We have been bombarded with the idea that you have to have a partner and get married in your thirties, at the latest. Some people become obsessed because if, at a certain age, they are still single, they automatically feel like failures or weirdos.
Surely we all know people, perhaps ourselves, who do not tolerate or do not take very well the sight of blood. People who even faint at the sight of this liquid element so fundamental to life that runs through our interior. The most extreme case is that of Hematophobia or fear of blood suffered by people who, seeing both their own blood and that of others, suffer from the ´symptoms of a phobia with anxiety attacks, wanting to flee from the situation, panic and even fainting
Otto Gross was an extremely interesting character in Psychoanalysis. Erratic, extreme in his thoughts and highly capable of persuasion , Otto Gross has stepped in to disruptwithin the psychoanalytic movement, at a time when psychoanalysis itself was already disruptive.
Earlier we delved into the story of Sabina Spielrein ,a woman whose contributions toPsychoanalysiswere significant but whose name had not gone beyond rumors of her love life. Like her, many women participated in the development of psychoanalytic ideas from the early moments.
Sabina Spielrein was a Russian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst of Jewish origin born in 1885, and died in 1942. As with the role of many women in history, her name did not rise , despite having had aProven influence on the conceptualization of Freudian ideas, and having been an inspiration for the elaboration of Jungian concepts.
Traditionally, Psychology has focused its attention on what deviates from normality, from what is considered mentally he althy, that is, on possible disorders, the pathological,. However, there is an equally scientific branch that concentrates its studies and research on the positive traits and aspects of the human being, delving into them.
Lacan from the beginning relied on Freud to transmit what we later know as his teaching. A teaching that warns us that psychoanalysis - although it has, and should have therapeutic effects- is not reduced to psychotherapy, but rather implies something more.
Although we are always emphasizing equality between human beings in every way, intellectually, we are not all the same. There have always been and will be people who stand out from the rest. This quality is evident from childhood if you know the keys to detect it.
Perhaps you have never heard of Savant Syndrome so we are going to give you the keys so that you know what we are talking about. These are people with really extraordinary cognitive abilities, something really superhuman. Every time we talk about a disorder or a syndrome we normally think of deficits, of shortcomings that lead to defining it, but in this case, in the case of Savant Syndrome, we are talking, on the contrary, of true cognitive superheroes talking.
We all think that the concept of intelligence is easy to define but it is not like that at all since when psychologists have got down to work with this purpose they have realized realize immediately that it is not something simple and that intelligence is a multiple concept that cannot be minimized to the simple fact of having knowledge and getting better or worse grades at an academic level.
Why do we consider that creative processes can have a therapeutic function? This idea is based on the premise that everything we create is an expression of our inner world. Nothing that arises from spontaneous creation is random, but has something to say about the subject that carries it out.
In the previous article we talked about resistance to change, and how creativity can help us change. A creative attitude positions us in the place of perceiving without prejudice, being available for what has to happen, being able to receive it with wonder and flexibility.
Artistic and creative activities have a great impact on the mental and emotional he alth of individuals. Fortunately, the Mental He alth law has highlighted this relationship. So we now have enough evidence to attribute value to art as a therapeutic and he alth promoter.
What is a creative block? Is it a way of describing the situation of artists who are stagnant, without ideas, at a standstill or impasse? Or can this concept have a broader scope? We can call a creative block, simply the stopping of our creative faculty .
Today we are going to deal again with this exciting topic of emotional intelligence that we have already told you about in previous articles but this time we are going to focus on women. Intelligence is divided into many types and although we have always related this characteristic to the intellectual part, it is also related to the emotional part.
Intelligence has until very recently been a concept intimately linked to issues related to the intellectual part in such a way that an intelligent person was a person with many intellectual capacities, who he knew about many subjects, that he had a lot of ability and facility to learn, that he got the best grades in the academic world, a cultured person, who reads, etc.
It's not a matter of getting ready for summer, or pretending to have sculptural bodies. It is a matter of leading a he althy lifestyle within which diet and weight are presented as fundamental elements since they can be both enabling and limiting.
Each day that passes increases the population with excess weight, because if the figures of thirty years ago are compared, there are currently more than twice as many obese people in the world, which add up to around five hundred million individuals.
Many become obsessed with diets and try them all with little success; they do not know that being overweight is not only a matter of calories or willpower, but also a psychological problem. Obesity is currently a pandemic; according to the World He alth Organization (WHO) it concerns more than one billion people worldwide.
The neurotic ego is the one that has failed in the process of identification and remains in internal conflict. Being who one really Is is a problem that not everyone manages to solve and that remains latent in life, disturbing one's own development and family, work and social relationships.
