Technology and social media give us a unique opportunity nowadays to connect with many more people and foster these relationships we all so crave. So, why do some people troll online or cyberbully others?
Inspired by Will Smith’s incident at the Oscars 2022, the present article offers an insight into such behaviours and offers a healthier and rewarding – yet painful – way out.
We might not be able to fully protect our children from the world we have created for them, but we can limit some of the damage. We can hold them – both physically and metaphorically. Here’s how:
Here is a summary of my key notes that I want to share with you who are currently undergoing a change or going through a transition.
Words define the nature of our reality. Our perception of reality can influence how we feel and how we choose to behave, as well as impact our physical health. Research indicates that negative words can cause symptoms of anxiety and depression including irritability, disrupted sleep and appetite. They can also lead to decreased cognitive functioning, […]
I have been offering online therapy for over a decade and have always advocated for its effectiveness and reliability as a means of delivering therapy.
When we get stressed our body may become tense. It can help to try a simple relaxation technique using our toes to release the tension. We can apply this technique when we feel stressed and we may repeat it as many times as we wish until we feel the tension leaving our body.
Over the next few days, as we all settle into our new routines, it’s possible some of us will feel we aren’t doing a “good enough” job. At times like these it is even more important to stay connected with oneself.
Worries and negative thoughts focusing on the future, overestimating danger and underestimating our personal ability to cope are components of anxiety. Similarly, negative thoughts related to loss and our (exaggerated) negative qualities are a component of depression. Learning how to keep such thoughts at bay will have an immediate effect on our mood and our behaviour.
This brief exercise takes only one minute to complete! It can help us each day to keep our perspective by cultivating gratitude, setting intentions, priming our brain with affirmations and finally, supporting growth through reflection. In the long-term it can help re-calibrate our mind, enhance our self-efficacy and enrich our life.