We’re used to thinking of travel as ‘fun’. But besides enjoyment and relaxation travelling also does some very serious things for us. At its deepest, psychological level, travel can assist us with our psychological wellbeing. It can – when approached the right way – play a critical role in helping us to grow into better versions of our normal selves. Travel reveals its full potential to function as a form of therapy in our lives.
Many people, actually we all experience times in our lives when we feel olverwhelmed and need clarity - in depression, in love, in fights, with kids etc. This short video gives a very simple model for understanding how our body, emotions and thinking are related, how important is to stop, become centered and think when we are overwhelmed by our emotions. Also, maybe a good tool for parents to understand their kids behaviour. Thinking, reasoning, understanding is essential in times of emotional turmoil.
The Terman Longevity Project placed earlier findings in different perspective. It is not enough to live a healthy marriage, in community, work without stress, do regular exercise, have good friends, eat good food, but being conscientious, enjoy what you do even if your work is not without stress, being goal-oriented and well-integrated into your community can have an effect on your longevity. It is important to listen to these advices of the psychologist society, but equally important to strive for one's individual path toward a long and meaningful life.
As a result of its special geopolitical situation, we can say that being in the heart of Central Europe, Hungary plays an intermediary role in world-wide migration. Budapest is already a multicultural city, metropolis. Many expatriots live and work here on medium or longer assignments. Lots of foreign students come here to study at Hungarian universities. Investors from other countries own real estates, apartments in Budapest and at the lake Balaton. There is a growing number of businessmen who had set up companies, joint ventures in Budapest in the past decades.
It is well known that the success of counseling and psychotherapy does not depend on theory applied, or on special counseling, therapeutic technique. But it depends very much on the therapist's ability to understand intuitively and accurately the patient, and to see what truly the patient's problem is. Theory is a great help, and most of the theories of psychotherapy and counseling can equally solve the same kind of problem effectively (e.g.curing depression).