cognitive behavioural therapy


Building Resilience at the Workplace

Posted on November 18, 2016

  Have you ever wondered how some of your colleagues have always responded well to demands of daily life, both at work and outside work, while others panic and withdraw into themselves? What makes them stand apart from the rest? I am sure all of us would love to see ourselves becoming more resilient to thrive through turbulent times. Let’s take a look at what is resilience and how can one develop resilience. What is Resilience? Resilience is that remarkable qualityRead More


Social Support: Support or a Menace?

Posted on November 3, 2016

  Numerous studies have indicated the importance of social support in both physical and mental health. However, it is also the one that is most overlooked. The fact that social support is good is unmistakable and is something we innately know. So I find myself wondering about how many of us find ourselves alone in the midst of a problem with no one to understand it.   When did dealing with things alone become the new ‘strong’ and when didRead More


Stolen Motherhood: The ‘new’ low that mothers are facing

Posted on October 13, 2016

She has spent the last nine months thinking about the baby, planning for his or her arrival, and worrying if everything will go well. On the day of the delivery, she might be anxious, but can’t wait for it all to be over.After being in agonising pain for hours comes the moment when she finally gets to see her daughter/son for the first time. In the days that follow, however, she finds herself sad, constantly worried, irritated and wondering why she isRead More


Stress and the Fundamentals of Caring

Posted on October 6, 2016

The once prominent line between body and mind has become blurred; it is now widely acknowledged amongst clinicians and laymen worldwide that the body affects mental processes, and that the mind has a large influence on the body. You will recognise the truth in this statement if you have ever been extremely tired physically and realised that your mind had stopped working, or if you have gone through a highly emotional experience like a break-up and found that your eating orRead More


Life Begins Where Fear Ends: An article about courage

Posted on September 29, 2016

  “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ― Nelson Mandela   If there is something natural and instinctual in the realm of the mind that can stop us from living the way we desire, it is the emotion of fear. From an evolutionary perspective fear can save our lives; for instance, our fear of snakesRead More