In 'Bits of Psychology' I explain or describe terminology that I find to be interesting. Most of the time they are snippets from some kind of dictionairy or sometimes the concepts are described more in depth. --------------------------------------- Enactment. A scene set in the original event and interaction, without being consciously remembered. … Continue reading Bits of Psychology. Enactment.
I learned that the ‘inner child’ is a psychological reality and a very strong one. I’m not convinced but I’m open to the idea. Most mental disorders and destructive behavior patterns are, as Freud first intimated, more or less related to this unconscious part of ourselves, the inner child. We were all once … Continue reading Why connecting with mini-me is not a bad idea.
Do you know what a ‘puer aeternus’ is? It is Latin for ‘eternal boy’ or we could use ‘puella aeterna’ for a girl. And that is what this post is about. In mythology the puer refers to a child-god who is forever young. The phrase 'puer aeternus' was written by the Roman poet … Continue reading The Inner Child and Peter Pan.
I don't hold any grudge against therapists, doctors, nurses or the mental health field. Sometimes it just isn't a match and not everybody is a master in his/hers craft. This is a post in my series 'The winding road of therapy'. _______________________________________ In July I was on medication for about 4 or … Continue reading Winding road of therapy – Terrible Therapist. Part 8.
The depressed way of thinking. People with depression can experience cognitive distortions . Basically you think in a certain way about daily events (for this post I’ll keep it at that). I do that. It’s not fun. It’s only now that I’ve discovered that my thinking can change. I feel a very clear … Continue reading Depression and the brain – the depressed way of thinking.