Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Article. Hope and Hopelessness (sounds like a fable, right?) If hope is such nice and warm feeling, why do we turn to hopelessness, at all? If hope is irrational, then hopelessness is as well? It is not the feeling based on rational arguments, that makes a cold calculated decision about low probability, does it? What feeds hopelessness, what feeds hope? - Hopelessness is strengthened by extreme thinking. Constantly labeling the world as only black and white causes a lot of tension and frustration. - Hopelessness is strengthened by resignation - when you think that nothing good awaits you in the future. WIthout trying, no new solutions will be found. - Seclusion. The more you close yourself in, the more your thoughts change. DIstrust, depression take root, and hopelessness grows on that. - Hope is grown by participating, acting, choosing to stay and not withdraw. It needs to be mentioned again and again - wish to do something comes after you start doing something, not before. - Hope is strengthened by helping others. Hopelessness is very egocentric feeling, and if you focus on someone else instead of your self, at least for a little while, you gain a little bit of strength to choose, decide and act. Also, to hope. - Laughter and humor help to improve the mood. Thank you, endorphins, adrenaline, decreased stress and improved metabolism. - Mindfulness practice helps to escape endless cycle of negative thinking - FInally, hope is strengthened by resolve. When you decide to go direct your thoughts and actions towards the better you, then you make room for hope, as well. Some say, that hope IS a decision. Article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/imperfect-spirituality/201512/why-you-should-celebrate-everything Photo: Mammiya 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.
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Today I would like to recommend a book - Jon Kabat-Zinn "Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life". Meditation is one of the most valuable skills that you can learn to improve and maintain your health in a good condition. This means your mental health as well as your physical health, which is definitely very much related to and dependant on your psychological balance. The author is Western so the book does not contain multiple words that are not relatable to our daily life and language. I also would like to dissipate another often used and incorrect idea - meditation is not a practice of silencing your thoughts. Meditation is practice of concentrating your focus on your passing thoughts, on may object or action. You may meditate while cleaning your home, walking, or sitting down. You don't need to have a mat, sit in lotus pose or burn incense - you may choose to use it all ar one of it, if it helps you to focus. Take a breath. Lightly exhale. My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Book my talk to ask more about meditation and psychology! #spoonfulofreason #psychology #recommendedbook #books #recommendation

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What does brain do when we watch a movie? Results of the magnetic resonance reveal that we get more involved (that is more coordinated brain activity is dedicated) in more emotional scenes. This higher involvement state is rather similar among different people - we kind of get synchronized. When involvement is lower, then mind "wanders" in an individual manner, and the state is quite distinct for each person. When following the movie review people were asked to recall the movie, it was possible to predict what the story will feature - they were the same higher involvement and more intense emotion scenes. I only wonder what my brain does when I watch Fawlty Towers for several hundredth time... My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Book my talk to ask more about food and psychology! Research: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/33/e2021905118 Photo: Free-Photos from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #research #movie #brain #memory

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Today I would like to suggest a great find on the children bookshelves - Aurelie Chen Chow Chine books with little unicorn Gaston. The original French versions contain multiple books, activity journals and the plush unicorn itself, hopefully other languages will catch up soons with all the great materials. Just think about it, to learn, recognize, understand and correctly name all the emotions is a difficult task, not necessarily easy to deal with for an adult - and when you are just a tiny corn, in the constantly overwhelming world, and sometimes you realize that you are doing something wrong and making the adults unhappy - then it becomes a really difficult task. I am sure that the books will be very useful to both children and their parents. My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Book my tlak to ask more about psychology! #spoonfulofeason #psychology #recommendation #books #bookrecommendations
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