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Dealing with fears or loss of control

Bilateral stimulation with “butterfly embrace” and “reorientation in the present” against overwhelming anxiety Anxiety: butterfly hug (BLS) Despite your fear, try it: sit back comfortably, close your eyes and imagine a situation in which you feel completely comfortable and content. That can be an everyday or holiday situation, or even a fantasy situation. Feel this …

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Confluence & Conflict

Many people seem to regard harmony and peace as fundamental values, especially in their relationships. And sometimes cultures endorse a particularly low-conflict or conflict-averse interaction. Yet, it is precisely the argument, the conflict, and possibly even the tangible dispute that enables us to grow and feel as “we” ourselves. Now that doesn’t mean we have to fight …

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Breast cancer – What happens in the brain with a cancer diagnosis?

Insights from trauma therapy help us understand what goes on in our brain when we receive a cancer diagnosis. The inner and outer images perceived in a particular situation, the noises, the smells, the body sensations are initially stored on a “primitive” level in the so-called limbic system. The amygdala (almond kernel), in particular, is …

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Testosterone stress

Testosterone – things you should know about itTestosterone – things you should know about itTestosterone and stressTestosterone – day and nightTestosterone – body and soulTestosterone typesTestosterone – a man’s thing Testosterone builds muscle and makes you more masculine – at least most of the time. It is also true that testosterone, especially testosterone deficiency, is …

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Quick thinking? Slow thinking? Clear thinking!

Thinking is a big challenge. The most straightforward test of the clarity of our thinking is whether we can manage to explain complex ideas as simply as possible. When you try it, you immediately notice where our thoughts are unclear and which elements need to be reconsidered or put on a more secure basis. It’s …

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Breathing exercises for fear or panic

The following are two well-known breathing exercises that anyone can practice without any spiritual baggage. If we consciously breathe deeply – on excursions into nature, we usually feel good because of that. Calm, deep abdominal breathing relieves stress and relaxes you. The breath exchange process in the lungs is also optimized. In the case of …

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Casual sex and mental health

Most people have a pretty solid opinion about casual sex. However, these attitudes change in most people with relationship status as well. Depending on the situation, casual sex is enjoyed, frowned upon, envied or stigmatized. Some take it almost philosophically serious, making all sorts of psychologically beneficial or disadvantageous arguments for or against casual sex. …

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