Author Archives: David Hosier Bsc Hons; Msc; Pgde(fahe)

Psychologist, researcher and educationalist.

Adverse Effects Of Childhood Trauma On Oxytocin And Our Ability To Love

Childhood Trauma, Oxytocin And Our Ability To Love :

We know that there is a link between childhood trauma and the subsequent experience of depression in later life.

Furthermore, it is now also known, thanks to neuroscientific research, that those Read the rest

Identity Disturbance And Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

 

BPD And Identity Disturbance :

One of the defining symptoms of borderline personality disorder (a condition strongly associated with childhood trauma) is identity disturbance. In other words, many individuals with BPD have an unstable self-image and no firm sense Read the rest

Often Aggressive? Is Your Sensorimotor System Primed To Deal With Threat?

 

Are You Easily Provoked Into Angry And Aggressive Behaviour?

After my mother threw me out of her house when I was thirteen years old and I was reluctantly taken in by my father and step-mother (which I have written Read the rest

Dismissive Parents : Effects Of Being Largely Ignored As A Child

 

 

After my mother threw me out of her house when I was thirteen, my father and his new wife reluctantly permitted me to live with them; they did not particularly endeavour to conceal this reluctance even from the very Read the rest

Time Perspective Therapy Can Help Us Live In The Present

 

Based upon Zimbardo’s and Boyd’s (2008) Time Perspective Theory, a therapeutic technique known as Time Perspective Therapy (Zimbardo, Sword and Sword) was developed.

Time Perspective Therapy is predicated upon Zimbardo’s idea that the way in which we Read the rest

Why BPD Sufferers Can Often Read Others’ Emotions So Perceptively

 

When I was a young child, my mother always remarked upon how easily I picked up on the slightest emotional signals she, and others, displayed (such as a tiny change in expression, a very slight change in tone of … Read the rest