P(r)epping!

Facing important examinations? Does it seem complicated? Is the milieu of the exam overwhelming or confusing? Do you have it all sorted out, but find the unwanted advice doled out by “well-wishers” pushing you to the edge? Do you find it hard to sift through sensible helpful suggestions and meaningless preaching from the pulpit?

Apr 25

Categories: Academic Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Executive ...

Written By:
Mini Nair

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Diplomacy – heart of a lost art.

In a society where meeting genuine people is getting rarer by the day, the question emerges – Where is the line between diplomacy and hypocrisy? We do want people who are polite, well mannered, gentle, kind, assertive, loyal, focussed and honest. A list of wishful qualities? Not really. There are so many virtuous people around us, and then, ...

Apr 25

Categories: Empathy, Ending a relationship issues, Personality problems, ...

Written By:
Mini Nair

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I feel spaced out

Betty often felt spaced out when she was at home alone.  She was so used to going and working hours on end, that when she had downtime, she felt anxious.  What “should” she be doing?  She was exhausted ...

Apr 24

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga For Children

 

Apr 23

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Mindfulness, ...

Written By:
Krisa Qiu

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How Not To Go Crazy While in Quarantine

How do you mentally prepare for the pandemic? How do you survive home quarantine or self isolation?Isolation and home quarantine can have real emotional and psychological “side effects.”We can lose our mind getting stuck at home!Let me share here with you my list: HOW NOT TO GO CRAZY ...

Apr 17

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Coping with Medical Problems, ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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EMDR for anxiety

As uncomfortable as anxiety can be, we all need a little bit of anxiety ...

Apr 15

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Play versus academics and work

Annie was only 12, but she already felt burnt out ...

Apr 8

Categories: Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Parenting, Relationships & ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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A Positive Outlook during this difficult period of time

The outbreak of COVID-19 is causing a lot of mental distress to people over the world. We are flooded by more news each day (including fake ones) and it can be overwhelming, leading to feelings of exhaustion on multiple levels. They can include constant stress and anxiety brought about by feelings ...

Apr 7

Categories: Family Problems, Happiness, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Irena Constantin

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The problems with isolation

Human babies need caregivers because they are born helpless.  This first bond between caregiver and baby develops our attachment system, which is linked to our nervous system. We learn as babies and then toddlers how to get our needs met through others.  As we grow into teenagers, we look ...

Apr 1

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Depression, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Art therapy for teens: Moving beyond hideouts and holdouts

Adolescence is a time of transformation that can often feel isolating or confusing. With the pressures of growing up, there is sometimes little time available to work through this period of transition. It might be worthwhile for the young person to have a space that he or she could recognise as ...

Mar 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Social Anxiety / Phobia

Written By:
Stephen Radley

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What is Mentalisation Based Therapy?

At one time or another, most of us may take things the wrong way. Whether at work, with our friends or loved ones, we could find ourselves misinterpreting where others are coming from, especially when the stakes feel high.   

Mar 26

Categories: Addictions, Borderline Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Stephen Radley

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How can I calm down my child?

 The beauty of children is that they seem to be living in the moment.  They really feel their feelings and go all-in with the present.  The downside to this can be immense emotions ...

Mar 25

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Surviving after a miscarriage

“When I came home from the hospital, and everyone quickly jumped up and gave me their chair, I was like I don’t need that. Don’t treat me as if I have a new born. I don’t have a new born,” Zehra reminisced.

Mar 18

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Miscarriage, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Ahmer Zuberi

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Sexuality – The Last Frontier of Being an Expressed Adult?

Mar 15

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Confidence, Self-Love, Sexual ...

Written By:
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

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