Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Is your family warm and supportive? Or do you perhaps feel that they draining you and poison you? Think if it sounds familiar: - do they gossip about you? - do they abuse your weaknesses? - do they allow you to change, or rather keep you the same? - do they fight a lot with each other? - do they tolerate abusive behavior, or pretend that it does not happen? - do they allow you to tell the truth, your version of truth, or do they always need to be right? - do they maintain weak, volatile and unpredictable atmosphere? It is important to accept that if this is your family - it is not your fault (well, you are part of this scheme, but you are not as guilty as you are made to feel). For one or another reason it is convenient to your family to make you feel like this, be it conscious or unconscious behavior or even selectively "not see" this. Photo: Foto-Rabe 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 #toxicrelationships #family
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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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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Book I would like to recommend - Arnhild Lauveng "A Road Back from Schizophrenia" (even though I like the original name better - "Before the sunrise I would turn into the lion"). One of those rare occasions when through the words of a very well versed author one can glimpse into a very essence schizophrenia. And even more importantly - into the real example of resiliency, of how to not give up and learn to live even if the world is full of demons. If movie "Beautiful Mind" impressed you, so will this book. 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 #bookrecommendations #psychology

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I've red this book. The story felt very authentic and I learned a lot about what it's like for those with schizophrenia. It's a memorable and moving read.
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