• 15 May 2024

Resilience in Times of Crisis: Navigating Adversity with Strength and Grace

Life has a way of throwing unexpected challenges our way, and in the face of adversity, our ability to bounce back becomes crucial. This resilience, the capacity to withstand and recover from difficult situations, is not only a trait but also a skill that can

  • 14 May 2024

Empowering Together for European Mental Health Awareness Month

European Mental Health Awareness Month (13 May to 19 May 2024) serves as a pivotal time to spotlight the significance of mental well-being and the collective efforts needed to foster a healthier society. This year's theme, "Better Together: Co-creating the Future of Mental Health," underscores

  • 13 May 2024

Embracing End-of-Life Conversations: Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024

Last week, from 6th to 12th May, the UK observed Dying Matters Awareness Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness and fostering conversations about death, dying and bereavement. While this observance is specific to the UK, its message transcends borders, reminding us of the universal

  • 09 May 2024

A Guide for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Team

May marks Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the importance of fostering diverse and inclusive environments in all aspects of our lives, including the workplace. Building a team that embraces diversity not only enhances creativity, innovation and productivity but also promotes

  • 07 May 2024

Nurturing Mental Health on World Ovarian Cancer Day

World Ovarian Cancer Day, observed on May 8th, serves as a global initiative to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and support individuals affected by this life-threatening disease. While the focus of this day is primarily on physical health, it is crucial to recognise the significant

  • 06 May 2024

Celebrating Body Positivity and Self-Acceptance on International No Diet Day

On May 6th, 2024, we celebrate International No Diet Day, a day dedicated to promoting body positivity, self-acceptance and the rejection of diet culture. In a society obsessed with thinness and unrealistic beauty standards, this day serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of

  • 02 May 2024

Managing Anxiety and Overcoming Panic

Anxiety is a common and natural response to stress or perceived threats, but when it becomes overwhelming or disruptive to daily life, it can have a profound impact on mental health and well-being. Let´s look at the nature of anxiety, strategies for managing panic and

  • 01 May 2024

Changes to Czech Work Visas: What You Need to Know About The New Work Visa

Last week, the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs announced a proposed draft that could significantly simplify the work visa process for citizens of certain countries. Here's the key takeaway: Under this proposal, foreigners from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,

  • 30 April 2024

PMDD and the Balancing Act: Work, Life, and Supporting Loved Ones

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) can significantly impact every aspect of life, including your work and relationships. But the good news is, with understanding and proactive strategies, it's possible to achieve a sense of balance. The PMDD Rollercoaster and Work: For many with PMDD, the week

  • 29 April 2024

The Significance of Self-Care on International Day of Immunology

On 29th April, we celebrate the International Day of Immunology, which reminds us of the intricate connection between our physical health and mental well-being. As we reflect on the body's remarkable ability to defend against pathogens and maintain homeostasis, it is essential to recognise the

  • 23 April 2024

Unleashing Your Passion: A Path to Happiness and Fulfilment

Passion is the fuel that ignites our souls and propels us towards our true purpose in life. It is the driving force behind our deepest desires, dreams and aspirations. Yet, many of us struggle to identify our passions and unleash our full potential. In this

  • 22 April 2024

Global Intergenerational Week 2024: Millennials and Gen Z in the Workplace

In today's diverse workforce, spanning multiple generations, understanding and navigating generational differences is key to fostering collaboration and promoting mental well-being. Global Intergenerational Week, celebrated from April 24th to April 30th, serves as a timely reminder to bridge the gap between generations and harness the

  • 19 April 2024

You Are Not Alone: Advocating for Yourself When Discussing PMDD with Your Doctor

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMD or PMDD) is a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) can significantly impact your life, causing emotional and physical symptoms in a week or two leading up to your period. Getting the right diagnosis and treatment

  • 18 April 2024

Ask Your Counsellor! “Smartphone Addiction: Tips and Support Needed”

Hello from our regular weekly column ''Ask Your Counsellor'', where we are collecting anonymous questions from our dear readers/clients about their struggles and problems. Each week we will be replying to anonymous questions that are sent to us from our clients with the help and

  • 16 April 2024

Navigating a Fast-Paced Workplace: Creating a Life Map for Mental Health

In today's fast-paced world, navigating the ever-changing landscape of the workplace can be challenging. With increasing demands, tight deadlines and constant change, it is essential to cultivate strategies for maintaining mental well-being amidst the hustle and bustle. One effective approach is to create a "life

