What is Psychology for Geeks?
Movies, games, anime, manga, cosplay, etc., are just other tools mental health providers can use in therapy sessions. There are many of us who identify as a geek or belong to a geeky community where we feel comfortable so why not use it in the therapy session? For example, a therapist may be using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the session, and they can use examples from movies or shows as a way to explain psychological concepts. This way, it may be easier and more interesting for a geek client to learn and participate in the session. For example, I have used Marvel Studios TV shows to explain Exposure Therapy and episodes from the Japanese anime Boruto to explain how using ACT can help reduce anxiety.
On this website and the social media attached, you can find information about mental health, which incorporates elements of geek culture to increase and facilitate our understanding of psychology. We aim to help reduce the stigma placed on mental health and the geek community and create a safe space for everyone. We understand that healing can be a privilege that not everyone has so we are becoming a nonprofit organization to help provide mental health information to underserved communities. Learn more about our free community events in the non-profit tab.
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What is geek culture?
The word “geek” was originally used to describe someone who was not part of mainstream culture, someone different, someone eccentric.
Nowadays it's a way of life. There are many of us who identify as geeks. We live enjoying the things we love without any regrets.
Geek culture helped me form strong friendships, become comfortable with who I am, feel accepted, and give me a sense of belonging.
Don’t understand geek culture? Ask us. We would enjoy talking about the things we love.
--Geek and proud.
We are on Twitch!
We are always looking for new ways to connect with others. Our latest project includes weekly Twitch streams. We will be doing interviews with awesome geeky professionals, special discussions, and much more! Don't forget to follow our Twitch channel to get notifications for our streams. Follow us HERE!
Our channel is still new, so we are open to suggestions on topics you would like us to discuss, games to play, and fun things to do on stream. Head over to our socials and send us your ideas!
Free Therapy Tips & Resources on Social Media for Geeks
I created a social media series, that was supposed to last like a week and give me enough post material for a week and now it has evolved into a permanent series on my social media/website.
The Reframe and Re-enchant Series is a series on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok). The series aims to provide real information about health to fight the stigma and false information floating out there (reframe). A second goal is to provide ideas on fun ways to incorporate the geeky things we love into our daily schedule to make life fun and something we look forward to (re-enchant). The third goal is to assist professionals and organizations in promoting projects to the public.
This year, we commit to making the following goals a reality! You can find more information on our progress in the non-profit tab.
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