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6 Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-Assisted Therapy is a relatively new trend. In 460 BC, Hippocrates spoke about the benefits of horses in solving health problems. However, it wasn’t until the 60s when people started using it as a form of rehabilitation.

What’s a Baby’s Smile Telling Us?

Most gestures or sounds a newborn baby makes are, in general, adorable. But there’s one that stands out especially: a baby’s smile. When we see such a small being smile or have a giggling fit, it awakens our innermost feelings and…

Atlantis and the Role of Women in Disney Films

Animated Disney films have accompanied millions of children over several generations. It’s clear that some are much more popular than others. Perhaps one of the most forgotten Disney films is Atlantis: The Lost Empire. And yet Atlantis is an exceptional example…

Emotional Blackmail and How it Harms our Kids

Emotional blackmail is, unfortunately, a strategy that many parents use when bringing up their children. They use guilt, fear, intimidation, threats and often also patience and affection, all to get their children to do what they want. The truth of…

Why Crises Can Bring Out the Best in Us

The word crisis derives from the Greek verb “krino“, meaning “I judge and choose“. This concept suggests a choice or moment in which we have to face different perspectives and opportunities (Onnis, 1900). We can consider crises as a process…

Trainspotting and the Effect of Addictions

Trainspotting is a Scottish film from 1996 directed by Danny Boyle; a landmark film in European cinema that had a recent sequel, T2: Trainspotting. The truth is that it is difficult to forget such iconic characters, their peculiar reflections on…

Chronic Sadness and Dysthymia: Is There a Cure?

Persistent depressive disorder doesn’t always respond to a medicine-based approach. The chronic apathy, hopelessness, and depressive moods have a more complex origin than we would have thought. When we apply neuropsychology to the study of dysthymia, it reminds us that…

The Fears that Make Us Invisible

In our childhood, we used to live virtually without fears, shame or worries. We trusted in ourselves and in our abilities. That’s why we shone. However, as we grew into adulthood, our self-confidence started to wane. To the point of us…

Donald Winnicott and His Theory about the False Self

Donald Winnicott was a famous psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and English pediatrician who developed an interesting approach to the human personality. Due to his training as a pediatrician, he focused his thoughts, reflections and theories on children. And, in particular, on the…

Learning How to Study: 5 Essential Tips

Albert Einstein once penned the words: “Never consider studies an obligation, but rather an opportunity to penetrate the beautiful and marvelous world of knowledge”. If we paid attention to his advice, studying could become something natural in our lives. But you need good habits to achieve what he…

Escitalopram: Its Use and Side Effects

Acute depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder… These are all very real conditions, and many people suffer greatly with their symptoms. They also have something else in common: they are often treated with escitalopram (Cipralex). This is an antidepressant drug, one…

4 Yoga Poses for a Better Night’s Sleep

People who have insomnia and perform daily yoga techniques to try and sleep better experience all kinds of sleep benefits. They fall asleep faster in the first place, get a longer night’s sleep, and fall asleep again more easily if…

How to Cope With the Death of a Pet

Coping with the death of a pet is an experience that all of us who love animals experience at some time or another. But do we all experience grief and loss the same way? The answer is no. Although grief is…

The Forest Test and its Place in Psychoanalysis

Hindrances and annoyances that take away our happiness, entrenched fears, values ​​that govern our choices and behavior. The forest test tries to clarify and interpret many of these issues based on the approach from which it was designed: relational psychoanalysis.…

7 Great Quotes from Seneca

Maybe you’re familiar with the Roman philosopher Seneca, or maybe this is the first time you’ve heard his name. Whatever the case, you’ll enjoy our article about Seneca’s quotes, which have survived time because they are true pearls of wisdom. It…

The Dangers of Thinking Too Much

In Zimbabwe, local tribes have an expression that perfectly sums up most modern psychological problems. It’s kufungisisa, which could be translated literally as ‘thinking too much’, either about our present-day problems or about traumatic events from the past. Among the Shona,…

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