  • 15 April 2024

Improving Relationships with Transactional Analysis: The Parent-Adult-Child Model

In the pursuit of nurturing healthier and more fulfilling relationships, Transactional Analysis (TA) serves as an invaluable tool. Transactional Analysis is a psychoanalytic theory and method of therapy developed by Eric Berne during the 1950s. Transactions refer to the communication exchanges between people. Rooted in

  • 12 April 2024

Interview: Coping with PMDD

This April, in honor of PMDD Awareness Month, we're shedding light on this often misunderstood condition. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) can cause significant emotional and physical symptoms in a week or two leading up to a period.

  • 11 April 2024

Supporting Individuals with Autism in School, Work and Personal Life

Earlier this month, we talked about the significance of autism in our blog post called “World Autism Awareness Day”. We explored what autism is and its diverse characteristics. Building on that understanding, let's now explore concrete strategies for supporting autistic individuals in various aspects of

  • 09 April 2024

Mastering Emotional Regulation: Strategies for Everyday Life

Emotional regulation is the process of effectively managing and responding to our emotions in a way that promotes mental well-being and healthy relationships. It plays a crucial role in navigating life's challenges and maintaining emotional balance. Together, we will explore the importance of emotional regulation,

  • 06 April 2024

World Health Day

World Health Day, observed on April 7th each year, is a global initiative to raise awareness and promote action on pressing health issues. While physical health often takes centre stage, it is crucial not to overlook the importance of mental health in overall well-being. This

  • 03 April 2024

Why I’m Sharing My PMD Experience

Since April is Premenstrual Disorder Awareness Month, I'd like to open up about my experience with PMD. Firstly, a bit about me… My name is Brittany and I am the Social Media Manager for Prague Integration. I am from St. Louis, Missouri and I moved

  • 02 April 2024

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day, observed on April 2nd, is a time to increase understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and celebrate the unique talents and contributions of individuals with autism. Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterised by differences in communication, social interaction

  • 01 April 2024

Strategies for Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time to shine a spotlight on the pervasive impact of stress on our mental health and well-being, particularly in the workplace. In today's fast-paced and demanding work environments, stress has become a common companion for many individuals, often leading

  • 28 March 2024

Love Unfiltered: How Do Technology, Economy and Lifestyle Affect Our Romantic Relationships?

Welcome to Prague Integration, where Marta and Daniel, our seasoned mental health counsellors, offer specialised services for expats in Prague, Czech Republic. In this article, we explore couple counselling from a fresh perspective through insightful interviews with Marta and Daniel.

  • 27 March 2024

World Bipolar Day

On March 30th, World Bipolar Day serves as a global platform to raise awareness, reduce stigma and provide support for individuals living with bipolar disorder. Characterised by extreme shifts in mood, energy and activity levels, bipolar disorder affects millions of people worldwide. Together, let´s explore

  • 25 March 2024

Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the days grow longer and the first signs of spring emerge, many individuals find relief from the winter blues. However, for some the transition from winter to spring can be challenging, as it marks the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Characterised by feelings

  • 22 March 2024

Ask Your Counsellor! “Overwhelmed but Strong: Weightlifting Wisdom”

Hello from our regular weekly column ''Ask Your Counsellor'', where we are collecting anonymous questions from our dear readers/clients about their struggles and problems. Each week we will be replying to anonymous questions that are sent to us from our clients with the help and

  • 19 March 2024

Observing the International Day of Happiness

On March 20th, the world comes together to celebrate the International Day of Happiness—a global recognition of the importance of happiness and well-being in our lives. While happiness is often viewed as an elusive concept, research in psychology sheds light on the factors that contribute

  • 18 March 2024

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

From March 18th to March 24th, Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024 offers a platform to recognise and celebrate the diverse range of neurological differences present in society. While traditional views may pathologise neurodivergent traits, this week serves as an opportunity to shift the narrative towards acceptance,

  • 14 March 2024

Navigating the Comfort Zone

The concept of the comfort zone is familiar to many of us—it is that place where we feel safe, secure and familiar. While staying within our comfort zone can provide a sense of stability, it can also hinder personal growth and development. In this article,