5 Stages Of Grief

Grief is a feeling of extreme sadness caused by losing something or someone. Grief is a complex emotional experience with ups and downs that can be difficult. Have you heard of the Kübler-Ross model? It explains the stages of grief, and how they can help us heal. 1. Denial: At first, it’s like your mind puts up a shield because […]

4 Early Symptoms Of Depression

4 early symptoms of depression may include: 1. Persistent Sadness: Feeling sad, empty, or hopeless most of the day, nearly every day. 2. Loss of Interest or Pleasure: Losing interest in activities or hobbies that were once enjoyable. 3. Fatigue or Lack of Energy: Experiencing a significant decrease in energy levels, leading to tiredness and difficulty in accomplishing daily tasks. […]

Trust Your Counsellor

Trust Your Counsellor  – Building trust with your counsellor creates a safe and supportive environment for self-exploration and healing. – Trust allows you to share your thoughts, emotions, and vulnerabilities openly, leading to more effective counselling sessions. – Confidentiality is an essential aspect of trust, ensuring that your personal information remains private and secure. – Trusting your counsellor fosters a […]

Use STOP To Recognize Mental Health Stigma

Use STOP to recognize mental health stigma. Does the attitude or action: Stereotype people with mental health conditions (that is, assumes they are all alike rather thanindividuals)? Trivialize or belittles people with mental healthconditions and/or the condition itself? Offend people with mental health conditions by insulting them? Patronise people with mental health conditions bytreating them as if they were not […]

8 Possible Signs You Need To See A Psychologist

1.Overwhelmed. You might feel like you have too many things to do or too many issues to cope with. You might feel like you can’t rest or even breathe. Stress and being overwhelmed can lead to serious physical health concerns. 2.Fatigue- This physical symptom often results from or accompanies mental health issues. It can indicate depression. Fatigue can cause you […]

Hugging Is Good For Mental Health

Hugging is good for mental health. Studies confirm that touch has many important health benefits. Physical touch, such as hugging, is known to activate the release of the hormone oxytocin and reduces cortisol levels leading to decreased anxiety, stress and depression. It also boosts the immune system and helps to maintain one’s mental health. Touch stimulates our brain and is […]

Believe In Yourself

Believe in yourself. Our beliefs are a culmination of what we accept and what we do not. They are a summary of our predominant thoughts and experiences. If we believe we are able to do a particular thing, we will consciously and often and unconsciously act to achieve it. A belief is not a notion or a thought or an […]

A Journey From Distress To Well-being

Eustress (Good stress) and Distress are terms that categorise different types of stress. At one end of the spectrum is distress, which involves negative feelings and is often a difficult experience. At the other end is eustress, which is challenging but rewarding and leads us to mental and physical well-being. How to promote Eustress (Good stress) People can promote eustress […]