Feeling stuck on what to say on a date? Just enrolled to a new class in college and all you see are unfamiliar faces? You're at a party and finding yourself standing by the wall instead of initiating great conversation? The fact is, socializing is not something that comes naturally to many of us. Being a conversationalist takes time, practice, and lots of effort.
Just like learning a new sport,...READ MORE
Sleep is one of the most important needs for us to function healthily and happily. (source)
One of the concerns that many people want to address when they visit a therapist is the difficulty in falling asleep. This is especially true when a person is feeling overly stressed and has a hectic lifestyle. In fact, the American Sleep Association reported that 10% of...READ MORE
In 1997, the technology company Apple released a very successful ad campaign with the tagline: “Think Different”. It featured prominent figures who were known to be unconventional. However, as a result of being different from the rest, they are also celebrated because of the advancement they have made to their field or mankind.
We ask ourselves many questions each day. This is usually in response to something that is happening in our lives. When you are feeling hungry, it could be as simple as asking ourselves what is for lunch. While encountering a thought provoking moment, one might ponder on life's greater questions, like "What is the meaning of life?". We might dwell in these questions for varying amounts of time, but will usually...READ MORE
There are a variety of methods that has been shown to be effective in managing depression and anxiety. Among them, psychotherapy or counseling sessions has been shown to be particularly helpful in developing new skills in managing these emotions, and to work through personal issues that a person feels “stuck” with. There are also medications that can be helpful in alleviating these feelings, and can be...READ MORE
Imagine walking up on stage to present to an audience of 1000 people. How does that make you feel?
Does the sight of this make you nervous? (source)
For many, the thought of even performing public speaking can make them nervous and afraid. (Random fact: Public speaking is voted one of the worst fears to experience!). However, the feeling that these...READ MORE
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 300 million people are suffering from depression worldwide1. This makes it the leading cause of disability on a global scale2. Although depression is proven to be such a common mental health issue to experience, it is still considered by many a taboo to be discussed in public. As such, many people are suffering in silence, and not many are aware on whether...READ MORE
I was driving back home at 3 in the morning, and I felt alone.
It wasn’t the loneliest of nights that I have felt. But it felt lonely enough to have that bruised, sinking sensation in my chest. It’s the kind of loneliness where I feel...READ MORE
According to a 2015 survey on stress among Americans, almost one in three adults reported their physical and mental health being significantly affected by stress1. Indeed, prolonged exposure to stress has been shown to affect your physical health, and could potentially lead to long-term health risks.
Would stress affect your health? (image source)
As discussed in this article, how you naturally respond to stressful situations is actually very useful for you. While you tend to return to your usual relaxed self once the stressful event...READ MORE
What is stress? (image source)
Have you been on the receiving end of your colleague’s rant about how stressed out he has been lately? Or maybe work has been piling up and you’ve been feeling more tired and...READ MORE
Although therapy is helpful, many are not aware of what happens or what to expect for their first time in session! (image source)
You are considering going to therapy for the first time. You have been stuck on a few issues in your life...READ MORE
Seeing a therapist has been shown to be very helpful for your mental health, especially when you are feeling stuck with some concerns in life. Despite this journey being beneficial, it is a process which will most likely require you to share information about yourself. In this article, we will be highlighting the...READ MORE
You’ve been going through some challenges in life lately, and have decided on seeking help. As you begin to search on where to go on the Internet, it seems that there are different terms for different therapies, and it can all be so confusing. With this article, you’ll be clear on whom to go to, and begin your journey...READ MORE
How To Keep A Conversation Going
Sleeping is easy. Follow these steps!
How Thinking Differently Can Lead You To Happiness
Asking the right questions can transform your life.
Managing depressed and anxious feelings the healthy way.
Dizziness , trembling, pounding heartbeat - What these body sensations are telling you.
2 Signals Of Depression That You Should Look Out For.
My name is Alvin, and I am lonely.
Introduction to stress (part 3): How can I manage stress?
Introduction to stress (part 2): Health-related risks due to stress
Introduction to stress (part 1): What is Stress?
What to expect when seeing a therapist for the first time
Protecting your privacy and confidentiality in therapy
What are the differences between a counselor, psychiatrist, and clinical psychologist?