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Dealing with anxiety when returning to the workplace

Dealing with anxiety when returning to the workplace

Irritation, stress and frustration – These three words can be presently piling up on your senses while, distorting the mental symphony of ideas and execution. Is this happening to you? You are not alone. These are the aspects of anxiety entering into everyone’s life at a hare’s pace. When you enter the world of work […]

Self Compassion – Acceptance of All of Yourself

by Dr Sam (Wee Hong) Tan, Clinical Psychologist Brisbane “If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” – Dalai Lama It was 1990 in Dharmasala, at the Mind and Life Conference when Dr Sharon Salzberg (known for her work on Loving Kindness) asked the Dalai Lama about […]

What is social anxiety and how to overcome it

Social anxiety disorder, formerly known as “social phobia” is a far more common problem then we actually realise. Next to generalised anxiety and depression, social anxiety is one of the biggest mental health problems faced by human beings. But just what is social anxiety? Everyone gets anxious in social situations from time to time, especially […]

How to Improve Communication in Family Relationships

Many of the basic techniques for effective communication may be successfully applied in the home. Two of the key skills are listening and non-verbal communication. Teaching yourself and each of your family members how to build their listening and non-verbal communication skills is important for creating a strong foundation for successful communication in the family. […]

OCD – is it better to deal with it alone or involve others?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is probably one of the loneliest illnesses. There are so many reasons why those who are struggling with OCD will isolate themselves from their friends, family and loved ones. One of the biggest reasons is that the symptoms of OCD are embarrassing and many people struggling with the disorder feel ashamed […]