The 5 phases of the detoxification program before addictions

The 5 phases of the detoxification program before addictions

There are many types of addictions, and each of them can affect the person who suffers from it in a different way. At present, thanks to several years of study and design of intervention programs in the field of psychology and medicine, we find a series of elements common to each of these intervention programs. …

What are the most common emotional disorders?

What are the most common emotional disorders?

For more than a century, psychology has been responsible for treating all types of psychological disorders that can cause discomfort or suffering in people, as well as treating each imbalance with the tools best suited to each case. Some of these psychopathologies particularly influence our way of experiencing emotions. In today’s article, we will focus …

Are you having a duel? These 5 keys will help you cope better

Are you having a duel?  These 5 keys will help you cope better

Grief is defined as the reaction to the loss of a loved one, although it can also be associated with the loss of an object too important for a person, a stage of life or a particular event of existence. (Martinez, 2015). As Rogina and Quilitch (2006) point out, when reference is made to the …

What is an Integrative Psychologist and what are their benefits?

What is an Integrative Psychologist and what are their benefits?

Psychology is a discipline with more than a century of history and which, moreover, from the beginning has been nourished by different philosophical currents when proposing its methods and objectives. Therefore, it is normal that there are currently very diverse proposals when it comes to investigating and providing solutions to people’s problems; in this sense, …

Constructing narratives in early preverbal trauma

Constructing narratives in early preverbal trauma

Trauma-focused therapies such as EMDR change, in many cases, the perspective of intervention. They made us realize how important it is for us to attend prior experiences of the past coupled with discomfort of the present to manage the behaviors and symptoms of the immediate present. Transferring the therapeutic model of EMDR to childhood requires …

What the mind is silent, the body expresses

What the mind is silent, the body expresses

When we talk about mental health… Are we referring to something totally unrelated to physical health? And when we talk about the emotional discomfort that a person goes through, do we mean that this phenomenon has no effect on your body? The truth is, decades of research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy …

Treatment of childhood trauma through cognitive behavioral therapy

Treatment of childhood trauma through cognitive behavioral therapy

Of all the reasons for consultation that psychologists receive daily in the field of psychology applied to children, childhood trauma is one of the most frequent and problematic, knowing that during the first years of life we ​​are very vulnerable. Childhood is a crucial stage of development in which any lived experience can greatly influence …

Strategies for dealing with self-harm in adolescents

Strategies for dealing with self-harm in adolescents

The practice of self-harm is one of the mental and physical health problems that are becoming increasingly common among adolescents. this type of action has even come to be considered a sign of identity for certain urban tribes. People who self-harm usually do so as a dysfunctional way to deal with emotional disturbances or life …

Screen addiction: a new addictive disorder?

Screen addiction: a new addictive disorder?

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about a phenomenon known as “screen addiction”. This concept refers to the psychological problems that can arise from the excessive use of technological devices of relatively recent appearance, such as a tablet, a mobile phone or a computer. It is important to emphasize that for the behavior …

Blame it on postpartum depression

Blame it on postpartum depression

For a mother, the moment of childbirth is usually one of the most beautiful, happiest and most memorable episodes in the lives of most women, as well as their partners. Although pregnancy can be a cause of great joy for mothers, in some cases it brings experiences of intense emotional pain; on some occasions, a …

why it happens and how to fight it

why it happens and how to fight it

The management of Christmas purchases, both for gifts and for dinners and family celebrations and their logistics, is much more than an intellectual challenge. It is also a challenge for our ability to manage our emotions and our level of stress. For this reason, in this article, I will talk about one of the most …

The importance of cognitive care

The importance of cognitive care

Self-care should be one of the main daily tasks and goals. Taking care of yourself in all areas, without exception, should be the most important thing for you. I’m not just talking about eating well, exercising, having healthy relationships with others, being grateful, respectful, seeking serenity (for example, through breathing exercises, mindfulness , yoga, music, …

5 Reasons Why I Can’t Get Over It, He Disappears After Breakup

5 Reasons Why I Can't Get Over It, He Disappears After Breakup

Ending a romantic relationship can be one of life’s most painful processes. When a relationship ends, we don’t just have to get by the loss of this person, but there are also dreams, illusions and projects that disappear with it. Recovery is not just a matter of time, but it is important to develop a …

The 6 harmful effects of pseudotherapies

The 6 harmful effects of pseudotherapies

Pseudotherapies are experiments offered as if they were a form of therapy with supposed benefits for physical and/or mental health, the techniques of application of which are not based on scientific evidence and do not meet the standards basic security for the customer. Despite their lack of scientific rigour, these therapies are often presented as …

