On working through trauma with art therapy

A trauma refers to a wound caused by a tear in a barrier like the skin. Psychological trauma involves piercing the defences protecting mental space or the internal world. Traumatic events may shatter the belief that life maintains order, meaning and continuity. A person who has experienced trauma could have problems with memory, sleep ...

Oct 23

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Art Therapy

Written By:
Stephen Radley

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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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Dealing With Isolation

I’ve been thinking today of coping with isolation. It appears uniform of the day given the current pandemic. With the worsening Covid crisis, there has been renewed  quarantines and lockdowns. How do we face this? Understanding how isolation affects our health can be a relevant first ...

Sep 5

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Coping with Medical Problems, Emptiness

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Unnecessary Judgment and Blame

 I realised that most of us constantly judge and blame ourselves for some things that actually warrant no judgment or blame.I often go through the following short script when I notice that a client is beating themselves up unnecessarily.Me: Hold on a second! Do you know I am Italian?Client: ...

Sep 1

Categories: Forgiveness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Videogames are just like life!

It’s not uncommon to feel like life is a never-ending set of twists and turns, often unexpected, always somewhat challenging. Over the years I used the analogy of videogames to address this concept and many of its derivatives. I don’t know if life is like videogames or videogames are ...

Jul 30

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Parent-Child Reunification Therapy

How to improve parent child communication and relationship during families transition through Separation or Divorce…Every Friday evening, Matt would go to his ex-wife’s house to pick up his daughter, Wendy, for their weekend access ...

Jul 29

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Why Being Selfish Hurts You

Being selfish hurts you. It is dangerous.  

Jul 22

Categories: Anger Management, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-Care / Self ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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What can business teach us about relationships?

What can business teach us about relationships? I would say quite a lot. Today I want to follow up on my video from two weeks ago, where I introduced the idea that we can learn a lot from the relationships of every day life, like business relationships, to further enhance our intimate ...

Jul 1

Categories: Mindfulness, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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