Wednesday, August 17, 2011

परिचय : क्लव साइकोलोजी (Klub Psychology)


kl/ro M Snj ;fOsf]nf]hL (KLUB PSYCHOLOGY)
Snj (Klub) gfdn] nf]slk|o tyf lr/kl/lrt Snj ;fOsf]nf]hL (KLUB PSYCHOLOGY) xfd|f] cfkm\g} ;fd"lxs nIo xf] . xfd|f] p2]Zo æaf}l4stf, w}o{tf, ;dk{0f / zlQmsf] andf, o"jf tyf sd{sf] gf/fåf/f dgf];fdflhs ;]jfdf kl/j{tg ug]{Æ xf] .
lj=;+=@)^$ ;fn k'ifb]lv u[xsfo{ tyf laleGg dgf];fdflhs cg';Gwfgsf sfdx? ub}{ cfh lj=;++=@)^* ;fn ;fpgdf :yflkt o; Snj ;fOsf]nf]hL laleGg la1tf tyf k|fl1stfsf dgf];fdflhs Joj;flosx?sf] ;femf s]Gb| xf] . ;a} vfn] dfgl;s :jf:Yo ;d:ofsf] ;Daf]wg ug]{ p2]Zon] g} o;sf] :yfkgf ePsf] xf] . xfdL rfxG5f}+ Snj x/]s dgf];fdflhs ;d:ofx? lj?4 sfd ug]{ Ps dgf]j}1flgs k|of]uzfnf agf];\ hxfF k|of]u, lzIf0f / k|fljlwsx?sf] pTkfbg ;fy;fy} xf];\ .
p2]Zo M
;a} vfn] dgf];fdflhs ;]jfsf] cAan k|bfos x'g'g} xfd|f] klxnf] nIo xf] . o;sf ;fy;fy} ;fdflhs pQ/bfloTj cGtu{t /fli6«o ?kdf cfO{kg]{ laleGg 36gf tyf b'3{6gfn] Nofpg] dfgl;s ;d:ofx?df :jo+;]jf / eljiodf cfpg] o:tf ;d:ofx?sf] dfgl;s hf]lvd Go"lgs/0f ug{sf nflu cg';Gwfg ug'{ xfd|f] k|fyldstfdf k5{g\ . xfdL cfzf /fV5f}+ / k|0f lnG5f}+ ls xfdL xfd|f] SnjnfO{ dfgl;s :jf:Yo If]qsf] Ps dxTjk"0f{ sf]z]9'Ëf] agfpg] 5f}+ . o; sl7g tyf nfdf] ofqfdf lx8\b} ubf{ tkfO{x?sf] :g]x, k|]/0ff tyf ;'emfjx? kfOg} /xg]5f}+ eGg] xfd|f] ljZjf; 5 .
nIo M
g]kfnh:tf] cNkljslzt tyf ljsfzf]Gd'v b]zdf :jf:Yo If]qdf dfq vr{g'kg]{ cfofltt c/af}+sf] cf}iflw tyf lrlsT;sLo k|ljlw /fli6«o cfly{s 3f6f xf] . xfd|f ;]jf, ;'ljwf tyf sfo{qmdx?sf] p2]Zo g} kmh'ndf vr{ ePsf] of] c/af}+ /sdnfO{ uf;–af;–skf;sf ;fy} lzIff / b]z ljsf;df ?kfGt/0f ug{ dgf];fdflhs k|]/0ff lbg' xf] . uf;, af;, skf; :j:y dg, tg / Pp6f lzlIft / ljslzt ;dfh g} Ps ;fdfGo dflg;sf] ;kgf xf] . xf], dgf];fdflhs ;r]tgfsf sfo{qmdx?åf/f (Medical Counselling) ;dfwfgsf ;fdfGo t/Lsfx? hg–dfg;df k|]l;t u/L dgf];fdflhs k|]/0ff lbg' xfd|f] nIo xf] .
k|ltj4tfx? M
