Connections

“When we feel safely connected to others we understand ourselves better and like ourselves more.” Sue Johnson Here is something I heard recently: “People should just be rational and not emotional.” I can’t help but chuckle a bit (and sometimes shake my head in a sign of disapproval 😉 ) when I hear such remarks. They…

Welcome to Conscientia Counselling

| “The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates | First and foremost, welcome to our blog. “Conscientia” is the Latin word for AWARENESS and that is basically the purpose of this blog: to help you create awareness in your life and in your relationships. When you understand who you are you have choices. You…

Online Counselling

It is quite amazing what technology can do nowadays, it is changing the way we do a lot of things including counselling. Traditionally, counselling is done face-to-face. There are a lot of nuances that a counsellor can pick up on when seeing the client personally. However, sometimes it is simply not possible for the client…

Terapia en linea

Es bien sorprendente lo que se puede hacer hoy en día con tecnología. Esta literalmente cambiando la manera en la que hacemos muchas cosas, incluyendo psicoterapia. Tradicionalmente, psicoterapia se hace cara a cara. Hay muchos matices y tonalidades que ayudan al terapeuta a descubrir intuitivamente lo que el cliente no puede expresar o decir con…

Why is change so hard?

Many of us are very uncomfortable with change, and even when we are ready and want to, we find that it is very hard to do or stick with it. Our brains, as well as our bodies, get stuck in patterns that are very hard to break. Additionally, for many of us, change is a…

Distorsiones cognitivas.

Hace algunas semanas escribí sobre los pensamientos negativo y la increíble capacidad de nuestros cerebros de hablarnos en términos, aunque dañinos, cómodos o familiares. También les pedí cautela y no creer todo lo que su cerebro le dice. Lo que pasa es que tenemos una preferencia negativa inherente. Sí, resulta que por naturaleza pensamos más…

Cognitive Distortions

A few weeks ago I wrote about the world of negative thinking, the amazing ability of our brain to speak to us in terms that are, albeit damaging, comfortable and well known. However, I cautioned you not to believe everything your brain says…you see, we have a built-in negativity bias. Yes, we have a natural…

ENFJ, Blue, 2, but so much more…How about you?

As I was reading this month’s issue of the magazine Psychology Today, I came across a very interesting article on personality tests. It is very possible that personality tests are one of the most popular topics in psychology.  There is something powerful about being ‘described’, by a list of characteristics and traits, it is so…

ENFJ, 2, Azul…y mucho más. ¿Y usted que arrojaría su test de personalidad?

Mientras leía la publicación de la revista Psychology Today, encontré un articulo muy interesante sobre los test de personalidad, que a propósito, al menos en el mundo anglófono es probablemente uno de los tópicos psicológicos más populares. No hay mucho que sea mas fascinante que verse ‘descrito’ por una lista de características y rasgos tan…

The power to be you

One of the things I love the most about psychology is its scope of application. On the one hand, it studies and treats the maladaptive and pathological side of our experiences as human beings and on the other hand, it concerns itself with our potential to grow and our mental health in a positive way….

Procrastinación, año nuevo y otras ideas

A medida que el nuevo año se aproxima, muchos empezamos a reflexionar sobre nuestros logros y nuestras vidas en general. ¿Alcanzamos las metas que nos propusimos el comienzo del año? ¿Alcanzamos algunas de las metas que tenemos en general para nuestras vidas? Generalmente comenzamos el año con la mejor de las intensiones pero a medida…

Negative Thinking

Negative thoughts are like gremlins, when we feed them at the wrong time, they can reproduce and create havoc in our minds. Sometimes they are funny but sometimes they can cause a great deal of destruction. Negative thinking is more common than we think; a great percentage of our daily thinking contains some negativity or…

Pensamientos negativos

Los pensamientos negativos son como gremlins (como la película), si los alimentamos a la hora inapropiada, crecen y se convierten en una plaga. A veces son graciosos pero pueden causar grandes problemas y destrucción en nuestras vidas. Los pensamientos negativos son más comunes de lo que pensamos. De hecho, una gran parte de nuestros pensamientos…