Anxiety treatment in Sydney

There are several major types of anxiety disorders, each with its own characteristics.Generalized anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person is always in a state of fear and has negative thoughts about himself / herself and his / her possessions. He / She is always ruminating about the negative side of things or ...

Oct 1

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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How Well Do You Know Your Self?

In the Dialogues of Plato, we read, "For self-knowledge would certainly be maintained by me to be the very essence of knowledge, and in this I agree with him who dedicated the inscription 'Know Thyself!' at Delphi."What does it take to know your self? It is to see and realize your ...

Sep 30

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Self-Esteem

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal directed intervention whereby a trained animal is incorporated into the therapeutic process, promoting the improvement of human’s physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning. 1AAT is a therapeutic tool that can be utilized in the ...

Mar 16

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anger Management, Anxiety, ...

Written By:
Maureen Huang, MSW, AASW

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Safety Guidelines When Disclosing Mental Health Issues Online (A ...

Recently, I've heard accounts of cyberbullies targeting persons with mental health issues, particularly cult show fanbases posting on Tumblr and various blogging platforms. These cyberbullies allegedly send hate messages, feeding on the posters' anxieties with some even urging their prey to ...

Dec 29

Categories: Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Self-Compassion: Holding Your Self Kindly

He didn't see it coming. Around the last rounds of a singing reality contest on TV, I watched Lito so focused and reality was treating him well. The coaches were picking and advancing him. Then, reality slap came in. He was removed from advancing to the semi-final round.Lito saw me right after ...

Jun 25

Categories: Depression, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Grieving: How do you cope with loss?

Grieving is painful, and not only for the person grieving, but for the griever's loved ones, family and friends.  Unfortunately in modern society with its emphasis on speed and efficiency, some well-intentioned individuals who otherwise sympathize with the grieving person, may ...

May 8

Categories: Depression, Grief, Loss, Bereavement

Written By:
Brian Scott

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An Introduction To Art Therapy: A Brief Guide to Art Therapy as an ...

An Introduction to Art Therapy: A Brief Guide to Art Therapy by Andrew Wright, Art Psychotherapist, based in Dubai, UAE.) Art Therapy is a well-developed profession in the US and the UK and is an approach that is used to help people of all ages.Art Therapy is the use of the creative arts ...

Feb 20

Categories: Abortion, Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Adjusting to ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright HCPC registered (UK)

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Top 10 Psychology Articles in 2013

This new year, we look back at some of the topics and articles that resonated with our readers in 2013. Here are the 10 most read articles on Psychology Matters Asia.With clients who are dissatisfied with their lives and feel it is “all meaningless”, I have found it useful to ask ...

Jan 2

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Cognitive ...

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Psych Mat Asia Editor

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Is Your Thyroid Affecting Your Mental Health?

At times, medical conditions can mirror mental health concerns. Our thyroid is responsible for producing and regulating our hormones. These hormones in turn can affect energy levels, mood, and even weight. Abnormal thyroid levels can cause psychological concerns.If your thyroid is overactive in the ...

Dec 5

Categories: Anxiety, Coping with Medical Problems, Depression, Health / Illness / ...

Written By:
Dr. Hana Ra Adams PsyD., MA, LMFT

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Solving Problems Creatively: Part 1 Image, Symbol and Metaphor

Image, Symbol, and MetaphorImagine you have a problem that you cannot solve. You feel like you have a mental block. Your brain is tying itself in knots, it’s frustrating as you feel stuck. You cannot stand it any longer so you go for a walk. As your mind wanders you start to relax. Suddenly a ...

Sep 18

Categories: Career Development and Change, Creative Blocks, Emotional ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright HCPC registered (UK)

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A new way to look at Depression and hope to get better

From the theoretical orientation of Dr. William Glasser, founder of Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), depression is seen as a chosen behaviour not an emotion that you are victim to. So CTRT therapist would say you are DEPRESSING or even anxieting or angering instead of being depressed, anxious or angry. All behaviour is purposeful in ...

Aug 25

Categories: Bereavement, Bipolar, Coping with Medical Problems, Couple ...

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

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Demystifying the process of change in Counselling- How you get better

Counselling seems to be a pretty mysterious process for most people.  Unless things are REALLY bad, most people don’t think about counselling or think it’s too expensive or are just not sure how it works. Usually counselling is a last resort rather than a first stop for getting ...

Aug 25

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

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

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Treatment of clinical depression

In a previous post I described the various ways depression can manifest itself and in today’s post I wish to focus on ways to cope with or treat clinical depression. If you think you might be depressed, I have described in this post the steps to take to alleviate this very treatable ...

Aug 15

Categories: Depression

Written By:
Brian Scott

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How to make your treatment for Depression more Effective and ...

This post is directed at those who are contemplating or already receiving treatment for depression. I would like to share with you some suggestions about how you can optimize the effectiveness of the treatment for depression. These suggestions are based on both published research and from my ...

Jul 18

Categories: Depression

Written By:
Brian Scott

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What causes Depression?

Why it is important to understand the causes of clinical depression? Understanding what causes depression enables one to design the optimal treatment plan. For example, if you moved from the tropics to Canada and did not see the sun for days at a time then, your psychotherapist might point out ...

Jul 3

Categories: Depression

Written By:
Brian Scott

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