Category: Psychotherapy

Emotional Dependence: what is it and how to overcome it

Affective dependency is not exactly considered an illness or a mental disorder, but in many of cases it’s the reason a person asks the intervention of a clinical psychologist.
Because of the serious repercussions on the emotional balance of the person, and on his/her self-determination, emotional dependence has to be considered a serious problem with severe consequences. But where it does come from?

EMDR, the therapy based on eye movements

EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy stemming from the intuition of Phd. Francine Shapiro, author of the first study demonstrating the efficacy of the approach, also author of the conceptual model underlying this therapy, the Adaptive Information processing (AIP). EMDR, through eye’s movements, produce a direct...

Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities)

The Dissociative Identity Disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct states of personalities, which are called alternative identities. Each state has its own ways of perceiving, relating, and thinking towards itself and the environment. At least two of these identities or...

Live the present moment

Act. Not just an acronym. The Acceptance and commitment Therapy, or ACT, is a form of cognitive-matrix psychotherapy with good scientific background. It is part of the “third wave” of cognitive behavioral therapies. The ACT is based on Relational Frame Theory: a research program that...

Trauma and the body

A somatic print We can all be exposed to events that go beyond our capacity for processing and our tolerance capacity. An accident, a catastrophe, a violence, they are all traumatic events. Potentially, because psychic trauma assumes a definite mental state: impotence. For this reason,...