8 Ways to Control Emotions in a Relationship

Managing emotions is a continuous process that requires patience and practice. 1. Pause and Think: Avoid impulsive actions when feeling jealous or angry. Reflect on potential consequences and their impact on your relationship. 2. Process Emotions: Identify and understand your emotions. Use a journal to document triggers and responses. 3. Avoid Negative Thoughts: Don’t dwell on negative emotions like jealousy […]


Building self-esteem involves concentrating on your strengths and accomplishments. To begin, it’s helpful to set small, achievable goals and acknowledge your successes, regardless of how small they may seem. Incorporating positive self-talk and challenging negative thoughts that undermine your confidence is beneficial. Additionally, surrounding yourself with supportive individuals who provide encouragement and support is important. Engaging in activities that bring […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after an individual experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape, or other violent personal assaults.  In the context of PTSD, trauma is often categorised into “Big T” trauma and “Small t” trauma, which helps to differentiate between the […]

Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

The Thomas–Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument is a conflict style inventory, which is a tool developed to measure an individual’s response to conflict situations. The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is a tool for assessing how individuals handle conflicts, categorising behaviour into five modes, each with practical examples: 1. Competing: Assertive and uncooperative. Example: A manager insists on implementing their own […]

How To Smile A Genuine Smile

A smile is powerful. It can lift moods, inspire empathy, or calm nerves, even without perfect teeth. Researchers who study the effects of human smiles know that the Duchenne smile is among the most influential of human expressions. A Duchenne smile is a genuine smile that engages the muscles around both the mouth and the eyes. This type of smile […]

Consistency Is The Key

Consistency serves as the foundation for a life filled with balance and fulfilment, especially during the morning time when cortisol levels are high. By consistently engaging in positive habits and activities, such as daily exercise, journaling, or spending quality time with loved ones, you create a framework for sustained well-being. These regular practices contribute to your mental, physical, and emotional […]

Stay Calm and Control Anger.

Staying calm and controlling anger often involves deep breaths, taking a moment to assess the situation, and consciously choosing a response rather than reacting impulsively. Avoiding impulsivity during anger requires consciously slowing down your reactions and giving yourself time to think before acting. Here are some tips with examples: Reach out to a trusted friend or therapist for support when […]

Pause For A Moment

It’s not always easy to break free from old habits, especially when it comes to our thought patterns. Sometimes, our minds may default to using the same strategies that we’ve relied on in the past, even if those strategies haven’t worked out for us. It’s important to be patient and compassionate with ourselves as we work to overcome these patterns […]

10 Ways to Calm your Anxiety.

When anxiety or anger becomes overwhelming, it can be challenging to calm down. That’s why having familiar strategies can help. Consider adding these calming techniques to your toolbox. 1. Humming: Find a comfortable seated position, close your eyes, and start humming a simple tune or sound. Focus on the vibration in your chest and throat as you hum. You can […]