Suicide Myths: From Stigma to Normalized Debate

Suicide Myths: From Stigma to Normalized Debate

The stigma of suicide in our culture begins in Greece, where suicide was considered an impious act towards the gods and which also deprived the community of one of its members. Later, Rome will collect this heritage and strictly prohibit suicide. Although the first Christian communities tolerated suicide in some way, the Church, starting with …

Psychological keys to communicating bad news

Psychological keys to communicating bad news

There’s no way to turn bad news into something that isn’t; then, reporting a fatal event will always be difficult. Although there is no single ideal shape or pattern, the emotional impact can be less if we apply the best strategies during the procedure. What events are we talking about? We refer to the cases …

How infoxication spreads fear in women

How infoxication spreads fear in women

The fear of being assaulted at night by some women is not new, it is a classic concern that has affected many generations of women throughout history. However, certain social dynamics based on recent trends mean that, at times, this type of fear is reinforced and fed by urban legends and exaggerated news. This kind …

Toxic shame: what it is, what causes it and how it affects us

Toxic shame: what it is, what causes it and how it affects us

We have all experienced the feeling of shame at some point; it is one of the emotions, along with pride and guilt, called self-awareness. Shame is accompanied by the manifestation of a whole series of symptoms, both physical and mental. And like the rest of the emotions, it has its specific function: to alert us …

What drives men to experience abuse?

What drives men to experience abuse?

We understand by abuse against men any form of violence, whether physical or psychological, which directly affects the integrity of man and causes damage, material, physical or moral in his life. It involves carrying out deliberate actions aimed at harming a man’s physical or mental health. Generally, it is understood that women are statistically more …

Effects of the modern world on mental health (and tips for dealing with it)

Effects of the modern world on mental health (and tips for dealing with it)

Today everything is going fast, our attention can no longer stay in a single activity. I’m sure many people in your immediate circle have been diagnosed (some self-diagnosed) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – the symptom of our time. I’m not saying there aren’t people with ADHD, but I don’t know if the vast majority …

Overcoming Emotional Addiction: 10 Tips to Get There

Overcoming Emotional Addiction: 10 Tips to Get There

Human beings need to establish meaningful and deep relationships with the people around us, who fulfill us, give us happiness and make us feel better both psychologically and psychophysically. However, some people develop an inappropriate type of relationship both socially and emotionally with the people around them, usually with friends, family or partners. This type …

The theory of uses and gratifications: what it is and what it explains about society

The theory of uses and gratifications: what it is and what it explains about society

Uses and gratifications theory proposes that people use media and consume audiovisual products to satisfy specific wants and needs. Unlike other media theories, this theory sees users as active agents who control their media consumption and not just passive receivers of messages and products. What does the theory of uses and gratifications show? Uses and …

Ecoansiedad: psychophysical consequences of a disease that progresses

Ecoansiedad: psychophysical consequences of a disease that progresses

The concept of eco-anxiety refers to the concern about the impact of environmental changes on people’s lives. In other words, excessive and hopeless concern for climate change and its consequences on the fate of the earth. A real concept that has become all the more important as we are aware of the degradation and mistreatment …

7 reasons why you don’t have to have a partner to be happy

7 reasons why you don't have to have a partner to be happy

Over the years, the idea that finding a suitable partner for us, getting married and starting a family is part of what is generally meant by “happiness” has been passed down from generation to generation. It is a cultural phenomenon based on the concept of the orange circle, according to which each person is incomplete …

Parents in emotional dependence: how to help them?

Parents in emotional dependence: how to help them?

Emotional dependence is a psychological alteration characterized by a noticeable alteration in people’s relational patterns and emotional “addiction” to others close to their environment, such as friends, relatives or partners. Although this phenomenon has been widely studied in couples and love interests, the truth is that it can also occur between parents and their children, …

Fear of intimacy: what it is, how it affects us and what causes it

Fear of intimacy: what it is, how it affects us and what causes it

While it is true that all relationships between human beings are not equal or experienced in the same way by their members, intimacy is one of the most important elements for relationships to be consolidated, prosper and endure in the time, based on a strong emotional bond which, in turn, exists on the basis of …

6 ways to deal with jealousy

6 ways to deal with jealousy

We can all agree that none of us like to feel jealous. However, it is a fairly common emotion that almost all of us will experience at some point in our lives. In addition, jealousy can appear in very different situations, such as in the context of a couple, family or work relationship, among others. …

Collective trauma: what it is, what causes it and how it affects us

Collective trauma: what it is, what causes it and how it affects us

Humanity experiences significant events in cycles; these include natural disasters, terrorist attacks, epidemics and economic crises. Traumatic events are constant on our planet, there are at least 20 active wars in the world, of which the vast majority of people are unaware. Most countries regularly experience tragic events, including famines, fires, tribal wars and uprisings …

The 5 benefits of being an honest person

The 5 benefits of being an honest person

Honesty is a quality that helps promote authenticity, reflecting thoughts and feelings. Moreover, it encourages courage and helps to show others that we are a reliable person, hence a secure connection with them. On the other hand, honesty attracts other honest people, so we will be surrounded by genuine people who can help enrich our …

How to identify the 4 basic communication styles?

