Master Performing

Lisa Chisholm is a psychotherapist specialising in performance anxiety. She is also a professional musician. I have included her site on owlandporcupine because Lisa offers a thoughtful analysis of “perfectionism” from the perspective of a professional performer. Furthermore, the accompanying illustrations are pithy, irreverent, effective and funny.

medicine as a biopsychosocial-ecological paradigm

This post will be a repository for articles/sites regarding: Mainstream medical practice largely ignores the role of emotions in the physiological functioning of the human organism. Yet the scientific evidence abundantly shows that people’s lifetime emotional experiences profoundly influence health and illness. And, since emotional patterns are a response to the psychological and social environment,…

The science of safety and neurcoception

Stephen Porges’s work on the polyvagal theory an excellent introduction to Stephen Porges’s work: Below is Porges describing “neuroception” Polyvagal theory in practice  

the impact of trauma

impact of trauma infographic:

Brene Brown

A little about Brene: I’ve spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, empathy, and shame. I’m the author of four books: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness. The bottom line: I believe that vulnerability – the willingness to be “all in” even when you know it can mean failing and hurting – is…