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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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, often contradicts an inner …

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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 the one hand, hardly anything works …

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Gambling addiction – gambling thoughts

Gambling addiction – gambling thoughts Incorrect assumptions about the probability of winning and the ability to influence games of chance favour gambling behaviour. However, the importance of such false assumptions for the development and maintenance of gambling addiction should not be overestimated. Most gamblers know that they ultimately cannot win. If the desire to gamble …

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Gambling addiction – definition

Gambling addiction – definition   = repeated and persistent gambling, although negative financial, social or psychological consequences are emerging or already exist. Thoughts constantly revolve around gambling. Control over the start, end and extent of gambling is limited. Compulsive gamblers often play repeatedly in persistent phases, so that gambling ultimately dominates the lifestyle of the …

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Gambling addiction – life satisfaction

Gambling addiction – life satisfaction Different areas of life are listed in the worksheet „Life satisfaction“. Please rate your own satisfaction with each area using the attached scale. Take a moment to think about your satisfaction before giving points. Now that you have marked how satisfied you are with the different areas of life, go …

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Gambling addiction – gambling career

Gambling addiction – gambling career After you have clarified the positive aspects of gambling and a life free from addiction, you can use the overview over your gambling behavior in time, to clarify the course of your gambling career. The chronological sequence of the type and extent of the games of chance, the highs and …

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Gambling addiction – individual history

Gambling addiction – individual history At the beginning of a therapy, there are many questions, and upon their answers depends the way how to proceed in therapy. A first hint of problematic gambling behaviour often arises from observations of partners, relatives or work colleagues who realise, that there is an increasing, inexplicably high need for …

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