Fishing cures PTSD and anxiety, first ever clinical study aims to prove

This report by Danielle Sheridan has been published in The Telegraph. It begins: “ Fishing  has long been lauded as a relaxing pastime which can put one’s mind at ease. While it has been claimed anecdotally that fishing can help with post-traumatic…
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Psychodynamic therapy helped me overcome trauma when CBT couldn’t

This article by Lucia Osborne-Crowley has been published on the Psyche website. It begins: “The first time I saw my therapist, she was standing in front of a room full of people, talking about William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies…
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The student studying the healing power of surfing

Morag Kinniburgh reports for BBC News Scotland: “Jamie Marshall says his PhD from Edinburgh’s Napier University is the first in the world focused on ‘surf therapy’. He has spent the past four years studying what he says are the healing powers…
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A Prescription for Music Lessons

This studies review from Dr. Debra Shipman has been published by Federal Practitioner. It concludes: “A healthful lifestyle includes holistically addressing issues pertaining to mental and physical well-being. Learning how to play a musical instrument is a workout for the brain, just…
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MDMA could help trauma survivors face painful memories

Rachel Schraer reports for the BBC: “MDMA – most commonly known as a party drug – could be more effective than therapy alone at treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The  results of a keenly-awaited trial  suggest two-thirds of people no longer qualified for a PTSD…
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‘Magic mushrooms’ could avert looming mental health crisis, says North Wales police boss

“The fact that psilocybin is classified as a Class A drug means there has been a research blackout for nearly 50 years into the beneficial effect it can have in improving the lives of people suffering from PTSD and depression.”Arfon…
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Magic mushrooms could help ex-soldiers to overcome trauma

Writing in The Guardian, Jamie Doward reports : “A growing number of soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are turning to ‘magic mushrooms’ and LSD to treat their condition. But drug laws make it almost impossible to establish whether they work….
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Virtual reality PTSD treatment has ‘big impact’ for veterans

Tomos Morgan reports for BBC Wales . “Virtual reality could be used to help military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have struggled with mainstream treatment. It involves patients walking on a treadmill in front of a screen which projects images depicting the…
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