Scienceploitation and BioMania

At the end of a WordPress Blogpost written by a mental health professional, I spotted an advertisement. We know the type, the ones with the catchy titles: “Big Pharma is not going to like this!” The ad showed a picture of a male “physician in a white coat”, with of course, 30 + years’ experience […]

BIRTHDAYS…BAH! HUMBUG

Let’s make that dreaded birthday count… If you are a person who dreads the unavoidable yearly event of yet another birthday, you are not alone. There are ample narratives of the “fundatory” celebrations at offices. Another one often mentioned is the “Secret Valentine”, a tradition which makes some of us profoundly uncomfortable. To add one […]

NO, THERE IS NO APP FOR THAT!

One of the compulsory classes I recall vividly, was a demonstration of our competencies as a therapist. The fishbowl technique was used. Two trainees were placed in the middle of a circle. One was playing the role of the client and the other of the therapist. And there I was, floating nervously, feeling exposed and […]

(TRAUMA) THERAPY WHAT WORKS?

Therapy: What does work? It is the active ingredients… First, just a recap of my very first blog post: To find out whether therapy works, we can focus on research done in the field. There are mainly three types of research in psychotherapy (counselling): Efficacy Research (clinical trials) are used to determine whether a treatment […]

THERAPY AFTER AFFAIRS

THERAPY AFTER AFFAIRS     I have updated this Blog post with some resources… Many couples are struggling to make sense of the amount of hurt, anxiety and uncertainty right after the ugly truth of one partner having had an affair spilled or trickled out. A first approach often taken by the person betrayed (or both) is […]

ERICH FROMM & LOVE

Erich Fromm & Love  Many couples are doing well in most aspects. They have a home, a family and a career and on the surface (and Social Media) they live the happy life. How come that the number of couples seeking counselling is increasing? In the first place it might be because seeking help is […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING…

STOP LYING IT IS REFRESHINGLY LIBERATING Black lies, grey lies, white lies, those who exaggerate, manipulate, deceive, and of course, pathological liars and compulsive liars…Nothing damages relationships more. Lying destroys the trust on which healthy relationships are build. Many people state that everyone lies. They stress that lying to a certain extent is needed as […]