Are We Supporting Change or Same?

Director’s Notes – May 2019 Bower Knowledge Are We Supporting Change or Same? A central tenet of a systems approach to human difficulties is that the person experiencing the problem is embedded in a web of relationships each of which either act to perpetuate or...

Blame, Shame, Emotional Dysregulation and Self-Harm

Director’s Notes – May 2019 Bower Knowledge Blame, Shame, Emotional Dysregulation and Self-Harm Adolescent self-harm is often conceptualised as related to difficulty regulating emotion and a behaviour that elicits guilt, shame and blame in the young person and their...

What’s in a Name?

Director’s Notes – May 2019 Bower Knowledge What’s in a Name? “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The famous line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet suggests that a name is of no import, no matter what we call...