A new narrative about “beautiful people”: A Psychologist receives unexpected mental health benefits from the gym

A new narrative about “beautiful people”: A Psychologist receives unexpected mental health benefits from the gym

I am writing this in January of 2023 and this is the time of year that everyone makes a commitment to go to the gym.  Countless health journalists write about the benefits of exercise as they document their battles with sweat and music.

Lion’s Mane – The Fungus That Alters the Brain

Lion’s Mane – The Fungus That Alters the Brain

by Joanna Maja Niemczycka, MP, FMP Psychedelic mushrooms are making a comeback, we’re seeing more mushroom varieties in grocery stores, young people are returning to forge mushrooms in the forests, and mushroom superfoods are exploding. We can surely agree that mushrooms are having a moment.  Today we will focus on one of the fungi in particular, known as Lion’s Mane. Scientifically known as Hericium erinaceus. It is not a psychedelic mushroom, but it seemed pretty magical to me. Lion’s Mane…

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming

It is said that we spend about a third of our lives sleeping. Though we are well aware of the importance of a good night’s sleep, in today’s day and age it is easy to think that it is time wasted. You have so much to attend to in your waking hours that it can be daunting to think about the recommended eight hours a night you’ll spend on dreams you may not even want to have. However, as it turns out there is indeed a way to choose the contents of your dreams: Lucid dreaming.

Harnessing our emotional horses

Harnessing our emotional horses

by Claudia Cararra, Ph.D. Emotions guide our choices, shape our preferences, help us to keep away from danger and motivate us toward rewards. In fact, in every emotion is implicit a response (the word emotion derives from latin moveo = to move) that – based on our previous experiences with the given situation – prompts us toward a specific reaction. In other words, emotions cover a crucial role in our survival by representing our own fundamental perspective on the world…

The benefits of single-tasking

The benefits of single-tasking

by Inga Tomasdottir When was the last time you paid full attention to what you were doing? In the hustle and bustle of today’s society it can be difficult to pay full attention to one thing at a time. There are countless stimuli competing for our attention; emails, phone calls, notifications on smartphones… the list goes on and on. In order to keep up with everything that is going on, we turn to multitasking. Calling a friend while driving home,…

Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Mental Health? The proliferation of Multitherapist Multiclient Web-based Platforms

Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Mental Health? The proliferation of Multitherapist Multiclient Web-based Platforms

Part I. This blog is a two-part series where I walk the reader through the process of signing up for and receiving services through the mental health platform, BetterHelp.com. I will give you some background about why I did this, as well elaborate about some of the pros and cons that I noticed during my experience. Other legal and ethical issues will be explored in Part II.

Intensive Short Team Dynamic Psychotherapy

Intensive Short Team Dynamic Psychotherapy

By Tina Bjarnskov Cand. Psyk. Aut. ISTDP is short for Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Like all psychodynamic approaches it emphasizes unconscious psychological processes (for example, feelings and fears of which we’re not fully aware) and contends that childhood experiences are crucial in shaping adult personality and behavior.  The experiences we had with our primary caregivers are of special importance in this model. How did we learn to behave and how did we learn to deal with our needs and…

A couple of words about narcissism

A couple of words about narcissism

by Veronika Leonova, MA Narcissism, narcissist, – we hear these terms everywhere, and amount of posts about narcissism on different social media platforms is constantly growing. In these posts narcissists are usually described as manipulative, cold and abusive, and the focus is placed on how to identify and avoid them or if that mission has failed – how to recover from a relationship with them. This social media trend makes one think that we are surrounded by “them”: lurking unrecognised…

Summer Reading Anyone?

Summer Reading Anyone?

Intern Christine Serritslev explores the mental health benefits of reading Imagine this: It’s raining, and you can hear the wind howling outside. You’re snuggled up in your favorite comfy chair wrapped in a blanket with a freshly brewed cup of tea at your side, ready to turn the first page of the newest crime book, you’ve been wanting to read for ages. Add a few candles and it’s as close as you can get to the almost notorious concept of…

Three reasons why therapy might be beneficial to anyone

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 is as a means of symptom alleviation; if one feels sad, one takes the talking cure to “get fixed”—the same way, one sees a doctor…

Vaccine Envy – When Is It My Turn?

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 parties, and stand way too closely to strangers on the dance floor. That is, if the vaccination roll-out goes according to plan. It has been…

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