u'0f:tl/o dgf];fdflhs ;]jf g} xfd|f] Go"g tyf klxnf] k|ltj4tf xf] . xfd|f ;]jfx?sf] c;/n] tkfO{df ofjt ;[hglzn kl/jt{gx? x'g]5g\ . zfob ;f/f dgf];fdflhs ;]jfsf] u'0f:t/ g} xfd|f] ;]jfsf] cfwf/df gflkg]5 . 1fgsf] cfbfgk|bfgsf] nflu Ps ;Dk|]if0flzn jftfj/0fsf] ;[hgf ug'{g} Snjn] cfkm\gf] k|fyldstfdf /fv]sf] 5 . xfdLn] xfd|f ;]jfx?nfO{ gfkmfd"ns Joj;flosLs/0f dfq u/]sf 5}gf}+ ls xfd|f ;]jfu|fxLx?nfO{ l;Sg], hfGg] tyf bIftfsf] ljsf; ug]{ / laleGg dgf];fdflhs ;]jfx?df g]t[Tj k|bfg ug{ ;Ifd agfpg rfx]sf 5f}+ .
;]jfx? M
xfdL tkfO{x?nfO{ SofK;'n y]/fkL (Capsule Therapy) gfds Ps dgf]a}1flgs pkrf/ k2tLsf] lj1 ;]jf lbgsf] nflu tof/ 5f}+ . oxfF g[To, ;+uLt, /+u tyf lrqsfl/tf / dgf]a}1flgs k/fdz{sf k2tLx? k|of]u ul/G5 . ;fFRr} JolQmut k/fdz{, ;fd"lxs k/fdz{, lzlylns/0fsf pkfox? xfdL cfkm\g} gfd / k|fof]hgdf k|of]u u5f}+ . cfufdL s]xL dlxgfx?df xfdL dgf]lrlsT;sLo ;]jfx?, of]u, Wofg, k|f0ffofd tyf cfo'j]{b lSnlgsx? cem Jojl:yt?kdf ;+rfngdf Nofpg] 5f}+ .
tkfO{x?;Fu cfj4 x'g, xfdLdf ;xeflutf hgfpg / hfGg a'em\gsf nflu c? w]/} sfo{qmdx? agfpg] ;f]+rdf 5f}+ . xfd|f bIf, lj1x?sf] ;d"xdf dgf]a}1flgs / dgf]lrlsT;s, of]u u'?, lzIffljb\, ;+uLtsf/, snfsf/, ;fdflhs sfo{stf{, Joj:yfks, dgf]a}1flgs k/fdz{bftf, ;'/Iff lgsfosf cg'ejLx? / Ol~hlgo/ cflb, OToflbx? 5g\ . xfd|f lgDg ;]jfx? k|bfg u5f}+ M
  1. Capsule Therapy
  2. Counselling (Group and Individual)
  3. Relationship & Marriage Counselling
  4. Music & Dance Therapy
  5. Art and Color Therapy
  6. Psychiatric Clinic
  7. Mobile Mental Health Camp
  8. Motivational Classes
  9. Yoga & Meditation
  10. Brainstorming Sessions
  11. Education & Training
  12. Sport Counselling (Clinical)
  13. Human Resource Development
  14. Psychology in Film-making
cfzf u5f}+, tkfO{sf] ;xeflutf g} xfd|f] rfxfgf / k|]/0ffsf] >f]t x'g]5 . :j:y ;'emfj / ;[hglzn pTk]|/0ff g} Snj / xfd|f] nflu rflxg] v'/fs xf] / tL ;'emfjx? ;d]6\g xfdL ;b}j cft'/ 5f}+

