It happens every spring. High school seniors are worried that they won’t be able to go to University. From them you can often hear the phrase: “I’m so ordinary, and my classmates are so talented.” Surprisingly, but so say as
students with average and sufficient, and with a high level of academic achievement.
The idea that they will not be able to enter a good University, cause graduates a lot of stress. Their negative emotions are so strong that they may even say, ” I’d Rather be hit by a bus and go to the hospital than be so anxious.”
In such situations, stress is felt not only by graduates, but also by parents. Continue reading
Many of us have seen the cartoon”puzzle”. It shows the control room of the child’s brain. The child’s subpersonalities work to make him feel safe and happy. The plot of the cartoon becomes interesting when Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness begin to struggle for control.
For example, when Fear takes over, the child cringes. When the main thing is Anger, the child begins to swear. So we understand that all these characters represent the emotional experience of the child.
But this model actually works. The cartoon shows quite accurately how our emotions work. There are also whole areas of psychotherapy that use such models. Continue reading