Mental health

The Architecture of Psychotherapy

“Why am I sharing this small story? Perhaps because I love that  psychoanalysis is a frame through which I have permission to pay close  attention to peripheral vision, to things that are out of focus and not so  conscious. Enigmatic dreams, childhood memories and mourning are all  welcome, and they open me to my own… Read more »

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Inside the head of an anorexic.

 An insight of how it feels to suffer from anorexia and how people and  professionals tend to respond to. Elena Dunkle refers to the severity of  her internal critical voice which was obstructing her to pursue a fulfilling  life and was instead feeding the development of an “anorexic mind”.     http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/jun/15/anorexic-elena-vanishing-teenage-anorexia

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Blind, Yet Seeing: The Brain’s Subconscious Visual Sense

The mind can ‘see’ even when it appears it cannot. This article presents some interesting research around the unconscious perception and the ability of the brain to process the environment even when the visual skills are impaired. It demonstrates the depth of the human mind beyond the surface.       http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/23/health/23blin.html?_r=1

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What does it mean to love yourself?

A very interesting read exploring the misunderstanding about  what  does it really entail loving and taking care of oneself. A thorough  account  of the  pressure the social media are imposing upon us and  the  harsh, unrealistic  expectations that are being created.       https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/users/2792-diane-priestley/posts/2022-what-does-it-mean-to-love-yourself

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Redefining mental illness

This paper makes us think about the stereotypes, the stigma and the ignorance attributed upon mental difficulties. It is time to reconsider and change our approach and thinking.      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/opinion/sunday/t-m-luhrmann-redefining-mental-illness.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

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