SofK;'n y]/fkL (Capsule Therapy)
of] Ps lsl;dsf] k'g{l;h{gfTds dgf]a}1flgs pkrf/ k2tLsf] Kofs]h xf] . of] Ps cfjlws (One Session) ;d"xut pkrf/ k2tL xf] hxfF Ps ;d"xsf lj1x?n] krf; jf ;f] eGbf a9L ;]jfu|fxLx?nfO{ pkrf/ k|bfg ug]{5g\ .
of] y]/fkLsf] klxnf] p2]Zo g} tkfO{sf] tgfjsf] cWoog, klxrfg / Joj:yfkg xf] . Hj/f] zfl//Ls ;d:ofx?sf] klxnf] hfgsf/L ePh:t}, tgfj dgf];fdflhs/ dgf]a}1flgs ;d:ofx?sf] klxnf] hfgsf/L xf] . xfdLn] k|of]u u/]sf laleGg t/Lsf / tkfO{n] SofK;'n y]/fkL (Capsule Therapy) df lbPsf ;"rgfsf] cfwf/df tkfO{sf] /f]u kQf nufpg] 5f}+ .
oltdfq xf]Og, SofK;'n y]/fkL (Capsule Therapy) sf] pkrf/ a[Qdf (Therapeutic Arena) tkfO{x?df lglxt JolQmTj, ;[hglzntf, kl/kSjtf / g]t[Tj Ifdtfn] ljslzt x'g] df}sf kfpFb5 .
of] k2tLdf tkfO{ cfkm} lqmoflzn x'g ;Sg'x'G5 lsgls o;sf OsfO{x? tkfO{ cfkm} l;Sg ;Sg'x'G5 . cfufdL lbgdf cfkm\g} tj/n] o;nfO{ k|of]u ug{ ;Sg'x'g]5 . hLjgdf cfOkg]{ PSnf]kgf / clN5kgfaf6 d'Qm x'g ;Sg'x'g]5 . xfd|f] ;+o'Qm k|of;af6 aiff}+b]lvsf] ;d:ofaf6 d'Qm x'g tkfO{nfO{ ;xof]u ldNg]5 . o;n] hfg]sf s'/f Ps–csf{df l;Sg / l;sfpg klg d2t ldNg]5 .
xfdL xfd|f ;]jfu|fxLx?nfO{ SofK;'n y]/fkLdf (Capsule Therapy) lge{/ ePsf] b]Vg rfxGgf}+ . o;}n] of] pkrf/ k2tLnfO{ Ps cfjlws (One Session) agfPsf 5f}+ . l;Sg] xf], hfGg] xf] / o;nfO{ cfkm\g} t/Lsfn] k|of]u ug]{ xf] / ;lsG5 c?x?nfO{ l;sfpg] xf] . t/ klg sf]xL s]xL lglZrt OsfO{x?/ cfofdx?df (Therapeutic Module) df bIf x'g rfxG5 eg] oL OsfO{x?sf] lj:t[t ?kdf l;sfpg xfdL tof/ 5f}+ . tkfO{ ;do / nufj lnP/ cfpg'xf];\ / oL lj1 ;]jfx? l;Sg'xf];\ .
Pp6f 7"nf] ;d"xnfO{ lnP/ o; pkrf/ k2tLsf] p2]Zo k|fKt ug'{ cfkm}df ;lhnf] 5}g . o; k2tLsf cfkm\g} l;dfgfx? 5g\ t/klg xfdL cfkm\gf] tkm{af6 oyf;So k|of; ug]{5f}+ . t/ o; sfo{df tkfO{sf] ;fem]bf/L, efuLbf/L / lx:;]bf/L cTofjZos 5 .
dflg;x?;Fu ;d:of 5g\ / xfdLnfO{ nfU5 s]xL xb;Dd tL ;d:ofx? ;dfwfg ug]{ u'0f tL dflg;x?df g} lglxt x'G5g\ . of] k|lqmofdf xfdL t s]jn pTk|]/s (Motivator and Starter) dfq xf}+ . ;fFRr} g} SofK;'n y]/fkL / xfdLn] k|bfg ug]{ s'g} klg pkrf/ k2tL ;f/f ;d:ofx?sf] /fdjf0f eg] xf]Ogg\ .
;'wf/ s]Gb|x?df of] k2tL lgs} g} k|efjsf/L b]lvPsf] 5 . lsgsL o;df ;+uLt 5, dgf]/~hg 5 To;}n] of] k'g{l;h{gfTds 5 . ;'wf/u[xdf /xg] dflg;x?sf] -bf}+t/L_ b}lgsLnfO{ lem+emf]/lxt agfpg] k|of;df of] ;kmn /x]sf] b]lvG5 .
o; y]/fkLn] dfgl;s /f]ux? h:t}M Schizophrenia, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Paranoid Ideations, Hypomania, Suicidal Ideations / c? o:t} ;d:ofx?sf] klxrfg, lgodg / pkrf/df /fd|f] k|efj kf/]sf] b]lvG5 . xfd|f] of] pkrf/ k2tLdf sDtLdf klg %$ hgf ;]jfu|fxLx? ;lDdlnt x'g]5g\, h;df p:t} vfn] ;d:ofx?, dgf]a}1flgs k|fyldstfx?, pd]/, /xg;xg, ;fdflhs l:yltx? x'g]5g\ . of] y]/fkL sxfF, s'g ;do / ldltdf x'g] xf] xfdL tkfO{x?nfO{ cjut u/fpg] g} 5f}+ . ;fwf/0ftof ;f9]rf/ b]lv % 306f;Dd x'g] of] pkrf/ k2tLdf ^ j6} OsfO{x? nfu" ug{ ;lsg] 5 . o;sf OsfO{x? lgDg k|sf/sf 5g\ M
