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First signs of depression

Depression is a social and personal impact often caused by social change. Mostly people realize when they really fall into depression and need professional help.

And yet most of the people are not aware of the first signs of depression. They ignore e.g. sadness and moodiness, anxiety and nervousness, decreased energy, poor concentration and memory and so on. These symptoms are part of daily life and basically …….

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When the words “I love you” are so shocking

Well we in in the western world have heard so much about the difficulty of showing up emotions in China or in East Asian countries. And it seems even worse to talk about emotions. Especially being said by parents to their children or children to their parents.

Candice Chung from the “daily life” writes about this difficulty and the difference to look on this difficulty from the Chinese perspective. She states this difficulty, she also talks about the challenge she had experienced in her own family trying to confront her parents with ……………….

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The art of playing an instrument

It requires a lot of a musician to be an expert together with his instrument. Hands, head and heart have to work together in a perfect combination. Pedro Alcantara explains how to do and how to achieve this state of coordination and expression.

She mostly stresses the three most important parts:

  • The physical part. That is the body-movement, posture and so on
  • The psychological part, which means emotions, ……..
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Red makes women sexually attractive and other women jealous

So, now something very practical: be Aware and even careful, women!

Everybody knows that women like to wear red clothes. This is an attractive colour. In nature red is the signal colour and everybody looks at once to the red colour when it appears somewhere.

But this is also a reason that women get jealous!

Researchers ………..

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Relationship between nightmares and a tight jaw

More and more people suffer from their tight jaw. One result causes teeth problems. So people visit a dentist `cause they are aware of these problems and not of the chronically tensed jaw. Mostly the dentists don`t know the reason for the teeth problems. So they call this syndrome “bruxisme”. People feel some kind of a respect towards such a diagnosis and follow the dentist`s indication for a while. But as there is no real change they stop.

By the way “bruxisme” only means teeth crunching. Using a Greek labeling the diagnosis sounds important. But ………..

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“Chinese” or the autistic pattern of behavior

Chinese very often, usually, stay with other Chinese in a Chinese group, even if they are abroad or in another country. They do this even, if they do not have to do it or even if this is not helpful to be integrated into the other culture.

I once listened to a key-note at a conference of intercultural communication and I was astonished that the speaker identified this pattern of behavior as an autistic pattern of behavior. This may sound cruel at the first sight, this may sound devaluating but it is not meant as devaluation or rejection or Chinese people or culture.

A pattern of behavior means that not the person is autistic but the behavior has elements or attitudes of an autistic pattern of behavior. An autistic pattern of behavior is at least characterized by two or three typical elements.

  • The one is not being familiar to relationship or social communication, relating and communicating makes him frightened.
  • The second is the difficulty in making contact on a personal level and/or experiencing the other person also emotionally.
  • People with this pattern of behavior sometimes seem to be chaotic, but in fact, they are very intelligent, disciplined, but mostly in some special aspects or fields only.

Of course Chinese are not autistic, of course Chinese can live relationships and communication and a social life. Of course Chinese are not only disciplined. But still it is obvious that the pattern of behavior has an impact on the experience on an intercultural level. So, even if they’re not autistic, maybe they’re experienced as autistic and people relate to them as if they were autistic.

This way of communication and interaction on an intercultural level therefore leads often to a big misunderstanding, to some kind of cultural or communicative rejection and strengthens of stereotypes/prejudices or renewing stereotypes/prejudices.

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Bioenergetics: body language translated

Bioenergetics is a relational somatic form of psychotherapy whose theory presents that what goes on in the mind is also manifest in the body. So getting to know more about this will help you to understand more about yourself and the other.

Bioenergetics is a relational somatic form of psychotherapy whose theory presents that what goes on in the mind is also manifest in the body.

But it`s not only a form of psychotherapy, but also a way to understand life, relationsship and personality in terms of the body.

http://bioenergetics-sciba.org/articles_body_language.html

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Smelling: Examination of ‘true’ autobiographical memories

The sense of smell is set apart from other sensory modalities. Odours possess the capacity to trigger immediately strong emotional memories. Moreover, odorous stimuli provide a higher degree of memory retention than other sensory stimuli. Odour perception, even in its most elemental form – olfaction – already involves limbic structures. This early involvement is not paralleled in other sensory modalities………..

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Facial expression by itself does not give reliable answers

Facial expression by itself does neither accurately mirrors deeper, extreme emotions nor helps to distinguish accurately deeper extreme positive or negative emotions.

These are some basic results of a new study published in Science from November 2012. Here are some of the most important results regarding the expression of extreme emotions:

  • The facial expression by itself does not give reliable answers
  • Judging such emotions from the facial expression only lead to over estimation………..
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Basics in Chinese Body language

“Body language forms a crucial part of everyday communication. Consciously or unconsciously we tend to use different parts of our body to convey certain messages across. It is a fact that body language is not used likely in all the parts of the world. The use and the meaning of certain body languages can vary widely across different cultures. Body language used in one culture could be altogether different from that used in other culture. The body language that maybe considered appropriate in one place might turn out to be offensive in the other. For instance, there are some sharp contrast between the body language used in the West and those used in the East.

We can find exclusive use of body language and hand gestures in China. China…………..

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