How does stress affect babies in our bellies?

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Baby health and stress during pregnancy are clearly linked, according to scientific research. One recent study (Phelan, DiBenedetto, Paul, Zhu, & Kjerulff, 2015) was conducted on 3,000 pregnant women who assessed the stress they feel. The baby’s health was monitored at 1, 6, and 12 months after birth. It was proven that the more stress a pregnant woman experienced during… Continue reading How does stress affect babies in our bellies?

Is this depression?

Depression is one of the most severe psychiatric disorders and causes difficulty in working and social functioning. It is frightening that over 60% of severely depressed people never get help. As many as 80% of depressed people have daily functioning problems, and most often lose about 6 working hours each week. People with depressive symptoms are more than 2 times more likely to take sick … Continue reading Is this depression?

Manipulation – Are you a victim?

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Manipulation is defined as skilful control by something or someone. Manipulation techniques are common tool psychopaths, sociopaths, narcissists and other types of predators use to exert control over their victims.  Manipulation is an emotionally unhealthy psychological strategy used by people who are incapable of asking for what they want and need directly. A manipulative person knows how to twist words, play on emotions and otherwise manage… Continue reading Manipulation – Are you a victim?

10 ways to discover your passion

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As a therapist, I always tell my clients how important it is to express emotions. I am one of the countless psychologists whose experimental studies affirmed the hypothesis that repressing adverse emotions lead to negative outcomes. These negative outcomes may be a low quality of life, anxiety, depression, psychosomatic reactions, heart attack, higher chances for injuries etc.  Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash… Continue reading 10 ways to discover your passion

Do you have scars proving that love hurts?

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Looking historically and confirming our views with countless studies, we concluded that men are more physically aggressive than women (e.g., Vlašić and Ivanišević, 2017; Larsen and Buss, 2008). Men are the most common perpetrators of violent murders and aggravated robberies. Violence against women exists in all cultures. The statistics are devastating. But it is even more shocking when we know… Continue reading Do you have scars proving that love hurts?

Psychology of gossiping

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Many people believe that gossiping is a very ugly habit. Religious people also consider gossip a sin. But we are still exposed to gossip almost wherever we turn. From an early age, I choose friends who did not have the habit of talking about other people in such a way, people who preferred to talk about ideas and experiences. But,… Continue reading Psychology of gossiping

Which form of psychotherapy is the right for my problem?

While there is a long list of psychotherapy options to choose from, not every option is the very best for your problem. Choosing the right psychotherapy option and psychotherapist you can trust is very important factor in achieving your goal – better mental health! Continue reading Which form of psychotherapy is the right for my problem?

How can a psychologist help your child

Every parent comes to a stage when their child displays indications of anxiety, depression, or they manifest behavioural problems, problems with hostility, impulsiveness, or obstacles at school. Maybe your child bites nails. Perhaps he or she is too shy or with no self-confidence. Some children have a limited number of friends or spend considerable time online. Sometimes your child fears dogs or has nightmares, and sometimes a child is a victim of bullying or a different sort of abuse. Sometimes children have a problem with night wetting. Sometimes they mourn after the loss of a close person or a pet. Children go through diverse stages during growth. Their development could be unique, but at the same time, it follows some rules. If your child has issues, and you feel overwhelmed and unable to help your child, be aware, psychologists and psychotherapists are there to help. Continue reading How can a psychologist help your child