!_ Snjsf] ;dfof]lht lgl/If0f k|0ffnL (Klub Integrated Test (KIT) :
tkfO{df /x]sf] tgfj / pTk|]/0ff b'j} gfKg] of] Ps dgf]a}1flgs lgl/If0f k|0ffnL (Psychological Test) xf] . SofK;'n y]/fkLsf] z'? / cGTodf u/L b'O{ efudf ;]jfu|fxLx?nfO{ ug{ lbOg] of] 6]i6 n's]/ /x]sf] dgf];fdflhs ;d:ofx? vf]tNg (Part One) ;xof]uL x'G5 . ;fy;fy} SofK;'n y]/fkL l;l4Pkl5 ;]jfu|fxLdf cfPsf ofjt kl/jt{gx? yfxf kfpg (Part Two) klg ;xof]u ldN5 .
@= ;+uLt OsfO{ (Mus-psyche)
of] OsfO{df tkfO{sf] efjgfnfO{ ;+uLtsf] ;xf/fn] aflx/ Nofpg] k|of; ul/g]5 . ;+uLt pkrf/ k2tLsf] (Music Therapy) of] 5f]6f] / kl/is[t ?k xf] .
#= g[To OsfO{ (Selo-psyche)
tfdfË ;]nf] uLtdf x'g] em\ofp/] gfrdf cfwfl/t /x]sf] of] OsfO{ g[To pkrf/ k2tLsf] 5f]6f] ?k xf] . tkfO{sf efjgfx?dfly / To;sf c:tJo:tfx?nfO{ dfem\g], ltvf{g]{ sfd o; k2tLåf/f ul/G5 . of] g[To pkrf/ k2tL (Dance Therapy) sf] 5f]6f] / kl/is[t ?k xf] .
$= /+u tyf lrqsfl/tf OsfO{ (Craft-psyche)
/+u / lrqx?sf] k|of]u x'g] o; OsfO{ tkfO{nfO{ k|]l/t ug{ pkrf/ a[Qdf (Therapeutic Arena) k|of]u x'G5 . lrqx? / /+u dfkm{t tkfO{ cfkm\gf] lhGbuLsf] syf l;g]dfdf h:t} ptfg{÷sf]g{ ;Sg'x'g]5 / ;fob cfkm\gf ;d:ofx?dfly cfkm} k|:t't x'g ;Sg'x'g]5 . /+u / lrqsf/Ltf pkrf/ k2tL (Color & Art Therapy) sf] of] 5f]6f]] / kl/is[t ?k xf] .
%= k/fdz{ OsfO{ (Lore-psyche)
Craft-psyche df sf]/]sf ;d:ofx?dfly x/]s -@& hf]8L÷%$ ;]jfu|fxL_ hf]8Ldf Psn] csf{nfO{ hfg]a'em]sf] s'/f k/fdz{ lbg] o; OsfO{df ;DefJo pQ/x? vf]hL ul/G5 . o; OsfO{ dfkm{t tkfO{df lglxt Ifdtfx?nfO{ pT;flxt ul/G5 . of] JolQm–JolQmaLr x'g] k/fdz{sf] (Man to Man Counselling) 5f]6f] / kl/is[t ?k xf] .
^= clGtd k|ltj]bg / Joj;flos k/fdz{ (Final reports with Corporate Counselling)
o; pkrf/ k2tL (Capsule Therapy) lng cfpg] x/]s ;]jfu|fxLnfO{ xfdL s'g} /f]uL ;/x gdfgL kl/:ylthGo k|ltlqmof hgfpg] ;fdfGo dfG5] (Reacting Normals) ;/x lnG5f}+ . tkfO{df ;d:ofx? 5g\eg] dflysf % OsfO{ / To;sf dfksx?åf/f kQf nufpg] k|of; ug]{5f}+ / lj1x?sf] pkl:yltdf xfdL tkfO{nfO{ uf]nd]rdf /fv]/ ;'emfj tyf k/fdz{ lbg] k|of; ug]{5f}+ .
of] pkrf/ k2tLdf lzlylns/0fsf pkfox?sf] (Relaxation Technique)] k|of]u tyf w]/} laifodf 5f]6f]ld7f] kl/rofTds (Orientation) hfgsf/L klg k]z ug]{5f}+ .
xfdLnfO{ cfzf 5 dgf]lj1fg vf]tNg] of] ofqfdf tkfO{ xfd|f] ;xofqL / ;Nnfxsf/ b'j} x'g'x'g]5 .
cltl/Qm hfgsf/Lsf] nflu M
KLUB PSYCHOLOGY
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URL: www.klubpsychology.blogspot.com,

