Blog: Mental Health in Children and Adults
- Exploring your Internal Family Systems
- Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET)
- Creating Long Lasting Positive Change
- How Mentally Strong People Find Inner Peace
- Helping the Student with ADHD in the Classroom
- Does my child have ADHD?
- How much do you LIKE yourself?
- When FEAR becomes your closest Enemy
- The Forty Rules of Love
- Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents
- Does my child have a mental health condition?
- What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
- BAD MUM: Why Self-Care for Parents is so important
- Being an Expat Teenager
Exploring your Internal Family Systems
Knowing your internal family systems means being aware of your emotions, thought processing, and decision-making. Try to be as non-judgmental as possible when you list things that make you feel uncomfortable. You don’t need to fight, change or understand anything. Stay curious and open-minded during this exercise, allowing buried emotions to emerge without fear and […]
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET)
The use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology represents an option with the potential to overcome such barriers. VR exposure therapy (VRET), also called exposure therapy in virtual, is based on a very similar rationale to in vivo exposure therapy; however, in VR exposure, phobic stimuli are presented to the patient in VR. VR is a […]
Creating Long Lasting Positive Change
I have always wondered about the secret of a “Good Life” and the contributing factors.The formula for happiness doesn’t seem to be a success in different domains like more money, better grades, a high reputation at your job, having children or a summer house in Spain. I have experienced it personally that feeling content did […]
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing At first glance, Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) appears to approach psychological issues unusually. It does not rely on talk therapy or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a natural body function, Rapid Eye Movement (REM), as its basis. Dr Francine Shapiro, the founder of EMDR, found that just three 90-minute sessions could alleviate symptoms of PTSD […]
How Mentally Strong People Find Inner Peace
Source: Article in Psychology Today from Amy Morin, 2018 Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way. That’s not to say they don’t feel pain or that they don’t get sad — they experience their emotions on a deep level. […]
Helping the Student with ADHD in the Classroom
General behaviour intervention suggestions for TEACHERS Classroom interventions for students with ADHD should be based upon a solid foundation of general behaviour intervention principles. While students with ADHD have a core of common problems, this group is fairly heterogeneous. Thus, instead of focusing on ADHD symptoms, management should target specific problem behaviour directly. Next, an […]
Does my child have ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that can severely impact the behaviour of children and youngsters regarding their school performance and socialising with peers. The worldwide prevalence for children with ADHD is 5%. (Faraone, Sergeant, Gilberg & Biederman, 2003). Symptoms of ADHD: Inattentiveness: Struggle to hold attention during calm activities, tend to […]
How much do you LIKE yourself?
Potential effects by Social Media on adolescents Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. With the almost endless possibilities of the world wide web, it has been so easy not only to google anything you need to know but also to socialise with your friends or peers on different platforms whenever and wherever you are. It seems […]
When FEAR becomes your closest Enemy
About Social Anxieties in Adolescents Are you most of the time afraid of making a fool of yourself and thinking that everybody is judging you when you are in public? You might struggle even to open the door for the postman, take the school bus or have a snack in the school cafeteria. Thinking about […]
The Forty Rules of Love
Some inspiring quotes from the book “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak. Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighbourhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will only open up a new path for you. Be thankful! It is easy to […]
Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents
What does Psychotherapy mean? Before my psychotherapy training which I started after working many years as a social worker, supporting families struggling with different issues, I didn`t know much about psychotherapy. While I was working with children, who were suffering from developmental disorders, showing symptoms of hyperactivity and focusing issues, academically low performance at school, […]
Does my child have a mental health condition?
Many parents are struggling with this question and don´t know if there might be an issue, which needs to be taken more seriously than the usual complaints like oppositional behaviour, mood changes or body image issues during puberty, for example.In general, parents should seek advice/support as soon as possible if their child is struggling in […]
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
The psychiatrist Robert Waldinger asks this question in his TED Talk based on a 75-year-old study on adult development https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkKuTCFvzI In this study, 724 lives of men were tracked over a couple of decades by asking them about their work, home lives and health. About 60 men are alive and still participate in the study. […]
BAD MUM: Why Self-Care for Parents is so important
I have been a bad mum today, at least in my children’s opinion. Does it sound familiar to you if I say that our children can sometimes be very egocentric?Alternatively, am I wrong because this word is not usually appropriate for children but adults? ANGER I might not be alone in my anger when I […]
Being an Expat Teenager
While an Expat Life can offer financial and cultural advantages, children and adolescents often suffer for at least a certain period from an adjustment disorder. It also makes it not always easy for parents to distinguish between temporary and persistent symptoms. An adjustment disorder may occur if they experience a few symptoms below. What does […]