Trauma and Forgetting

Trauma and Forgetting

The word ‘trauma’ captures an acute paradox in our relationship to our own histories: some of what is most significant in our lives is inaccessible to day to day memory; the more important something is, the less we may be…

Why It Really Is All About Your Childhood

Why It Really Is All About Your Childhood

The founding principle of modern psychotherapy – that it is all to do with one’s childhood – can sound especially irritating. Why should we be forever tied to things that happened infinitely long ago? Sign up to our new newsletter…

How to Watch the News Media and Stay Sane

How to Watch the News Media and Stay Sane

We are used to thinking of what we call the news as a tool that can help us to vanquish ignorance. But what it continuously – albeit slyly – does is encourage us to forget entirely what we actually feel…