Snj ;fOsf]nf]hL: Ps sbd cufl8; x/]slbg .

Monday, August 15, 2011

About Klub Psychology

About Klub Psychology (KP)

Klub Psychology, popularly known as Klub, is our collective dream. Our motto is With strength, intellect, patience and dedication, Youth and Karma for a change in psychosocial services.

We laid its foundation stone on Paush 2064 B.S/2008. We launched our purpose through different volunteer work and psychosocial researches. Finally on this date 2011 August/ Shrawan 2068 B.S. we have established it as an organization providing every and A1 psychosocial services comprising of experts and academician of Human Science in order to address all level of mental health. We desire Klub to be a psychosocial lab where there are experiments and education on human psyche & the production of mental health experts. We aspire to make it A Hammer against all psychosocial problems.Sure Klub in near future would be an “ultimate junction of clients and professionals for the common purpose of navigating their psyche.”

Mission: The mission of our Klub is to provide and address all level of mental health services. Klub is aligned to create a distinction in the services provided through the production of different experts via the establishment of mental health and allied academic institutions. We hope, we would be able to create a mecca of mental health services. We have embarked on this tough and long journey. We are for sure there will be your encouragement, support and guidance.

Goals: Our goal is to create a milieu for psychosocial services. In a developing country like Nepal, what we believe is a loss of national economy, is millions of fund invested in health sectors and importing medicine and medical facilities. Our programs, approaches integrate and intercept the vary theme that if we are able to save this lost economy, we may be able to utilize it for food, education, building better homes and building a better country; a common man’s dreams. It is through psychological awareness about the nature of problem and probable hints and collective approach towards the solutions, that we can achieve this goal.

Commitments: We are committed towards providing quality psychosocial services which is our motto too. You will feel and observe innovative changes in psychosocial services. You would realize Klub always provides a conducive environment to impart and share knowledge. We don’t only intent to commercialize our psychosocial services and sell tickets for conducting therapeutic sessions. We give an equal opportunity for the learning, exploring, developing expertise and leadership about the range of psychosocial services provided by the Klub so that our clients are able to carry these range of skills further on their own. We hope to create self-sufficient clients.

