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What is Emotional Incest?

What is Emotional Incest?

Many of us experienced dysfunctional households growing up, where boundaries between parents and adults were blurred in unhealthy ways. Emotional incest is not sexual, but it does describe harmful and neglectful emotional interactions that are psychologically...

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The Difficulty of Perfectionism

The Difficulty of Perfectionism

Society seems to place values on things that appear perfect. However, as human beings, it is not possible to reach a state of perfection. We will always be a work in progress as we are constantly changing. Perfection indicates a finality – a finished product – but we...

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How to Help a Loved One Through Miscarriage

How to Help a Loved One Through Miscarriage

News of pregnancy can come with conflicting emotions. For many, there is joy. However, often the euphoria is also usually mixed with worry. Unfortunately, this worry is genuine for many, as one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Although miscarriages are common,...

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How to Deal With Social Anxiety After Covid

How to Deal With Social Anxiety After Covid

It has been a very long year since we first found out that we were in a pandemic. Lockdowns and social distancing have had a profound impact on all of us. But thankfully, life is beginning to open back up slowly; we are beginning to return to pre-pandemic life. Many...

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How Anger Can Affect Those We Love

How Anger Can Affect Those We Love

We learn to interact with others as kids based on how our family members interact with each other and us. Unfortunately, once these communication patterns become established in our young minds, it's hard to change them as adults. For many, this means that angry...

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Disordered Eating

Disordered Eating

Disordered eating, or "eating disorders," is a behavioural condition characterised by disturbances in eating behaviours. These behaviours are usually associated with distressing thoughts and emotional patterns.  Disordered eating can be very dangerous, affecting...

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Effective Treatments for Various Addictions

Effective Treatments for Various Addictions

People of all ages, backgrounds and groups can become addicted to a variety of substances and experiences. From drugs to alcohol to porn to gambling, addiction is a real problem for many. Everyone's story is unique, so too should be the treatment programmes available...

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When Has A Relationship Run Its Race?

When Has A Relationship Run Its Race?

Our closest relationships can enrich our lives, but they can also cause significant damage. Whether it is a friend, family member or significant other, any relationship comes with its share of challenges. And more often than not, putting in the effort to resolve...

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The Power of Being Vulnerable

The Power of Being Vulnerable

We seem to live in a society that rewards a particular type of courage and bravery — for example, running into a burning building to save lives. Of course, this act is incredibly courageous. However, I would argue that there is a lack of appreciation for the bravery...

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Re-Entry Anxiety After Lockdown

Re-Entry Anxiety After Lockdown

Most of us over the past year have been unhappy with living a life in lockdown, wondering when we can mingle socially with others. Finally, with vaccines rolling out and most herd immunity developing, society is beginning to open back up. For many, it may be a...

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Signs of Addiction

Signs of Addiction

How to Identify When a Behaviour is Becoming Problematic: Signs of Addiction When we speak about addiction, we tend to think of drugs and alcohol. However, many seemingly benign activities can become an addiction for some people. For some, watching porn is an activity...

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How to Help Someone Who is Grieving

How to Help Someone Who is Grieving

We can often fail to reach out to a loved one in grief out of shyness or uncertainty. Often, we worry that we don't have the words or know what we can do to help. It is often easier to offer a virtual hug or send a text instead of picking up the phone or talking face...

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Can Counselling Help your Relationship?

Can Counselling Help your Relationship?

If you and your significant other are experiencing difficulties, here are some reasons why you should give relationship counselling a try. Identifying patterns and cycles One of the most significant benefits of seeking counselling for relationships is having help...

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What is Racial Trauma?

What is Racial Trauma?

Racial trauma, sometimes referred to as race-based traumatic stress (RBTS), refers to mental and emotional stress resulting from racial bias, discrimination, microaggressions, and hate crimes. Individuals who experience racial trauma deal with the pain of the initial...

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Mental Health Habits for 2021

Mental Health Habits for 2021

Society seems obsessed with physical health and weight loss.  We join gyms, take supplements, all to optimise our physical health. However, most people don't give their mental health a second thought. No matter how good you look on the outside or how low your...

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