference on Positive Psychology at Wellington College (the pioneer of well-being classes), and then I went Read more…

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Psychodynamic therapists of the world, rejoice! After years of complaining that CBT sucks up all the public funding, it seems that psychodynamic therapists may be about to get a break – in Sweden at least. For the last four years or so, Sweden’s government has put substantial funds (around £200 million according to one source) Read more…

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I went on a date with an oncologist last night. Not a very good date – she showed no interest in me or what I do (‘you’re a blogger?’ she asked incredulously, as if I said I was a plate-spinner) – but she was quite interesting talking about herself and what she does. So I Read more…

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