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1. A shortened form of a word or phrase, by any method;
2. The process of abbreviating something;
3. To save space and time, to avoid repetition of long words and phrases, or simply to conform to conventional use;
4. A brief insight into the therapeutic process with short quotes, themes of therapy, reflections, experiences and sometimes useful information in the form of social media posts, blogs, etc.

Rebel in remission

Rebel in remission

A year.  365 days and a bit.  That is the point that is almost upon us regarding the experience of lockdown in South Africa.  It doesn’t feel all that long ago, yet it feels like it has been ages at the same time.  It also celebrates the first anniversary of my...

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The Certainty of Uncertainty

The Certainty of Uncertainty

Chicken or Fish?   “How did I get here?”, I utter to myself as I am confronted with a familiar discomfort.  No matter what I do it seems that this feeling is unshakable.  In as much as a feeling could be shook, I would shake this one until it understood that I am...

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Breaking the bad of breaking

Breaking the bad of breaking

Breaking isn’t one of the most coveted processes around. We talk about “back breaking work” when it is labour intensive.  We associate seven years of bad luck with breaking a mirror.  We even go as far as to introduce a paradox for wishing someone luck on their...

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Grief or something like it: Part 2

Grief or something like it: Part 2

An interpretive dance of words about the experience of loss.   A big part of the process of therapy, at least in my experience and approach, is the use of metaphors.  Part one of this series on unfortunate events was written to set the scene, to create a metaphor...

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The illusion of control

The illusion of control

“I love it when a plan comes together” are the famous words uttered by Hannibal from “The A-Team” after yet another successful mission. Wow, what a feeling!  The stars align and everything falls into place exactly as you planned.  No hiccups, no curveballs, no...

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What is the meaning of all of this?

What is the meaning of all of this?

What is the meaning of all of this? 42!  Nope. Let me try again. Forty-two.  Not even when I try to formulate the number in a humorous style of our former president does it seem to be the answer to the question.  Yet, in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by...

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Psychotherapy in the time of a Pandemic

Psychotherapy in the time of a Pandemic

A human. Isolated. Possibly the only person left on the planet after a virus breaks out and leaves the world in disarray. And yes, this is actually reference to another film and not the reality of the lockdown that we are currently experiencing. I am sure though that...

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We can all use a little change

We can all use a little change

A song that captures the viewer on first sight of an unlikely green ogre come hero for the film Shrek (2001).  Little did I know that the lyrics of the song would actually hint towards the storyline unfolding with specific reference to this phrase quoted above “…and...

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1 week ago

Renardo Treurnich Clinical Psychologist

The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

#therapytools #selfhealing #psychology #silencethemind #letgo
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The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.  #therapytools #selfhealing #psychology #silencethemind #letgo

1 week ago

Renardo Treurnich Clinical Psychologist

Film

/fɪlm/

Noun:

1. A thin flexible strip of plastic or other material coated with light-sensitive emulsion for exposure in a camera, used to produce photographs or motion pictures.

2. A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a cinema or on television.

3. Often used resource in therapy to illustrate a process, normalise an experience, reference material and/or psychoeducational tool.

#psychology #therapy #therapytools #Film #process #therapeuticprocess #psychologydictionary
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Film  /fɪlm/  Noun:  1. A thin flexible strip of plastic or other material coated with light-sensitive emulsion for exposure in a camera, used to produce photographs or motion pictures.  2. A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a cinema or on television.  3. Often used resource in therapy to illustrate a process, normalise an experience, reference material and/or psychoeducational tool.  #psychology #therapy #therapytools  #film #process #therapeuticprocess #psychologydictionary

Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.

#breakthrough #breakdown #psychology #selfcare #keepfighting
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Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.  #breakthrough #BreakDown #psychology #SelfCare #keepfighting

1 month ago

Renardo Treurnich Clinical Psychologist

Existential anxiety

/eɡzɪˈstenʃ(ə)l æŋˈzaɪəti/

Noun:

1. An underlying dynamic for therapeutic focus; impacting functioning even in the absence of a psychopathology diagnosis.

2. In existentialism, the angst associated with one’s freedom as a human being to make choices; with one’s responsibility for the consequences of those choices; and with the sense that one’s existence is devoid of absolute meaning and purpose given that such choices occur in the absence of rational certainty or structure.

3. A general sense of anguish or despair associated with an individual’s recognition of the inevitability of death.

#existentialanxiety #existentialism #anxiety #anxietyawareness #psychology #therapy #selfcare #psychologicaldictionary
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Existential anxiety  /eɡzɪˈstenʃ(ə)l æŋˈzaɪəti/  Noun:  1. An underlying dynamic for therapeutic focus; impacting functioning even in the absence of a psychopathology diagnosis.  2. In existentialism, the angst associated with one’s freedom as a human being to make choices; with one’s responsibility for the consequences of those choices; and with the sense that one’s existence is devoid of absolute meaning and purpose given that such choices occur in the absence of rational certainty or structure.  3. A general sense of anguish or despair associated with an individual’s recognition of the inevitability of death.  #existentialanxiety #existentialism #anxiety #anxietyawareness #psychology #therapy #selfcare #psychologicaldictionary
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Renardo Treurnich

Clinical Psychologist
MA Clin Psych (UP)
Practice No: 0626465
info@rtpsychology.co.za

 

Vermillion Dental & Health

145 Rigel Avenue North
Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria
062 530 4025


 

 

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