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Creativity and Humour

Creativity and Humour

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.

THE WHIRLPOOL OF GRIEF

THE WHIRLPOOL OF GRIEF

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.

Death Anxiety

Death Anxiety

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.

HOPE and Counselling

HOPE and Counselling

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.

Counselling with Academic Orientation

Counselling with Academic Orientation

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’.

The ‘freeze’ response to stress

The ‘freeze’ response to stress

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.