Control, Planted in a Pot

A classic experiment almost 4 decades ago revealed that elderly residents of nursing homes who bore the onus of nurturing a potted plant outlived their counterparts who did not. More recently, research has extended advantages of indoor ...

Dec 16

Categories: Control Issues, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Maryann Wei

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Emotional Intelligence and your career

This infographic on the topic 'Emotional Intelligence and Your Career' which looks at how EQ (emotional intelligence) is the new IQ.See the full infographic below: Created by Brighton School of Business and Management ...

Dec 15

Categories: Career Development and Change, Emotional Intelligence

Written By:
Psych Mat Asia Editor

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4 Tasks of Mourning

Many people have heard of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), and they generally find that these stages could reflect their grieving process, at least to ...

Dec 1

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Distinguishing Grief and Depression

When we lose someone through death, it is common for grief, sadness, anger or anxiety to appear sometimes. While these mood issues might seem like depression, the experience of grief is quite different. Grief is precipitated by distress over the loss of another e.g. death. Generally people could go ...

Dec 1

Categories: Depression, Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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What Makes a “Broken” Family Broken?

 The metaphor of an iceberg architecture has been widely used across both popular and academic literature, perhaps most dominantly in two areas: to represent the layers of culture (and hence “hidden” culture), as well as in Freudian terms, to describe the conscious and unconscious ...

Nov 12

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

Written By:
Maryann Wei

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Trust Begins In The Mother's Womb

Yesterday, I was sharing with a couple that the first stage of trust begins inside the mother's womb. Not after birth, based upon current research in prenatal psychology. Inside the mother's womb, the fetus-child is already sensitive to the love of both mother and father even long before ...

Nov 11

Categories: Abortion, Parenting, Suicide Prevention

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Why Do Mistresses Exist?

Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)As much as people despise the "other woman" or the "other man", they are there for a reason. History suggests that powerful men tend to gather great numbers of women and as we all know, history can repeat itself. Modern times ...

Nov 6

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Infidelity, Love addiction

Written By:
Miss Psychobabble

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Urban Pilgrimage : 3 Reasons to Get Out of the City and Reconnect ...

For years now I have been taking myself on a little urban pilgrimages within the green pockets that line the city. As always, while I am out  there I am in so much awe of how just a small dose of conscious engagement with the natural world can be so uplifting for the mind and body. Sometimes - ...

Nov 4

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness, Self-Care / ...

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Treating Mums, Protecting Babies CATCHING PRE-AND POST-NATAL ...

The minute that tiny baby lands in your arms you are only supposed to feel joy, or so you’re told.Having a baby can be difficult and challenging. It’s hard to admit to feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and afraid. These feelings are common — so why is there a code of ...

Nov 3

Categories: Couple Counseling, Depression, Family Problems, Mental Health in ...

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ASK THE EXPERT: UNDERSTANDING ADHD

In a recent meeting of SEN professionals I was asked to host one of the six round table discussions.  The topic I chose was ADHD in the classroom and how to manage it. I was astounded to see that three quarters of the group joined me to discuss that particular topic, demonstrating that it is ...

Nov 3

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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Self-Compassion

Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. If you ignore that homeless person on the street, you can’t feel compassion for how difficult his or her experience is. ...

Nov 2

Categories: Happiness

Written By:
Anjum Mehmood Siddiqui

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5 Little Known Ways to Be Happy

Looking for tips on how to be happy may seem tacky at first. But on second thought, why should it be? Many people in the world are actually living in bliss; so we know that happiness is not a myth. For something worth having as the elusive H, it’s best to have up-to-date ...

Oct 31

Categories: Adult psychological development, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Are you feeling Stressed out and your life is Out of Control? A ...

The process and purpose of Counselling is often misunderstood, and many people have a negative perception of it. There are several myths and stigma attached to the complete process of Counselling. People are often very conflicted about approaching a professional who will be discussing and analyzing ...

Oct 21

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

Written By:
Sailaja Menon

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Why Does Anyone Look at Porn?

Why does anyone look at porn?Why does anyone look at porn?For tens of millions of American men and women, there’s only one answer: To get more sexually excited. The goal of getting excited, of course, is to enhance the process by which people eventually get not-excited—also called ...

Oct 11

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, Sexual Problems ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Understanding your Anxiety

Anxiety is an extremely common condition. Everyone feels anxious at some point or other especially when faced with a particularly stressful situation. So when does this become a problem? It crosses over from a regular experience to an actual issue when it affects our ...

Oct 9

Categories: Anxiety

Written By:
Deepa Panirselvam/Jeevna Bajaj

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