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...

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...

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...

Online self-help to treat stress, depression, burnout, or anxiety.

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Online self-help is getting more popular for treatment of stress, depression, burnout, or anxiety! Self-help books Self-help books have been successful since a lot time ago in the United States. More and more people are looking for solutions to their problems themselves. Some indeed find solutions in self-help books. Others buy the book and leave it on their nightstand for later. Online self-help program to treat stress. Online self-help provisional programs and online therapy offer new possibilities... Read more...

Can online therapy solve stress, anxiety, tension, burnout, or depression?

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The evolution of online therapy and stress guidance More and more people use the internet to look for solutions for medical or psychological issues such as depression. Before the internet existed, we would frequently get patients in our doctor's practices who did not dare to take the step toward therapy until several years after their doctor gave them the address of a therapist. The step was such a large one to take. By 2011 we noticed that a part of these sufferers of stress would look for a solution... 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...

Online self-help program for depression, stress, anxiety, burnout – Article in SJIEK

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15 Minutes 4 Me An online program which takes 15 minutes time out of my day and in return promises me a more balanced and happier life. Special. Because when I think of a coach, I think of Marc Wilmots, or a muscular guy who lets me do 100 sit-ups with a whip in his hand. Upside down and next to each other. But this coaching is different: mental coaching, focused on my general wellbeing. What? 15 Minutes 4 Me is an online self-help program which guides people in self-reflection, where fifteen... Read more...

Depressed? Check your depression symptoms!

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Depression is a mental illness which often occurs in our modern-day society. Despite the high prevalence rate of depression, it is often difficult to know when you are depressed. Too few people, on top of that, find their way to help in order to treat their depression symptoms. For many people it is difficult to know when they are depressed and when they are simply going through a difficult period in life. To provide you with a clearer overview of then one is depressed, we sum up the depression... 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...

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... Read more...