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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The Little White House Masters level Psychology Internship

Internship positions are open every semester at The Little White House.¬† In conjunction, we run a ‘student clinic’ that provides low cost therapy to individuals in the community.¬† Find more information¬†here. We typically select two students per semester after application and interview. The internship is for people proficient in English, and consists of total immersion […]

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Divorce and breakups

When individuals meet and fall in love, most people do not imagine that they will ever break up.  Yet, statistics show that fifty percent of first marriages eventually end in divorce.  Divorce is typically an extremely stressful and painful time for families and may require the help of a professional to get through. I have […]

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An epidemic of Burnout recognized by the World Health Organization

The following post was inspired by this article: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/27/health/who-burnout-disease-trnd/index.html Archaeologists have found evidence of farming that dates as far back as 9500 BCE.  Since that time,  humans have been toiling and to ensure that they could feed themselves and care for their families.  The Industrial Revolution saw a shift whereby workers largely moved from agriculture […]

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Mindfulness in Frederiksberg

Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are concepts that have been well integrated into our modern day psychology vocabulary.  Blame the Buddhists or blame Marsha Lenihan, but mindfulness is here to stay at it seems to be a modern-day cure all– an elixer for all of your emotional woes.  In my experience however, some of the people […]

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On the perils of rumination

Since ancient Greece have humans valued our ability to manipulate concepts in our mind.  Numerous courses exist these days that teach people how to think logically and ethically.  However, thinking is not always a helpful endeavor.  Sometimes it can even lead to pain and suffering.  Excessive thinking about a worrisome topic can create anger and […]

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To assimilate or not to assimilate– a psychologist’s thoughts about acculturation

Donald Winnicott Donald Winnicott stipulated the presence of a ‘true self’.  Our true selves are, according to Winnicott, the most spontaneous and authentic parts of who we are.   His idea was not a new one, and it even dates back to the Danish philosopher, Kierkegaard who referenced ‘the self which truly is’.  If there is […]

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