Three reasons why therapy might be beneficial to anyone

by Jeanette Galan Mogensen, intern, The Little White House Psychotherapy is a relatively new practice that has only really been around as a scientific discipline for the last century. That’s not a long time, when you consider how long the practice of medicine has been around (some 40 centuries). A common way of perceiving psychotherapy […]

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Vaccine Envy – When Is It My Turn?

By our intern Thea Haldorsen The Framework Agreement Plan for Reopening of Denmark was introduced to the public on April 15th [1]. For the first time since the pandemic broke out we can see light at the end of the tunnel. In just a few months we will be able to hug, have big dinner […]

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Understimulation and humanity

by Debbie Quackenbush, Ph.D. Several years ago, I started noticing that zoo animals had seemingly random objects in their enclosures.  I recall asking a zoo employee about them and was informed that even animals get bored and have ill effects from under stimulation.  Putting toys and novel objects in their cages was a way to […]

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Jungian Psychotherapy– a few words

What is Jungian Psychotherapy? by Veronika Leonova, M.A. Jungian psychotherapy is based on the works of a Swiss psychiatrist, C. G. Jung. It is a form of depth psychotherapy that is distinguished by a focus on the symbolic experiences in one’s life. The issues and problems a client comes with are examined both in terms […]

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I’m in isolation. Now what?

A former Little White House intern writes about his experience in isolation due to COVID exposure by Eivind Hamarheim Johnsen By the first 2-3 weeks of March this year, the sars-CoV-2 virus (coronavirus) developed into a pandemic and caused the majority of countries worldwide to a lockdown. The societal effects of the lockdown were enormous […]

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Procrastination

by Heidrun Hoppe When I was a young Psychology student there was one new word I got to learn before many others. Procrastination. I remember sitting in one of those first lectures, along with a bunch of newly enrolled young students, eyes sparkling with motivation, while my statistics professor introduced us to a phenomenon we […]

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Eat, pray, love

Eat, pray, love by Alex Shrimpton You are what you eat and what you eat matters! We hear that all the time but what effect our eating choices have on our mental health can be somewhat misleading as it is difficult to consider a universally healthy diet taking into account cultural factors, historical trends and […]

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Why We Should All Go to the Park More Often

When was the last time you have been at the zoo? Do you remember, how it was divided into different climate zones, equivalent to the different parts of the world the animals would naturally inhabit? You would have the lions, giraffes and elephants running around in huge enclosures that are supposed to imitate the African […]

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Losing the grip on who we are as we move abroad

Your friends, your sport club, your favorite restaurant, your family, your home. As we move to a new country, we leave behind many of the core elements that shape our identity. And the shift is rarely painless. In 1995, I moved from Italy to Denmark: I was 26 years old, had both professional and academic […]

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Anxiety

What is anxiety? Anxiety is an emotional reaction arising from the anticipation of a real or imagined threat to the self. It can play a role of an important protective factor against harm if it is based on an accurate assessment of a threat.  However, if it is persistent, disproportionate, and premised on inaccurate appraisal […]

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