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...

Burnout and stress: what is the difference?

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Burnout and stress are two problems which are linked close together. What is the difference between them? When does someone have burnout and when do they have stress? This article summarizes the most important elements of both problems and explains the difference. Burnout? When is it worse than stress? When we speak of burnout, this means that you have crossed a line. You have no energy left and anything you do requires a lot of effort. Effort which you are not able to give at the moment. It is true... Read more...

Cognitive behavioral therapy: how can it help me?

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There are many different teachings in psychology. Oftentimes it is difficult to separate them, because every psychologist or psychotherapist knows the basic technologies of nearly every type of psychology. The cognitive behavioral therapy only developed in the late 20th century. Just like most types of therapy, it has not been around for all that long yet. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of therapy which works with our cognition at the hand of our behavior and the questioning thereof. In this... Read more...

Stress hormone: symptoms and treatment of stress

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The stress hormone cortisol is one of the most well-known hormones of our body. Cortisol makes it so that we will physically respond to stress and that we are ready to react to danger. Have you also noticed that you can handle a lot more, when something dangerous is likely to happen? You experience less pain and can run more quickly. This is the way the stress hormone cortisol works. In this article, we will explain more about stress and to what extent the stress hormone influences us. We will also... Read more...

Stress test: symptoms and treatment of stress

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Do you often think about your job? Do you never relax? Do you think that you never have even a second of time for yourself? Then it might be so that you experience stress. Stress is often something which slowly becomes more and more present. You often do not realize that you experience stress, and suddenly you then have issues sleeping and you cannot focus. In some cases it can then be so that you become depressed because of your stress. Read more in this article about the symptoms of stress and how you can treat... Read more...

Autistic? Symptoms and treatment of autism

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Many people know autism. But many do not really know what it entails exactly. When you see someone who is autistic, you often do know that something is not entirely right, but it is difficult to know exactly what is going on. Autism is a syndrome which is mainly characterized by a lower IQ, issues with communication and flexibility. To describe the symptoms and possible treatment of autism, we will give more information in this article about what autism entails exactly, and what you can do. Autistic?... Read more...

Stress and sleep? The influence of stress on the sleeping pattern

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Do you notice that you experience more stress lately? And do you sleep more poorly? It is possible that there is a link between the two. it namely is so that stress can have a large influence on your sleeping pattern. Stress can make it so that we do not sleep as well, but also that we wake up a lot during the night. Read more here about the influence which stress can have on your sleeping pattern. Stress and sleep? The influence of stress If you have stress, you notice that you start to worry... Read more...

Difficult communication with parents? Take the stress test

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Being a teacher is not always easy. You enjoy working with children, but sometimes there are also difficult parents that go along with them. You do not agree with them, you want them to engage themselves more,... In short, it is not always easy to talk to parents. Would you like some tips regarding communication with parents, or gain deeper insight in why communication sometimes does not go as it should? Then read more here about difficult communication with parents! Difficult communication with... Read more...

Stress at school? The parent manual!

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Children experience more and more stress at school. They are under much more pressure than there was on students in the past. They have to finish homework, study for different tests, and then of course there also is the social aspect of it all which is difficult. Children pay a lot of attention to friends at school, but as many people know, children are not always nice to each other. This can cause your child to experience stress. How do you deal with this as a parent, or how can you make it so that... Read more...

What can I change about my burnout?

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Burnout often develops from a combination between genetic and situational factors. When we consider genetic factors, we mean a genetic/hereditary vulnerability, which your parents have passed on to you. You then have a larger chance of developing issues such as burnout. With situational factors we mean major events, daily troubles,... but mainly how you deal with these situations. In this article we will describe the personal factors, from which burnout can develop. My behavior: influence on burnout? First... Read more...