Author: Ivar Goksøyr

ISTDP therapy: A practical introduction for anyone who wants to understand the method

ISTDP therapy: A practical introduction for anyone who wants to understand the method

Here is the article we received from the Norwegian Psychological Association as our specialist thesis. The article is primarily intended for professionals who want to learn the art of mastering ISTDP. But it can also be relevant to the interested client. In this article, we provide a thorough practical account of the method's psychodiagnostic and 

Various Remedies for Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts are a national nuisance. Why do we squeeze so much of the grinder and how seriously should one take a thought? Negative thoughts as part of our symbolizing ability The human race excels as the one that is best able to cooperate. Language, or ability to form symbols, 

Therapy / psychotherapy / talk therapy: How can it help?

Therapy / psychotherapy / talk therapy: How can it help?

Are you considering therapy? Here we describe the main lines of our understanding of how mental illness develops and how talk therapy helps. We describe mechanisms at different levels that contribute, and how we work in therapy to change the established patterns. This will give you a better understanding of the processes 

Shame and guilt - trapped in the maelstrom of the spirit of the times

Shame and Guilt - Caught in the Maelstrom of the Times

Expectations of what a life and a human being should be have exploded. Under this pressure, the individual's self-esteem implodes and the path to chronic guilt and shame can be short. Bad conscience for food, exercise, work, absence, family, friends, partner and children? How could it have been so too 

12 Tips for Chronic Guilt for No Reason

12 Tips for Chronic Guilt for No Reason

Are you plagued by a bad conscience for no reason, for all or nothing - chronic and constant? As previously posted, a bad conscience, or guilt, is basically a healthy feeling that can be used to help us get closer to being who we are. 

Feeling Guilty About Everything and Anything? This is How to Break the Pattern of the “Blame Game”

Feeling Guilty About Everything and Anything? This is How to Break the Pattern of the “Blame Game”

Learn to resist when someone gives you a bad conscience. Some people tend to take responsibility and blame for things that go wrong outside of themselves - they externalize. Others internalize - take on excessive guilt and responsibility. Now two such people are coming together