Crying is Nature's Detox

The tears began to well up in Jade’s eyes.  “don’t cry, don’t cry,” she told herself.  She was tired, and her broken heart was incredibly raw.  As a child, she was taught that showing negative emotions was a sign of weakness. As a result, she always felt ...

Nov 12

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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HOW TO USE SELF-COMPASSION AS A FORM OF SELF-CARE

“I’m going to fail; I just know it,” Andrea thought to herself before she started preparing for her exam. Then, her anxiety started to worsen, and she struggled to focus.  Even though Andrea had done well in school, she always felt like she wasn’t good enough ...

Nov 12

Categories: Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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TIRED? SORE? INFLAMED? IT MIGHT BE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Helena often felt like she had a chest infection. Her lungs felt tight, and she gasped for air. Was she suffering from pneumonia? When she visited the medical doctor, all her tests seemed to be normal. The doctor asked her, “What else is going on in your life? Are you stressed, anxious, ...

Nov 12

Categories: Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Media Violence and Children

Authors put an emphasis on the fact that the threat to public health is posed by the media violence and furthermore the real-world aggression and violence take its place as the consequence of the media violence. This is the core problem, investigated by the authors. In accordance with the research, both film violence and fictional television make ...

Oct 29

Categories: Child Development, Domestic Violence, Health Psychology

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My loyalty and commitment were used against me

 Andrew was a marine who was taught that commitment and loyalty were what made a man brave.  These core values ...

Oct 28

Categories: Complex PTSD, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Positive Psychology, Post ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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It was then that he realized he was unbreakable

Ryan grew up in the foster system.  There were pleasant and not so friendly foster homes.  He was in and out of the juvenile hall for crimes he committed to make ends meet.  Ryan’s basketball coach, Derek, understood Ryan’s situation, and he wanted him to turn ...

Oct 28

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Attachment Issues, Complex ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Emotional Bank Accounts

Think about the time when you first dated your loved one.You most likely remember the time as a joyous, exciting and fulfilling phase of your relationship. You were likely in what is commonly known as the ‘honeymoon phase’.After years together, however, most of us have a rather ...

Oct 26

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Depression Is Not A Medical Illness

Depression is not a medical illness. Yet the belief that it is, remains being promoted by conventional medicine.The use of chemicals, such as brain drugs like “anti-depressants,” contributes to the idea that depression is an illness.“Chemical imbalance” is another label ...

Oct 17

Categories: Depression, Emptiness, Happiness

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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This is your hour…so what would you like to talk about?

“Hi, it’s nice to meet you.  I have never done this before ...

Oct 13

Categories: Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The “I am not good enough” scam

Zack grew up in a wealthy family. His mother was a lawyer, and his father was a surgeon. His parents were quite busy, so he often came home and worked on his homework by himself. His parents were kind and were able to buy him things, but he felt emotionally lonely ...

Oct 13

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Criticism, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Success is the best revenge

 Dylan had just found out that his wife, Anna, had been cheating ...

Oct 13

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Ending a relationship issues, Grief, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Using image for Self-reflection

How are you doing?How do you feel about this situation?How do you feel about him/her?What makes you choose this and not that?How often do we hear these questions? And how easy for you to respond to these questions?At times, we feel stuck, block, unclear or unsure about how we feel about something ...

Oct 11

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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The Pressures of External Demands

We live hectic lives!I imagine that most of you would agree with the above statement. Few are the people in today’s world, who found a way to balance the perennial demands calling for attention.The sheer volume of tasks and responsibilities we must attend to is enormous. In my experience it ...

Sep 30

Categories: Health Psychology, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Attack is not the best form of defense

Sep 28

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Success is the best revenge

Dylan had just found out that his wife, Anna, had been cheating ...

Sep 28

Categories: Anger Management, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Grief, Loss, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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