With all the daily stresses and responsibilities we face each day, it can be easy to lose track of our relationship and get disconnected from our partner. Yes, keeping a relationship strong requires great effort. But there are simple, proven exercises that couples therapists recommend to deepen your relationship and make it more fulfilling.
Do you always find yourself feeling anxious every now and then and couldn’t figure out how to deal with it? Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. But sometimes, it becomes unbearable that it already affects our quality of life. Anxiety involves both physical and mental symptoms that further stress us […]
Another New Year isn’t just about making new resolutions for the next year but it can be useful to use it as a time to reflect, learn and take some responsibility for our own lives. It can be a time to step up, focus on our dreams, get a sense of what we would like […]
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 […]
Don’t blame yourself for seeing the glass ‘half empty’ rather than ‘half full’. A large body of research tells us that our brain is hardwired to think negatively. Scientists call it the “negativity bias”. That’s why we find it hard to forget negative events. For example, if you had experienced being bitten by a […]
Many of us buy into what they call “myths of happiness”. Two of the biggest happiness myths are – wealth, fame and achievements can make us forever happy, and adversities could hinder us from experiencing bliss. But a growing body of research suggests otherwise. Today, many scientists agree that running away from difficulties may actually […]
When we get married we all would like to think that ours will be the one that lasts and with all the stresses of life it is all too easy to let go of the relationship and end up with a separation….. even though both partners […]
Revealing the real you is something that most of us don’t do very often. We save our genuine feelings for ourselves but wish we could find a way to be close to others. By taking down our masks and being congruent, we trust that we will be accepted. Reveal the real you
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 […]
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Why relax? When you are relaxing, you are allowing your body to regulate its stress hormones properly. When you’re always faced with stressful events or situations, your system releases a cocktail of adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones are necessary to heighten your body’s responses and deal with external threats […]
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- Ideas to help build your relationship June 30, 2017
- Confidence and how to get some…… June 2, 2017
- Anxiety, anxiety, anxiety March 3, 2017