International Panic Day

International Panic Day on 18th June 2016 serves as a reminder to all of us to step back and relax a bit. The folks who dedicate days to specific causes have actually assigned two official days annually to panic.  This is no doubt due to the fact that panic and stress are a common part of so ...

Jun 14

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Fear, Panic issues, ...

Written By:
Dan Martin, MS Psych (Clinical), Registered Psychologist (Australia)

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Toxic Society or Wicked Teenager?

Later, I was having a drink with my friend and she was saying how she found it embarrassing and depressing to think that her own mother stayed in an unhappy marriage only because of financial security. She suspected her mother married her father for money and status.How about those teenagers who ...

Jun 10

Categories: Parenting, Relationships & Marriage

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Can I Be Cured?

"There is no incurable illness, only incurable people.” That’s Dr. Bernie Siegel in his book “Love, Medicine, & Miracles,” with a subtitle “lessons learned about self-healing from a surgeon’s experience with exceptional patients.”That statement ...

Jun 1

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Relationships & ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Sex and Relationships In Later Life

 Many people have a negative reaction to the thought of their parents having sex; usually it is a repugnant thought, maybe accompanied by disbelief. This may be obvious, but the reason you are reading this article is because your parents had sex. All being well, they are still having sex.A ...

May 27

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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A.A.A. - Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energy

 Just recently I was having a conversation about masculine and feminine energies with someone new to the topic. The conversation was fascinating and it highlighted how confusing this topic can be.It also reminded me of some of the cases I came across, where the masculine and the feminine were ...

May 27

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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TED Talk - Tackling the global epidemic of workplace unhappiness

Ahhh.. the weekend is finally here! But, are you dreading it when Monday comes around? Sadly, you are not alone in this global epidemic of workplace unhappiness. I shared my findings and suggested ways to 'break out of the work cubicle' with a very receptive audience at a TEDx talk. We can all design the life we want.

May 27

Categories: Career Development and Change, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Art Therapy for children experiencing family problems and ...

Family difficulties like conflict or divorce can be hard for children to mange a they may not be able to communcate verbally about their feelings. This can result in unresolved difficulties that may result ...

May 2

Categories: Art Therapy, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Family Problems

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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Relationship. Marriage and Couple Therapy

"Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses." – Lao TzuRelationships are about trust from both partners and take open communication to maintain. When difficulties arise each person can lose the ability to compromise and ...

Apr 17

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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4 Ways To Strengthen Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)How do I begin to define the mother-daughter relationship? I for one think that it's very dynamic and complex.Its dynamism is due to the natural progression of life. Mothers start out as primary caregivers and role models for their young ...

Feb 26

Categories: Family Problems, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Parenting, ...

Written By:
Miss Psychobabble

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Do You Have Bipolar Tendency or “Just” Mood Swing?

I’ve heard so many people talked about this. When someone has mood swing, she or he would asked me, “Am I have bipolar?”, “I felt ups and downs mood so I must be have bipolar, isn’t it?”, “Lately, I can’t control my emotion anymore and it ruin my ...

Feb 18

Categories: Bipolar, Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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You're an Addict, Too

Picture this: someone walks up to you today and, quite matter-of-factly, informs you, “You’re an addict.”How would you react? You might recoil and bristle in indignation. You might wonder at the sanity of this person, and not without reason either. Why, you hardly drink at all ...

Jan 20

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Love addiction

Written By:
Maryann Wei

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Healing Your Self With Reality

British poet Thomas Eliot once wrote in 1935, “Human kind can not bear very much reality.” 30 years later, he as well as his loved ones were forced to bear reality. Thomas stopped writing – and breathing. It’s painful but it’s fact.

Jan 9

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Making the right choices

Life is stressful in modern times. Each one of us are multitasking to fit in the numerous demands of life daily. Often amidst the craziness of daily demands, life seems to spiral out control. We feel stressed, helpless, often wondering how we ended up where we are now.The good news is instead of ...

Jan 8

Categories: Career Development and Change, Happiness, Stress Management, ...

Written By:
Piyali Chakrabarti

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Control, Planted in a Pot

A classic experiment almost 4 decades ago revealed that elderly residents of nursing homes who bore the onus of nurturing a potted plant outlived their counterparts who did not. More recently, research has extended advantages of indoor ...

Dec 16

Categories: Control Issues, Self-Care / Self Compassion

Written By:
Maryann Wei

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Emotional Intelligence and your career

This infographic on the topic 'Emotional Intelligence and Your Career' which looks at how EQ (emotional intelligence) is the new IQ.See the full infographic below: Created by Brighton School of Business and Management ...

Dec 15

Categories: Career Development and Change, Emotional Intelligence

Written By:
Psych Mat Asia Editor

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