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Could Stress Be Impairing Your Clients’ Vision?

“We see largely with the mind and only partly with the eyes.” William Bates, Better Eyesight without Glasses.1909,1977.

Vision training exercises used in Affect Regulation Therapy facilitate fast and effective relief of stress for our clients. But how does it work? Read on to find out more.

Vision takes place in the brain

The retina has a maximum sensitiveness point, that is called the fovea centralis or central pit. The center of the fovea is the seat of acutest vision. The acuteness of vision rapidly decreases away from this spot. The eye with normal vision sees one part of everything it looks at best and all other parts worse in proportion to their distance from the point of maximum vision. In abnormal conditions of the eye, functional or organic, this central function is lost.

“When sight is normal the sensitiveness of the fovea is normal. When sight is imperfect, the sensitiveness of the fovea is lowered.” William Bates, 1909,1977.

Why Silver Medals Can Hurt Olympians

Why Silver Medals Can Hurt Olympians By:  Anca Ramsden Our  Australian  Olympic athletes have collected twenty medals thus far, one gold, twelve silver and seven bronze. For a small nation this is an excellent achievement and we are proud of our high achievers.  Although winning a silver or bronze medal is better than going home […]

New Affect Regulation Therapy Practitioner Level 2 Training Graduates

I ran Level Two A.R.T. training in Townsville, Australia this April, after being invited by four practitioners who had completed Level One in November 2011.  They were actively using the Level One A.R.T. techniques in their practice with clients and were getting good results, so they were keen to master the Level Two skills as well. […]

Immediate Stress Relief Motivates The Client

Affect Regulation Therapy can be used to support the initial delicate phases in psychotherapy of rapport building and contracting for treatment with the client, because it is consistently effective at immediately lowering stress levels and raising mood in a client-friendly way. Here is how it can support you, the clinician, in your practice. When clients […]