Knowing why we fail when we diet can help us realize what difficulties we have so that a weight loss program does not have the expected result. A diet fails for different reasons; one of them may be related to the diet itself, that is, it may be too strict or too little varied.
Vocational guidance is a shared, interdisciplinary field, where several aspects converge. In principle, the psychological and psychological aspects stand out. The psychological implies the resolution of own conflicts, the inquiry about oneself, the answer to doubts and the questions about the crisis situations that we go through.
As we delve into the subject of Vocational Guidance,there is a specific distinction that it is correct to raise from the beginning. Teenagers who frequently grapple with this decision and this search , attempt to answer the question: What want to be?
It is quite true and we say it from experience that the moment to choose the future in terms of university studies or professional opportunities, which also coincides with one of the most convulsive times of youth, is a moment that requires help from professionals such as psychologists for both parents and young people who are experiencing this process.
The Curriculum Vitae is most of the time the first meeting point between the employer and the job applicant, so the content of the resume is of great importance. this to be able to apply for the desired position and be able to start working as soon as possible.
It is more than proven that the effect of music on our psychology or on our emotions can be very positive or also very negative, always depending on what we have in hand. In addition, the effect of the same music can be different for two people who listen to the same thing depending on many internal factors of personality.
As simple as it sounds, saying "No" requires great psychic effort. One of the main reasons why it's hard to say no is simply that one has learned that liking others is a highly valued trait. In many families the transmission of the personal image that one gives to others is practically central.
Part of the dissatisfaction in our lives is due to the work we have to make a living. Let's keep in mind that there are many hours a day and a week carrying out an activity that in a large number of cases is not what we like to do the most. This is a two-way problem, first because of the unhappiness that it creates in a person who is forced to do something they don't like for a long time, and on the other hand, people who don't work at what they like they like do not functi
The passive-aggressive characteristics were first described by Wilhelm Reich , after the World War II, having frequently noticed these attitudes in soldiers. Passive-aggressive essentially implies that aggressiveness is not overtly manifested .
The eneagram is a classification system of personality, which was developed by Western authors based on principles and concepts of Eastern philosophy. It can be defined as an ancestral psychological system. The enneagram corresponds to a circular diagram with 9 lines, which forms a figure with its corresponding 9 points.
According to the Enneagram, there are 9 Enneatypes that correspond to 9 personality types. Each one of them implies a particular way of acting and feeling, which is mostly unconscious and automatic, and which, if known, would imply the way in which we predominantly tend to react and attend to what surrounds us.
EPsychodynamic approach is the name given to the set of Psychotherapies based on psychoanalytic theory, but which have developed a more integrative and brief approach. They are those therapeutic modalities that have evolved from Freudian theory but which deviate from the classic "
The affective deficiency in childhood is responsible for many problems in Mental He alth. We have already mentioned the studies that confirm that the human being at birth not only needs food, shelter and hygiene, but also requires a certain emotional support and support in order to survive.
Procrastination is the action of postponing activities that need to be taken care of, prioritizing other more pleasant or insignificant tasks. We all postpone activities at some point and it's logical, but procrastination is a term that refers to a more or less chronic postponement.
The postponement is necessary as not everything can be resolved immediately. Daily we must postpone certain matters in order to move forward. For Freud the postponement of satisfaction is a sign of maturity, of correct installation of what he called the Reality Principle, which is the one that us allows us to adapt to external demands and insert ourselves into the culture.
Active Imagination is a technique developed by Carl Jung that allows you to establish, through it, an interaction with internal images. It is a method that Jung developed from his experience with intuitive images and whose results he turned into his famous Red Book.
More and more of us think that it is necessary to become aware of ourselves once and for all. Devoting time to getting to know each other, taking care of each other, talking to each other, seems almost a requirement to find a certain well-being and be able to enjoy life.
You've done something wrong, you've hurt someone or you've offended them even unintentionally and you feel guilty, your remorse eats you up. When we become aware of the transgression, we feel guilt . The feelings of anguish or despair that derive from it is what we know as remorse.
These are difficult times for employment. Maintaining it requires a tremendous effort and getting one is, unfortunately, a matter of great difficulty, especially in cases of long-term unemployment or job seekers over forty years old. When the situation of unemployment lasts longer than necessary, and its effects begin to worsen.
We are always insisted on the importance of having a he althy self-esteem. And it is really a decisive element on the road to well-being. But it is also important not to reach extremes, both above and below, because that is when we begin to succumb to different pathologies.