I am a shell of what I once was

Suzanne had been at the height of her career when she met her ex-husband, Mark. She felt like she had finally made it. She was loved by many and had financial security. On the other hand, Mark had just retired from a lucrative finance job.When they met, Mark was charming and overly courteous. He ...

Apr 21

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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HOW CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION CAN SUPPORT YOUR HEALING JOURNEY

EMDR

Apr 21

Categories: Anxiety, Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The Behaviour Sleuths Investigateā€¦Pet Loss

 In this series of the Behaviour Sleuths we investigate pet loss. If you have experienced pet loss or may be preparing to lose a pet, please join us to discuss research, personal experiences and resources.

Apr 11

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Three Little Children

There are many different ways to explain the complexities of the human psyche. None will ever do it full justice. Some are outright incomprehensible to the average Joe Bloggs and only reserved for the few trained experts; these are useful to the clinician or researcher, but seldom to a person ...

Mar 29

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Understand the Power Dynamics in Relationship: By Marriage Counselor ...

The role of power plays a crucial role in any relationship. When one specific partner enjoys too much power it often creates disharmony, imbalance and often becomes the sole cause of the relationship to crumble. Shivani says, in any marital relationship maintaining the balance in power dynamics helps it to navigate smoothly.No relationship can ...

Mar 23

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo

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Ways Couples Can Fix their Relationship Issues: Shivani Sadhoo

 Relationships might often seem like a difficult landscape to navigate at times. Romantic relationship problems occur for several reasons but generally, they result in one or both partners feeling emotionally disassociated in their relationship, says Shivani Sadhoo.

Mar 9

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, ...

Written By:
Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo

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You Don't Need To Suffer In Silence

Mark came from a prominent yet abusive ...

Mar 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Post ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I Just Wanted to be Loved

Elizabeth sat on her therapist’s couch, trying to answer questions about her life as a teenager.  She had dabbled in drugs, ran away, used men for her own ends and chronically shoplifted.  Elizabeth was nothing like that now.  She was a successful lawyer who valued her ...

Mar 7

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Avoid These Mistakes if You are Married, Says Shivani Sadhoo

Everyone makes mistakes, that is normal. But certain faults or misunderstandings are strong enough to put your relationship in the doldrums, says Shivani Sadhoo if you do it continuously and in the long term, particularly as a married couple.It does not mean you will not make any mistakes at ...

Mar 5

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Pre-Marital Counseling, ...

Written By:
Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo

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Giving While You Live To Heal

“Give While You Live” is the title of a post written by John Blase for Daily Bread.It’s a psychotherapeutic slogan for me. It promotes one’s overall mental health and well being.Giving can boost both mental and physical health. Research shows that those who give live longer ...

Feb 24

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Control Issues, Depression

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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A Balanced Workplace for All

Can you relate to the picture above? Many can.In my 2015 TEDx talk on ‘the global epidemic of workplace unhappiness’ I reported that 87% of the global workforce, according to Gallup, was either “checked out” from their workplace or “acting out their ...

Feb 23

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Which Type of Lonely are You?

If you were to google types of loneliness, you might be surprised at how many lonely types there are.  One loneliness researcher found eighty different types of loneliness.  Loneliness can range from existential loneliness to physical loneliness.  Any loneliness can lead to feeling ...

Feb 21

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The surrogation of human companionship

The state of modern society: Pets are now a quick fix for the lack of a human best friend in your life.We have become ever more dependant on animals for companionship. A concept that used to only be reserved for human connections- Relationships with friends and family. Yet the modern world is challenging the ideals of what traditionally used to be ...

Feb 11

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Social Isolation, Values ...

Written By:
Sherilynn

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I am always angry, and I hate it

Andrew walked through the busy streets of Hong Kong, waiting for someone to bump into him.  As he walked through Central, people would look at their phones as they walked into him.  He tried not to get angry, but the tension would build until he would snap and shoulder check or push ...

Feb 10

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional Abuse, Post ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Drawing Maps

As we walk about our daily lives we get to draw a map of the world we see. Our parents, our life experiences and the people we encounter along the way, each shaping a unique version of this map.At some point we meet someone important and they too come equipped with a unique map of the territory ...

Feb 8

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

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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