We are faced with innumerable stressors, from pressures we put on ourselves (internal) to the expectations of others (external). When we find an activity that helps us to escape these pressures we may act like “a kid in a candy store” and go overboard. Our pressures seem to disappear! And we increase the time in … More Compulsive Behaviors: Internet Addiction
When we begin to listen to our soul and seek assistance through our support system or professional therapy, there is a shift in our consciousness and change will be able to take place! 7 Stages of Change Stage 1: Unaware of the Need to Change “Isn’t there anything that you would like to change in … More Stages of Change (Management): DIY
The Internet Addiction Test is the first validated and reliable measure of addictive use of the Internet. Developed by Dr. Kimberly Young, the IAT is a 20-item questionnaire that measures mild, moderate, and severe levels of Internet Addiction. To access your level of addiction, answer the following questions using this scale (add your score as … More Internet Addiction Test
The art of critical decision-making Whether simple or complex, private or public, decisions are an essential part of your life. Not only do decisions affect your own life for good or ill, they can also affect the lives of your friends, your family, and your community. But making a good decision and avoiding a horrible … More Decision Making
What is it that usually holds us back from living life to its fullest, and experiencing our authentic individuality? For most of us, it is fear that holds us back. Fear is the emotion that keeps us safe, protects us, and triggers us, to move out of harm’s way. This may have served our ancestors … More Release Fear and Authenticate Your Life!
Relationships are all around us, relationship with others not only intimately. We are hard-wired to attach through relationships, attachment with others is innate. The main reason that people seek therapy are problems with relationships. Such problems might arise at home, at work, or they might appear as a general feeling of not fitting in. Practice … More Active Listening Skills: DIY
It can be very difficult to talk about sexual abuse and even more difficult to acknowledge that sexual abuse of children of all ages including infants happens every day. What Is Child Sexual Abuse? At the extreme end of the spectrum, sexual abuse includes sexual intercourse or its deviations. Yet all offences that involve sexually … More What Are the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse?