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The Exercise of the Month

Get off the couch and start exercising! Your mental health needs these 3 benefits.

June 2022 Let’s be honest about it, not many of us have great enthusiasm to spend the little free time that we have from our busy daily schedules on exercising. We all know it’s good for our health ,but do you also know that it improves your mental health and reduces the risk of developing mental disorders? The following points should convince you to start combining more physical activity in your life.Improves mood: Exercising leads [...]

June 2022|Tags: |

Self-care during social distancing

May 2022 We are asked to keep our distance, work from home, stop gathering with many people and some places are even off limits. Somehow socials distancing started feeling as social isolation. But, it does not have to be this way. We can still pick up the phone, do videoconferencing, send messages or emails, participate in online activities(e.g. workshops, exercise class ,dates, and games) and even send good old fashioned cards if we choose to. [...]

May 2022|Tags: |

Perfectionism

April 2022 Perfectionism is mistakenly seen in our society as a desirable trait or necessity for success. Focusing on the small details and flaws costs allot time and energy, which can also reduce productivity and efficiency. Thoughts are very inflexible and dominated by many ‘’shoulds’’. The unrealistic and unattainable standards of perfections eliminates experiencing satisfaction. It seems that it is ever good enough. It can also lead to procrastination, stress, self-criticism, an unstable [...]

April 2022|Tags: |

Dealing with failure

March 2022 Sometimes we make mistakes and we disappoint ourselves and others. Sometimes things do not work out like we planned and sometimes we fail. Failure is part of life. It can only be prevented if we do nothing and live alone in a vacuum. After the initial shock, vulnerability rises and negative emotions are often being experienced. Emotions such as anxiety, helplessness, frustration, anger, hopelessness may vary in intensity and duration between [...]

March 2022|Tags: |

Taking responsibility and focusing on yourself

February 2022 Clients, who come to therapy often feel stuck or say they are not able to do something or cannot anymore.  Sometimes in order to improve and grow we need to make a conscious choice. In making  that choice we take responsibility on the progress we make. In consciously choosing to actively participate and practice in the sessions and beyond, one takes responsibility and prioritizes  one’s own needs, emotions, thoughts, values, behavior, [...]

February 2022|Tags: |

Part 2 – Dealing with uncertainty

December 2021 In the previous part we talked about behavior change. This month we will deal with thoughts that are linked with uncertainty. In times of chaos and disbalance , it helps to try to find some meaning and purpose in the whole chaos. Research has found that if we feel our life is full with purpose and we follow are values, then we are happier. As social being one can achieve meaningfulness [...]

January 2022|Tags: |

Part 1 – Dealing with uncertainty

December 2021 Since the Corona started many people experience allot of uncertainty. With the constant flow of divers information and split opinions, limited freedom and changes around us, the sense of loss, helplessness, hopelessness, frustrations and emotional distress are common. One of the ways in which we can cope with uncertainty is to limit what we expose ourselves to and to find a way to comfort ourselves while trying to keep safe and [...]

December 2021|Tags: |

Part 2 – Setting up our boundaries

November 2021 When we learn to tend to other’s needs or we learn how to behave from observing other’s unhealthy boundaries in their relationships, it makes it hard to set our own boundaries. People who, are not use to hearing assertive boundary setting from you, may react negatively, which might provoke anxiety and guilt in you for asserting these boundaries. It is important to realise that hearing boundaries and setting them is also [...]

November 2021|Tags: |

Part one- Increasing self- reflection and self -awareness

October 2021 The topic of this month is boundaries. Boundaries are important in every type of relationship ,as they help us protect ourselves.  When we trust someone, feel emotionally close to them, we let them more in and others we keep at a distance. The distance or how much one is allowed within your emotional or physical space differs per person, context or relationship. Without knowing who we are, what we feel ,want [...]

October 2021|Tags: |

Are you ready for a change?

September 2021 Have you experienced feelings of sadness, being stuck, lack of pleasure and being tired all the time in the past months? Do positive emotions seem like far away memories? Does everything seem hard or impossible?  If you can relate to this, are you ready for a change?  The exercise of this month is to test your level of readiness and motivation by answering a few questions: Are my thoughts and behaviour [...]

September 2021|Tags: |

Use visualisation to positively deal with stress

August 2021 Visualising catastrophes may increase your stress, but visualising success works just as effectively to reduce it. When stress is building up visualisation can help. This month we will learn how do use this form of strategy. To use visualisation positively, sit in a quiet and distraction-free environment, and paint a detailed image in your mind of you performing the stress-provoking task. Go slowly, step-by-step and see yourself performing the task and [...]

August 2021|Tags: |

Should’s, have to and must

July 2021 We all have should and have to. ‘’I have to clean the house every day’’; ‘’I must help others even if I am tired....’’ We get this life rule from others while we grow up and sometimes due to conclusions which we have from certain event in our lives. This rule cause us to aim for a high unrealistic goal and engage in more self- comparison. It also promotes our inner [...]

July 2021|Tags: |

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