Articles

I love your smiles !!! About harmony, psychotherapy and more

24.07.2020

It seems to me that sometimes psychotherapy doesn't work. No, I'll start from another angle ...   As a professional, I deal with eating disorders, so I meet absolutely different clients. Each woman and man (yes, men also suffer from ED!) has their own world of interests and habits, their own personality. Three women among them have marvelous smiles. They may be serious, exhausted, or upset during the session. And then suddenly, in a second, the whole...

With tenderness, carefully — to yourself

17.07.2020

Care, caring, carefulness are one-root words that I associate with a gentle attitude, wisdom, and tenderness towards the self. Unfortunately, nowadays such an attitude is depreciated by many of us. Why do we show self-aggression instead of tenderness to ourselves? Exhaustion of our own body - is it about development and growth? Let's try to figure it out. About a punishment for the sake of salvation     I have studied the problem of eating...

Vegetarianism, rawism, orthorexia nervosa?

10.07.2020

My article "Nervous Food" has become highly discussable: there were many questions, both openly and in private messages. This means that the topic is interesting and important to readers. Taking into consideration that eating disorders have the highest mortality among all mental disorders, I want to continue this discussion. Today we will do a deep dive into the problem of orthorexia nervosa. What is it, why does it arise, what is it characterized by and...

ASSOCIATIVE PERCEPTION OF THE CONCEPT OF "FOOD" BY PERSONS WITH AND WITHOUT ORTHOREXIA (EMPIRICAL RESEARCH FINDINGS, 2016-2018, IN THE CITIES OF UKRAINE AND OUTSIDE OF IT)

04.09.2019

(full text of article presented at the poster session in Paris, 2019, Conference of European Council on Eating Disorders) Annotation: the article is devoted to the actual topic of an eating disorder. The author has analyzed the researches in this sphere and has interviewed 326 respondents using modern methods. The associative fields are defined and compared in persons with and without orthorexia. Keywords: orthorexia, associative field, eating disorder, Roman...

Why saying "Get a hold of yourself! Pull yourself together" doesn't help. Depression

18.10.2018

Talented Ukrainian author Zoya Nikityuk wrote a touching story for The Village, Ukraine, where I gave some advices how to help people in depression. There are  a lot of articles about it in English, I don't think we need to translate  May be the main one is never say "You are strong, what happens?", "Get a hold of yourself! Pull yourself together" - it doesn't work.  This will lead to the fact that the person will no longer turn to...

ECED Conference "Eating Disorders in MulticulturalSettings" in Vilnius, 7-9.10.2017

10.09.2017

Psychologist as a career...

15.05.2017

I didn't realise that I  have to be ready to spend many years studying actually...  My university diploma and PhD investigation, personal psychotherapy and supervised work mean hours and hours of work and still I can't say my career is as brilliant as I'd like it to be. But anyway I love my job and I'm really proud of it