The managerial technique for personal development

An advanced technique born in the managerial field for personal development but that can be used by everyone. The Mirror-SWOT was developed by Prof. Francesco M Zurlo, a psychotherapist who, in addition to working in the clinical field and teaching in the academic field, works with important companies and institutions as a trainer, coach, strategic consultant and communication expert. The…

Be patient before anger, you will avoid pain

Patience is neither fear, nor cowardice, nor disinterest, nor other passive positions of a person towards someone or something. It happens that it is confused with some of these attitudes, because we are used to seeing people warming up to anger when something does not go in the direction they expect. Reacting strongly with emotional flooding is a very childish…

Silence as a form of self-therapy

Be quiet!! Be quiet! Why do you speak? You have to be silent … Or: he is always taciturn, rarely speaks, surely he is ashamed, he is introverted, he rarely expresses himself, perhaps he has some problems … The current society is not very familiar with silence . The silence is a condition that is defined by the absence of…

How to recognize falsehood before it’s too late

“When something is too beautiful to be true, believe me, it is not true” Knowing yourself and others, where possible, is necessary to relate to people to avoid unnecessary quarrels that would only increase an unnecessary share of stress. For this reason, recognizing falsehood in others, and in some cases in themselves, is fundamental to understanding what to expect from…

Healthy selfishness helps you live better

Remember: you can feel good and be happy without necessarily hurting others. Selfishness seems to be distributed in an entirely unequal way: there are those who have too much of it and there are those who are completely without it. As often happens in life, some things become insane only when they are brought to exaggeration. Shopping is nice, but…

The need to provide online psychological services induced by the pandemic and the underestimation of ethical and legal risks by psychologists

The social changes imposed by the pandemic, together with a generally low digital competence / awareness, have prompted very quickly to provide online psychological services that do not comply with the code of ethics and the legal requirements required by the GDPR, the European data protection regulation. The COVID-19 emergency has dramatically changed many daily habits that we had and…

Workaholism syndrome in times of agile work

The quarantine period changed not only personal experience, but also working practices. The companies found themselves, almost suddenly, managing the organizational emergency, quickly arriving at agile work or smartworking. But is this agile work really so “intelligent” as to improve the well-being of all workers? In a recent report on agile work in Italian Public Administrations (Tripi & Mattei, 2020)…