Many emotions can be associated to humour, among them, first of all, creativity. Indeed, it seems necessary to be creative in order to detain or understand a humorous attitude.
When we practice focusing and get familiar with our felt-sense, we enter into a special relation with our body, since we experience a process of own bodily awareness that can lead to emotional restoration.
When we face mortality we experience a whole gamut of unsettling emotions, as part of our bereavement process. Acknowledging this process can help us coping with it and move forward.
The ability to manifest our basic emotions through facial expressions is universal. However, the ways in which we express more complex emotions is influenced by culture.
Death anxiety is a wide subject of research across natural and social sciences. These have the common objective to understand the biologic, psychological and sociocultural dimensions of this phenomenon.
Sometimes we are afraid of entering into contact with the Other (the Different from me). Why? Here is a brief existential-philosophical account on some of the possible factors determining the ways in which we interrelate to others.
Foreign Language Learning can be considered as an integral part of a wider process of Intercultural Learning, where social and cultural practices are a crucial part of it.
Intercultural relations refer to the bond among people from different cultural backgrounds, who come into contact to satisfy physical, social or emotional needs.
As Counsellors when we work with and for international students, we need to consider the complex and distinct aspects that make them a unique population.
Individuals with striking narcissistic traits often tend to relate to empathic people, because they understand them and they know how to put themselves in their shoes.
Hope is a feeling or desire for a particular thing to happen. It can be internalised in one’s existence as an emotion, as an action, or it can be objectified as just being out there, keeping us company.
In Italy, when we talk about University Counselling, we often identify it with Academic Orientation. However, Orientation is more about ‘Tutoring’, ‘Mentoring’ and ‘Advising’ rather than ‘Counselling’.
Stress is a difficult emotion and we have our own ways to deal with it. One of them is the FREEZE response, a paralysing reaction when we are faced with a situation that we perceive as very dangerous.