onlinePROTECT Conference

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Darryl and Mary took part in the OnlinePROTECT conference “It’s just online, isn’t it?” in London on 28 April 2016. They set out the latest research into the brain changes brought about by compulsive use of internet pornography. The conference …

NOTA Scotland Conference

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The annual NOTA (National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers) Scotland conference took place on 18-19 April 2016 at Stirling University. The subject was Preventing Sexual Abuse: working effectively with adults, adolescents and children. For the second year, The Reward …

Psychiatric Diagnosis by Lucy Johnstone

Psychiatric Diagnosis by Lucy Johnstone

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BOOK: In A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis consultant clinical psychologist Dr. Lucy Johnstone looks at some key ideas behind modern psychology and finds them wanting. The two main diagnostic manuals are the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of …

To fall in love with

To fall in love with anyone, do this…

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This story from New York Times, January 11, 2015 is worth reading. More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my …

Internet porn addiction

Internet porn addiction

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Around St Valentine’s Day if we don’t have a solid love relationship in our life, looking for entertainment on the internet, especially at pornography, can seem like a good alternative. Many people just regard it harmless bit of fun. Everyone …

Reward Foundation

The latest from The Reward Foundation

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Here is the latest from The Reward Foundation… The board, volunteers and friends of The Reward Foundation – Our Brain on Love and Sex, are delighted to announce the relaunch of the new website. It is an evidence-based resource for …

Porn sex and the Law

The Law

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Technology makes the creation and transmission of sexually arousing images available to anyone with a smartphone, including your child. The massive rise in the reporting of sex crime and the ‘zero tolerance’ approach by the police and prosecution service have …

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Does someone you know have a porn problem?

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What is all the fuss? “Porn is a rite of passage into adulthood,”or “it’s just boys being boys” you might say to yourself. Well maybe that was the case when only magazines and DVDs were available. The challenge today is …

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Fulfilling our potential

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Human beings are great learners. We love novelty. We’re always searching and seeking out the best, the newest, whatever puts us ahead. But we can get lost in that constant hunt.  Fulfilling our potential can be a challenge. One of …