Women that leave the arms of their men

It is long time since I do not wirte in my own language, Spanish and long since I have not read in my language. And today by chance, by pure virtual and modern chance, I have encountered a very old friend, Bihotz, Salva. I found his articles online and I could read in my ownContinue reading “Women that leave the arms of their men”

9 months ago

It has been 9 months without words. Complete silence. Just work, pushing hard, jumping the precipice from the student life to the working life. No words. Only work. And decisions. I have been half year on the air. Ipsy-Intercultural Psychiatry’s Arts Therapy Department opened its doors to me in the summer. Suzie, Mar and Martine. AnContinue reading “9 months ago”

You need yourself. Providing mental health services to refugees is life-saving.

Not only house and food is needed. You also need yourself, yourself in a good state in order to start a new life. Providing mental health services to refugees is life-saving, says Melanie Megevand, the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) women’s protection and empowerment co-ordinator in Jordan. She argues that these services should be treated asContinue reading “You need yourself. Providing mental health services to refugees is life-saving.”

My first session of Dance therapy with people diagnosed with Depression

Enthousiasm of beginner. I wrote everything down. Initial plan. What happened. Everything. I will not do this with every session.  I guess in the beginning everybody is enthousiast and writes everything down. However is impossible. And not necessary. Well. Here I explain my first session with people that come for a day treatment with the diganosis ofContinue reading “My first session of Dance therapy with people diagnosed with Depression”

A session of Dance therapy in colours: Painting my patients as a way of keeping notes.

Yes I do Dance Therapy. Another way of approaching our inside. Through movement. And I sometimes use some other medium to write my reports after the session. Colours. Words are slowlier. Lines and colours express faster. To me. And I just found this two pictures I did in the beginning of my internship and IContinue reading “A session of Dance therapy in colours: Painting my patients as a way of keeping notes.”

Anxiety Festival. Yes, anxiety anxiety anxiety

I live in a city where the answer to “How are you?” is most of the cases “very busy”. I wonder if it is an Amsterdam endemic disorder, or simply a contagious illness spread around big cities. Too much to do, too much offer, too many opportunities, too many people, too many projects, “oh IContinue reading “Anxiety Festival. Yes, anxiety anxiety anxiety”

Cuerpo, ambición y poder

Napoleon Bonaparte, bajito inseguro de ambición desmesurada? ¿Qué relación existe entre la pérdida de contacto con el propio cuerpo y sus sensaciones y la necesidad de poder? La persona con un carácter psicopático (que es la persona que ha perdido el contacto con su cuerpo y sus emociones, n.d.r.) se caracteriza por un profundo impulsoContinue reading “Cuerpo, ambición y poder”

Where is the mind? Reflection after seeing a japanese psychiatric medication advert of 1970

This is a Japan advertising of 1970 for a psychiatric medication. I like it because the BODY appears on it. Not only the HEAD. If you type “Psychiatric” word, most of the images will show basically the head, the brain. Psyche is in the brain. We only think with your heads. Well I don’t believe so. IContinue reading “Where is the mind? Reflection after seeing a japanese psychiatric medication advert of 1970”

Dance in Psychiatry

I have just started my internship in a Psychiatric Centre as a dance therapy intern. I work and dance with people diagnosed with depression and mood disorders, schizophreny, youngs sufferers of a first psychosis… And because the field of Dance Therapy need people that write, I will try to write some exercises and examples ofContinue reading “Dance in Psychiatry”