Trauma, a Psychoanalytical Approach

Central to the psychoanalytic view is that trauma always involves loss. The loss can be actual, like a loss of a loved person or symbolic, like loss of hope, country or identity.  When one is caught up in a 'traumatic event' or situation, unresolved pains and conflicts of childhood get ...

Sep 9

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

Written By:
Dr. Ruth Manasseh D.Psych.Psych.

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How Journaling can Change your Life

Journaling is a way to improve your understanding of yourself. It provides a platform on which you can stand so that you can observe yourself. Self-knowledge, including discovering your strengths and weaknesses, your likes and dislikes is essential for making life decisions and for self-fulfilment. ...

Mar 5

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

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We can only control our lives to a certain extent. At the end of the day, many things are outside our influence.In life, there’ll be things that will shock, anger, sadden and hurt us --- and they can come with absolutely no warning. Some of these unexpected events can be considered as ...

Oct 31

Categories: Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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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 no 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 (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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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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Using music therapy to heal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

I think I am on firm ground when I say that music permeates our daily lives. On any subway you can find more than a few people sitting with their earphones, heads bobbing to music. Equally anxious to escape into another world, earphoned joggers can often be seen on big-city sidewalks dodging ...

Aug 21

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, ...

Written By:
Tony Brown

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Coping with stress: What does love have to do with it?

When life tries to slap us down, we instinctively turn to others for support particularly our intimate partners. Although this tendency to seek emotional support from loved ones to heal our wounds has long been recognized, it is only in the past couple of decades that substantial scientific ...

Aug 13

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Couple Counseling, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Top Ten Specific Mental Disorders

Most of us worry about the possibility of getting physically sick at some time in our life and that is why insurance coverage of medical diseases is so common. However, how many of us even think about developing a psychological illness let alone get insurance coverage for it? Yet a recent and very ...

Apr 16

Categories: Adult ADHD, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...

Written By:
Psych Mat Asia Editor

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