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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT, is brief, scientifically validated psychotherapy. It aims at changing the maladaptive behaviors, ideas, and emotions that handicap you in your daily life. For example, having an exaggerated fear of flying, which prevents you from taking beautiful trips, having too much fear of […]

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Psychological Trauma

Treating psychological trauma Psychological trauma is, according DSM 5 classification a “trauma and stressor-related disorder” instead of an anxiety disorder like in DSM 4 classification. It is also common to say Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotraumatic Disorder or simply psychological or psychic trauma. When does one get PTSD? To be affected by psychological trauma

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Psychological tests

The first psychological tests Psychological tests or questionnaires are very numerous in the field of psychology. They make it possible to identify the presence of one or more psychological characteristics in an individual. The first tests were created after 1900 at the request of the authorities in order to evaluate the intelligence of children. The

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Social phobia or sickly shyness

Shyness can become sickly when it becomes too intrusive. This is called social phobia because it prevents the person from realizing his or her full potential. What is the difference between these two notions? The shyness qualified as social phobia by psychologists will have several characteristics. Symptoms often include flushing, sweating, tachycardia, chest discomfort or

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Integrative psychotherapy

Psychotherapies Psychotherapies are techniques of influence that aim at modifying the other person in a desired direction. Throughout history, different peoples have always had at their disposal care procedures that aimed to transform human beings. Some authors have attempted to identify contemporary and Western psychotherapies. There could be 400 or 500 of them… These techniques

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Harassment and manipulation

Definitions of harassment What are harassment and manipulation? The etymology of the word harassment is from the French “harceler” which means to exhaust the enemy by repeated raids. Harassment at work (or workplace bullying) was defined by the French psychiatrist Marie France Hirigoyen as “any abusive conduct (gesture, word, behavior, attitude, etc.) that undermines the

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Stress Management Program

Stress Management Program is an expression that seems clichéd and overused, so widespread. Yet, Stress Management Programs are very important to prevent individual to collapse and to burn out. Stress in a nutshell Stress is a consequence of external and/or internal elements that exert psychological and biological pressure on the individual. Like cholesterol, it can

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What is stress? This concept is quite recent in the world of ideas. Hans Selye is one of its promoters. He is the one who made it known around 1930 in the world of research and around 1960 in the general public. The story of an idea This concept originally came from engineering sciences. Before

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How to help overweight people, To help overweight people, we need to understand more about them. What’s overweight? According to the WHO, overweight is characterized by the accumulation of body fat that can be detrimental to health. An index, the BMI measures a person’s weight per square meter. The more our corpulence increases, the denser

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Meditation or mindfulness-based therapy

Meditation or mindfulness-based therapy is a natural process that Westerners have just discovered. Used since time immemorial in Asia, this method has become very fashionable in recent years. We are not only faced with a fashionable phenomenon, because many neuroscientific works, supported by medical imagery, objectively demonstrate that the brain is transformed and remodelled by

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