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Freedom from Shame

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In July 2019, our MEBO Mental Health Director, Crissan Rosalia, Health Psychologist, MSC. and Coach, wrote a paper for the MEBO community, ' Breaking the patterns of shame . ' in which she expounds in a very clear and easy to follow manner on how shame and guilt can shape our lives in a very adverse manner. Her analysis of this process depicts how they can create a negative self-image, create feelings of powerlessness, worthlessness and isolation. In this new paper, Crissan tells of a personal journey, inviting us to look at our own lives, as she has her own, to identify how shame creeps in and the immense impact it has had on the way we see self, others, and our place in the world. Reading this new paper on Freedom from Shame' invites the reader to go into an active personal journey of self-exploration and to continue the journey towards self-healing. The meditations Crissan provides shows us the way to personal healing towards freedom of shame. LOVINGKINDNESS M

Coping with Isolation and loneliness

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Click on icon for full paper While the world has been going through the COVID19 pandemic requiring a great deal of social distancing, quarantine, and isolation, to many sufferers it may not be such a new situation, though possibly much more intense. Social isolation and frequent social bombardments of insults and rejection have already been a lifestyle for persons affected with this condition. Perhaps this is just the opportunity to take a good look at this situation and to chose to take steps to best cope with it in an effort to enrich one's life. Our MEBO Mental Health Director, Crissan, has provided us with practical tips on how to begin breaking the patterns of isolation and loneliness. There are measures to take that can help enrich our lives. We are most grateful to Crissan for her consistent concern and tremendous support to our community through the years! María María de la Torre Founder and Executive Director A Public Charity maria.delatorre@meboresearch.c

JUNE MENTAL HEALTH: TRAUMA, Part 1

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Click on icon for full paper In this June article, while the world has been going through COVID19 pandemic and civil unrest and demonstrations, a need for time-out and reflection would be most helpful to those impacted around the world. It is a good time to pause and work through the strong feelings that life's reality has pummeled upon us. In the case of sufferers of uncontrollable or difficult to control breath and body odor conditions, much of the emotions and socially hostile and isolating conditions are not new, as they currently are for the rest of the world. In fact, they've been the norm for years, and thus slowly but surely, psychological trauma sets in. Social isolation and frequent social bombardments of insults and rejection had already been a lifestyle for persons affected with this condition.  The COVID-related lockdown and feelings of threat outside our homes and shelter have served only to highlight the psychological state that has been so familiar 

Guidelines for Anxiety and Coronavirus COVID19

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Yahoo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images GUIDELINES FOR ANXIETY AND CORONAVIRUS COVID19 Our MEBO Mental Health Director, Crissan Rosalia, Health psychologist, MSc. would like to share the following resource to help us better cope with the anxiety producing COVID19 pandemic. Crissan tells us, CNBC.com Italy lockdown in pictures "This a free guideline with great tips on how to manage anxiety, the website Psychology Tools has provided this. It is available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese. https://www.psychologytools.com/articles/free-guide-to-living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty/ This is the English guideline: https://www.psychologytools.com/assets/covid-19/guide_to_living_with_worry_and_anxiety_amidst_global_uncertainty_en-us.pdf   " Kind regards, Crissan Rosalia MEBO Mental Health Director Health psychologist, MSc. c.rosalia@meboresearch.org takecharge@re-charge.org get New Post

March's Mental Health Column: Coping with Coronavirus Pandemic

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Click on icon for full paper  Greetings from Holland Our MEBO Mental Health Director, Crissan Rosalia, MSc., reaches out to us yet again to guide us in times of trouble, especially now during this worldwide crisis - the COVID19 Pandemic. She tells us in this paper:  "It is my belief that even though this is a very difficult and trying situation for all, TMAU, malodor and PATM sufferers might already have certain coping skills, that can help us get through these difficult times...some of us have lived or are still living socially isolated lives...tried to avoid crowds of people social contacts and now everybody across the globe has to do this?" (Click on picture of tulips to read full paper) Wishing you much strength and health! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care,               Crissan c.rosalia@meboreasearch.org careformoc@gmail.com We thank Crissan for her steadfast dedication to our community as she understands us, she gets us, and

December's Mental Health Column: Podcasts Recommendations

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December's Mental Health Column In this December article, I recommend several podcasts covering a wide range of topics regarding mental health. Coping with a malodor  such as Trimethylaminuria, Halitosis  or PATM  can be very taxing on one’s mental health. Most sufferers struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, shame, and trauma. There are many steps you can take to care of yourself.  Listening to podcasts can be an easy and enjoyable way to gather information and learn something new about self-help and treatment. Unfortunately, there are no specialized podcasts for TMAU and PATM sufferers about mental health yet. However, there are several podcasts about general mental health with valuable information that sufferers can use and apply in their lives. In this article we will highlight a couple of these podcasts and episodes to give you an idea of what is out there.    You can read the entire article here: Podcasts for TMAU, Malodor & PATM sufferers

October's Mental Health Column: Sensitivity

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Click on icon for full paper In this October article, I write about the possible relationship between sensitivity and malodor/ PATM conditions. I shed light on: - What sensitivity is. - What a Highly Senstive Person (HSP) is. - What the traits and physical characteristics of sensitivity are. - Practical tips on how to cope with sensitivity. I hope you'll find this article helpful. Herewith the article: Sensitivity Kind regards, Crissan Rosalia MEBO Mental Health Director Health psychologist, MSc. c.rosalia@meboresearch.org takecharge@re-charge.org get New Posts by EMAIL : Enter your email address : A EURORDIS and NORD Member Organization