Have you ever had to deal with the urge to engage in self distressing behaviours, for instance, dealing with the urge of harming oneself?
Art ‘as’ therapy vs Art ‘in’ therapy
Art as therapy is used as a therapeutic tool that’s relaxing and pleasurable. Various mediums such as drawing, painting, and sculpting. The focus is on how one feels during the process. The result of the content isn’t given much importance.
The concept of premarital counseling is not well accepted in our country.
Unfortunately, life isn't a fairytale where everyone lives happily ever after, after getting married. There would be good times and bad times, couples may also experience times of boredom and monotony.
Art therapy is a form of therapy that utilizes various art materials and techniques to help individuals express themselves and explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. It is based on the belief that creating art can be a powerful tool for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.
How many times in our life, have we not able to say no. The simpler the words, the complicated feelings we have associated to them. Sometimes when someone ask you to do, all you want to do is shout a single word towards them, NO. But do you moral situations, or from the respect from your that person’s eyes, we end up saying YES. Even from the bottom of our hearts, we don’t want to do that work but we end up doing that.
We have often seen and heard people cutting themselves or harming themselves in some or the other form. Let’s see why people indulge in self-harm behaviour and what are certain ways to prevent it.
Here is a sneak peak in a therapist’s life. Many of us think that therapy is all about talking, two people sitting on opposite chairs talking. We have heard many people saying “we can do that with friends, we don’t need a psychologist”. Therapy is not just a conversation. A therapists put in a lot of energy to work with a client, just like any other profession.
We have often heard people saying I have “BPD” or I am “bipolar”. We have also used word “bipolar” casually. Let us understand what do we mean by bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. One of the major differences between both of them is bipolar is a “mood” disorder where as borderline is “personality” disorder, as the name suggests.
Rejection refers to the act of refusing or dismissing something, often a proposal, request, or offer. It can also refer to the feeling of being unwanted or unaccepted, which can be experienced in social situations, romantic relationships, job interviews, and many other contexts.
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we sometimes become ignorant about how we treat our partners and the impact it can have on them and their mental health and of course, the quality of the relationship.
We have come across a lot of news that stated “possessed woman beaten to death” or “possessed woman stripped naked”. These stories have been in news since time immemorial. We read it, discuss it, comment on it, victimise and then forget about it. How many have you ever questioned whether it is possession or there is something to more to it?
We have heard people using word “trauma” frequently. People around us have started labelling their experiences as traumatic, even the day-to-day experiences are also labeled as trauma.
Let’s understand what trauma is and how it impacts our life.
Abuse, natural calamities, serious illnesses, the passing away of a loved one, divorce, serious accidents, assault, witnessing an act of violence, and domestic violence are only some examples of what can cause trauma.
Psychology is a field of study that is focused on understanding the human mind and behavior. Psychologists are trained to diagnose and treat mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. They use a variety of evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and group therapy, to help their clients improve their mental health.
Has it ever happened that someone in your friend circle, relatives, or a close friend scored more than you or cleared any competitive exam?
How many times have you felt the pressure to clear your exams?
With the new year around the corner, let’s make a resolution to make our mental health a priority!
Do you remember the times when you have gone blank while attempting an exam? Have you ever felt your mind going numb, your head dizzy, and a sudden increase in heartbeat? A feeling that one faces while entering an exam room. We all have googled these feelings and tried to make sense of it. Why do we feel this way, why cannot we perform in exams? Let us try to understand what it is and how to cope with it.
Can our parents even be toxic?!
It's disheartening but true that our parents can be toxic. Our parents can behave in ways that can be hurtful and provoke unpleasant feelings in us.
How would you know if your parents are toxic?
There are three types of erections: reflexive, psychogenic, and nocturnal. When men fail or struggle to get or maintain an erection can be due to a psychological factor which is a condition called psychological impotence. Erectile dysfunction may affect an individual's stress and anxiety levels as well as cause relationship issues, feelings of guilt and inadequacy and more.
Here are some breadcrumbs for you to keep you going!
Has it ever happened that someone you’re romantically interested in, only reaches out when they’re feeling lonely? Do they struggle with making or committing to plans or disappear or ‘get too busy’ for days in a row and phase you out? You may be experiencing breadcrumbing.
Have you been asked to adjust time and again? Have you been reminded to learn to compromise otherwise you will not be able to sustain a relationship? You need to be sacrificing and giving for your family members, ever been told this? The need to adjust, sacrifice and compromise have been emphasized strongly by the elders to maintain the peace and harmony of relationships. However, modern times pose modern problems and with everything being instantly available, millennials have gotten some confusion regarding adjustment and compromise. So let’s understand what adjustment, compromise and sacrifice really mean?
When we talk about body image, we take into consideration the feelings and beliefs one has about their own body concerning its shape, size, and other characteristics along with the sense of embodiment. This also influences our attitude and behavior towards our bodies.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder resulting from differences in the brain.The symptoms can start showing in children within the first 12 months of life. But it can be diagnosed later in life as well. This disorder affects all spheres of an individual's life.
Inattention and disorganization entail inability to stay on task, seeming not to listen, and losing materials necessary for tasks, at levels that are inconsistent with age or developmental level.
Parents or caregivers could learn what ADHD is and how to communicate with kids who have ADHD. Few things a therapist can help with:
• Parent and child encouraged to talk and discuss about ADHD and its effects
• Information about ADHD provided to parents and teachers
“I would want to sit down in the classroom and be able to read the paragraph as instructed by the teacher. I desired to wait through my turn but would always find myself an object of laughter in class being interrupted by the teacher telling me to stay quiet as it’s not my turn yet. As much as it was good laugh for everyone, I would feel shamed deep inside and nothing that I would do could earn me words of praise from my teacher or parents. Look at him, he is behaving so good, why can’t you just sit in one place, you are a bad boy were common phrases in place of any words of reinforcement or appreciation.”
Have you ever heard from others or encountered times when you were not able to fall asleep, or were woken up in the middle of the night due to no reason or disturbance?
Insomnia is understood as an experience of poor sleep or insufficient marked by difficulty falling asleep or trouble maintaining sleep; waking earlier than usual hours; sensing non- restorative sleep (“I feel tired even after sleeping through the night”).