Nora e Gregory Bateson, Monet e un nuovo modo di fare psicologia

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Domenica 19 novembre 2017 si è tenuto a Roma un workshop teorico esperienziale di Nora Bateson organizzato dall'Istituto Italiano di Psicoterapia Relazionale. Il prof. Giovanni Madonna ha presentato l'illustre ospite internazionale con parole cariche di stima e affetto, sottolineando come Nora abbia ereditato dal padre tutta la grazia che richiedono gli argomenti che questa straordinaria famiglia porta avanti ormai da ... Read More

Partner violenti: disturbi di personalità vs tratti di personalità

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Le notizie di cronaca sono sempre troppo piene di storie di violenza sulle donne da parte del partner (Intimate Patrtner Violence, IPV). La violenza può essere definita come minacciare, tentare o esercitare azioni che hanno conseguenze fisiche, emotive, mentali o cognitive che interferiscono con il benessere di un’altra persona (HCR-20 Version 3, 2013). Nonostante la preoccupante diffusione, non sembra che ... Read More

Mindfulness: i pensieri come nuvole

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Mindfulness, anche conosciuta come “meditazione di consapevolezza”, è una tecnica meditativa che da qualche anno sta avendo numerosissimi riconoscimenti. Questa tecnica aiuta a capire che pensieri, sensazioni ed emozioni sono continuamente in movimento e transitori. Secondo questa prospettiva, persino le attivazioni fisiologiche di dolore, ansia o un attacco di panico non sono immutabili e permanenti. “Panta rei“, per citare il ... Read More

La salute si siede a tavola

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C’è un’arte per la quale gli italiani sono universalmente conosciuti: prima ancora di pittura, musica e moda, l’Italia nel mondo è sinonimo di buona cucina. Patria della dieta mediterranea (dichiarata patrimonio dell’umanità dall’UNESCO), l’Italia ha sviluppato una cucina capace di creare ottimi piatti con pochissimi ingredienti: per esempio, pasta, olio e pomodoro. E magari un tocco di basilico per ricordare ... Read More

Resilienza vs Apatia

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 "Potremmo sopravvivere se la Milizia della Mente si arma contro i ciechi del cambiamento climatico" In un mio post precedente ho parlato dei motivi per i quali, pur sapendo che ci sono dei cambiamenti climatici in atto, facciamo poco o nulla per invertirli e mitigarne le conseguenze negative sulle nostre vite. Uno di questi motivi è negare quello che sta ... Read More

Effetti del cambiamento climatico sulla psiche

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Siamo esseri umani e siamo limitati dalla nostra fisiologia e dalle nostre capacità cognitive. Per esempio, per vedere al buio dobbiamo accendere le luci; per stare sott'acqua abbiamo bisogno di bombole d'ossigeno; riusciamo a ricordare solamente 7 cose alla volta (più o meno) prima che scompaiano dalla memoria a breve termine. Un altro importante elemento è che siamo mortali e ... Read More

The beautiful you

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Sometimes you get caught off-guard and those thoughts promptly insinuate in your mind, cracking that Balance you carefully tried to build. But the problem is that Balance sometimes arrives with her sister, Avoidance. You avoided those thoughts for so long that they became monsters. The more you push them in the oblivion of your attention, the scarier they become. If ... Read More

Just one of those rainy days

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"At the Place of Rains the one-who-is-looking-for-whom-he-loves arrives, it is a divided place, for it depends on how you view the rain how this city will seem to you. It is the same place, it is the same rain, but one part of the city is a place of sorrow; heavy, tear-laden, overcast, dull. It seems as if there is ... Read More

Still violence against women

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In the Internation Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we should remember that violence takes many forms and can arise even in our family. For example: when we force our women in the stereotypical role of princesses, mothers, housewives; when we clip a girl's wings demanding her to behave in a certain way, to dress with certain colors; ... Read More

The source of human emotions

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Human emotions are some of the most confusing and inexplicable “whatevers” that ever refuses to submit to rational analysis, yet they are what make us feel alive. Our feelings can help return us home to heal and rediscover our origins in the life force. Even those emotions that leave us lost, such as anger, sadness and guilt. Emotions just happen. ... Read More

Teens, social media and sex

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Social media are part of our life, most people use it on a daily base, especially adolescents and young adults. The kind of use changes from person to person. 20% to 50% of adolescents show sexually revealing images of themselves on their online profile. What are the basis for this sexualization of their online profiles? Is it the easy access ... Read More

How to add an extra day to your life

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This story has begun more than two thousand years ago and may have a huge impact to your life at the end of this month. It has some romance, some sci-fi and some exhistentialism. It all started with a romantic infusion. In 46 b.C. Caesar and Cleopatra were having their famous liason that could have completely changed our history. Well, ... Read More

January as a bridge

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It is in one mild day of winter, when the sun timidly shines in the cold air, that January seems a bridge. A bridge between two periods of the year, the dark winter and the colorful spring. A bridge between our old self and the new year's resolutions. A bridge is a necessary connection, the important "in-between" that defines a ... Read More

New year of the trees

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In the past we were more dependent on the weather outside our windows. That is why the seasonal holidays were particularly important during the coldest and darkest period of the year. It was a way to add light and remind that a warmer temperature and a longer daylight was on its way. Right yesterday I started a new book about ... Read More

Winter is here

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Cold as the northern wind in December morning… (Enya – Exile) Today it’s such an important date. January will still be pretty dark and cold, but from now on the Sun will be with us more and more, the days will grow longer, the light will pour out more abundant day by day. It’s a day of celebration, the Solis … Read More

Dutch grey sky

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I spent quite some time on Google looking for Dutch dirty-white sky pictures, the kind of sky that is so typical in this part of the planet. It is that light grey, almost homogeneous, and it stays like that whole day long, sometimes for days. I took the picture you can see in this post and I showed it to ... Read More

Autumn as a gateway

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The most widely used calendar in the world is the Gregorian one, a refinement of the previous Julian calendar where January was the first month of the year due to political and civil reasons. The Celtic year, on the contrary, had a more evident seasonal root: it started in November, when the trees drop their leaves, everything is apparently dying ... Read More

We have always been part of the cycle

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What do a bumble bee and a farmer have in common? What's the real difference between planting potatoes in a field and getting some nectar from a flower? In this very interesting speach, journalist and author Michael Pollan helps us see things from a different point of you. Namely, the plant's perspective. When we plant something to eat, we think ... Read More

Sadness impairs color perception

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"Mood and emotion can affect how we see the world around us", says psychology researcher Christofer Thorstenson. This apparently simple statement is the result of a very interesting research in University of Rochester. We all use colors to talk about feelings: wouldn't you use yellow or orange to express happiness and excitement on a canvas, for example? Or blue and ... Read More

Autumn in the Japanese Garden (The Hague)

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Every autumn starts in The Hague with a touch of Oriental beauty. After the happy colors of the spring, the Japanese Garden offers its warm and contemplative embrace for a few days in October. The atmosphere is completely different and it helps our brain prepare to the new season and the upcoming cold. The small paths are now covered with ... Read More