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Partcipants in Lisa Feldman Barrett's research lab at Northeastern University, Massachusetts, were subjected to evocative descriptions of loving situations situations, such as 'awakening to your buzzing alarm clock and finding a sweet note from your significant other', or 'walking into your childhood home and being smothered in hugs and smiles'.
As they listened to the words, increased activity was recorded in the participants' brain regions that control heart rate, breathing, metabolism and the immune system, which were positively impacted. 'Similarly the handwriting of someone we care about can have an unexpected emotional impact. A letter may induce a wave of love, a flood of gratitude, or a belly-aching laugh'.
A recent research study indicates that, "...similar clinical outcomes can be achieved via the telephone as are obtained in face-to-face [therapy]".
Furthermore, the alliance between therapist and client, as well as levels of empathy, attentiveness, participation and openess, are equivalent as in face-to-face therapy.
(Irvine et al; Journal of Affective Disorders; 15 March 2020)
To maximise your safety and wellbeing at this time, I can provide telephone counselling, where appropriate.
I have completed specialist telephone counselling training in order to offer this option.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by email, text or telephone to find out more.