•   Il mondo della psicoterapia anglosassone è attualmente dominato da quelle che vengono chiamate ‘humanistic psychotherapies’. Il termine ‘umanistico’ generalmente si distanzia dalla psicoanalisi tradizionale per indicare un modo di lavorare più centrato sulla persona. Le psicoterapie umanistiche...
    February 17, 2019
    La terapia cognitivo-comportamentale (TCC) è, nell’odierno panorama di terapie, la più commercializzata. Tuttavia le tecniche usate comunemente dalla TCC non sono ne nuove ne originali. Già Socrate aveva introdotto un metodo di dialogo che verrà poi chiamato socratico. Questa metodologia non può...
    February 6, 2019
    I remember I heard about The Lord of the Rings from my parents - They recommended the book when I was a child, but I never got around to it. When the movies started to come out, there was no more escape from it. In 2001, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ was released and I was 14. In my mid-teens, I...
    The metaphor of growing potato plants has been used by Rogers (1980) to describe the process of psychotherapy. The metaphor is particularly suitable for Humanistic Psychotherapy, where the therapist aims to offer the most appropriate conditions for the client to grow and develop. What are those...
    There are a lot of different mental health professionals in the UK. This article wants to make a bit of clarity, explaining who’s who.   Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist This person has a degree, a PhD or a doctorate in psychology - They are trained to deliver talking therapy or to perform...
    October 23, 2018
    OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a topic I often work with in therapy. People who suffer from compulsive behaviours, begin therapy saying: ‘This is taking over too much of my time’. The time is also a major factor in determining the strength and power of the OCD. The disorder is defined by...
    This article looks at how to organize a seasonal bedding. I will start with the main difference between annual and biennial plants and their use in the garden. In the second part of the article I explain each step of how to prepare a seasonal display and a flower bed. Annuals Annuals are...
    Flowering and non-flowering plants Only 8% of plants don't reproduce with flowers. Those are: - Ferns - Moss - Conifers - Horsetail equisetum - Cycads - Liverworts - Clubmoss (there are 4 species of clubmoss in the UK) - Selaginella (it’s a cone structure which has spores in) So flowering...
    You will not be punished for your anger, You will be punished by your anger - Buddha Managing anger is something we can all learn to do better. This article introduces the basis of a better understanding of anger through an existential lens. There are different aspects to this that I usually...
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