Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, vol. 21, no
3 (83) September 2018

Psoriasis is a non-contagious but chronic skin disease that does not usually affect the client’s wellbeing, but, due to the changes regarding the aspect of their skin, other members of society tend to avoid and sometimes marginalize a person that exhibits clear visual symptoms. This can cause the patient issues like anxiety, stress and depression. In this paper, we outline and detail a case study with the treatment of a patient diagnosed with psoriasis and the effects of the IEMT model treatment.
In addition, the IEMT primary concepts and techniques are described and further
references and training resources are provided.

Objectives: The current paper aims at providing evidence for the IEMT model, both as
possible and efficient, but also a non-intrusive, complementary method for treating patients
diagnosed with psoriasis skin eruption.

Methods: The Integral Eye Movement Therapy process was specifically designed by the
Association for IEMT Practitioners for their psoriasis research project.
Results: The client participating in this case study presented improvement after two weeks of
the single IEMT based treatment session and after three months the client’s psoriasis-induced
eruptions completely disappeared. Moreover, after two years and a half, his psoriasis-induced
eruptions also did not reappear.

Conclusions: Although further research is needed, following this case study, we can clearly
see the Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) model shows to be a promising approach in treating
stress-related psoriasis.

Download the full PDF published article here.

Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, vol. 21, no
3 (83) September 2018

The funny thing about laughter.

Laughter makes you happy.

A geeky fact is that laughter, I mean real laughter where the belly moves and down and we lose control and chuckle. Yes that laughter is called guffaw, well it’s the key to regulating the Serotonin in your body. 

If you don’t have time to read on then here’s the shortened version.

If you want to be happier, you need to release more Serotonin into your body and if you want to release more Serotonin into your body then laugh, especially at you’re mistakes, your quirks and nuances. 


Laughter really does make us happy.

Depressed people can’t laugh at themselves, so they don’t. Happy people can at themselves and often do. 

What happens inside the body is somewhat remarkable because the act of laughter itself regulates a  neurotransmitter called serotonin when we guffaw. A belly laugh starts in the gut and 90% of serotonin is stored in the gut. 

When we laugh at jokes or things we find funny, then a beautiful process takes over to gradually release our stress levels.

Stress is caused by an incongruence across our cells but when serotonin gets released into the blood stream the cells in our body temporarily all sing off the same sheet, they harmonise. This is the wonderful thing about serotonin. It’s sero (blood) tonin (toner).

The average person will chat to friends at a syllable rate around 7.5Hzs but measurements of the speed of laughter and we discover we all slow down a little. The average laughter rate being bang in the middle of Theta Brainwaves and sits around 5.5Hz.

The world over, all humans can recognise when someone else is laughing, it’s a commonality that’s a ‘common sense’ thing to do.

Serotonin literally tones the blood which brings all the cells of the body to a point of harmony, it’s no wonder it’s referred to as the ‘happy hormone’. While at the same time the brain gets flooded with a blast of frequencies which break apart the stress pattern that occurred before the punchline was told.

We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh – William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910)

If you are still confused what guffaw is, then you may enjoy watching this… Skype Laughter Chain

… enjoy!