We offer: At present we render you with Capsule Therapy that incorporates improvised, innovative and shorter forms of Dance Therapy, Music therapy, Colour & Art therapy and Counselling. We also provide Individual Counselling, Group Counselling; Relaxation Techniques with our own designated name and approaches. In days ahead to come we would organize Psychiatric Clinic, Meditation, Yoga and Ayurvedic Clinics; Mobile Mental Health Camp. There are lots of other programs ahead to explore and participate.

Our group of expertise providing psychosocial services comprises of psychologist, psychotherapist, medical technician, academician, musicians, artists, social workers, administrators, consultant, lawyer, expert of security agencies, engineer, etc. Our lists of services are:

  1. Capsule Therapy

2. Counselling

3. Relationship & Marriage Counselling

4. Music & Dance Therapy

5. Art and Color Therapy

6. Psychiatric Clinic

7. Mobile Mental Health Camp

8. Motivational Classes

9. Yoga & Meditation

10. Brainstorming Sessions

11. Education & Training

12. Sport Counselling (Clinical)

13. Human Resource Development

14. Psychology in Film-making

Your participation is what we hope.

Healthy suggestions and constructive encouragement is a must Capsule for the Klub and KPians. We still have many rooms left for improvements and to implement your creative critiques and innovative ideas.

About Capsule Therapy (CT)

Capsule Therapy is a recreational psychotherapeutic battery. CT at present is a one session group therapy with a blend of encounter group therapy approaches and is run by a group of experts.

The basic therapeutic goal of the CT is to undertake and manage your stress. Yet what we know is that stress is just first hand information and precipitating factor for underlining psychosocial problems. We, through the methods of content analysis of the information given by you in incorporated therapeutic modules, are able to detect them. But your support is a must.

Apart this therapy, within the therapeutic arena, fosters your creativity, individuality, maturity, leadership and also insight about the psychological restraints, cause and consequences. It is a quality therapeutic process, where for sure, there is a recreational involvement. A sense of relief from the monotony of the problem would be certified to you, you will feel. Our support would always motivate you during the therapy, we hope. We hope sharing the information and learning to tackle them.

CT has been made a one session therapy because we don’t want our clients to be dependent on any sort of therapies we conduct. However, if our clients are recommended or are interested in any of the modules under CT, we would be pleased to showcase our expertise under various therapies that we deliver session wise.

Despite some therapeutic constraints dealing with a huge group, the attainment of the subject, content and the therapeutic value with your cooperation and motivation is more a refreshment and an achievement on research module..

People have problems and they have their own solutions to most problems, we believe. This therapeutic battery acts as a motivator and prelude towards client’s own problem solving approaches. For sure Capsule Therapy is not a capsulated solution to all their problems.

This therapy has been highly effective for the rehab inmates as a recreational therapy against the boredom of the inmate life. As far this therapy has dealt with the clients cohabiting Schizophrenia, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Paranoid Ideations, Hypomania, Suicidal Ideations and many other problems whose origin is the psychosphere that we inhabit.

CT is a group therapy for therapist and a form of encounter groups for clients. There are many elements constituted that makes it a Cognitive Therapy. We commence a therapeutic session for a group of 54 clients of similar psychological priority, age groups and other socio-demographic variables.

CT uses around 4 and half hour to 5 hour of your precious time for you to explore the 6 major therapeutic modules that are included in the psychotherapeutic battery. They are;

1) Klub’s Integrated Tests (KIT): We handle your stress and motivational factors and use it analytically for the content analysis of underlining psychosocial problems. It is a two par psychological test where the 1st part would decode your stress and the 2nd part would assess your motivation after the conclusion of the therapy.

2) Mus-psyche: We elicit your emotions through music that helps you to lead you to execute it into actions. It is a shorter but an improvised version of MUSIC THERAPY.

3) Selo-psyche: We let you execute your emotions into action through the dance sequences that you will learn and perform. It is a shorter but an improvised version of DANCE THERAPY.

