Connecting Through Play

People are social and long for human connection.  This connection includes the knowledge that you are seen and heard, and that you are respected and appreciated for who you are.  Children also need human connection; we can connect with them through play.  Play is a child’s way to innovate, problem solve and relax.  When ...

Jun 21

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Increasing Self-Confidence

Standing in the train or lift can be a scrutinising experience in Hong Kong, as well as other international cities. We all like to look at our peers to socially compare ourselves to them, and them to us. This increases or decreases our false sense of self.  The false sense of self is the self that is attached to external validation, meaning ...

Jun 21

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Love and Attraction

Attraction is both physical and psychological.Psychologically we may be attracted to people for many reasons. We tend to be attracted to people who: have the same or complete opposite personality traits as we do, seem familiar because we see them often, or remind us of one of our parents. We may also be psychologically attracted to certain people ...

Jun 21

Categories: Attachment Issues, Love addiction, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Understanding Your Teenager

Parents and teenagers often get frustrated with one another because they feel as if they are misunderstood and unheard.  As a parent, if you understand some of the developmental needs of a teenager, you may feel less stressed when they act out.   Here are some key points on how you can better communicate with your teenager.1. Social ...

Jun 21

Categories: Parenting, Teenage Issues

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Why is my teenager cutting?

The modern teenager is under immense social and academic pressure.  Not only are teenagers going through rapid hormonal and brain changes, their social life is also rapidly changing with the advancement of social media.  Some parents struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with their teenager because teens and parents tend to view ...

Jun 21

Categories: Parenting, Teenage Issues

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Can you press the pause button on life?

 Some of the messages in this video resonate so strongly that it is difficult to stick with it and watch the whole 5 minutes.Do you have the courage to watch it all?

Jun 20

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Suicide and Soul Pain

 Recently, two well-loved celebrities committed suicide. The world is stunned and sad.

Jun 12

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression, Suicide Prevention

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Focus on your relationship, and rediscover amazing physical intimacy

I am prepared to bet that what I am about to write applies to at least 80% of married couples. Read until the end for a fun useful activity to complete with your partner.Over the last few years I had the privilege to work with many individuals and couples on marital concerns. Specialising in ...

Jun 10

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, ...

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 ...

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Self Doubt and the Impostor Syndrome

“I’m a fraud! After being a CEO of this food company and earning millions, I don’t think it’s my talent. I’m just lucky. I didn’t do it,” said Paul during one of our teary-eyed sessions.

Jun 4

Categories: Emotional Abuse, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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The Power of the Mind

“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”  Marcus Aurelius A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate to “Pause Salon, Power of the Mind” where I had the pleasure to share my thoughts with like-minded ...

May 21

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Health Psychology, ...

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The 'M' word nobody wants to talk about

I had the pleasure of meeting with an old colleague today, after many years. While we were catching up on times past, we happened to chance upon a topic about which we both share very similar views.  The question I am referring to is one that most people are either shy to discuss or wish did not exist. However, the fact is that the ...

May 16

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Teenage Issues

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5 Common Lies, You Might Believe About Therapy

Therapy or counselling is an extremely powerful tool that may relieve people from a prolonged misunderstanding with their partner, solve marital issues, helps to cope with depression and anxiety and many more. Therapy is also extremely beneficial if someone faces an emotional and >. Yet, there ...

May 10

Categories: Couple Counseling, Positive Psychology, Pre-Marital Counseling, ...

Written By:
Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo

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After Breaking up

Dear Dr.Park, I'm a 20-year-old exchange student from America. I fell in love with a girl in America who's from Korea. This is one reason for my coming here, but I'm also an anthropology major specializing in Asian studies so it fits my agenda quite well. Anyway, recently we broke up but I'm still crazy about her. We're still ...

May 9

Categories: Love addiction, Marital Counseling, Multicultural Concerns

Written By:
Dr.Park, Jinseng

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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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