The benefits of using Playmobil© as an emotional management tool

The benefits of using Playmobil© as an emotional management tool

Depressive or anxious states not only have a great capacity to make us feel bad for months, but also to change the way we interpret things and “visualize” the environment around us, with its opportunities and risks. This is why in the field of emotional management, aids or tools have been developed intended to allow …

Absence of loved ones at Christmas: how to manage it emotionally

Absence of loved ones at Christmas: how to manage it emotionally

Christmas gatherings are not always cause for jubilation; for many people, they are a reminder that a loved one can no longer be by your side. This kind of emotionally painful situations gives rise to what is called the “empty chair syndrome”, which is one of the consequences of not having overcome a psychological duel …

how to overcome the work duel

how to overcome the work duel

Unfortunately, the phenomenon of dismissal is a very present reality in contemporary societies, characterized by competitiveness and the constant search for efficiency. But, of course, this is not something that has only emerged in the past few decades; it is something intimately linked to the existence of a labor market, even if it is more …

Anxiety is felt in the body, but it is in the mind

Anxiety is felt in the body, but it is in the mind

After an anxiety episode, patients usually come to the consultation with a fairly specific account of when the anxiety attack occurred, and are able to give all sorts of details about the bodily symptoms they experienced (palpitations , breathing difficulties, sweating, intestinal disorders, problems, sleep disorders, feeling of death, etc.); the anxious experience develops mainly …

How to prevent postpartum depression?

How to prevent postpartum depression?

Although decades ago it was assumed that motherhood was always a feel-good and happiness-generating experience, as social sensitivity has grown around gender-related issues, we have come to realize the reality is a bit more complex. Yes, it is true that for millions of women having a baby is one of the happiest times in life; …

Displaced children or children with ADHD?

Displaced children or children with ADHD?

Over the past 20 years, the number of children diagnosed with ADHD has increased dramatically in our country and in the countries around us, which has raised alarm bells for parents and teachers alike. This has led to more attention being paid to the time of distinguish between cases of attention deficit disorder, on the …

8 Strategies for Psychologically Coping with a Divorce

8 Strategies for Psychologically Coping with a Divorce

Divorce is in most cases an emotionally painful process for both parties, whether it is consented to or requested by only one of the two people who make up the couple. However, we must not resign ourselves to passively living this experience and assuming that we cannot do anything before it; There are many things …

why this happens and how to fix it

why this happens and how to fix it

Fear of change or uncertainty is one of the most common psychological and emotional difficulties in human beings. We fear the future, the uncertain, what can happen, and above all we doubt that we can cope with it. Fear of change or uncertainty causes us anxiety, anguish and ultimately discouragement. How can we solve it? …

After all, the disease wasn’t you

After all, the disease wasn't you

What, without a doubt, we have all human beings in common? As we live our lives, we do many of the routines necessary to survive, and we also enjoy moments of relaxation with the people we choose, with those who love us and whom we love. Meanwhile, on this path, we pass each other, we …

How to overcome excess anxiety?

How to overcome excess anxiety?

You stress too much about your finances, your physical appearance, or every new project you are given in the office. You are surprised how your friends or co-workers handle situations in such a normal way that brings you to the limit of your worries. You are in a constant state of worry and stress. It …

Online Video Game Addiction: Characteristics, Symptoms and Causes

Online Video Game Addiction: Characteristics, Symptoms and Causes

For more than a decade, online video games have completely revolutionized entertainment habits around the world, and today millions of people play this popular pastime every hour. In some cases, in fact, the use of these leisure products becomes excessive and leads to a dynamic of dependence, something that has been called “addition to online …

how they affect the way we see ourselves

how they affect the way we see ourselves

Eating disorders are psychopathologies that interfere with how people relate to food and their physical self-image. They are one way in which mental health issues show us how the way we perceive ourselves can contribute to the deterioration of our physical health through one of the basic biological functions. Several eating disorders exist, each with …

How are behavioral addictions treated?

How are behavioral addictions treated?

The world of addictions has been studied for decades by psychology and health sciences in general, since it is a set of very harmful pathologies that can affect both psychologically and physically up to levels in which the life of the person concerned is in danger. To this it must be added that Addictive disorders …

This is the treatment of grief through cognitive behavioral therapy

This is the treatment of grief through cognitive behavioral therapy

Grieving is one of the most studied psychological processes in the field of psychology for several decades; it is a natural phenomenon that affects virtually everyone at some point in life and is usually expressed with greater intensity when the loss of a loved one, although it can also occur during the loss of something …

What is it and how does it work

What is it and how does it work

What is dissociation? We can define it as a defense or protection mechanism that our brain has to disconnect us from reality. It activates in moments when reality exceeds our resources to deal with a stressful situation: our brain manages to disconnect from what overwhelms us. As I said, it’s a defense mechanism; that is, …