We live in interesting times. The covid-19 pandemic, increasing social and economical inequalities, ecological and social crisis. As a psychotherapist in central London, I have been dealing with these topics in the consulting room and it seems that existential questions linked to the socio-political atmosphere are more present than ever.
People still work too much and experience high levels of stress. However, a positive growing trend is that companies are starting to care about the mental health of their employees.
The story of It’s Complicated follows the typical Berlin-based start-up trajectory. Two freelancing friends had a problem that the idiosyncratic environment of the city helped them solve, in their case, how to grow and manage an international therapy practice.
In the ninth episode of the It’s Complicated podcast, we share three conversations with people currently developing and persuing novel solutions to address the dimensions of race, class, and geography acting as barriers to mental health services.
The Pandemic Letters is a series of reflections by Psychologist Marius Presterud. In the letters he delves on the deeper meanings of COVID-19, its impact on societal health and practical consequences for health personnel.
We give our pets name, so why not also give our mood-boosting plants personal names? And if plants that are given some extra warmth and care thrive the best, what would happen if you named a plant after yourself?
In a recent conversation with a colleague where we were talking about trust, forgiveness and other things therapists like to talk about, out of my mouth came a sentence that went something like: “Cultivating awe and respect for nature – and then coming to understand that I was part of the same nature which I so love – has allowed me to finally feel at home in my life”.