It’s true that a new car or house, a luxury trip, or some designer clothes and bags can give us an instant feeling of joy and gladness. But the positive emotions brought by these things quickly wane and if […]
Journalling? Keeping a diary? It can be a good idea to help you organise your thoughts daily. It can help you give an outlet to your thoughts and feelings like no other. Here are a few ways that it can help up when you keep a regular, daily journal.
Slowing down your thought process. If […]
Thinking of counselling and wondering if you will say the ‘right thing’? What is the ‘right thing’? Will the counsellor think my problem is stupid? Will I offend the counsellor if I say what I really think? Will I have to lie down? Can I park or will I have to walk to get to […]
Positive Psychology is among the most recent areas of psychology, which was introduced by a gentleman called Martin Seligman as recent as 1998. It is different from old-fashioned psychology in a sense that it focuses on the “brighter side” of life. Rather than studying the negative side of human nature and the problems […]
Stress and Anxiety – simple explanation of the symptoms
We all feel stressed and experience a ‘usual’ level of stress every day. Stress and anxiety are often experienced together but they do not need to be. Stress can be experienced separately and anxiety can be experienced separately. It is at […]
Mental Health and Mental Illness You felt something was wrong and you went to see a doctor. It was confirmed you had a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety disorder, or something. What happens next? Telling friends and family? Mental health issues can lead to isolation. The Mental Illness Stigma Despite the flood of […]
Can therapy help you transform your life? We all experience difficult times in our lives. There are days when things aren’t working the way they should, and no matter how hard we try, we just can’t stay positive. Sometimes, our relationship feels frustrating – we feel unloved, uncared for, or taken for granted. There are […]
Feeling down, a little bit blue or slightly unsettled are all emotions that we can all feel occasionally. Feeling sad is a normal emotion but sometimes when we retain that feeling for a much longer time, mixing that we other negative emotions of helplessness, feeling overwhelmed, anxiety this can lead to depression.
Many people who […]
To understand mindfulness, imagine you doing something very simple, something that doesn’t arouse a compelling interest–like, say, eating an apple. You probably eat your apple not paying attention to how it smells, how it tastes, how the texture of the flesh feels against your tongue, or how it feels in your hand. Because of the […]
Cognitive-behavioural therapy is one of the most well-known psychotherapies, and with good reason.
Especially in the areas of depression and anxiety related conditions, it has shown to be as effective as medication in relieving symptoms.
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