Mental health care has a savior complex, or vulgar madness. Because you cannot permanently fix someone else by 'treating' them. It is not because you have acquired standard knowledge as a care provider and have complicated letters behind your name that you 'know better'. Because if knowing was the solution, nobody would have a problem. [...]
Anno 2022 we find ourselves in Belgium [...or anywhere else in Europe (red.)]. Centuries and decades after the abolition of the slave trade and after ending colonialism. A whole timespan where people of African descent have been an integral part of the social and economic fabric of the European Union (EU), including Belgium. Nevertheless, racism [...]
This is a Spotify playlist with both up-regulating and down-regulating music from different genres. All music is made in a certain tone, which has a positive influence on the brain. This playlist will be updated and refreshed regularly.
By orthomolecular therapist Tanja de Swart from www.justreflect.nl: Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions/processes in the body. In addition, magnesium is nicknamed the “anti-stress mineral”, but why? Many studies now show a relationship between stress and magnesium. Not only does your magnesium requirement increase in times of stress, but your susceptibility [...]
King Cortex: the left hemisphere. The part of the brain that only knows what you're telling it, is concerned with securing the future and categorizing everything into right or wrong, yes or no... The need for certainty and security, but also the psychology that has driven us to the idea of “I think, therefore I [...]
When you go into 'survival mode', stress hormones are produced, especially Cortisol and Adrenaline. But what do these hormones actually do? We don't know everything about the brain yet, but thanks to modern techniques, quite specific studies can be done to clearify. Cortisol This hormone has the result that it shuts down the Hippocampus. A [...]
Human Doing instead of Human Being Emotion triggers behavior. You feel an emotion and you always act on that. Just sitting with an emotion is something we're not very good at, we find feeling difficult. It has also been unlearned from childhood; vulnerable emotions are a sign of weakness; you are a human doing and [...]
Brain integration exercises to achieve more balance between the two hemispheres of the brain and between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Can be used with stress, trauma, depression, but also if you want to be a bit more mindful. Music and copyright by Marijke Faber (www.marijkefaber.nl)
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