What if people are judging me?

The worry of what others think ...

Oct 14

Categories: Anxiety, Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Taming Your Child’s Test Anxiety

The dropping temperatures may be an unwelcome sign that winter is almost here. The increased anxiety that many kids feel this time of year is a definite sign that tests and exams are not far off. What can you do as a parent to tame your child’s test anxiety?Perhaps the most important strategies your child can develop are to improve study ...

Sep 27

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

Written By:
Andrew Adler, Ph.D.

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Do I really need to love myself before I can find love?

For the most part, people would like to find a healthy and loving relationship.  People who have had complicated relationships in the past might be confused about what a healthy relationship is.  As they are searching for love, friends and family might say things like, “you have to ...

Sep 4

Categories: Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Why do I feel like I am suffocating around my parents?

From time to time, an adult will seek my help because they feel like they can’t breathe around their parents.  The feeling of not being able to breathe could be from anxiety or panic.  Sometimes, we hold our breath without thinking when we are waiting for something to happen, when ...

Aug 28

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The Benefits of Stress: Finding the Optimal Level

“I’m stressed!” When you hear these words, you probably imagine the many situations in life when you have felt stressed or nervous. The reality is that most of us wish stress would just disappear as it often leads to intense emotional pain. Let’s look at stress from another perspective, however. It may seem ...

Aug 20

Categories: Anxiety, Happiness, Stress Management

Written By:
Andrew Adler, Ph.D.

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My last relationship was abusive, and now, I struggle to feel safe in ...

 After being abused by someone you thought you could trust ...

Aug 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Helping Your Young Child Cope with Fright in Hong Kong

By Andrew Adler, Ph.D., Director and Clinical Psychologist,Adler Family Centre, Hong KongRecent news in Hong Kong may have confused and frightened many of our children. As adults, it’s a challenge for many of us to remain calm after seeing videos and photos of, hearing about and even witnessing these events. Imagine how our children, ...

Aug 6

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

Written By:
Andrew Adler, Ph.D.

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Will it ever get any better?

Life includes a certain amount of suffering. Some of the sufferings include rejection, failure, loss and trauma.  When we are going through a difficult time, it can be hard to see the light. When we are depressed or sad, we can only remember the depressed or sad times.  It can be ...

Aug 5

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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What resilience is and isn’t

People often confuse resilience with “being tough” or “toughing it out.” A misconception is that you either have resilience, or you don’t. ...

Aug 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Post Traumatic ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Can mindset, cold and breathing really heal us?

I still hear the admonitions as if it were yesterday. “Wear a hat, it’s cold and you’ll get sick” “Cover yourself or you’ll catch a fever, it’s cold outside” There are more, but I think you get the picture.Fast forward to 3+ years ago and I stumble on ...

Jan 31

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Life ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Is regret a warning light?

Happy New Year everyone, and thank you for the ongoing support!!!I noticed a pattern that continues to show up in conversations with my clients and I want to offer it as an opportunity for reflection and growth.We probably all have some regrets, tiny or huge that they may be, they tend to be ...

Jan 4

Categories: Anxiety, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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3 Ways to Manage Your (Expat) Expectations

Often frustrated, disappointed, or angry? Learn how shifting your expectations can create more peace and well-being.Let's talk about expectations. You've recently moved to a new country, or perhaps you're an expat already well adjusted to living abroad. Do your expectations influence ...

Jun 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Emotional ...

Written By:
Robert Oleskevich @ Hero's Journey Therapy

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How An Anxiety Attack Turned Into An Enlightening Experience

  Image Credits: pixabay.comI heard my heart pound as fast as it could! It was as if horses want to escape out of my chest. I was getting dizzier as time passed. Not to mention, I was sweating profusely. Every hair on my body went up! I knew I needed a break. My body's alarm system craved ...

May 5

Categories: Anxiety

Written By:
Miss Psychobabble

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The burden of everyday anxiety

It speaks to the stigma that is still attached to anxiety that one doesn’t ‘have anxiety’ unless they fit the image of a nervous wreck, unable to lead an ambitious and successful life. There is disbelief and even accusations of ‘attention seeking’ behavior that those whose lives appear ordered, achievement filled, ...

Nov 11

Categories: Anxiety, Stress Management

Written By:
Cherrie Chung

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