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Myths and prejudices about going to psychological therapy

Myths about going to psychological therapy

In today's world, the pursuit of emotional well-being has become more accepted and valued than ever. However, despite the growing openness towards psychological therapy, numerous myths and prejudices surrounding the field of mental health persist. Although going to a psychologist is no longer as frowned upon as it was a few years ago, there are

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How to manage guilt

How to manage guilt

What is guilt? In the same way that is explained in our post "Why do we have emotions?", we must understand that each of them is manifested as a messenger that warns us of what is happening and what we should do about it. Guilt is a messenger that comes to warn us that we

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Maslow’s Pyramid

Maslow's Pyramid

What is Maslow's Pyramid? Psychologist Abraham Maslow developed a theory (also known as the theory of human needs) about human well-being based on a hierarchy that classifies human needs according to their "relevance" or function, placing physiological needs (related to survival) at the base and "self-realisation " needs (involving more creative and intellectual aspects) at

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The transgender range

The transgender range

Marc is a 22-year-old engineering student who lives with his partner, Jose, 25, who is a firefighter. Up to this point, many people would claim that it is a relationship between two men, and that therefore, they are homosexual. Would you say it? Sorry, I'm forgetting several details. Marc was born with a female body

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How to manage the fear of failure… and of success

Fear of failure

Most of us have objectives, projects, dreams, plans to improve our lives. It can be anything from the simplest, like making a garden on the balcony, a short trip... to something more transcendental, like moving to another city, changing careers, etc. However, we cannot always accomplish everything we set out to do. Sometimes it is

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Mental health in pregnancy

Mental health in pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of both deep and exciting changes on multiple levels. As our bodies prepare to bring life into the world, our minds also undergo significant changes. Mental health during pregnancy is a crucial topic that deserves the attention of all expectant mothers and the support from their closest loved ones and specialized

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How to set boundaries to others

How to set boundaries to others

Is it hard for you to say no? Do you put the other’s needs before your own? Do you feel guilty when you prioritize yourself? If so, we would say that it is hard for you to set boundaries. Why is it important to know how to set boundaries? Boundaries are barriers that we place

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Mobile phone abuse and addiction: causes and consequences

Mobile addiction: causes and consequences

The word "addiction" is often used to describe any impulsive behavior that is excessive, causes significant discomfort, and affects a person's daily life. Addiction usually refers to very harmful practices, such as substance use, or gambling addiction. The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, in its latest version) only includes gambling addiction, so

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Why do we have emotions?

Why do we have emotions?

It seems that, in recent years, emotions have taken a leading role in people's conversations, as concepts such as mental health and emotional management have done. This is not trivial, since all these concepts indisputably go together. In fact, having mental health could be understoog as synonymous of good emotional management. What happens with the

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Self-care

Self-care

The act of taking care of oneself, according to the OMS, refers to an active and responsible attitude towards quality of life. Therefore, self-care is the set of actions taken to provide mental, physical and emotional health. Taking care of oneself requires identifying what our needs are (at all levels) and making the best decisions

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Assertiveness and steps to be assertive

Assertiveness and steps to be assertive

Have you heard of communication styles? What about assertive communication? In this blog we already explained what the 4 communication styles consist of. In the present post we are going to briefly recall those styles, with the intention that each reader realizes which one they use regularly. This will be the first step to identify

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Binge eating disorder

What is binge eating disorder? Binge eating disorder is mainly characterised by episodes of recurrent binge eating behaviors. This disorder is understood as the behaviour of eating large amounts of food quickly, in a short space of time, in the absence of any hunger signal. Moreover, the person that suffers from this disorder, perceives that

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6 Keys for a healthy single life

It seems like being single should be lived as a sentence. In the collective consciousness, being single can mean several things. Can you think of any? For example: "I am not worthy to be with anyone", "I must have a problem", "I am going to be alone forever", "I am not attractive enough", etc. All

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How to create a habit

How to create a habit

Habits are repeated behaviors that we have become accustomed to or adapted to over time; They can be good (for example, going to train three times a week), or harmful (for example, biting your nails). Many people set out to create new habits, especially in times of change (in the New Year, at the beginning

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What is attachment and how does it affect us when it comes to relating?

What is attachment

What is attachment? Attachment, in its academic meaning, is the affective bond that appears between the caregiver (usually a parent) and the child, established in the first moments of life. The purpose of attachment is to ensure the care of the child, its proper psychological development, to consolidate its personality, to manage its emotions. .

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Can intelligence be increased?

Can intelligence be increased?

Intelligence is a broad and rather abstract concept, about which there is debate. In particular, there is no agreed definition on questions such as, for example, what exactly cognition is, whether it is a universal thing, or how to measure it. The simplest and most generic definition would be that intelligence is the capacity to

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Mansplaining and new masculinities

Mansplaining

What is mansplaining? The bad habit of explaining what has not been asked, annoying, isn't it? well, it is a situation that women all over the world experience every day. The term mansplaining comes from the composition of the following terms: Man and explain. Is defined as the explanation by a man in a paternalistic

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SELF-COMPASSION

What does self-compassion mean in psychology? According to Gilbert (2014) self-compassion is defined as "sensitivity to suffering in self and others with a commitment to try to alleviate and prevent it". It is a healthier way of relating to ourselves, especially when we experience pain, suffering or failure. Using self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindlier, like

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FIRE AND ICE: BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

A person suffering from borderline personality disorder will usually move in extremes regarding his emotions and it will be very difficult to find a middle ground. For this reason, several authors have described borderline personality disorder using the duality of fire and ice. To get an idea, imagine someone who meets a person and feels

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