FILOSOFKONGENE

"Philosophers must become Kings, or Kings must become philosophers." 
-Plato, The Republic


we are a clinic of psychology. we wish to strengthen individuals and society. Philosophy is what makes the mightiest of kings the equals of slaves.

treatment

We offer treatment of mental disorders in adults. We also offer therapy for those who seek to reflect on existence and seek personal development. 

We offer therapy over video for people in Norway. We also offer therapy outdoors on walks in nature (in Oslo).

let us think

We will write articles with subjects that are relevant in society, and other articles with subjects that are important to us as thinking human beings.

The articles will have philosophical perspectives and personal reflections. We invite to thinking, critique and reflection.

Articles can be found here.

to develop a strong character

The philosopher king is an idea that was developed by Socrates and Plato.

The philosopher king is willing to live a simple life - a live in tune with nature. The philosopher king is the human that strives to live up to virtues - these are all good qualities in humans, for example: Bravery and patience during adversity, justice, willpower, knowledge, compassion and moderation.

Anyone who strives for virtues will develop a strong character in the process and thus live in tune with nature. This is the recipe for a meaningful life for the individual and for a benevolent society.  

Notice that these qualities and virtues do not lead to an easy life. Rather, it forces the thinking individual down a lifepath in which they have to constantly overcome adversity - adversity that is produced from within the psyche and from the external world.

"Even in a palace you can live well." 
-Marcus Aurelius

Science and critical thinking

We promote critical thinking and the use of reason and intellect. Humans should take advantage of the scientific method and ask critical questions. There is nothing that cannot be criticized, including our ideas.

We fight conformity and other psychological forces that make independent and critical thinking difficult. We wish to inspire people to think for themselves.

This can be challenging whereas evolution has made humans inclined to group-think and conformity. These are powerful forces that should not be dominating in society. 

Power of Thought

Thoughts affects your interpretations, emotions, bodily reactions and behavior. These in turn affect your thoughts. 

You will be truly able to master any difficulty in your life if you gain insight into the power of thought and once you gain practical experience.

We use Cognitive behavioral therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - techniques inspired by the philosophical school of Stoicism.


You can read article on mastering fear and anxiety here.


Masculinity and Socrates

Men and women often think that masculinity is about aggression and dominance. This is a mistake. True masculinity and dominance is the ability to have supreme self-control and to be virtuous.

Men, by instinct, often view the legend of Achilles as an ideal. Achilles represents the warrior spirit. We think that the warrior spirit is important to maintain, but it should be used as a positive force to lift other people up. Thus, the true ideal is Socrates

You can read article on masculinity and femininity here.

treatment

Please check with your health insurance privately or through work - they often cover for 10 sessions.

Therapy outdoors or online:

price: 1000 kr - 60 minutes.


What we can help with:

  • How to master adversity in life; tools from cognitive behavioral therapy and philosophy.

  • Personal development: Reach your goals and become good at problem-solving.

  • Knowledge on the effect of social media and gaming on the human brain.

  • Advice to parents with children with anxiety disorders or addictions (gaming).

  • Therapy for couples with focus on evolutionary psychology.

Treatment of mental disorders

  • Violence (including criminal behavior, gangs, aggression and other challenges.)

  • OCD 

  • Panic disorder [with/without agoraphobia]

  • Generalized anxiety disorder 

  • PTSD

  • Social anxiety disorder and the development of social competence

  • Depression

  • Health anxiety 

  • Specific phobias: spiders, dark, heights, blood etc. 

  • Problems with confidence and help with growing a positive self-image.

  • Eating disorders

  • ADHD

  • Personality disorders

We also offer:

lectures

We offer lectures on a variety of subjects, such as work psychology, mental health, gaming, personality psychology, psychotherapy etc.

Schools, communities, private companies, hospitals and others can get in touch.

Terapy in nature: oslo

We recommend physical activity, especially in nature. Studies show that nature and animals have a positive effect on our nervous system. We offer walks with therapist in Oslo.


therapy through movies

As homework, patients can be asked to watch a movie. As we examine the movie, we might gain wisdom and inspiration from the message of the movie, the artwork or from the characters. 

For example:

  • 12 Angry Men (1957)

  • Scarface (1983)

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

  • The Shining (1980)

  • The Wrestler (2008)

Can you solve the riddle of steel from Conan the Barbarian (1982)?

Booking appointments

Send e-mail: urfan@filosofkongene.no

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E-mail: urfan@filosofkongene.no

Flexible opening hours: Send us a message and we will do our best to find the perfect time for an appointment.