How to stop your parents from ruining your relationship

A while back I was catching up with a friend I hadn’t seen for a while. We were meant to have a quick coffee and ended up spending a half-day together talking and talking.   I learnt that her relationship was not doing so well and that her mother in law was partly responsible for it. I ...

Mar 24

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Couple Counseling, Emotional Intelligence, ...

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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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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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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Treating Mums, Protecting Babies CATCHING PRE-AND POST-NATAL ...

The minute that tiny baby lands in your arms you are only supposed to feel joy, or so you’re told.Having a baby can be difficult and challenging. It’s hard to admit to feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and afraid. These feelings are common — so why is there a code of ...

Nov 3

Categories: Couple Counseling, Depression, Family Problems, Mental Health in ...

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ASK THE EXPERT: UNDERSTANDING ADHD

In a recent meeting of SEN professionals I was asked to host one of the six round table discussions.  The topic I chose was ADHD in the classroom and how to manage it. I was astounded to see that three quarters of the group joined me to discuss that particular topic, demonstrating that it is ...

Nov 3

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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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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Handling Holiday Age Regression

During Christmas and New Year holidays, countless people go to family gatherings. Many travel back to their family-of-origin homes. If you were able to remain a serene, emotionally mature adult during those visits or dinners, you just demonstrated "mindfulness training!" You've ...

Dec 20

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Family of Origin Issues / ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Are you playing the BLAME-GAME to fix your unsatisfying sex life?

Everyone wants an amazing sex life. Many couples start out their relationship with a satisfying sex life. However, if the couple continues to stay together and increase the complexity of their relationship via careers, financial obligations, children, aging parents and their own personal health ...

Aug 23

Categories: Couple Counseling, Family Problems, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, ...

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

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What to do if you are in an intimate relationship with someone who ...

I quite frequently receive heartbreaking requests from individuals who are in a painful relationship or marriage in which their mate is suffering from some kind of serious psychological problem such as alcoholism, gambling addiction etc.  Often these  individuals are isolated and confused ...

Jun 17

Categories: Addictions, Family Problems, Mental Health in Asia, Relationships ...

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Money and Mental Health

Money is neutral but it's a proven drug that can destroy lives.This therapy insight has not come easily for me. I too am exposed to a pervading culture where we are all in. A culture that puts so much stock on the temporary. To find security in money. To fall in love with possessions, the ...

Mar 14

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

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Problem Children, Problem Parents

Parenthood in our society is more an idea of how to “raise kids.” There are problem children, but not problem parents. Yet the truth and reality of the matter is, parenthood needs to be more the growth and development of parents.I’m reminded of a sobbing mother who came over ...

Feb 25

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Family Problems, Parenting

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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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, Clinical Director and Art Psychotherapist, ATIC (1ST Art Therapy Centre 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.

Feb 20

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

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

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Healing The Parent-Teen Gap

When Dino came with his Mom to see me, I wasn't sure if he was going to get sick, tremble, or shout. He was frozen, unmovable. He refused to speak and looked like Rambo while glaring at his Mom. His eyes flashed a lot of anger while his Mom was telling me their story..The tears of his Mom laid ...

Jan 22

Categories: Family Problems, Parenting, Teenage Issues

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Psychotherapy for the Poor

Traditional, mainstream psychotherapy is largely "middle class" in nature and practice. It's basic worldview involves conceptions of mental health that promote middle class themes and values. Rationality. Scientific analysis. Work ethic. Control of emotions.  Strategic planning. ...

Jan 11

Categories: Family Problems, Pivotal Response Treatment, Relationships & ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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