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Emotional triggers

Understand your emotional triggers – and how to deal with them The world can be great and beautiful, but it can also be evil and scary. Some have to endure hardships or deal with traumatic experiences. Such past experiences can affect the way we respond to events in the present. Then emotional triggers can cause …

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Childhood trauma, and how it affects health across a lifetime

Since the Covid-19 pandemic at the latest, no parent will have difficulty imagining that childhood trauma is affecting our emotional and behavioural development. The term childhood trauma summarizes: child abuse, sexual abuse of children, severe neglect, war experiences, separation / divorce of parents and other family / social stress factors. Trauma is a serious psychological …

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Dare more happiness instead of more career

Dare more happiness instead of more career: Seneca Lucius Annaeus Seneca (around 1-65 AD) was a Roman knight’s son in what is now Córdoba. He was one of the richest and most powerful men of his time. Among other things, he was the principal educator and advisor to the future Emperor Nero. His actions as a politician …

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Get out of corona anxiety

Corona anxiety: worrying symptoms According to the mental health charity Mind, the lockdown efforts have also taxed our cognitive resources. Many of us now struggle with a mixture of anxiety, depression, anxiety, fatigue, frustration, confusion, suspicion and powerlessness. Lockdown, isolation from friends and loved ones, loss of job and income – grief and loss on …

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Brain Fog

Do you know Brain Fog?

Do you know moments like that: you are exhausted, sluggish, forgetful, unfocused, and even somehow confused? Then you may have experienced brain fog. Brain Fog is very real and widespread. It is associated with described feelings and can last for a few minutes or even years. While not a disease in and of itself, it …

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Borderline disorder – parent’s guide

Borderline disorder – parent’s guide Feeling like giving up, for being hated one day and loved without limits the next, is what parents usually account about their children with borderline traits. For families dealing with a Borderline disorder – diagnosis, this feeling is all too familiar. The constant waves of intense feeling and acts can …

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Mentalisation

Mentalisation – Definition

Mentalisation – Definition Mentalisation – Definition = the ability to make sense of our own actions and communication, als well as those of others, in tems of intentions, wishes, desires and feelings. This ability is important in enabling us to regulate our emotions and impulses and in developing fulfilling, meaningful relationships. Mentalisation Base Therapy (MBT) is a psychotherapy to improve this ability. Who …

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Gambling addiction – relationships

Gambling addiction – relationships Gambling addiction – relationships Gambling addiction often creates considerable trouble in personal relationships, particularly through damaged trust, mainly due to the contradictory behaviour in phases of active gambling. Untruths are meant to hide gambling or provide money for gambling, or to put moral pressure on relatives. The outward self-confident demeanour, however, …

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Gambling addiction – dealing with money

Gambling addiction – dealing with money Gambling addiction – dealing with money Money gives gambling its fascination. Games without money offer little excitement. At the same time, money is associated with dreams of wealth and power and a carefree life. Getting the basics of everyday life like food, clothing and housing requires money. Since, on …

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