Are panic attacks an anxiety disorder or a form of stress?

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How do I know I am having a panic attack? Panic attacks are moments of intense fear or an unpleasant feeling which comes on very suddenly, combined with several of the following symptoms or signs: heart palpitations or a faster than normal heartbeat, trembling or shaking, an uncomfortable feeling or ache in the chest area stomach issues or nausea dizziness, a feeling of light-headedness or fainting fear of losing control or going mad fear of dying numb tingling sensations,... Read more...

Less stress through fifteen minutes of daily solution focused self-help for one month!

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Stress? Anxiety? Depression? Burnout? Hyperventilation? Addiction? Good news for doctors and healthcare providers: Less stress through fifteen minutes of solution focused self-help during one month! These are the results published by the Artsenkrant in September regarding its first anonymous solution focused self-help program according to the Brugse Model. The self-help program '15 Minutes 4 Me' was developed after initiation by Paul Koeck, MD. We developed this program for your clients.... Read more...

Stress through caffeine: one of every five Belgians drinks too much coffee

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Caffeine causes stress Caffeine causes stress and other health issues. The health council states that one in every 5 Belgians takes in too much caffeine in a day. Sources of caffeine are coffee, as well as chocolate, cola, and other caffeine-containing drinks. That is why the health council wants producers to reduce the amount of caffeine in their products. Caffeine stimulates adrenaline system Caffeine causes stress because this substance stimulates the adrenaline system in our body. Because... Read more...

Christmas stress or New Year’s stress: alone because I am supposed to be happy now!

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The time is coming where I tell those patients who return only in January: "Merry Christmas and a happy new year!". And in nine out of ten cases, they reply with something along the lines of I do not like this time of year. Everyone is supposed to be happy, or to have a happy relationship. But I feel alone, sad, and empty during this time of year. Christmas stress: treating loneliness online? In this specific period of time, the feeling of loneliness becomes much stronger in many people. This... Read more...

Solving stress in 15 minutes

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Yesterday evening, I provided training in stress management for the Jonge Kamer in Deinze, more commonly known as JCI Deinze, witht he title: Solving stress in 15 minutes per day. The questions which the group had considered both dealing with work pressure and work stress as well as how to deal with your children being loud and demanding attention after a long day of work, before you have had the chance to relax. How to get rid of stress when my children are being noisy? What stood out in the story... Read more...

Intimate and in team with your lover through self-hypnosis

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On Saturday the 31st of March 2012, doctor Paul Koeck provides training on the JCI Training Day Antwerp for JCI. The Training takes place in the Novotel in Mechelen at 09.00 o'clock. Title: Intimate and in team with your lover through self-hypnosis Subtitle: “Self-hypnosis techniques to program your own heart to give and receive more love, 'intimate' & 'in team'" During this morning training you learn: A self-hypnosis technique to keep away stressful thoughts A self-hypnosis technique... Read more...

Online therapy: Seminar by doctor Paul Koeck at the Open University The Hague

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ONLINE THERAPY   Seminar on the 3rd of October 2011 19.30 – 21.00 o'clock Paul Koeck, MD More and more people use the internet to look for solutions for medical or psychological problems. First of all, the step to take was a large one. Around 2011 we noticed that some of those who suffer from stress are looking for a solution via the internet. That was the reason why Paul Koeck, MD, together with some colleagues from within the country and abroad, took the initiative to provide online... Read more...

Hyperventilation and anxiety treatment with internet therapy or an online self-help program

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It has been raining questions about hyperventilation and other anxiety disorders these last few months. Sometimes it seems like an epidemic. It suddenly comes up and people keep walking around with questions as if there were a rational reason as to why you would start experiencing hyperventilation. There of course is a medical explanation. And luckily there nowadays are very good and simple solutions for this. Simple from the standpoint of the doctor. This of course does not mean that the patient... Read more...

Burnout prevention through breaks and time-out: extended weekend

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A time-out every 6 weeks Taking breaks can prevent burnout. If we want to let our mind and body actively and productively enjoy life for years without affecting our economic output, we need to take breaks. Just like we have a natural rhythm which requires a short miniature break every 90 minutes, we also have a regular need of a more important break of several days. The ideal schedule which we have  successfully used for years for successful professionals is as follows. Taking an extended weekend... Read more...

Is Kathy Pauwels cured from Burnout? Interview with Paul Koeck, MD in ‘Dag Allemaal’

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Burnout and re-integration in the job afterward: an interview with Paul Koeck, MD, based on the news message that well-known Flemish & Royalty TV presentor Kathy Pauwels would be cured from burnout and is returning back to work. 'Before a burnout patient goes back to work, they need to prepare themselves beforehand at home by building up the burden to the brain little by little', stress manager Paul Koeck says. Read the entire Dutch article (pdf): Dag Allemaal - Not all bosses want to keep... Read more...