Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is on the 1st of March. […] People are often puzzled as to how is it possible for this behaviour to take place, and I am often asked about this condition in casual conversations – why would anyone want to harm his/herself? As strange as it might seem for many, this behaviour can serve a function and so there are comprehensible reasons as to why it occurs. […] To help explain how self-harm behaviour can arise, I’ll relate an example from my clinical work.
One in every 10 women experience postnatal depression within a year after they give birth. This type of depression develops gradually and consists of the usual symptoms, such as feeling low, being tired, lack of enjoyment, difficulties with sleep and concentration, and avoiding others.
February 27th is the first day of Eating Disorders Awareness week, which aims to make people aware of the impact that eating disorders can have on a person and what we can all do to support someone who is affected. […] Here, I briefly present an example of a client I worked with (JT) to help him overcome his binge eating disorder.
iConcipio’s project is called MePlusMe. It was shortlisted from over 2400 other projects worldwide for the Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year 2016 competition in Berlin. But, what is MePlusMe and why does this recognition matter? Let’s take a quick look at its story to date and hear from the people behind the project. […]
The way we think affects how we feel and how we behave. Yet, sometimes these thoughts are self-defeating and we allow them to act as barriers in our lives, making us feel miserable and dictating how we behave. For example, if you think that the friend you saw in the street this morning didn’t greet […]
About choosing a therapeutic model. Over time, a wide range of therapeutic models have been developed either via evidence-based research or anecdotal evidence from clinical experience. Some have become more popular than others, some remain controversial, and others are considered cutting edge. Regardless, this variety can cause confusion as to which model one should choose […]
These biases are the filters through which we experience certain situations and determine our perspective on the subject. If these filters are biased, it is likely that our unhelpful thoughts process information in a way that will lead us to have unpleasant feelings, such as stress, fear or low mood.
The modern norm We grow accustomed to living by ourselves. Becoming independent and strong; emotionally, financially, physically… Providing for ourselves and caring for our own needs.
I enjoy travelling – it makes me feel good. Yet, the feeling goes the moment I step back into my ordinary life and rhythms.
Imagine that the string represents our communication, the way we interact with each other. This will determine the course and future of our coexistence.