Adam Groves and his colleagues are doing fascinating work to build VR experiences that can help children overcome the kinds of stress they are facing, particularly at school. This is a short first glimpse of their work, that we will hope to be following up in detail.
An informal chat with an old friend of Anuradha Vittachi and Peter Armstrong's, the psychotherapist Chris Robertson. Since retiring from the organisation he co-founded, Re-vision, he's been exploring the ways in which therapy needs to move beyond the personal to the cultural, as we face new forms of alienation - everything from social media to climate change.
At this year's Adlerian Summer School Peter Armstrong had the opportunity to sit down with one of the keynote speakers, Mia Levitt Frank, a psychotherapist and Director of the Adlerian School of Coaching in Israel.
Alfred Adler's pyschology has insiqhts to offer to the most immediate issues we face in our increasingly digital world. Are we becoming additcted to our iphones - or even our podcasts? And what of the future when artificial intelligence threatens to make us humans redundant?
At this year's Adlerian Summer School Peter Armstrong had the opportunity to meet someone with fascsinating insights to offer - the Adlerian pyschologist, Professor Ursula Oberst.
What do you do when an army major arrives at your door, salutes and says: "Sir, I have orders to kill you."?
What do you do when your village water supply fails and the government does nothing?
It's sixty years since the man they call 'the little Gandhi', Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, affectionaly known as Ari, started the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka - putting people in 10,000 villages on the front line of social change. It's based on principles of non-violence and what he calls 'Buddhist economics'.
When they met, Anuradha Vittachi started by asking about the background to the movement he founded.