Staying in Love after Baby - 4 things all couples should practice

There’s nothing quite like a new addition to the family to put stress on a couple’s relationship. While a baby brings with it so much joy and more often than not, increased connection between partners, it also adds multiple demands on the couple and can wear resources thin. Juggling the ...

Aug 21

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Is mental health care too expensive?

Have you ever asked yourself why you wanted to become a clinical psychologist, or a therapist, or a mental health care worker? Is it the reward of being the saviours of those tormented minds that ...

Aug 17

Categories: Mental Health Professions

Written By:
Melody Sit

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Some Common Myths and Facts about Counselling

The process and purpose of Counselling is often misunderstood, and many people have a negative perception of it. There are several myths and stigma attached to the complete process of Counselling. I hope to address some of them below.FACT Seeing a counselor does not mean you are mentally ill or ...

Aug 15

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling

Written By:
Sailaja Menon

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Sadness After Sex

I surmise that countless people experience sadness after sex. Psychologists call this psychological phenomenon "postcoital tristresse." It's a feeling of unfulfillment in the sexual act, especially when something deeper or permanent is desired or hungered for in the physical ...

Aug 1

Categories: Love addiction, Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Some Common Questions on Money Management in a Healthy Marriage

It's normal for married couples to have different views on money management, but if one of them works so hard to earn the family's income and the other spends like there's no tomorrow, there can be a big problem there. What is your advice to people who are married to big spenders? ...

Jul 28

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Sailaja Menon

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Control Anger before it Controls You

Anger is one of the basic human emotions characterized by intense feelings of being antagonized or wronged (APA, 2015). Anger can sometimes be good, serving as the necessary motivation to remedy a situation. However, excessive anger can be detrimental to both mental and physical health. It has a ...

Jul 13

Categories: Anger Management, Stress Management

Written By:
Piyali Chakrabarti

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Why Relocating is a Big Deal

By Clarity Counseling ServicesRelocating to a new place is often viewed as a good thing. True enough, it is exciting and full of new possibilities. It often comes with a positive life event such a new job, furthering one’s education or moving to be with a loved one. So much so that the ...

Jul 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

Written By:
Deepa Panirselvam/Jeevna Bajaj

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Train Psych, Anyone?

I've been thinking today of trains. Trains are weird places, don't you think? Especially crowded ones. In numerous occasions, I'd have speaking tours before Koreans and Filipinos in Seoul (also in other parts). Whenever I'd ride their trains, I'd be with fellow Filipinos. ...

Jul 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Emotional Intelligence, Social ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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The Journey Home

We are all ultimately trying to come home to ourselves. The path however to getting there may not be always be easily traversed or well-lit. We will encounter many obstacles along the way ; challenges in our external experience and , inevitably, the darker deeper confrontations that happen on an ...

Jul 6

Categories: Mindfulness, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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The Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Intervention in the treatment of ...

IntroductionChildren with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience rejection by their peers, which could result in problem behaviours and over time, impact their physical and mental health. One treatment practice for children with ASD involves the use of animals in therapeutic activities ...

Jul 4

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Developmental Disorders (Autism, ...

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A Teaspoon of Novelty can Change Your Life

”When people are inspired , they have more brain real-estate” –  Says Julia Volkman of BrainBasics in this excellent article on ...

Jun 24

Categories: Happiness, Learning Difficulties, Positive Psychology

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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The "De-selfing" Phenomenon

In a group therapy session, a woman was asked what she enjoyed doing. Her name was Maria, who shared: "There is not anything I enjoyed doing. My whole life was taking care of my husband. I wanted to do what he desired. I was always there for him no matter how I felt. I listened for hours on ...

May 10

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care / Self Compassion, ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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'How can you think like that? You drive me crazy!' How your ...

Do you find yourself arguing with your partner over a messy kitchen? Or perhaps feel frustrated because you are always the one planning your couple or family activities? Maybe you love to mingle at a party but feel irritated when your partner prefers to sit in the corner?It can be hard at times to ...

May 6

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Jessica Lamb, Relationship Matters

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Boost Your Happiness and Beat the Blues in 3 Easy Steps

I believe strongly that Happiness is Our Birthright. Yet so many of us, myself included, have days where we feel really bogged down by the pressures we might have at home or work, by ruminations on the past and concerns about the future. We wake up worried about the things we need to complete over ...

Apr 20

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Happiness, Self-Confidence

Written By:
Anoushka Beh

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Dyscalculia or Math Difficulties?

Excerpt from “Dyscalculia – a Mathematics Disorder- and Math Difficulties in Singapore” (Faber, 2014)Case of Susan:I was not assessed for Dyscalculia until I was about 17 years old; I went for this assessment on my accord as I wanted to find out. During all my years in Primary and Secondary schools, no teachers had recommended ...

Apr 17

Categories: Dyscalculia

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