The Psychology of “mindfulness” – the Journey

Over the last decade or so the term ‘mindfulness’ has taken western world by storm resulting in it be enthusiastically touted as a panacea for all sorts of bodily, mental and emotional ‘illnesses’. Through this phenomenon has sprouted meditation masters, yoga gurus, life coaches, spiritualists, healers, some western trained medical ...
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Basic Counselling Skills

Ever wonder what exactly is counselling? In our fast-paced society, work stress, burnt-out, relationship issues, examination anxiety are some of the common issues faced. However, we are not taught how to deal with people who are suffering with unwanted issues. Counselling is the art of using talk therapy to heal ...
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Career Options for Psychology Graduates

Ever wonder what are some of your career options when you graduate with a degree/diploma in Psychology? What are some of the important steps you could take to help you secure that dream job? What are some of the existing post-graduate courses that you could take? This career talk is ...
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Coping With Insomnia

Tossing and turning in bed, unable to fall asleep seems like a torture to many of us. But why is it that we find it so difficult to achieve this simplest form of human pleasure? Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia ...
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Coping With Depression

Depression is the “common flu” of mental health. It is a mood disorder characterized by persistently low mood and a feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function in their daily life ...
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Communicate With Your Child Through Play

Child-centered play therapy follows the theoretical constructs of Person-centered therapy, formulated by Carl Rogers (1951). Virginia Axline (a student and later a colleague of Rogers) applied these principles to children, and created what is commonly known as Child-centred Play Therapy (CCPT). CCPT is a way of being with children rather ...
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The ABCs of CBT

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a highly structured, short-term, present-oriented psychological therapy (aka psychotherapy) that aims to resolve a client’s presenting issues by modifying dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours. CBT is one of the most evidence-based research psychotherapy shown to be effective in treating a variety of disorders, particularly clinical depression ...
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