Negative Assertion - Tricks of the Trade

Negative assertion rule is a great one when dealing with criticism and so can be used to great effect. e.g brother states “your always late when I need you” and he says this as I walk in the door 45 minutes late. I could chose to respond in an unhelpful negative way and just dismiss him and tell him to shut up or I could use the ...

Apr 15

Categories: Anger Management, Communication Disorders Problems

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Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refused to Do These 13 Things

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn’t mean he won’t cry when he’s sad or that he won’t fail sometimes. Mental strength won’t make your child immune to hardship – but it also won’t cause him to suppress his emotions.In fact, it’s quite the ...

Apr 13

Categories: Child Development

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What do you think? Is this right?

On Sunday 1st April the Straits Times (the main English-language daily broadsheet newspaper in Singapore) run an article titled "Sexual wellness items are now being sold openly on supermarket and pharmacy shelves and online grocery stores ...

Apr 4

Categories: Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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WELLBEING

Wellbeing is the state of being healthy and happy with our self, our relationships and throughout all aspects of our life, including work. Research* shows us that there is a direct impact of our employees’ wellness on their job performance.Employees wellbeing seminars have been proven to ...

Apr 2

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Living Your Life Again

We live in a fast-paced age. The world is a smaller place because of technology, internet, and airplanes through our skies.This advancement has lots of pluses. The speed, the technology, helps. Speaking for myself, I can conduct sessions anywhere I am to attend to those from varied places or ...

Mar 26

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

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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How to Break Negative Cycle in Relationships?

The state of positivity in a relationship generally becomes the first victim of external pressure that get placed on one or both the partners. External pressures like a conflict with in-laws, financial troubles, professional challenges, parenting issues and others have the tendency to push couples ...

Mar 20

Categories: Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo

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Love Aginst Hate

Hi, Dr. Park, I have been married for almost five years now and have decided that it's time to get much-needed marriage counseling. My wife has refused for far too long. I have tried to explain to her that it's not a bad thing and that it's not a method to put blame on anyone for anything. Frankly, she's extremely scared to face ...

Mar 18

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Family Problems, Happiness, Marital ...

Written By:
Dr.Park, Jinseng

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After 18 Years, I'm Back

My dad was killed while on duty as a highway patrol officer near Lamphun when I was 8 years old. My parents were divorced long before that and I was mostly raised by my grandparents in Phichit. The police ruled my father's death a suicide but I can remember cigarette burn marks on his body at ...

Mar 9

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

Written By:
Amy Pattarapan Pothong

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5 Things Happy Couples Do for each other without Being Asked

14th February is that day of the year when we must celebrate our relationships and express our love. But Delhi’s eminent Relationship and Marriage Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo shares that celebrating one Valentine day in a year is not enough. In healthy & blissful relationships, ...

Mar 8

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo

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What Happens When Depression Takes Over the Thinking

Depression can manifest differently for different people. For some, depression seems to have developed over a period of time. For others, it seems to have hit them out of the blue. Depression can range from mild, moderate, to severe. Some people may experience depression only once, or many times ...

Feb 27

Categories: Depression, Self-Confidence, Self-Criticism

Written By:
Sophia Goh

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Some Suggestions for Tiger Parents

This article will address a typically Asian phenomenon, 'tiger parenting', however, it is my experience that people from the West are subjected to similar parenting approaches, albeit under different guises. I think there are valuable lessons for any parent to gain, regardless of their ...

Feb 27

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Middle aged and worrying about memory problems? Here are some tips on ...

 “If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory.There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences.”Jane Austen ...

Feb 20

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Crying Without Shame

Dina seemed incapable of receiving compliments. In our “chit chat” during session, after I’d affirmed her accomplishments and good looks, she started avoiding eye contact by staring at the floor or holding her self tightly.

Feb 17

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

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Older People Want and Enjoy It Too

The two articles published by the BBC this week (see below) are a good reminder of yet another dialogue we are not having, sex in the latter years of life.Let's remember that we have the potential to be sexual until the end of our days. Needs change with age and we can do more to educate people ...

Feb 15

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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3 Things That Are Wrong With New Year Resolutions

It's the end of January and, as it may be the case for many of us, the New Year Resolutions we so keenly committed to 30 days ago, may have already become a memory of the past.Perhaps you signed up for a new fitness ...

Feb 4

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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