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Counsellor’s Rumbling – August 2019

This is the month where we celebrate our country’s 54th birthday. This is a good time for many of us to take a break on the long holiday weekend before continuing with our life marathon. We have completed our...

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...

Counsellor’s Rumbling – July 2019

July can not have come any sooner! With our expanding services, we have acquired a new eMpathy room. Starting 15 July 2019 (Monday), the room would be made available for both our in-house clinicians and external clinicians. With our on-going...

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 Lion Mind - Counselling Treatment for Anxiety

Treatment for Anxiety

Having anxiousness is a normal and healthy emotion that drives us to reach certain goals or get things done in general. Anxiety is necessary for our survival by warning us about potential dangers and threats. However too much anxiousness...

The Lion Mind - Counselling Treatment for Depression

Treatment for Depression

Sadness is a common emotion that we all experience. Despite the unpleasant feeling, it is normal to experience it. However, depression is more than just sadness. Depression is an issue that needs to be addressed which can affect a...

The Lion Mind - Counselling Treatment for OCD

Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The presence of obsession, compulsion, or both. This results in anxiety-driven urges to take action to satisfy the obsession. Thought obsessions can create anxiety and feelings of disgust and the compulsive behaviour is the resulting response.  While it can...

The Lion Mind - Counselling for Social Anxiety

Treatment for Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is having a constant fear of social settings or public performance that exposes one to other people’s possible judgement and embarrassment. People with social anxiety will go to great lengths in order to avoid these situations or...