How do we deal with emotional pain? When it appears in our system we systematically fear it and allow this fear to lead us away from it. But is that the right answer? Are we sure that emotional pain is an enemy, and that it goes against our happiness? All our emotional problems: depression, anxiety, …
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15 September 2014, by Somesh Valentino Curti Food, sex, relationships, gambling, drugs, money, cigarettes, work, alcohol, shopping… Anything can be the object of an addiction. It can affect all of us because it is much more a part of our daily life than we think. “You are sitting and smoking; you believe that you are …
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Beyond Culture Shock

August 6th, 2014 | Posted by Somesh Valentino Curti in Expat Interesting Articles - (Comments Off on Beyond Culture Shock)

9 August 2014, by Somesh Valentino Curti Moving to a foreign country has an emotional impact which can be more or less strong according to our own way of reacting to it. Some people are immediately enthusiastic about the country they moved to and adapt to it smoothly. Others, after a difficult initial period, overcome …
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 20 of May 2014, by Somesh Valentino Curti “I am alive!” We should always carry this awareness with us as a background melody for each moment of our lives. It gives life a deeper meaning and value. Unfortunately, we often forget this simple fact and begin to take our presence on Earth for granted. It …
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31 March 2014, by Somesh Valentino Curti Sexuality is a very important part of our lives: it is the core of our energy, a source of creativity and a mirror of who we are and how we relate to each other. If we suffer in this area, it also affects the rest of our life …
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26 February 2014, by Somesh Valentino Curti “I have no power”, “I don’t know if I can do it”, “I cannot make decisions”, “I am afraid to expose myself”, “I don’t know how to deal with this situation”, “I don’t love myself” etc. These are some of the phrases that my clients frequently repeat during …
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My name is Somesh Valentino Curti, I am a psychologist working for expats and Italians facing difficulties in their life in The Netherlands. In this page I present a series of interesting and inspiring video about life, society and relationship. Date: 9/2/2018 Title: “Fear of rejection” Description: Video by Rupert Spira, spiritual teacher My comment: It is …
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30 July 2013, by Somesh Valentino Curti Working as psychologist in Amsterdam I often meet people who have relationship issues: long-distance relationships, mixed couples and mutual adaptation, migrant couples struggling to reinvent themselves. The therapeutic environment is a good point of view to watch what is happening to these expat couples and has prompted me …
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Yesterday I was a guest of Radio Pizza, a radio for Italians in the Netherlands. We talked about expat life, psychology and relationships. If you’re curious, you want to listen to a nice show and good music … here you have some audio files. The show is in Italian 1) Introduction, What is Expat Therapy …
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21 January 2014, by Somesh Valentino Curti When I was studying psychology at university, I did not imagine that later on as a therapist I would have to face a problem called “happiness.” This mysterious thing we call happiness seems to be a must-have for everyone and, whether we achieve it or not, we are …
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