Psychology

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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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Toxic relationships

Toxic relationships – definition A toxic relationship is a relationship characterised by behaviours on the part of a toxic partner damaging to their partner, either emotionally, physically or both. While a healthy relationship contributes to our self-esteem and emotional energy, a toxic relationship damages self-esteem and drains energy. Even a good relationship may have its …

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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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Be a lady they said

“Be a Lady They Said” Be a lady they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show so much skin. Don’t show your thighs. Don’t show your breasts. Don’t show your midriff. Don’t show your cleavage. Don’t show your underwear. Don’t show your shoulders. Cover …

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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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