4) Craft-psyche: We use it more from motivational point of view within the therapeutic arena. We help you to substitute your problems and colour your life. A cinema is created in the canvas about problems and may be probable solutions. It is a shorter but an improvised version of ART and COLOUR THERAPY

5) Lore-psyche: We let you create your own insight about problems depicted in Craft-psyche. We encourage you to use your potentialities in a client to client counselling design to solve that problem of your life. It is a shorter version to counselling methods.

6) Final reports with Corporate Counselling (CC): We treat you as a Reacting Normal. We extract your problems from the 5 modules of CT by the use of content analysis and counsel them with a group of expertise in a round table.

This psychotherapeutic battery also consist a blend of Relaxation Techniques and orientations to various techniques and topics related to the context of the therapeutic arena.

We hope you there with us.

For further enquiry, please contact us at:

Klub Psychology

URL: www.klubpsychology.blogspot.com, klubpsychology@gmail.com

Address: Seto Ghoda, Sabhagriha Chowk-8, Pokhara, Nepal

Klub Psychology is a psychosocial service provider.


Our motto: One step ahead; everyday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Color Therapy


What are the healing effects of color?

According to color therapy, colors are capable of influencing many aspects of our lives, including our mood, mental state and energy level. Each color is thought to be associated with one of seven energy centers, or chakras, in ayurveda. If a person's chakra is thought to be out of balance or weak, the color it's associated with is believed to help strengthen it.

· Red
Red is thought to be linked to the base chakra and the spine, hips and legs. It's thought to stimulate and boost physical energy, strengthen willpower, increase circulation, clear congestion and is linked with sexuality. Too much red may overstimulate and possibly promote anger or aggressiveness.

· Orange
Orange is thought to encourage joy, socializing and optimism, which is why it's considered useful for depression or sadness. Orange is associated with the sacral chakra and it's believed to benefit the kidneys, urinary tract and the reproductive organs. Too much orange is thought to lead to tiredness, pessimism and confusion.

· Yellow
Yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra. An imbalance in the solar plexus chakra is thought to promote fear, apprehension, confusion, lack of determination, introversion or power issues, which this color is believed to balance. Yellow is associated with the intellect and mental processes and is uplifting. The solar plexus chakra is also thought to influence the digestive system. Too much yellow is believed to lead to poor concentration and hyperactivity.

· Green
Green is a color that's thought to encourage emotional stability, purity and calmness. It's related to the heart chakra, so it's believed to help with emotional issues, such as love, forgiveness, trust and compassion. An imbalance in the heart chakra is associated with fear of relationships, mistrust, jealousy, isolation and insecurity.

· Blue
Blue is related to the throat chakra and is said to be connected to the throat and lungs. It's thought to enhance verbal expression and communication, artistic expression and willpower. It's a calming color and is believed to help insomnia, anxiety, throat problems, high blood pressure, migraine and skin irritation.

· Indigo

Indigo is associated with the third eye chakra, located between the eyes, and is related to the eyes and the lower part of the head. It's said to encourage greater intuition and strengthen the lymph system, immune system and help purify and cleanse the body.

· Purple or Violet
Purple, or violet, is associated with the crown chakra, which is at the top of the head. It's thought to encourage spirituality, intuition, wisdom, mastery and mental strength and focus. Too much purple is thought to promote pride and arrogance. Too much of purple, violet or orange also mark a distinctive personality trait to show off belongings or status.

Note: This information should be used for education only and should not be used to diagnose or treat disease. There is no evidence that color therapy can be used to treat, alone or in conjunction with standard therapy, any condition or disease. If you have any symptoms, please see your primary care provider.

By Cathy Wong, About.com Guide

Klub Psychology: One step ahead, everyday.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Good News For Worriers



How can you not worry?: Good News For Worriers

Are you a worrier? Some of us are naturally prone to worry, due to temperament, past experiences, or both. Being aware of potential problems and circumventing them is a way to proactively manage stress, but chronically dwelling on all the ways a situation could potentially go wrong can bring higher levels of needless stress. If you tend to worry excessively, dwelling on your fears beyond

the point of 'constructive planning,' here's a study that can help you put your fears to rest!

