ADHD: How to recognize it and support a person with it?

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a behavioural condition that makes focusing on everyday requests and routines challenging.

What can mental health counselling offer to children and teenagers?

Seeing your child or teenager going through difficult situations, dealing with emotions, or being challenged with something you do not know how to support them with can leave you, as a parent, feeling overwhelmed and helpless.

Why investing in mental health programs at your workplace is good for your business?

If a member of your staff broke their leg or had an operation, it’s highly likely you would have a health insurance system in place that can offer them adequate support so they can come back healthy to work.

Meet our professional business coach: Judith Schmitt

Hi, I moved to Prague with my family in 2019. I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Prague University of Economics in the field of Managerial Psychology. Working with people on burnout prevention is my passion, and I am grateful to do this with Prague Integration

What is postpartum depression?

Whether you're a new mom bringing home your first baby or a seasoned mom caring for your fourth, this new little life can be beautiful and all-consuming at the same time.

Fresh Starts: 6 Psychologically-Backed Habit Breakers

The blossoms are out, baby birds are trilling their first incantations, and Vitamin D is streaming for free. Springspiration is in the air, and in the spirit of fresh starts, here are six psychologically-backed ways to break old habits.

Discovery Call: your first meeting with a counselor

Wondering how does your first meeting with mental health counsellor work? Look no further, as we have prepared practical steps to help you out with your first appointment.

The 5 Love Languages

Each of us expresses affection, tenderness, and love in our own way. Someone gives luxurious gifts, devotes enough time for a loved one, or uses a lot of kind and gentle words. Have you ever wondered which love language do you speak?

Sharing a Peace of Home

Over 200,000 asylum seekers from Ukraine, mainly the elderly, women, and children, have entered the Czech Republic. There’s no need to guess where Prague’s people stand on the matter. From the Metronome to Petrin tower, landmarks have blazed blue and yellow. Countless individuals volunteer time,

Learn More About Our Mental Health Programs in 2022

Do you want to learn more about our actual program and services for 2022? Well, look no further as we have made a reminder blog post on our current offer.

Women’s Day

March 8 of ever year is a day dedicated to the commemoration of women and the celebration of their social, economic and political achievements. International Women’s Day’s (IWD) campaign for this year is represented under the hashtag #BreakTheBias and calls on the world to become

How to Stay Informed about Ukraine, and Cope with the Stress and Fear

The events of recent days in Ukraine are capable of causing anxiety among the people, regardless of political beliefs. Emotional messages in social networks heat up the situation, especially for those who have relatives and friends in Ukraine, they cannot help but worry about the

Group Support Sessions for Expats In Prague

Much like the customary "na shledanou" after a silent elevator ride, or wearing socks with sandals, the idea of group support can be confusing. So, with another round of sessions coming up this March, we’re here to help demystify the process so that you can

Mindfulness Workshops for Individuals and Companies

Routine, rush, multitasking, stress, too little time “for anything” and subsequent overload. These day-to-day scenarios are well known to nearly all of us. But not everybody can deal with it.

TO: me FROM: me

Red roses, heart-shaped cards, chocolate boxes, big stuffed bears, cheap wine and a fancydinner. Ugh…not again!Valentine’s Day is approaching and so are the mixed feelings surrounding it. Some enjoy thisday to the fullest and immerse themselves in the celebration of consumerism disguising itself inthe expression

Comfort Zone: Is there a Way Out?

Many of us face moments when something in life needs to be radically changed, but the fear of the unknown hinders our plans. An inner voice says that everything is fine, it’s better not to risk, otherwise it will only get worse.

To Our Men: Are You Ok?

Historically, mental health challenges were primarily associated with women. One infamous example is the now-defunct diagnosis of 'hysteria' considered a dramatic women's affliction in the 19th-century. Nowadays, we recognize the symptoms in multiple disorders affecting the entire gender spectrum.

Meet our mental health counsellor: Ivona Puskaric

Hey, thank you for the invitation. I come from a small city Daruvar in Croatia. In Croatia I studied psychology and gained my first work experience. One of my first jobs was in a kindergarten where I learnt a lot about children’s development, parenting and

Bystander Effect

On the 13 of March 1964, New York residents woke up to a horrific murder of Kitty Genovese, a young bartender, who was stabbed, raped and murdered by Winston Moseley (a man she had never met before) in front of her apartment building.

Holiday Blues or Seasonal Depression? A Quick Guide to Understanding the Difference, and Some Tips

The holidays hit differently every year. Expectations change, along with family dynamics, and some years bring difficult lessons. As we move into the second post-Covid holiday season, it’s important to take a moment to slow down and reflect on the past year.

Personal Boundaries

The concept of personal boundaries is one of the most popular topics in the field of psychology. For sure, each of you at least once heard the phrases "He / she violates my personal boundaries", "I try to defend my personal boundaries", "I have no

Meet our mental health counsellor: Marique Van Heerden

Pursuing a career in psychology has lead me to work and volunteer in different countries such as Russia, Japan, Czechia and The Netherlands where I was fortunate enough to experience different cultures which have shaped me tremendously. It has also given me insight into different

What’s Your Attachment Style?

Expat dating can be tricky. When people don’t know how long they’ll be here, situationships just kind of happen, until the next call for boarding. Are you hoping to build healthy foundations? Then you’ll want to learn about attachment styles- which one you have, and

Sorry, but you’ve been manipulated

Social psychology deals with techniques that enhance compliance in people. It is good to be aware of how manipulation traps and tactics work. This blog post will introduce you to three of the most common compliance effects.

Love Codependency

Have you ever wondered what a codependent relationship is? For the first time the concept of "codependency" appeared in the United States in the late 60s of the twentieth century, describing the wives and relatives of alcoholics and drug addicts (Bacon et al., 2018).

Social Media and Mental Health

If someone asked you if there’s a connection between social media and mental health, you might assume it’s a no-brainer. Logging too much time on social media can contribute to or even spark feelings of depression and anxiety (Dhir, et al., 2018).

Meet our mental health counsellor: Karolina Nyitray

Thinking about people, and what makes them tick, comes naturally to me. I also firmly believe that everyone can break free from past experiences and unhelpful patterns that are holding them back in life. In the past, I was very fortunate to receive support to

Your homie-away-from-home hack

No one knows the importance of a warm connection better than an ex-pat. The truth is, leaving people behind for the Land of a Thousand Spires can sometimes feel a thousand kinds of lonely.

Delayed life syndrome

You’ve taken the first step, and decided that you need support and guidance to help you work through an issue that’s been on your mind for a while, or has only recently surfaced. Or maybe you’re in need of an objective ear to help you

Counselor or Therapist? Psychologist or Psychiatrist? How To Choose The Mental Health Professional That’s Right

You’ve taken the first step, and decided that you need support and guidance to help you work through an issue that’s been on your mind for a while, or has only recently surfaced. Or maybe you’re in need of an objective ear to help you