Entries by Jula

The process of change

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” (Anonymous) Many of you know what I do: I am a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. My work is extremely interesting, it requires improving myself not only on a professional but also on a personal level. It is based on building […]

Take your thoughts to court

Today I decided that I would like to share something practical with you – namely, an exercise to which I encourage many of my clients to do when we work together. Each of us sometimes experiences disturbing thoughts. Each of us sometimes experiences terrible, obtrusive, sad, overwhelming thoughts. But not every one of us does […]

Old friend… anxiety

It took me a few weeks to make a decision about a theme that I wanted to share with you in this post. My emotions (especially one), which I haven’t experienced for many years, helped me make the decision, namely – anxiety appeared in me. In the past, this feeling was well known to me, […]

What is the consciousness of the body?

Consciousness of the body means exactly: a subjective awareness of bodily sensations arising under the influence of stimuli that originate both outside the body and in its interior.Emotions are diagnosed using a combination of separate bodily sensations: e.g. shallow breathing + accelerated heartbeat + cold sweats = I’m scared. Exercise illustrating a basic body consciousness: […]

Cognitive distorsions

Cognitive distortions Let’s start with what cognitive errors are actually. This is a general term for an irrational way of perceiving reality. They may be caused by limited cognitive resources, lack of time, lack of motivation to formulate correct judgments or a desire to maintain well-being. In short – logic suggests something completely different, and […]

Our inner child – how to connect to it and heal it

Our inner child is still within us. It did not go away with the process of growing up. This is the voice we hear in times when we allow ourselves a bit of freedom and get excited about various things. It is this voice that sometimes asks us how to heal all kinds of emotional […]

A few words about core beliefs

Core beliefs – contain basic particles of knowledge about ourselves, other people and the world in which we live. Core beliefs are formed from an early age of our lives and are usually based on our children’s interpretations of the various events in which we participate, and interaction with people around us. Often their source […]

Challenging the self-talk

Disputing your self-talk means challenging the negative or unhelpful aspects. Doing this enables you to feel better and to respond to situations in a more helpful way. Learning to dispute negative thoughts might take time and practice, but is worth the effort. Once you start looking at it, you’ll probably be surprised by how much […]

What are the obstacles for a positive communication?

Learning effective communication can feel like mastering a new language. A number of ingrained patterns can make the process especially challenging: • Low Self-Esteem — It is difficult to be in a healthy relationship with someone who has low self-esteem. The person may be so busy wondering what other people think of him/her or feeling […]