Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Have you ever noticed that your mood seems to change from season to season? In spring and summer your mood may appear to be generally positive but as soon as winter comes along, the feelings of cheer and optimism begin to be replaced by more gloomy and negative thoughts. These are common emotions to experience, but if the symptoms grow … Read More

Ways to Diffuse Confrontation & Aggression

It’s never a pleasant thing to witness or be involved in, but there is always a chance that we may find ourselves in a position whereby we need to diffuse a confrontation and soothe aggressive behaviour. We may experience this through our work as aggressive customers are an all too frequent occurrence in the workplace or we may need to … Read More

The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the process of using water in the treatment of various medical conditions such as arthritis and numerous rheumatoid complaints. It is completely different from swimming. Hydrotherapy consists of a series of exercises carried out in a pool whose water is typically between 33-35ºC in temperature, warmer than an average swimming pool. The treatment usually takes place in the … Read More

How Can I stop Worrying?

Good Ways to stop Worrying and Reduce Stress? Are you a worry wart? Everyone worries. It is a simple fact of life. Whether it’s an approaching deadline, an upcoming exam, a job interview, a first date or a whole host of other reasons, worry is a completely natural emotion. It’s only when the worry becomes more frequent and more painful … Read More

Does Life coaching Work?

In life, many individuals may face challenges, obstacles and problems of one sort or another. Under the main umbrella term of Life Coaching are more specialised niche areas of interest. Of particular interest is Spiritual/Holistic Coaching with a view to creating a life that is in balance using a holistic and flexible approach. Many individuals have areas of their lives … Read More

Attachment Theory

Bowlby’s Attachment Theory for Beginners Who is John Bowlby? John Bowlby (1907-1990) worked as both a psychologist and a psychoanalyst. You may be familiar with the term “psychoanalyst” as being chiefly associated with the work of Sigmund Freud. It consists of the belief that all people possess thoughts, feelings and memories in their unconscious. Bowlby’s work revolved around his theory … Read More

Psychotherapy for Postpartum Depression

Psychotherapy Treatment for Postpartum Depression I am an obstetrician practicing in China and I am interested in mental health care for reproductive aged woman, especially care of postpartum depression. In China, postpartum depression is poorly recognized and treated currently. I am sad to find quite a lot of women could not cope with the life after delivery and most of … Read More

How does Transactional Analysis Therapy Work?

Transactional analysis is a therapy or therapeutic approach which for most laypeople is an enjoyable read as it sets out to explain the workings of the mind and our behaviour. Transactional analysis or TA as its better-known is a basic theoretical model outlined below. Within you as a person there is the child, adult and parent. These are the three … Read More

Gamblers Fallacy

Gamblers fallacy is an erroneous belief that if something occurs frequently within a given period of time, a time more often than is considered normal then it will occur less frequently in the future and alternatively if something occurs much less frequently within a given period of time than is considered normal then it will happen more frequently in the … Read More