Why December Might Be A Difficult Month For Your Mental Health
I will talk about the way we are influenced by Christmas ideas and what it represents from a psychological and symbolical point of view. I will explain the importance of rituals in culture and how it helps the formation of an identity and a sense of belonging.
I will discuss the impact of expectations and how our need of idealization might be unhelpful.
I will talk about the hidden side of Christmas, unhelpful family dynamics, loneliness, overspending or overeating and strategies to cope with these problems.
A few lines about my self
I started my career as Criminal Lawyer, in Italy. In Protected content moved in the UK and in Protected content got a Master in Science in Counselling Psychology. I have been working for the NHS since Protected content , at St Thomas Hospital in the Health Psychology department dealing with chronic health conditions, at the Maudsley and King’s College Hospital in primary care and for the IAPT service and recently in the personality disorder team. I reduced my NHS work to one day a week and I have a busy private practice. I help people with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, difficulties with relationship, work problems, borderline personality disorder, health anxieties and post traumatic stress disorder.
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