Archive for May,2014

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A mini-psychologist in your pocket

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Mindfit helps you get a better everyday life, and become more aware of the positive things happening in your life right now. 

Using proven methods and techniques, you will be guided to a better life – whether it’s about coping with stress or training yourself to improve your self esteem and sense of achievement.

** A number of psychologists in Norway now recommend Mindfit to their patients!

Mindfit is designed so that it simulates some of the issues and techniques a psychologist would use in his or her first meeting with an individual seeking help.

Mindfit is suitable for all kinds of people in difficult situations or who are in a period of their lives where they feel stressed, need motivation or are depressed and lack energy.



It helps you become aware of your problem areas and gives you insight into what keeps you from changing. One important technique is helping you become more aware of negative thought patterns and feelings.

 

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Midlife crisis?

Midlife-crisis(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)

There have been many studies of “the midlife crisis”. A number of research reports have shown that people have different levels of happiness over the course of their lives.

Population-wide surveys show that a person’s average satisfaction with life begins to decline slightly towards the end of our twenties. After that it continues to decline, until it reaches its lowest level during our mid-forties. Then the trend reverses, so that as we pass 50, we are increasingly happy, a situation that is happily not reversed until the last few years of our lives.

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The idea and background behind Mindfit

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The idea for Mindfit came to Hilde after she went through a tough time and needed motivation to change her thought patterns, shift her focus and set limits.

As she learned the methods and techniques that worked for her, she discovered that simple measures can result in big changes – just by becoming aware of how we react in challenging situations.

Her sister Janne is a psychologist, and persuaded Hilde to try EMDR therapy.

Everyone needs to sort out their lives!
- Janne Ekeberg Amundsen, psychologist

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Cognitive therapy and EMDR

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Mindfit is inspired by cognitive therapy and EMDR, but also by the more general communication and therapy techniques used in psychology.

Regardless of the treatment approach, a patient’s first meeting with a psychologist includes time where the patient describes his or her problems, identifies goals and then works towards change. One of the central aspects of the work involved in bringing about change is finding the motivation you need to continue to try to change. This is especially important given that change takes time and usually consists of both progress and setbacks.

Maintaining motivation requires a focus on mastery and on what you actually achieve, a fact that is well recognized by many different therapies.

This is especially highlighted by research that has been done on positive psychology, where patients are encouraged to have a greater awareness of their strengths and resources rather than their vulnerability and illness. [···]

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