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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4 Tasks of Mourning

Many people have heard of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), and they generally find that these stages could reflect their grieving process, at least to ...

Dec 1

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Distinguishing Grief and Depression

When we lose someone through death, it is common for grief, sadness, anger or anxiety to appear sometimes. While these mood issues might seem like depression, the experience of grief is quite different. Grief is precipitated by distress over the loss of another e.g. death. Generally people could go ...

Dec 1

Categories: Depression, Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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What Makes a “Broken” Family Broken?

 The metaphor of an iceberg architecture has been widely used across both popular and academic literature, perhaps most dominantly in two areas: to represent the layers of culture (and hence “hidden” culture), as well as in Freudian terms, to describe the conscious and unconscious ...

Nov 12

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

Written By:
Maryann Wei

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Trust Begins In The Mother's Womb

Yesterday, I was sharing with a couple that the first stage of trust begins inside the mother's womb. Not after birth, based upon current research in prenatal psychology. Inside the mother's womb, the fetus-child is already sensitive to the love of both mother and father even long before ...

Nov 11

Categories: Abortion, Parenting, Suicide Prevention

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Why Do Mistresses Exist?

Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)As much as people despise the "other woman" or the "other man", they are there for a reason. History suggests that powerful men tend to gather great numbers of women and as we all know, history can repeat itself. Modern times ...

Nov 6

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Infidelity, Love addiction

Written By:
Miss Psychobabble

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