A Healthier Approach to 2020 Resolutions

Hello everyone! Happy New Year to all of you and I hope the new decade brings great opportunities and positive changes in your life. New years are often associated with new beginnings and resolutions. These resolutions may include changes...

Festive Season and Look Out for Others

Christmas is one of the holidays that people from all around the world look forward to. It is a time for us to spend with our loved ones, exchange presents, indulge in good food, decorate our homes and watch...

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Overcoming Fears

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a mix of two approaches: Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Behaviour Therapy (BT). While CT on its own focuses on how an individual’s thoughts and beliefs add on to their...

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Daily Battles with OCD

The term “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” (OCD) is quite commonly used among people to attribute a behaviour. The most common behaviour that people are aware of is washing of hands, excessively. However, OCD is more than just about washing hands...

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Combating Anxiety

Have you ever wondered what anxiety is? Or if anxiety is good or bad? Most of us experience anxiety that comes when we have to meet deadlines at work or prepare for a national exam. Feeling some level of...

Recognising Self-Sabotage

Do you often hold yourself back from doing what you really want to do? Are you plagued by constant criticism? Do you feel that you are a disappointment? These behaviours and thoughts can be explained by self-sabotage. Self-sabotage occurs...

Emotional Acceptance in Families and Boys

Boys are taught to “man up” by parents and men acknowledge that they have learned to not express their pain. Phrases like “boys don’t cry” were modelled by caregivers such as fathers (Brownhill, Wilhelm, Barclay, & Parker, 2002). Boys...

Masculinity and Invalidating Emotions

In the last few editions, we focused on brain structure and how it affects a person. In this edition, we will be focusing on a social issue and why it should not be ignored. The recent statistics in Singapore...

The Psychotherapist's Corner - The Magic of Rewiring!

The Magic of Rewiring!

Did you know your brain has the ability to repair itself? PLASTICITY! That’s what it’s called! It means your brain reroutes its network to compensate for the loss of abilities! Do you remember that classmate in school that wore...

The Psychotherapist's Corner - The Brain

The Psychotherapist’s Rumblings – April 2019

In the first edition of The Psychotherapist’s Corner, we spoke about traumatic brain injuries and read some case studies. For this edition, we will go a little deeper, so you get a better understanding of how your brain functions!...