Video about attachment styles

A nice little video about different attachment styles in relationships.…

TED-talk about happiness

What makes a good life? This interesting TED-talk refers to the longest study on happiness, in which a group of men are followed from young adulthood to old age. The study points out that good relationships are the most important determinant of happiness.

The Tale

The Tale is a fantastic film about a woman who re-experiences memories about a sexual relationship between her and her running coach. The film is based on a true story and describes grooming and how powerful manipulation can be in the sensitive teenage years.

Link: Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center

Bessel van der Kolk is the head of this Trauma Center. The web page provides knowledge about trauma in children and other relevant information on trauma.

You can read more on their web page. 


Interview with Peter Fonagy

A nice interview with Fonagy in which he refers to his own story and talks about today’s challenges in relation to mental health.


Video: Dan Siegel on optimal attachment

Dr. Dan Siegel talks about optimal attachment


Book review: Zero degrees of empathy

By Simon Baron-Cohen

The book takes a closer look at empathy. Especially interesting is the term 0-empathy, including 0-empathy negative and 0-empathy positive. Referring to 0-empathy negative the focus is on borderline, psychopathy and narcissism. With 0-empathy positive the focus is on Asperger syndrome. Heredity and environment are discussed in relation to all the conditions.

It is a good and rewarding book spiced with cases.


Video: The psychology of violence with Peter Fonagy

Peter Fonagy talks about the psychology of violence.


Book review: “Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice” – second edition

This year a new edition of “Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice” has been published. It is state of the art in relation to where the theory of mentalization is today. The book contains a lot of new and interesting mentalization theory.

You can read the book review here.


Understanding misunderstandings

Curiousness and openness are important elements in mentalization based treatment. It’s about exploring what’s going on in the mind of others and in your own mind.

Mentalizing is among other things about understanding misunderstandings. This video is an example of a therapist doing exactly this.