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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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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Old coping skills are gone: get new ones

          Are you struggling with how to cope in a situation where your old coping skills are gone? Did your old coping skills often involve socialization, going out, drinking in groups? Are you finding it hard to find new ways to soothe yourself or deal with stress and anxiety now that you are in quarantine? How are you ...

Apr 28

Categories: Men's Issues, Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions, ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Counselling Corner's Mini Survey in Yangon, Myanmar

During the recent LGTB event in ThaKhin Mya park, Counselling Corner organised a range of activities that all focused on self-expression, peace of mind and mental health awareness. People from all ages and gender were encouraged to make drawings to express their feelings; an activity that was very popular as over 1000 drawings were made during the ...

Feb 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions, Prejudice / ...

Written By:
Aung Min Thein

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Addiction

Mar 19

Categories: Addictions, Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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5 Important Things You Must Know About Therapy

Thinking of starting therapy?Taking that first step to focus on your mental health is a brave and wonderful thing. However, it can be scary not knowing what to expect if you have not been through the therapy process.

Aug 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

Written By:
Sophia Goh

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How to better manage your days when you are depressed.

Depression is a liar. It tells us that we are fundamentally flawed and that we should hide. Depression is exhausting. It's difficult to reach out for help because we don't want to burden anyone. Sometimes when you are depressed you need to do opposite of what you feel.1. Reach out for professional help. You might feel like you ...

Jun 21

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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How Can I Express How I Really Feel?

Sometimes we might have a difficult time expressing how we feel because we are afraid of how others will react or what they might think of us. We might have a hard time expressing how we feel because we are not sure what it is we are feeling. Emotions can be complex. Part of it might be because we tell ourselves that how we feel doesn't ...

Jun 21

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

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Am I sad or depressed?

Sadness is an emotion that slows us down and teaches us that we made a mistake, or that something or someone hurt us.  Usually, when we are sad, we are still able to get out of bed and maintain our daily routines.  Depression is a deeper emotion that often feels like darkness or heaviness.  We find ourselves unable to go about our ...

Jun 21

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Depression, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Finding your confidence after abuse

If you have been abused as a child or as an adult, you might feel worthless.  If as a child you underwent neglect, rejection or abuse from your parents, confidence might be harder to find.  A child who has experienced verbal abuse and neglect will begin to believe that they are worthless and horrible.  The damage from abuse might ...

Jun 21

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Aggression & Violence, Mental ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Perception is Everything

Everyone views the world through the lens of their own reality.  In a sense, we all live in a different universe.  Though we may be experiencing the same events, the way we interpret the event may be different.  When we are depressed, anxious or grieving, we have a tendency to forget that things will get better.  When all you ...

Jun 21

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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After 18 Years, I'm Back

My dad was killed while on duty as a highway patrol officer near Lamphun when I was 8 years old. My parents were divorced long before that and I was mostly raised by my grandparents in Phichit. The police ruled my father's death a suicide but I can remember cigarette burn marks on his body at ...

Mar 9

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

Written By:
Amy Pattarapan Pothong

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Finding ways to overcome cultural differences

Dear Dr. Park, I'm single and have been living with a Korean man for the last 5 years. He has a wife and children in Korea. His marriage was arranged by the man’s family, which means it is a family issue and he cannot divorce of his own free will. He doesn't love his wife, but he can’t part from her because Korean society ...

Feb 3

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adoption / Reunion Issues, ...

Written By:
Dr.Park, Jinseng

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