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 is MBT for? …

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Addiction – withdrawal motivation check

Addiction – withdrawal motivation check The worksheet contains an Excel folder for Mac, to compare the advantages of addiction behaviour and freedom from addiction respectively. It is designed for daily revision during the struggle against addictive behaviour, but can be used for any behaviour change. (Then you simply replace the “addictive behaviour” with the undesirable …

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Obsessed by eating right – Orthorexia nervosa

Obsessed by eating right – Orthorexia nervosa Orthorexia nervosa – definition = the compulsive fixation on the exclusive consumption of foods that are subjectively assessed as healthy, while at the same time avoiding „unhealthy“ foods. The consequences can be distress, malnutrition, underweight and mental instability. Orthorexia nervosa is not listed in the ICD-10 international classification …

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Non-specific environmental syndrome – definition

Non-specific environmental syndrome – definition Somatization syndromes in environmental medicine include The Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance IEI = acquired disorders with numerous and recurring complaints in connection with diverse environmental influences that are well tolerated by the majority of the population. The complaints cannot be explained by a known medical or psychiatric / psychological disorder. The …

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Remote Leadership Fact Sheet #6: Crisis Management

Remote Leadership Fact Sheet #6: Crisis Management The natural inclination in a crisis may be to go into command-and-control. That is not leadership though! The following points must be clear for any leader under such conditions. 1.    Crisis Management: Find emotional balance Managers often run the risk of not wanting to accept crisis situations at …

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Affect – Definition

Affect – definition = general term for feelings and emotions. It describes an intense, relatively short-lasting feeling, in contrast to the long-lasting „mood“. In the broadest sense, it can mean any emotional impulse (emotions). Affect – structure Affects include a) an expressive component with facial expressions and vocalisations b) a physiological component of activation or …

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Alexithymia – Definition

Alexithymia = Emotional blindness; inability to adequately perceive your own feelings and describe them in wordsSynonyms: infantile personality, pensée operatoire, emotional coldness, less often emotional dyslexia Causes: lacking symbolisation ability due to inadequate early mother-child relationship with the consequence of either insufficient differentiation of sensitivity to feelings (affects), or intrapsychic defense after previously developed sensitivity …

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