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The Healing Power of Mutuality – Neural Synchrony in Peer Support

Think Thrive! have teamed up with the Imagine Community, Dumfries to develop a research project. Both our organisations deliver Peer Support and we want to add to the body of evidence that supports Peer Support. We believe that the authenticity, empathy and mutuality within the relationship between Peers is a potent way to develop mutual healing.

We mean to gather data from focus groups of the lived experience of being a Peer Worker and of being supported by a Peer Worker and anlayze it to bring this experience into focus. We mean to show that within the alliance between Peer Worker and Person being supported that we can evidence Neural Synchrony – “the synchronization of neural, perceptual, affective, psychological and behavioural responses.” This is the basis for the spoken and unspoken understanding, affirmation and inspiration that is Peer Support.

We mean to present the findings to the General Adult Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Annual Conference in October 2018. We aim to make the case for the legitimacy of the Peer Support Approach to the College.

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The General Adult Faculty have now published the programme for the Conference, we are delivering the first Masterclass on the Friday at 15.50.

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We still need your support, PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO HELP US DELIVER OUR RESEARCH PAPER!! Thank you!

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