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WonderLabs with Chris Richardson

Jan 24, 2021

Rebecca Samuels is a cognitive behavioural therapist working remotely with patients through the coronavirus pandemic. She has spent time working in mental health at music festivals, prisons, and as part of the response team following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

In this episode, we cover the basics of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the evolution of mental health treatment approaches, and how Rebecca brings her wide-reaching experience into her practice. We also discuss the false dichotomy of body and mind, how things have changed since the pandemic, and a likely upcoming trial involving psychedelic therapy.

For headline-free coronavirus updates, head over to Information is Beautiful. For more on the body and mind, pick up a copy of “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk. If you're in the UK and would like to find your local psychological therapies service, you can enter your postcode on the NHS website.