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

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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...

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...

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...

Can stress through worrying kill?

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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?

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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...

Simple solutions for depression

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The depression of Joris His mother sat in my waiting room while Joris told his story. Joris was 15 at the time. School had not been going well for several months. He could no longer focus. He was worrying all day or was absentminded. Joris no longer saw the use of anything. Joris was unmistakably depressed. I listened to his story, asked what he did in school and what he was doing. After half an hour of listening I heard a small spark. Something in his voice let me know that this was important... Read more...