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The online self-help program 15Minutes4Me.com wins the “Alfred” award for the best “solution focused therapy” initiative in Flanders.

Written on 5 September 2018, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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The online self-help program 15Minutes4Me.com wins the "Alfred" award for the best "solution focused therapy" initiative in Flanders. Paul Koeck, MD from the online self-help program '15Minutes4Me.com' received the yearly 'Alfred' award yesterday from the « Flemish Union of Specialists in solution focused cognitive and systematic therapy, Nurturing and Coaching », abbreviated to the VVDO. The internet program '15Minutes4Me.com' helps hundreds of people with burnout, depression, stress, or anxiety... Read more...


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

Written on 11 January 2017, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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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!

Written on 9 January 2016, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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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...


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

Written on 24 September 2015, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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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...


Can stress through worrying kill?

Written on 28 June 2015, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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Last week I partook in a two-da symposium regarding suicide prevention. I share only important conclusions with you which stood out to me. From research by the Dutch professor Ad Kerkhof, it has shown that people in suicide tend not to have death as their goal. Continue reading. When studying why someone tried to commit suicide, 2 surprising main reasons were found: 78% of the people who attempted suicide gave the reason that "The situation was so unbearable that I did not know what... Read more...


Agoraphobia: what therapy treats it?

Written on 31 May 2015, door Dr. Paul Koeck
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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...