IAEBP Privacy Policy for Members

IAEBP Privacy Policy The International Association for Evidence Based Psychotherapy (hereinafter referred to as “the IAEBP”) treats the privacy of its members and website users very seriously and we take appropriate security measures to safeguard your privacy. This Policy explains how we protect and manage any personal data* you share with us and that we […]

Breathe yourself calm

One of our heroes, the leading research neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, has a new book out – Anxious: The Modern Mind in the Age of Anxiety. He has, of course, been talking about the subject. He says we can all learn to calm our minds ourselves, although that would be more work if you’re a born […]

How to Build a Girl – surviving being a teenager

Caitlin Moran wrote this powerful and poignant piece in The Times about surviving being a teenage girl; “I have just finished a tour where I spoke on stage, for two hours, about doubt and self-loathing, anxiety, eating disorders, hope, joy, and wanting to change both yourself and the world – because those are the subjects […]

Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

The piece in this link is less about neuroscience and more about society! In a nine minute interview, eminent neuroscientist Bessel van der Kolk shows how abuse, neglect or exposure to domestic violence is altering the very structure of an infant brain. He then draws a direct link to later substance abuse, criminality, and an […]

Doubts about artificial sweeteners

Doubts about artificial sweeteners – The ‘evidence-based’ minefield. Seeing the news about artificial sweeteners and the various reactions to it, I’m struck how difficult it can be to assess the raw scientific data, the direct inferences drawn by researchers and then the more socio-economic-political positions of other users and commentators. For many years I have […]

If you have an internal locus of control, your children do better at school!

Something of an #education breakthrough was announced today. A study, performed in Bristol by researchers from the London School of Economics, has shown that babies born to highly competitive women (Tiger mothers) who believe that they have the power to shape their children’s prospects go on to achieve better GCSE results. Early in their pregnancy […]

Self-harming at record level

#Self-harming is at record levels among the young. Lucie Russell from Youngminds is quoted in the Times today citing the pressures of the modern world “and some of these pressures are unprecedented”, refering to the 24/7 on-line culture. “Young people feel it never lets up.” “On-line they create a brand – brand me – which […]

The Confidence Code

The new book, The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman brings together plenty of evidence in the form of scientific studies for how women undermine their own confidence. The five common mistakes women make, the authors say, are thinking too much carrying criticism around for too long staying in their comfort zones failing to […]


WANT it – you might get it. IMAGINE it – you might get it. BELIEVE it – you WILL get it!! Now find some evidence to build your BELIEF on! This is a development on Coué’s idea of ‘Self-conflict’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coué .  Essentially, if ther is conflict between will and imagination, imagination tends to win.  You […]

Scars remind us…

Scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we’re going. David Rossi (character)