How to identify the 4 basic communication styles?

It is important to learn to identify the different styles of communication, and recognize the one we use most frequently in our daily interactions with friends, family, and co-workers. Likewise, it is important to know what communication style others are using. Properly identifying the 4 basic communication styles is important if we want to develop …

Principle of charity: what it is and why it is useful in conversation

Principle of charity: what it is and why it is useful in conversation

Imagine that in the middle of a conversation, someone gives a wide variety of data (for example, descriptive or biographical data about a person that could match the description of two different people). Therefore, two different people come to mind, so we should consider which option makes the most sense given the context of what …

Emotional incest: what it is and how to detect it

Emotional incest: what it is and how to detect it

The word incest refers to the maintenance of sexual relations between people united by a close relationship. Emotional incest, despite its number, does not involve sexual abuse. In this case, the use of the term incest refers to some form of inappropriate relationship, usually between parents and children. Unlike physical incest, emotional incest can occur …

The 8 Signs That Help Identify Bigoted Thinking

The 8 Signs That Help Identify Bigoted Thinking

In life it is important to have one’s own ideas and to develop points of life rich in nuances as one matures, beliefs and convictions sensitive to the complexity of life which are part of our personality. The problem arises when someone develops fanaticism on any subject and develops a rigid and unsuitable pattern of …

Metaperception: what it is and how it influences us psychologically

Metaperception: what it is and how it influences us psychologically

More than 7,500 million people currently live in the world. In Latin America there are more than 600 million people, while in Spain live 47.3 million people, in Madrid 3.1; and in Barcelona, ​​1.6. In life we ​​will meet many people, a recent study put the average at 5,000. One of our main concerns in …

Intimacy with our city and with our beloved people

Intimacy with our city and with our beloved people

Cities have a special charm in summer. Although less and less, people are taking vacations throughout the year more often these days. For those who stay in our cities in the summer, we have the possibility of live them with an intimacy much more difficult to live at other times of the year. It’s kind …

The 6 benefits of training through webinars and audiovisual content

The 6 benefits of training through webinars and audiovisual content

The widespread use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in our society has provided truly useful tools to millions of people to improve their lives in a wide variety of life aspects. And one of them is that of training; In recent years, a significant number of options have emerged to learn the theory and …

Transphobia: its 7 personal and social consequences

Transphobia: its 7 personal and social consequences

In today’s society, trans people are increasingly recognizing their historical rights and claims; rights that the LGTBI+ movement has been fighting for for decades. However, although Western societies are increasingly integrating trans people into all areas of daily life, there is still a lot of work to be done due to transphobia or discrimination against …

And you… can you communicate?

And you... can you communicate?

Sharing with different people is very enriching; however, differences always result in exposure to error that is easy to understand, but hard to bear. Often things are said that should not be said, or more is said than the narrative, without explaining well and generating great controversy; sometimes it’s not what is said, but how …

Communication styles and assertiveness

Communication styles and assertiveness

The way we communicate determines our interpersonal relationships. Maintaining good communication with the people around us is essential for having healthy relationships, feeling good with others and with yourself. In this sense, the fact of presenting a particular style of communication determines our way of being in the world and of relating to others. The …

Imposter syndrome in women

Imposter syndrome in women

Throughout our lives, at some point, we begin to understand that whatever we do, we will always have experiences beyond our control. Times when, despite planning a day or an event under the sense of control we may feel, circumstances come with the power to turn everything around and turn it into complete chaos. How …

The defensive mime theory: what it is and what it says about emotions

The defensive mime theory: what it is and what it says about emotions

Facial expressions such as laughing, crying and smiling could have a common origin. Long before the advent of language in the human species, non-verbal communication already existed. Through gestures, we can communicate: we smile, we cry, we shrug, we raise our eyebrows… These behaviors are common and innatebut they are also symbolic, that is, they …

The 5 types of conversation (and their characteristics)

The 5 types of conversation (and their characteristics)

A conversation seen as a change of ideas, opinions or a dialogue on different topics is essential for communication between people, since it often revolves around interpersonal relationships. In addition, a conversation can serve to avoid conflicts and/or resolve them, as well as allowing us to strengthen family ties, make friends, find a partner, work …

The 5 levels of conflict (and their characteristics)

The 5 levels of conflict (and their characteristics)

Every day, many people have to deal with conflicts of all kinds and people with different personalities and points of view. On the other hand, the resolution of such conflicts, if managed correctly, could offer the possibility of improving relations and moving towards progress. One can find 4 different levels of conflict in the main …