In the last decade, problems related to psychological well-being have been brought up to the public the dominant threat to our well-being. According to W.H.O., one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. That means that almost two billion people are, or will be affected by the issues of psychological nature. From this perspective, it should not come as a surprise that we are living not only in the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in the pandemic of depression, anxiety, and other difficult mental, emotional and psychical states. The mission of the Soulcare Psychology is to provide necessary psycho-education and services with an emphasis on modern - state of the art - psychotherapy approaches without losing a human, soulful approach to each individual.
Regardless of how we experience life, every single moment in life is a moment of self-discovery. Every sensation, thought, feeling, or act tells us more about who we are and what we are made of. As time progresses, we forget all of these to the point where it becomes almost impossible to know how we think, to experience what we feel, to feel what we sense, and to understand how we inter-act. We live in eternal forgetfulness of who we are. Therefore, the first step we can take is to educate ourselves on our thoughts, feelings, behavior, and of course relationships with the self, others, and the world. While doing this, we make small, but important steps towards self-cognition. In this away, not only do we help ourselves, but also everyone else around us.
Vladimir T. Katusic
Integrative Gestalt Psychotherapy
HelIo! My name is Vladimir. I'm 32 and am based in Zagreb, Croatia. I'm a licensed psychologist and Integrative gestalt psychotherapist (under supervision - IGW Institut für Integrative Gestalttherapie Würzburg/Zagreb).
In order to introduce myself, I want to show you these three photos of me: all three from my official documents at different ages. Feel free to laugh at my expense. It's free.
In the first photo, I was 16. I was a depressed, overweight adolescent struggling with many issues. That boy would have the tendency of asking himself tough questions about life and the world. Shortly after, I received a copy of Wilhelm Reich's book "Character Analysis" (Freud's student who went well beyond psychoanalysis). It was the first time to read meaningful explanations on why we are the way we are, why the world is as it is, and what we can actually do about it. I was too young to comprehend what that entails, but it sparked a real interest in every other book, practice, or methodology that provides more answers. That opened up my path to psychology and getting a degree in psychology and psychotherapy. What I've learned after all these years of education, my own therapy experience, and working with clients is that real change is a rather slow, often dire, and painful process that requires a sustained and long-lasting, but rewarding effort. At the same time, we have to discover what is here and actively work on building new self-supporting mechanisms that enable growth of being. Quick techniques, even though they might seem powerful at first, often fail when difficult and hard questions are brought up to the surface. Quick techniques are not much vested in exploring our inner world, which is the reason why personalized psycho-education on what we are made of is necessary for any growth to occur.
I started this project because I felt that there's a lot of people who are engaged in self-development and who would benefit from communicating with others, especially during this pandemic-driven world. I hope this brings many positive outcomes that would be useful for everybody involved.