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,... Lees verder...

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.... Lees verder...

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... Lees verder...

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... Lees verder...

Paul Koeck, MD, in radio interview on ‘Charisma’ on Radio EenVandaag

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The Dutch National radio broadcasting station Eenvandaag interviewed Paul Koeck, MD, about the phenomenon 'Charisma' after the film premier of the movie 'The Double', after the eponymous novel by Fjodor Dostojevski: (more...) Lees verder...

Agoraphobia: what therapy treats it?

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Lately, agoraphobia has become an issue which has become more and more common in medical practises. For some it takes shape in not daring to drive a car on highways. For others, walking into open spaces or public places is the problem, and yet another group of people find it difficult to reach the doctor because they hardly dare to leave their own house. Other people again visit to their doctor with complaints of hyperventilation or even anxiety attacks. What is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is, first... Lees verder...

Self-confidence. The key to success?

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Self-confidence is the absolute first choice people make when they start working on the program. About a quarter of all participants want to build up their self-confidence, and this is logical. Psychologists have known for a long time that self-confidence is the key to success of any good therapy. A good program will therefore make sure that one re-gains their self-confidence to find their own solutions to any problem. Whether one is considering a program to treat a major depression, an alcohol... Lees verder...

Love lessons by Albert Ellis

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I met the cognitive behavioral therapist Albert Ellis for the first time in 1993, 20 years ago now. The man impressed me with his overwhelmingly to-the-point therapy style. In his practice in New York, he met with a patients every 20 minutes and, yes, he was extremely efficient and therapeutic. When you attended one of his sessions, you first would think that he is just scolding the patient, but that is not true. Ellis was very empathetic. He unmasked the irrational thoughts of his patients in a humoristic... Lees verder...

How to stop worrying.

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Except for self-confidence (22 percent), worrying takes the second place with 20 percent on the list of priorities among participants of the online self-help program '15Minutes4Me.com'. One out of every five participants wants to start out by gaining control over their worrying. Not surprisingly, as it often is the trigger which causes panic attacks, depressed feelings, or other psychosomatic complaints. In this article, we give you some tools with which to learn to gain control over your worrying.... Lees verder...

Fatigue? Test your burnt out and exhausted feeling.

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How do you know if someone has fatigue? After working for years under pressure, without resting or vacation, your body and mind slowly become exhausted and fatigued. Burnout is the test used to describe that. But how do you know? Of course it is always important to discuss with your doctor if there can be other medical causes, but in most cases there is a large chance that you suffer from burnout if you have the following symptoms: feeling empty, exhausted and burnt out for a long period of time,... Lees verder...