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How to deal with depression after divorce?

Divorce is a common stressor linked to an increased risk for poor long-term physical and mental health, and yet few studies have evaluated interventions that could lessen these negative health effects. In my stress management workshops, I very often work with people that are experiencing situational depression all the time. The biggest difference between situational depression and clinical depression is that situational depression is caused by a loss like death or divorce. Most people going through divorce experience some degree of…

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Some words about psychotherapy and counselling (Part 2): Existential Psychotherapy.

Counsellors and psychotherapists, especially existential specialists, have discovered that they cannot cure anyone of life. Life, as someone once put it, is a terminal disease which can only be remedied by death. There are certain life events, such as immigration, bereavement of a loved one, loss of a job and many other sorts of losses that can throw even the most balanced person out of kilter. We cannot avoid the realities of human living; neither can we always bear them…

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Some words about psychotherapy and counselling… (Part 1)

Because of the dramatic ways in which my life has been transformed over recent years, I have become more aware of the manner, in which I respond to the level of awareness that I can master in my personal life.  Throughout the books dedicated to existential psychology and psychotherapy I have encouraged a more intense link between the way in which I live in the world and work with others towards greater understanding. Being human beings, each of us has…

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Causes and Remedies for Troubled Relationships

All relationships, even the most successful ones, have conflict. It is unavoidable. The Gottman Institute has identified four signs that a relationship is in trouble, which can happen because of unaddressed attachment wounds (I was talking about them in my previous post). These signs have been emphasized as Criticism. When you partner is criticizing you, he/she is attacking at the core of your character or personality. The important thing is to learn the difference between expressing a complaint and criticizing: Complaint:…

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