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The Addiction Economy: psychological and social effects

The addiction economy – how modern business models exploit our psyche Introduction The addiction economy thrives on addictive design – the creation of appealing digital products and services that capture users’ attention. Findings from psychology and behavioural science are used in such a way that they bind users to them as strongly as possible, leading […]

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Adjustment disorders

Strategies for coping with adjustment disorders: A Comprehensive Guide Introduction This blog post is about coping strategies, therapy options and long-term approaches to adjustment disorders. Although they are common, they are not among the “top 5” most widespread mental disorders. Studies and statistics show that adjustment disorders can affect around 5-20% of the population. They

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Toxic shame in replacement children: Therapeutic approaches

Invisible scars and pain Invisible emotional wounds can go deeper than physical injuries. That is particularly true of the surrogate child syndrome and toxic shame. Both have far-reaching effects on individual well-being. They require sensitive and professional support to enable sustainable healing and personal growth. Causes and effects Toxic shame in replacement child syndrome results

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Procrastination and childhood trauma

Procrastination and trauma: understanding the causes and strategies for overcoming them Procrastination is a common problem affecting many people and often leads to considerable distress and helplessness. While it is usually attributed to laziness or lack of motivation, procrastination can have deeper roots, especially in people who have experienced trauma. The key message here is

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Ein gelbes Smiley-Gesicht auf einem lebendigen, abstrakten Hintergrund aus Blau- und Orangetönen. Der Smiley wirkt glücklich und fröhlich, während der Hintergrund eine Mischung aus dynamischen und chaotischen Farben zeigt, was einen Kontrast zwischen oberflächlicher Positivität und komplexen Emotionen darstellt.

Toxic positivity

When too much optimism does harm Introduction Toxic positivity describes an attitude that only allows positive feelings and thoughts but ignores or devalues negative emotions. While healthy positivity, i.e. optimism, maintains a positive view of situations and accepts negative experiences as part of life, toxic positivity leads to emotional stress and psychological problems. This form

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The Science of Emotions

Emotions: How They Affect Our Behaviour Introduction Emotions are a fundamental human experience, influencing our thoughts, actions, and interactions. Understanding the science behind emotions can provide valuable insights into why we feel the way we do and how these feelings shape our behaviour. This post explores emotions’ neurobiological, psychological, and social aspects and their profound impact

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How to come out of childhood trauma

Seven keys to overcoming childhood trauma Childhood trauma has long-term effects on mental health and influences emotional well-being in adulthood. Overcoming childhood trauma requires self-compassion, personal care for wounded parts of yourself and reining in your inner critic. This blog post is about exploring seven keys to overcoming childhood trauma to help you regain your

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Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders: Causes, symptoms and treatment options Introduction Sleep disorders are an increasingly widespread problem in our society. Many people struggle with sleep problems that harm their health and quality of life. A new phenomenon resulting from the spread of social media is the so-called “Revenge Bedtime Procrastination”. This blog post is about the different

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Psychosomatic pain

Understanding and coping with psychosomatic pain Psychosomatic pain affects the lives of many people around the world. This pain, which has no organic cause, is the result of unresolved emotional conflicts and stress. This article concerns psychosomatic pain – from the causes and symptoms to treatment options and self-management techniques. Let’s take a look at

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