Loneliness & Divorce: Why Alone and Lonely Aren’t the Same Thing with Vassia Sarantopoulou, Creator of Antiloneliness.com on Divorce & Beyond #236

This week our Host, Susan Guthrie spends some time with, Vassia Sarantopoulou, Counselor - Psychologist, Msc and the creator of AntiLoneliness to explore what it means to be lonely and why being alone does not necessarily equal loneliness.

As humans we crave connection.  We long to feel that we are not alone, but does being alone equal being lonely?  According to our expert this week, Vassia Sarantopoulou, not necessarily!  In fact, there is a big difference in being alone and feeling lonely.  You can be surrounded by people and feel more alone than if you were stranded on a desert island by yourself.  Honestly, there is no more lonely place than in a relationship that no longer works for you and feeds your soul.  In this episode, Vassia and Susan discuss the two main types of loneliness, how loneliness can affect your mental health and some of Vassia's best tips on overcoming loneliness to live your best life! 

If you are worried about being lonely as your relationship ends, or are feeling lonely in the midst of your marriage, this is an important first step to thriving alone!

About this week's special guest:

VASSIA SARANTOPOULOU:

Vassia Sarantopoulou is the Founder, CEO and Head Psychologist of AntiLoneliness, a company offering mental health services in The Netherlands and also worldwide. She is also a Trainer, a Perfectionism Expert and a Mental Health Ambassador, promoting Inner Peace, Mental Strength and Healthy Relationships with others and with our Self. Through AntiLoneliness and her team of psychologists, she offers individual, couples or groups sessions to those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, burnout, loneliness, relationship issues, transition/change, expat life. She is trained in (Group) Schema Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, among other approaches (CBT, ACT, CFT), and she is a member of NIP (Dutch Institute for Psychologists), ICEEFT (International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) and ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy). She is an advocate of a life without mental health stigma, with an abundance of kindness and with an undying openness to self-awareness and self-growth, and that’s what she promotes through her services and online courses, and also through her collaboration with universities, companies and organizations.

 

Follow Vassia on Social:

LinkedIn: Vassia Sarantopoulou 
Facebook: antilonelinessproject 
Instagram: @antiloneliness

Find our more about Vassia Sarantopolou, her programs, groups and more on the website:  https://www.antiloneliness.com

Emailinfo@antiloneliness.com

 

TUNE IN MID-JUNE FOR EPISODE TWO WITH VASSIA, WHERE SHE AND SUSAN GO DEEP ON THE TOPIC OF PERFECTIONISM AND HOW YOU CAN LEARN TO LET IT GO, BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND LIVE A BETTER LIFE!

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