In 2002 I graduated from the Russian State Medical University with a degree in General Medicine.
In 2012 I graduated with honorsfrom the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis with a specialization in "Clinical Psychology". The topic of my qualification work was "Peculiarities of the social environment in personality disorders (psychopathies) of adolescents".
In 2016 I finished my master's degree at the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis in the field of "Psychology". The topic of my qualification work is "Possibilities of color therapy in psychological correction of people with early forms of neurotic disorders".
I do personal-psychological consulting, my specialty is "Psychosomatics". My field of interest is the assessment of personal risks of psychosomatic pathology development. For this purpose, I use the professional medical-psychological software "Wanderer" (its web version "Virtual Health Scanner").
My hobby and favorite professional field is marriage counseling. One of the main risk factors for psychosomatic pathology is an unsuccessful partner in a marital relationship. Therefore, it is very important to evaluate the spouse candidate not only from an emotional and sexual point of view but also from a medical-psychological one! This is what my consultation "The Ideal Marital Partner" is all about.
As they say, a good doctor is a healthy doctor! Indeed, this is true! Working with people is possible only if a specialist can harmonize himself. I, just like any other person, live a real life that is full of stress on various occasions. However, my education, experience, practical knowledge, and lifestyle allow me to successfully regulate my physical and mental condition. Judge for yourself!
Therapeutic fasting is a technique that very effectively defeats psychosomatic conditions. The founder of therapeutic fasting was Yuri Sergeyevich Nikolaev, a Soviet and Russian psychiatrist. Doctor of Medicine, author of works on unloading and diet therapy, defended his doctoral thesis on "Unloading and diet therapy of schizophrenia and its physiological justification" as far back as 1960. For my work with patients his book "Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Diseases by Metered-Dose Fasting", published in 1969, is important. Now there are modern methods of therapeutic fasting based on his developments, and I use one of these methods in my practice for myself and my clients.
Since 2015 I have been practicing therapeutic fasting, and since 2019 I have switched to the technique of food pauses, which involves giving up food every month for 7 full days.
Meditation and qigong are very effective in correcting psychosomatics, and I teach my clients this art.
Besides meditation I like sports. I go to the gym 4 times a week, and in between, I have cardio-training: treadmill or long walks in the fresh air.
This is another effective way of correcting psychosomatics: improving mood by increasing dopamine levels...
Dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins are the hormones that cause feelings of happiness. The production of dopamine causes an addiction to something, as the body wants to experience happiness over and over again. Dopamine production during physical activity is related to the fact that it is synthesized from tyrosine, which is responsible for endurance. Therefore, during physical activity, serotonin and dopamine are released into the brain, and a feeling of satisfaction sets in. By the way, this feeling is also called runner's euphoria!
Our nervous system is responsible for the work of the muscles in the body. It sends signals to the right parts of the brain and spinal cord, and through a complex pathway, chemical energy is converted into mechanical energy. Under the influence of stress, a muscle spasm occurs. In terms of anatomy, a tight muscle is a shortened very tight, and stiff muscle in a local area (muscles of the face, chest, abdomen, back, limbs, neck, shoulders).
Muscle cramps are excessive tension of muscles of a local nature. That is, certain muscle groups, become tense and remain in this state, regardless of whether they are doing any work or not. Prolonged mental tension always causes problems related to the nervous regulation of these muscle areas. A very good solution in this situation is to work with the spine using inversion. Using an inversion table allows you to get rid of back pain by relieving stress on the back and stretching the intervertebral discs. There is a relaxation of the muscles of the whole body, a general relaxation, a decrease in stress levels, stimulation of the blood and lymph flow.
Why did I tell you all this about me? So that YOU, my potential clients, will understand that I am a PRACTICAL practitioner. Everything that I will offer you for the correction of psychosomatic conditions, I have fully tested on myself and my clients.
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