Have you ever said to someone, “I know how you feel“? Well, I think most of us have at some point, but do we truly know how others feel, or is it just a saying that we use for better or worse? Continue reading →
Do you make shopping lists? Do you use your calendar for planning? Or do you otherwise tend to write down your thoughts? Good! Writing things down can help you become more mindful and consciously aware. Continue reading →
People who are consciously aware of their emotions deal with them more effectively. This idea is supported by a recent survey study by Claudia Subic-Wrana and co-workers (2014) of almost 2,000 participants (a representative sample of the German general population). Continue reading →
Repeat the word milk for 45 seconds or more (remember to say it out loud), and you will find that the word begins to lose its meaning. It’s called the Milk Milk Milk exercise, and it is just one of many word repetition exercises. Try it yourself before you read any further… did the word milk lose its meaning? Continue reading →
Vacations provide an opportunity for relaxation and mental downtime.
The summer vacations have just ended for most people. So, you might wonder how long you benefit from the effects of your holiday? Ought we go on holidays to relieve work-related stress and to stay well? Continue reading →
Avoidant personality disorder is especially prevalent in people with anxiety disorders, social anxiety in particular.
Avoidant Personality Disorder (APD) is in the newest American diagnostic manual (DSM-5) characterized by impairments in two domains of personality functioning: self and interpersonal functioning. Continue reading →