The Therapy Of Tomorrow initiative: let’s crowdsource therapy using multimedia

The Therapy Of Tomorrow initiative – Let’s crowdsource therapy: using film, television, games, music, the internet, books + other media There was once a time when there were ‘celebrities’ and ‘regular people’, those in the media and those who just watched it, and those who were therapists and everyone else. Times have changed! Now we…

#7 – The Psychology of Media & Entertainment with Dr Brendan Rooney & JFL

In this seventh episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets psychologist Dr Brendan Rooney to discuss the psychology of media and entertainment. Dr Brendan Rooney’s research interests include how cognitive and emotional processes interact in the context of media, arts and entertainment. He has a strong interest in research…

TEDx Therapy Of Tomorrow talk by JFL

My Therapy Of Tomorrow TEDx talk at University College Dublin, December 2017 Permalinks: https://jfl.com/therapyoftomorrow or https://youtu.be/lo4DPYYQrGc Therapy Of Tomorrow is an ongoing collaborative project. Do get in touch if you would like to participate in its co-creation. Media enquiries here. For lots more on this topic subscribe to the bodymindself™ podcast and to get regular updates follow on: Twitter Facebook Youtube…

#6 – Relational & Interdisciplinary Thinking with Abeba Birhane & JFL

 In this sixth episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets cognitive science researcher Abeba Birhane (Twitter, Blog) to discuss the topics of relational & interdisciplinary thinking. The bodymindself™ podcast, newly launched in 2017, is an ongoing series of conversations between JFL and others on the topics of applied…

#5 – Self & Volition with Professor J. Scott Jordan & JFL

In this fifth episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets Professor J. Scott Jordan to discuss the topics of self and volition, or conscious will. J. Scott Jordan’s research focuses on volition and its relationship to consciousness. He received his PhD in cognitive psychology and the neurophysiological basis…

#4 – Gaming & Virtual Reality with Nikki Lannen & JFL

In this fourth episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets game developer and virtual reality specialist Nikki Lannen to discuss what’s happening in gaming and the implications of virtual reality. Nikki Lannen @nikkilannen is the founder and CEO of Warducks @War_Ducks warducks.com, a Dublin based Virtual Reality Studio,…

#3 – Self Defence & Experiential Learning with Patrick Cumiskey & JFL

In this third episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets self-defence instructor and peak performance specialist Patrick Cumiskey to discuss self defence and learning by doing. Patrick Cumiskey is the chief instructor of Krav Maga Ireland and a psychotherapist whose work places a particular emphasis on peak performance…

The intersubjectivity and intrasubjectivity of applied therapeutic sense-making

Written for and presented to the Intersubjectivity and its commitments conference at University College Dublin on 13/03/17 Listen to the audio introduction of this topic on SoundCloud View this article on Academia.edu or ResearchGate Intersubjectivity In a simplistic presentation intersubjectivity might be viewed as the social relationship between individuals. A deeper analysis shows that the coupling of individuals may…

Styles of Therapy & Training

I’m regularly asked what the difference is between various approaches to therapy. There can be a lot of overlap between approaches but I’ve put this brief guide together in the hope it will show some of the key differences between approaches. If you’d like to see anything added then just let me know. Coaching Cognitive…

A Guide To Change

Sometimes change can be easy, other times a little harder, but either way the following tips will help ensure that you are moving steadily in the right direction. 1) Decide that you want to change This is one of the single most important parts. When you reach that point where you’ve committed to yourself that…