Face to face you can’t see the face

Face to face you can’t see the face

What do people mean by saying that their family relationship is not fine? In the previous article we were talking about the fact that «bad relationship» means that people have become too distant from each other for this or that reason. But there is a flip side. When people become […]


Break Up Or Make It Up

Break Up Or Make It Up

Loneliness together. My dear friend – goodbye? Farewell… «Our relationship is falling apart!», «Help me save the family!». The request concerning suffering in a relationship and desire to get better is quite common. To begin with, it is probably worth mentioning that a relationship doesn’t exist on its own and […]


Men’s roles, or Dangerous power of words

Men’s roles, or Dangerous power of words

First, a man plays a role, then the role plays the man. Vladimir Levi «Men don’t cry!», «Big boys don’t hold their mommy's hands!» – the gender role programming follows our children at every step. Numerous trite phrases (sometimes truly ridiculous phrases) create strong boundaries that predetermine our behavioural stereotypes […]


Halo effect or why we judge people insufficiently

Halo effect or why we judge people insufficiently

Aleksandra Dibazhe, symboldrama psychotherapist Have you ever noticed that when you like the man from the first meeting you stay charmed by him/her further? Let’s pretend that you’ve had juridical or medical consultation or just come to the electronic store on your way home. If a lawyer, a doctor, a […]


Being a monkey is easier, or Buddhism as a rebellion against nature

Being a monkey is easier, or Buddhism as a rebellion against nature

I express my thanks to Robert Wright from Princeton University whose lectures inspired this article. We have two characters: Helen, a girl, and Blossom, a monkey. Both are not Buddhists but both represent the carbon based lifeforms that passed through similar development stages and have the same (or alike) coping […]


Career U-turn: it’s not at all frightening if made wisely

Career U-turn: it’s not at all frightening if made wisely

If today were the last day of my life, would I wan  to do what I am about to do today? Steve Jobs You have lived about a third of your life, and suddenly you have realized that your job doesn’t bring you joy, instead it makes you feel tired […]


Simplify your life

Simplify your life

Every day we hear a lot of simple rules about life but we remember them only after some time. They are always in our memory but we can’t use them in some irritating situations. In some situations they really make our attitude easier. Sometimes you should repeat them like mantra […]


The play of life

The play of life

Every man has a dream to become an astronaut, a teacher, a performer when he/she has happy and careless time of the life. Unfortunately, only few of them can achieve their childhood dreams. Parents’ prohibitions or phrases that reduce self-esteem can become crucial for a child’s life. Let’s view two […]


Happy parents – a happy child

Happy parents – a happy child

There are plenty of methods that can be applied in working with children nowadays. Numerous therapeutic techniques and training classes are also readily available, just to name a few. Not to mention, how much effort, time and money parents are ready to give for their children! All this is so […]


Where does joyance live?

Where does joyance live?

A middle-aged woman with distracted look and lacklustre eyes is sitting in front of me. «I cry all the time… do you see, all the time… and I can do nothing with it…». It is become clear during the further conversation that tension and depression are client’s stable life’s companions. […]


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Facebook (read slowly)

From the viewpoint of a ruthless psychologist «Facebook» is just the largest church on the planet uniting people who believe in friendship. For fear of hurting feelings of the religious, I do have to defend the thesis by explaining what the concepts of faith, church and friendship are from the […]


3 ways to regain the trust of your child

3 ways to regain the trust of your child

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, when parents spend most of their time at work, and children are left on their own, quite often there comes a situation when the near and dear ones drift apart from each other. Due to the lack of attention a child becomes […]


How to choose a gift?

How to choose a gift?

New Year’s day inevitably comes with a variety of attributes, such as: a decorated Christmas tree, multi-colored fairy lights, spiced home baking, the smell of cinnamon and tangerines and, needless to say, – gifts! On New Year’s Eve we are going to receive as well as give dozens of presents […]


Some tips for those in bad mood or stressed

Some tips for those in bad mood or stressed

From time to time, everybody experiences the depressive feeling that came to be known as «a bad mood», «stress», or «discouragement». We often generalize these «symptoms» as a «depression» while the true depression is far from melancholy and sadness which we are used to, unfortunately. Based on my personal experience […]


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