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Understanding panic attacks

Panic attacks first occur unexpectedly and with no obvious reason. Researchers from Brown University say that stressful events are associated with the onset of panic attacks in the vast majority of cases. The specific causes of panic attacks remain unknown … Continue reading

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Panic attacks or how the “fight or flight” response can hijack your life

What is a panic attack? A panic attack is a brief but intense episode of extreme fear and anxiety that something terrible is about to happen. The physical symptoms of a panic attack are connected with the body going into … Continue reading

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Κρίση: καταστροφή ή ευκαιρία για αλλαγή;

«Η πραγματικότητα δεν είναι όπως θα με συνέφερε εμένα να είναι. Δεν είναι όπως θα έπρεπε να είναι. Δεν είναι όπως μου είπαν ότι θα είναι. Δεν είναι όπως ήταν. Δεν είναι όπως θα είναι αύριο. Η πραγματικότητα γύρω μου … Continue reading

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Getting the homesickness blues part 3

In the third and last part of these series of articles exploring homesickness, I will continue giving suggestions about how to deal with homesickness and also offer some tips on taking care of your physical and emotional health. Laugh, Stay … Continue reading

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Getting the homesickness blues part 2

This is the second part of an article exploring homesickness. In the first part I wrote about the experience of feeling homesick (how, when, what, why), the various effects and symptoms and my personal insight. In the second and third … Continue reading

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Getting the homesick blues part 1

Ever had one of these days where you miss being understood or speaking your own language? Knowing how things work and how to deal with arising problems? Missing your family or close friends? Having negative thoughts about your new surroundings … Continue reading

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IamExpat collaboration

Dear friends, I wanted to let you know about my collaboration as a regular contributor with the IamExpat website. I will be writing about all things expats and psychotherapy-) For April 2013 my articles will be published on the 10th, … Continue reading

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Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)

• Would you like to improve your parenting skills? • Are you having trouble communicating with your children? • Are you looking for an alternative to your current parenting style? P.E.T. is a specialized, evidence-based program designed to help you … Continue reading

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Emotions and physical health: what neuropeptides have to do with it?

Neuropeptides (nerve proteins) are chemicals that regulate almost all life processes of our cells and also the way all cells communicate with each other.  Peptides are tiny pieces of protein that are produced in the brain and throughout the whole … Continue reading

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Six problems of human communication

1. Words are imprecise vehicles of communication Often what we experience do not fit into words and sentences very well, we are not able to say precisely what we mean. Words have different meaning for different people. 2. Guessing the … Continue reading

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