For Families…

anxious-woman-100x100

Assertiveness

Assertiveness is relating or communicating with others in a way that is respectful of their rights and feelings, and not offensive; yet at the same time, allows you to openly communicate your thoughts, feelings and opinions. As you can see, it is a bit of a delicate balancing act! If you are passive in the […]

anger

Anger Management

“Anger Management” might be a slapstick comedy movie (starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler), but in real life, anger management is no laughing matter. We all lose our temper once in a while but if you seem to be getting angry more often than usual, perhaps there might be other underlying issues about yourself that […]

middle aged

Marriage Counselling

Being part of a satisfying relationship with your partner has been shown to bring about happiness, life satisfaction, the ability to manage illness better, as well as an overall sense of fulfilment and satisfaction. Having a satisfying relationship with your partner would also make you less likely to be depressed or anxious; it also lowers […]

Mental Health and Recovery

concept of human communication

Hearing Voices

There is a common misunderstanding that only people with severe mental disorders hear voices – for example someone who has schizophrenia. However, research has shown that as many as 10% of the population reports hearing voices. Some people who do hear voices are able to function in their everyday lives. On the other hand, many […]

iStock_000001667800XSmall

Underweight?

Most people who have an eating disorder are not noticeably underweight. Many will under-eat at times and binge eat at other times, so that weight is maintained overall within normal limits. However, some people with an eating disorder maintain extreme control over their diet, and remain significantly underweight. One of the diagnostic criteria for Anorexia […]

Washing Hands. Cleaning Hands. Hygiene

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

We often hear the term Obesssive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) being bandied about in the media or in everyday language. It’s not uncommon to hear someone saying jokingly, “I’m a bit OCD” – but what does it really mean to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and how many people really have it? Defining “Obsessive” and “Compulsive” For […]