Here we go again with social distancing

What happens when we don’t touch? By Betina Krogh-Knudsen So here we go again. Winter is coming and with it, a new spike in the Corona graph. In Denmark the government just reintroduced the restrictions, and again – we are instructed to keep distance to each other. Social distancing is the key to not spreading […]

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The maintenance of social anxiety

Social anxiety, or social phobia is a debilitating condition marked by a persistent fear of being humiliated or scrutinized by others. It is the third most common mental health problem after depression and substance abuse. It typically develops in adolescence but is not uncommon in children. Approximately 10% of people struggle with social anxiety worldwide. […]

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The power of groups

Introduction From the moment we are born, we are members of a group.  The group could be as small as one caregiver and an infant but is likely larger.  We learn about dependency in our first groups.  We hopefully learn to trust powerful others to take care of us and to teach us how to […]

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Practical ways to calm our nervous system

by Katharina Zwielich, MSc When we struggle with stress, anxiety, and uncomfortable emotional arousal, the part of our nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive. The autonomic nervous system is the part of our nervous system that we don’t control consciously – think breathing, digesting, and heartbeat. There are two subsystems that, […]

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Addiction to fantasy and daydreams

An introduction and some thoughts by Debbie Quackenbush, Ph.D. Alcohol, sex, shopping, food:  all require input from the outside. To maintain problematic usage, the human must acquire something.  Not the case, when it comes to addiction to one’s internal fantasy-world.  One’s fantasies are tucked away in their mind, to be accessed anytime, anywhere.  Here is […]

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