Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Can psychologist help you in a single session? Yes. For that both - therapist and client - need to be prepared. - The topic that you will discuss needs to be quite well defined. "I am not feeling myself lately" is an example of a need for a longer therapy. "How do I start keeping my eating schedule" is a quite good topic for a single therapy session. - Therapy in general is not like a pill. You cannot expect to "take it" and feel healed instantly. Therapy helps to look at yourself from the angle that you cannot on your own - and to see the answer that you already knew before. It is just like the back of your head that you cannot see yourself without help. - That means that you will not leave the session with a resolved issue. You will leave with a plan of action. It is possible that you will discuss a specific solution, but more likely you will discuss series of steps for you to take. The shorter is work in therapy, the more work you have to do on your own. SIngle session will generate the biggest amount of homework. - Work starts immediately. If the client is not sure that he or she is ready for the change - then a single therapy session will not necessarily solve it. Client _can_ become resolved while planning and creating a strategy together with a therapist - or it may happen. Therapy does not guarantee that. Goal of the therapist is not to talk vclient into change. Goal of the therapist is to help in creating series of steps and to help client to get "unstuck". - The best time to get help is Now. It is best to get some help now than great help later. So it is better not to delay. Therapy (especially single session therapy) is a nudge, anyway. The rest of the way client will walk on his or her way, and quite successfully. - SIngle therapy sessions can be repeated. One session - one issue. May be new, may be same one. But sessions are not related one to another, do not follow same theme, same appointment time, etc. You can request a single session with me, for sure. Photo: Finn from Unsplash 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 #therapy #singlesession #councelling
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More/again about the robots and psychology. As we know, robots need to be made to have some human like features to make their job easier. It actually is a real problem - if humans are awkward about the robots, then robots cannot help people as well as they could, or people do not trust robots with the tasks at all. So, this is an area of research now. If robot is assessed to be high on agreeableness, emotional stability and conscientiousness (!), then people are more likely to have a positive outlook towards it. The longer people interact with the robot, the more they are likely to like it - even if they were regarded as weird looking in the beginning. 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. Research: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0747563221000789 Photo: ergoneon from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #robots
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
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 Professional/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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