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First year of Reality Therapy training completed

In March 2021, I started my five-year training program in Reality Therapy at the European Institute for Reality Therapy. The members of our group came from Bulgaria, Malta, and Morocco.
From our first online meeting…
Today, a year later, we are the first Bulgarian class of future RT therapists. We completed our first year of basic skills, […]

By |March 28th, 2022|Trends|0 Comments

What is health psychology?

The science of health psychology seeks answers to a number of important questions related to preventive measures to sustain personal and public health. What are the personal characteristics of people who find it easier to lead a healthy lifestyle? What does it mean for an illness to have a psychological origin? How does income affect […]

By |February 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you keep up to your resolutions?

Happy New Year! May we all have more common sense in 2022, more love and respect and less fear, frustration and anxiety.

What are your 2022 resolutions? Eat healthier? Manage your finances better? Quit smoking? Nearly half of the people in the world make New Year’s resolutions. And this is quite natural – every passing year […]

By |January 8th, 2022|Trends, Trends|0 Comments

Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician

This Christmas is extraordinarily significant to me – I earned one of my greatest gifts in the realm of professional life – the title of Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician. I was hardworking, consistent and dedicated to the cause of providing quality mental health services in my country. The result – a recognition of success […]

By |December 13th, 2021|Trends, Психотерапия|0 Comments

Which one is your personality disorder?

Personality disorders are regarded by mental health scientists as one of the most controversial categories of mental disorders. For decades psychologists argue about the diagnostic criteria of these “problems of character”. Some colleagues go so far as to refrain from diagnosing them at all. However, when a person keeps facing specific difficulties in a given area […]

Difficult personality or Bipolar Disorder?

People suffering from bipolar disorder are often labeled “crazy” along with schizophrenic patients and borderline personalities. They “win” that label with their emotional lability and extreme moods. If you are the partner of someone with bipolar disorder, you surely know how exhausting and confusing communication with them is. The swings from sadness to euphoria can […]

Existential anxiety and the fear of growing old

Existential anxiety may occur at any point in life. It is very typical for periods of transition. For instance, with the advancement of age, we face a lot of disillusionment, anxiety and regrets, which we have so far suppressed thanks to the belief life is ahead of us and we have time for everything. Later […]

Online psychotherapy in a time of crisis

Online psychotherapy has become trendy over the past few months. The majority of states declared a lock-down. Bulgaria made no exception. Most psychologists in the country switched to online counseling in order to assist in the fight against the corona-virus spread. Online psychotherapy has previously been applied mainly to clients from remote locations or expats, […]

Anxiety and panic – should you seek treatment?

Panic, panic attack, anxiety – these are words we are using frivolously in everyday life. They are so familiar that many of my clients firmly believe they are suffering from panic attacks without this being true. Self-diagnosing through the Internet hides some risks. What it generally leads to is lower self-esteem and self-efficacy and depressive […]

The truth about clinical depression

“I’m depressed!” is a phrase you have heard from friends multiple times. Maybe you have even stated that yourself sometimes. Such a complaint is so widespread that psychologists refer to it as the flu of mental illnesses. Feeling down for a few days, however, is not a sufficient symptom to diagnose yourself with clinical depression.

Sadness […]

By |December 1st, 2019|Mental disorders|0 Comments