2021

IS YOUR INNER CRITIC TO BLAME FOR YOUR SOCIAL ANXIETY?

Picture this. You enjoyed dinner with a friend who you haven’t seen in ages. You two shared a meal and a laugh after months of not being able to coordinate schedules. Despite having a nice time catching up, negative thoughts begin to creep in on your drive home. Before you know it, you start to… [Continue reading]
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SOCIAL ANXIETY AND THE PAINFUL ILLUSION OF SEPARATENESS

One of the most insidious and painful aspects of social anxiety many of my clients describe is the feeling of being alone, disconnected, and different from others. These feelings, and the perceptions and beliefs associated with them, can both contribute to and be the result of high levels of distress and suffering in social situations…. [Continue reading]
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Your Own Path

Cite as: Haverkampf, Christian Jonathan (2017). Your Path. Life Improvement (Vol I), edited by C J Haverkampf, Psychiatry Psychotherapy and Communication Publishing, Dublin, 2017, pp. 152-157 Your Own Path Dr Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. It is not necessary to know exactly where the future takes us. It is not even desired that we know where we …

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Creativity and Hot Streaks in Work

In creative pursuits, from the artistic to the scientific, “hot streaks” are characterised by bursts of high-impact works clustered together in close succession. Liu and colleagues analysed the career histories of artists, film directors, and scientists, and developed deep learning and network science methods to build high-dimensional representations of their creative outputs. They found that …

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Therapy of Social Anxiety Disorder (5)

Therapy of Social Anxiety Disorder Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Social anxiety disorder can significantly reduce an individual’s choices in life and the quality of life overall. Since communication is the process by which humans fulfil their needs, values and aspirations, its effectiveness is important for satisfaction, contentment and happiness in life. It is the main …

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The Real Power of Love (4)

The Real Power of Love Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Love is a feeling that keeps the world turning. Why are we able to love? Often, we do not know what to do with this feeling. It can trigger fears and social anxiety, but we need it to continue on our path and get to the …

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