Berlin Counseling And Therapy
By Nicholas Bellafiore
This podcast is your starting point to making changes in your life that bring you closer to your true being. Apart from psychoeducational aspects you will have the opportunity to get insights on psychological and therapeutic "hands-on" strategies and options that you can integrate into your daily life to guide you towards a more determined approach in conflict resolution as well as materializing and sustaining a happier and more fulfilling life.
"Do we want another child?" or "What do I want?".
In many ways, deciding whether to have another child is even harder than deciding on having the first one. It’s a lot more complex than asking “Do we want more children and do we have enough money?” Adding another child is almost like creating a whole new family again. In some cases parents know exactly how many kids they want or just let the number of children happen. In some cases however we are on the fence about having another child or unfortunately in some sad cases not able to conceive. Parenthood is challenging. It takes time to find that rhythm for everyone involved. Bringing a new soul into the game should be a conscious and unified decision as each additional pregnancy and child will challenge the relationships and the routines you’ve already established. The question is: what are you ready for and what is your family capable of? Talk it through, make it a topic. It matters.
July 17, 2022
The hardest lesson
Content to follow...
June 29, 2022
Guided Meditation - 50 positive affirmations
Nowadays we live in a society where it’s easy to get bogged down with lots of negativity. We're constantly exposed to emotional, cognitive and even physical threats as we go along our day to day chores. Criticism, invalidation and unsurmountable questioning to situations and people that make us feel empty, overwhelmed, shallow, lost and small. It's so hard to step out of this momentum and to leave the motion of tension, stress, burning out and fear. Positive affirmations are a type of antidote to this cycle. A way to help shuttle out some of that negativity, fear and despair in terms of just stating, seeing and interpreting things differently as we say them to ourselves. Affirmations are sentences to give a statement, a situation or an action a positive classification and serve to fund the subconscious with new information and alternative thoughts, feelings and at some point also habits. They can replace these deadlocked and discouraging thought, feeling and action patterns with liberating, positive and inspiring ones. Regular repetition of affirming statements about yourself are advised for up to three months before they encourage your brain to take these positive affirmations as a fact and as such change how you feel in this journey that we call life. When you truly believe you can do something, your actions often follow. At the end one needs to realize that the affirmation don't make the change, but you putting them into action and living by their standards will! This guided meditation could be a starting point. Namaste!
June 29, 2022
Guided Meditation - Finding your inner peace
Peace is a daily, weekly, and monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers and quietly building new structures. Peace is an inspiring tool to rediscover your core and tap into your hidden resources. It's not so much about rearranging the circumstances of your life, but rather realizing who you are at your deepest level and accepting that proactively. Proactive acceptence means to attain a deeper level at setting ourselves free from the judgement of others and especially from that of ourselves. You are what you think. Hence come closer to yourself be using the power of saying to yourself that ''It's o.k.''. ''It's o.k. to be tired''. ''It's o.k. to feel lost.''. ''It's o.k. to not have finished everything that you had set out to do.''. Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it truly is, rather than as you think it should be. Peace is about being able to accept that ''It's o.k. like this.''. For a moment give in and give yourself the right to say that ''It's o.k.''. No matter what. Inner peace is about disabeling toxic thoughts, emotions and habits and even your subconscious desire to cling to the idea that something needs to be diferent from what it ist right now. This guided meditation is your step of realizing and enabeling that kind of peace. Your step to discovering the power of saying ''it's o.k.''. Join in and let us discover together.
June 22, 2022
It's time to reach out!
All relationships are difficult in some form or another. There will be disagreement, conflict, and hurt even in the best of times and also in our worst. We spiral into emotional disengagement and lose touch to each other and ourselves. This could be your chance to get help and reach out to someone who can assist and structure the rekindling of one of the most precious experiences in life: Being in love and showing it.
April 02, 2022
Guided Meditation - Self Love in the Morning
Loving yourself means that you accept yourself fully, treat yourself with kindness and respect, and nurture your growth and wellbeing. Self-love encompasses not only how you treat yourself but also your thoughts and feelings about yourself. So, when you conceptualize self-love, you can try to imagine what you would do for yourself, how you would talk to yourself, and how you would feel about yourself that reflects love and concern. Self-love is a state of appreciation for onelself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve. Self-love can mean something different for each person because we all have many different ways to take care of ourselves. Figuring out what self-love looks like for you as an individual is an important part of your mental health. This guided meditation sets a focused and self compassionate approach to starting your morning with a wholesome and confident mindset.
March 02, 2022
On Letting Go
Creating Change often comes at a cost and it's consequential sacrifice. At some point we suffer to the extent that the only way out is by setting ourselves free. Then the pain is so overwhelming that only by leaving the situation, the thought and the feeling behind we find the strength to heal. It is this moment in which we finally let go. And this time for good.
September 22, 2021
Healing Your Relationship
Too a fault we as couples look for completion in one another and create a cycle of unrealistic expectations which causes us to disengage emotionally and grow distant and even cold to what once kept us connected and warm. Our love crumbles up to the point in which we feel like strangers. Healing that dynamic must then become a priority in our relationships and includes an even bigger realization yet: "I can only heal my relationship once I have decided to heal myself!"
August 23, 2021
Guided Meditation - Creating Calm and Inner Peace
This quick and effective 20 minute guided meditation will help you manifest calm and inner peace as you train and master your mind to stay focussed and rested. In uncertain times such as these, through a consistent meditation practice you can take back control of your life by finding conscious stillness to reconnect to your inner core. Give in to yourself and find your island of connection - that special place to come home to daily.
July 08, 2021
Introduction to the "Berlin Counseling And Therapy" Q&A
This introduction to the "Berlin Counseling And Therapy" Q&A is our opportunity to create an interesting and hopefully revealing dialogue around unanswered questions you may have in reference to your psychological well-being as an individual, partner, parent or child. In response to your questions we hope to then provide you with solutions and options guiding you into a brighter and more calm state of being. We are very happy and excited to see you embark on this journey with us and already now thank you for your openness and trust.
June 21, 2021
Creating Change and how we can make it last!
We spend so much time trying to change for the better only to be disappointed by ourselves and at some point giving up and saying : "That's just the way I am! I can't change! ". We crumble and fall, despair, feel lost, lonely and sometimes very small. In moments like these it seems like there is no way out. We feel trapped on a daily basis and at times disconnect from the people we love and care for while actually just wanting to be close to them. We suffer and fail in changing, because our perspective on creating that change is partly to antique and lacks compelling emotions and strategies. In this podcast I try to outline an emotional and powerful approach of coming home to yourself that enables you to create change that truly lasts. Are you up for the challenge:)?
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