One of the greatest difficulties in dealing with narcissistic personality disorder, is that strong narcissists firmly believe that they are NOT the problem – “Others are the problem, and they need to change!” One of the first steps to take when dealing with narcissism or bullying, is to know how to cope with it, and […]
Research has indicated that bullying contributes to the incidents of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, suicide and violence. Bullying comes in many forms, such as teasing, exclusion (eg “you can’t play with us”), physical aggression, and harassment. Clinical Psychologist Leia Redman provides some helpful ways you can help your child deal with bullies.
Did you know that anger and anxiety can sometimes be confused? Clinical psychologist Rose Gillett explains that when asked what anger feels like, many will describe increased heart rate and blood pressure, shaking, and feeling out of control. However, when compared with anxiety, these symptoms remind us suspiciously of the “fight or flight” response we get […]
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has shown a lot of promise as a method to help people overcome their substance abuse problems; and does it in a way that can also improve every aspect of life by overcoming experiential avoidance. ACT works relatively quickly, but the strategies learned can last the rest of your life. To […]
Prior to the general availability of chemical anaesthesia, there are well documented records of 19th Century surgeons using trance (hypnosis) to control pain to such a degree that they were able to carry out major operations. In recent times trance has been proven to be an effective adjunctive intervention before, during, and after surgery, with major […]
Hypersexuality and paraphilia are strong addictive disorders that have the potential to bring significant negative consequences to society, and considerable distress and shame to the person suffering with the disorder. Dr. Peter Noordink provides further insight into these disorders and discusses how mindfulness-based cognitive training, including values training and dealing with shame can help individual’s […]