Researcher Melissa Anne Iseri studied a group of people who were prone to worry, and compared them to a group who weren't. She then randomly assigned half the participants of each group to either practice therapeutic journaling for 20 minutes three days in a row, or write neutrally for the same period of time. Those who were writing therapeutically were specifically told to write about their feared outcomes in a positive light, focus on the potential benefits associated with their fears, and devise ways to cope with their fears; the neutral writers were asked to write about things that they didn't fear, like their activities from the day before.

As expected, those who had been excessive worriers found a significant reduction in their worry levels a week after the intervention. (The other three groups didn't show a significant change.)

A few things about this research were interesting:

1. A relatively short intervention--20 minutes of writing--can have not only a short-term impact on stress levels, but a measurable positive change in thinking that could be seen at least a week later.

2. Therapeutic journaling didn't have a significant impact on those who weren't already prone to excessive worry; the real benefits were seen by those who worried too much, and may feel the need for such a journaling intervention.

3. Just the act of journaling in itself didn't have an impact; therapeutic journaling involved writing about fears, finding the "bright side" in their worst-case scenarios, and brainstorming effective coping strategies.

If you think you may be a chronic worrier, you may want to try this yourself. Give yourself a few 20-minute journaling sessions where you look at potential benefits of what you fear, assess the coping strategies you have available, and basically develop optimism. Keep it up for 3 days, or maintain the practice for as long as you feel a benefit. Focusing your mental energy in a more positive direction can bring lasting relief for excessive worry.

The Benefits of Journaling: How to Get Started?

The benefits of journaling have been scientifically proven. Journaling can be an effective tool for stress management and personal growth. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 10-20 Minutes a Day

Here's How:

1. Buy a Journal This seems like the obvious first step. However, what kind of a journal you purchase is important. You can choose from the most beautiful blank books you can find, to a more functional notebook, to your computer. If you go with the blank book option, you can decide between lined or blank pages, with a variety of pens. Use your book to reflect your creativity, or go with functionality first. It’s all up to you and your tastes.

2. Set Aside Time One of the most difficult aspects of journaling is not the journaling itself, but finding time to write. It’s important to block off about twenty minutes each day to write. Many people prefer to write in the morning as a way to start their day, or before bed, as a way to reflect upon and process the day’s events. However, if your lunch break or some other time is the only window you have, take the time whenever you can get it!

3. Begin Writing Don’t think about what to say; just begin writing and the words should come. If really need some help getting started, here are some topics to begin the process:

· Your dreams

· Your possible purpose in life

· Your childhood memories and surrounding feelings

· Where you’d like to be in two years

· The best and worst days of your life

· If you could have three wishes…

· What was important to you five years ago, and what’s important to you now

· What are you grateful for?

4. Write About Thoughts and Feelings As you write, don’t just vent negative emotions or catalog events; write about your feelings, but also your thoughts surrounding emotional events. (Research shows much greater benefits from journaling when participants write about emotional issues from a mental and emotional framework.) Relive events emotionally, and try to construct solutions and ‘find the lesson’. Using both aspects of yourself helps you process the event and find solutions to problems.

5. Keep Your Journal Private If you’re worried that someone else may read your journal, you’re much more likely to self-censor, and you won’t achieve the same benefits from writing. To prevent the worry and maximize journaling effectiveness, you can either get a book that locks or keep your book in a locked or very hidden place. If using a computer, you can password-protect your journal so you’ll feel safe when you write.

Tips:

1. Try to write each day.

2. Writing for at least 20 minutes is ideal, but if you only have 5 minutes, write for 5.

3. If you skip a day or 3, just keep writing when you can.

4. Don’t worry about neatness or even grammar. Just getting your thoughts and feelings on paper is more important than perfection.

5. Try not to self-censor; let go of ‘shoulds’, and just write what comes.

What You Need:

· A journal and pen or a computer

· A few minutes of quiet privacy each day

· That’s it!

By Elizabeth Scott, M.S., About.com Guide


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