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Covid-19 – A Time of Testing Psychological Resilience

We are in times of uncertainty right now, there’s no doubt about it. And it is in uncertain times like this, our psychological resilience is put to test and shows up most evidently. As nations, organizations and individuals brace ourselves in meeting the challenges Covid-19 bring, the reduced business and social activities, changes in how and where we work, is actually giving us a much needed space and time to reflect about life and perhaps finally spending more time with our loved ones.

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Have you wondered why some people are able to shake off rejection far easier than others?

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About Psychotherapy

Developing the Counselling Relationship

by Sarah Poh|28-01-2022

For some people, the thought of having to face your feelings can be difficult. Though it may seem so, it is essential to take that first step out of your comfort zone and speak to someone about it, especially if those feelings are imposing on your daily life in one way or another. Speaking to a friend, family member or loved one may help you, but the positive impacts are not as great as compared to speaking with a trained professional – a psychotherapist.

For Therapist

Tips on Online Psychotherapy

by Sarah Poh|28-01-2022

Given the current COVID-19 situation, many mental health service providers have temporarily closed and stopped providing face-to-face therapy sessions with clients. However, as mental health service providers, we have the duty of ensuring the public’s mental health, especially during such trying times. Hence, there is a need to see our clients through video calls.

Mental Condition

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic disorder that includes obsessions, compulsions or both. It is more than fear of germs or arranging items. Rather, it causes severe distress and interferes with work and relationships.

Mental Condition

Alzheimer's Disease

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. It is the most common type of dementia (an umbrella term relating to problems with memory, thinking and behaviour). It is not a normal process of aging. In fact, early onset Alzheimer’s occurs from ages 30 to 60. Symptoms of late onset Alzheimer’s begin at age 60.

Mental Condition

Depression: Recognizing the 11 Signs

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Depression. It is more than just sadness. Most of us have felt sad or upset at times. We feel these emotions when we encounter disappointments or losses. However, when these overwhelming feelings last for long periods of time, they can dominate our lives. Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is more than just sadness. It is a disorder affecting the ways we feel, think, and carry out activities. Depression can interfere with our work,

Mental Condition

Anxiety

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Feeling anxious from time to time is a regular part of life. Facing stressful events can lead to feelings of anxiety. But when does it become too much? People with an Anxiety Disorder have intense and persistent fears about everyday situations. Feelings of discomfort, shortness of breath and fast heartbeats can indicate the onset of an Anxiety Disorder. These irrational feelings are difficult to control and interfere with relationships, work, and sleep.

Mental Condition

Bipolar Disorder

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Bipolar Disorder is characterised by shifts in extreme moods that include emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression). More than just fleeting moments of mania and depression, the cycles of bipolar disorder can last from days to months. Nevertheless, these mood swings can occur rarely or many times a year. It affects sleep, energy, thinking and behaviour.

Mental Condition

Autism

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

What is Autism? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterised by difficulties in socialisation and communication, and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviours. Indicators of ASD appear by age two to three, and can be diagnosed by 18 months.

Mental Condition

Anorexia Nervosa

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Anorexia Nervosa, commonly known as Anorexia, can be deadly if handled wrongly. Know the causes, symptoms and treatment.

Mental Condition

ADHD

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder characterised by inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. ADHD is not just a childhood disorder, as it continues through to adulthood. It is usually discovered in school when the child has difficulty paying attention. In some cases, ADHD is not recognised or diagnosed until the person is an adult.

Therapy type

Adlerian Therapy

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Adlerian Therapy is an approach that focuses on clients’ social context such as birth order, and lifestyle. Adlerian therapists believe that people are most fulfilled when they are contributing towards society. From the Adlerian perspective, inferiority feelings are a normal condition for everyone. This is because striving to overcome feelings of inferiority enables people to achieve high levels of development. Hence, these people are able to contribute to society as a whole.

Psychological phenomenon

No Name Calling Week

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Did you know that no name calling week was last week from 20 to 24 January? Well, what’s it about? No name calling week seeks to end name calling and bullying in schools. This campaign aims to have a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. Students learn the importance of countering biases and bullying in the classroom.

Mental Condition

Schizophrenia

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that affects perception of reality. Schizophrenia is not a split in personality. In Greek, schizophrenia means “split” and “mind”. People with schizophrenia cannot tell what is reality and what is not.

Mental Condition

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

It can be hard for one to discern if they have PTSD. The symptoms usually appear after a period of time after the event. Learn more about such signs here

About Psychotherapy

Who Should I see? Psychiarist, Psychologist or Therapist for counselling and Therapy for Mental Health 101

by Janna Lim|28-01-2022

Confused on who you should see for therapy? Don’t worry. This article provides a comprehensive explanation for these different professionals in the mental health care sector. Counsellor/Therapist Counsellors often focus on current challenges clients are facing. This could be career concerns, relationship difficulties or just feeling more stress than usual. Counsellors look at clients’ symptoms and behaviours to design a plan to help their clients.