Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Article. Mindfulness meditation is a research-proven way to reduce stress - conclusions of the articles are based on more than 200 different research papers. - mindfulness meditation is a way to train your attention to achieve a mental state of calm concentration and positive emotions. - two main parts of the meditation is attention (here and now, focus on breathing, physical sensations) and acceptance (watching without judging, like - I notice that I am feeling stressed and tired). - mindfulness meditation helps when dealing with depression, pain, smoking, other addictions, fatigue, helps to strengthen immunity and recover faster after flu or cold. - meditation activates areas of the brain responsible for attention and emotion regulation; this helps to react to different situations with less negative thoughts or unhelpful emotional reactions in stressful situations. - you can find many helpful tools, recording and apps to help you launch onto the path of learning mindfulness meditation. I suggest looking at "Calm", "Headspace" or Lithuanian "Ramu". - you can also book a councelling session with me :) Article: https://www.apa.org/topics/mindfulness-meditation Photo: S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

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Benedetta MarchiorelloViolin player
Mindfulness and meditation is a great way to enrich our inner world and to get value to our resting time. I find meditation a great way to give more importance to my inner world and to give richness to my resting moments, moreover I find it useful to increase my understanding and concentration while listening. It is nice in order to accept the pain and the low moments in lives as deaths or deprivations of common habits. I will absolutely search for this apps, I am currently using JoyScore and Petit BamBou and during my five days challenge I learned how to mix up meditation with my daily routine. I then listen to the first meditation of AngstAndHue while falling asleep in the evening.
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Meta-analysis. What is the trait most important for the happy relationships? Wealth, health, patience? No, no and no. This meta-analysis (in this case, summarized results from 174 various research papers) states that the most important trait is psychological flexibility. Having this important yet underrated trait means that people even in very stressful situation can: - remain open and accept both good and bad from life - stay present - gently accept difficult, complex feelings and let them go - see a wider context of issues in question - live according to the core values - stay resilient while pursuing important life goals The happiness in relationships improves because people are able to live in the moment and in cohesion, are better at parenting and at resolving conflicts and are better able to take care of their children well-being. Psychological flexibility may be improved by mindful attention to the events in your life, cognitive therapy practices (such as Socratic questioning) and meditation. Research: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212144720301952 Photo: Hari Mohan from Pixabay My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. #spoonfulofreason #research #happiness #psychologicalflexibility

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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Profesional/Theatre Director/Timeless Paintings
Absolutely interesting stuff !!! Would like to know more about psychological flexibility !
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Words can hurt, maybe even more than fists. Does that happen to you? Do people keep things from you on purpose, do not share their thoughts and feelings, dismiss and counter your memories, blame you for the things you cannot control, calling you names or using hurtful labels? Well, that is verbal psychological abuse, a common component of romantic relationships, friendships and parent-child relationships. None ever deserves to be treated like that, and such behavior should always be objected. First instinct is to always argue with the abuser and to prove him or her wrong. And that would be the right instinct if it was a rational conversation, which is never that with an abuser. An effective strategy is to ignore the content of any hurtful phrase and calmly call out the abuser. Do not get into argument. If this calm statement does not work - leave the situation, limit the encounters with the abuser, or consider ending the relationship (which might be difficult, if you depend on the abuser - but still worth considering). Article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-mysteries-love/201612/the-best-way-end-verbal-abuse Photo: Ulrike Mai from Pixabay My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. #spoonfulofreason #psychology #verbalabuse #psychologicalabuse
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Documentary I would like to recommend: "Heal" (available on Netflix). I will start with the statement that I am always quite careful with non-scientific methods as well as paranormal things, and value most of them as interesting from cultural perspective and not something to rely on. Nevertheless, most of this documentary is about the biopsychosocial model, about how mind and body are related, how it is important to not give up and use every measure in order to achieve good and balanced health for every one. https://www.netflix.com/lt/title/80220013 #spoonfulofreason #psychology #health #whattowatch

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Miu BashoEngineer student, lab technician pharmaceutical industry
At times likes these, I believe this is a good recommendation to watch. Thank you!
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