Perspectives and analysis from our experts on mental wellness, therapy, counselling, psychological challenges and treatments, and much more.

September 3, 2014

Cancer and Alternative Treatment

Cancer, referred to as the “king of maladies” in Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book, has been one of the final frontiers of medicinal challenges. No less than 10 […]
August 22, 2014

Coping With Divorce

The mere thought of being separated from that one’s partner in life often brings up feelings of helplessness, hopeless and a large deal of emotional pain, […]
August 20, 2014

Importance of Cancer Counselling

Along with the physical effects of cancer, the emotional reactions of patients as well as their loved ones are large contributors to the pain that cancer […]
August 19, 2014

Alzheimer’s Disease and How to Communicate with Alzheimer’s Patients

Anyone who’s watched or read The Notebook would have a basic idea of what Alzheimer’s is. For those who don’t, here is a little something to […]
August 18, 2014

Decision Making Tools and Techniques

From the time we wake up in the morning, to the time we go to bed at night; we navigate our way through the day, through […]
August 12, 2014

Help You Help Yourself

Life is full of ups and downs for all of us. There are good times and bad, and when we’re in a particularly rough patch, we […]
August 6, 2014

Child Sexual Abuse – Myths and Misconceptions

The recent rape of a 7 year old in a Bangalore school has brought to the forefront feelings of anger and confusion that have been brimming […]
August 5, 2014

Stress Management at Work

I’m a perfectionist by nature and this tends to make me anxious about everything I do – especially when it comes to my work place. Presentations, […]
August 1, 2014

Understanding the Chemistry of Depression and its Treatment

Depression is one of the most commonly talked about mental illnesses, because of which I’m sure we all have a general idea of what it’s about. […]
July 28, 2014

Stigmatisation of Mental Illnesses

I was at this roadside rolls place on Brigade Road the other day, getting my usual double chicken + egg roll with one of my friends. […]
July 22, 2014

The Positive Psychology Debate

For newcomers to Psychological discourse, Positive Psychology is often considered a bogus science, a new age development. Just the sound of the two words gives one […]
July 21, 2014

The Importance of a Hop, Skip and a Jump

Remember being yelled at by your mom about coming home late and spending too much time playing with the neighbourhood kids?  Turns out you could just […]
July 18, 2014

I Get Knocked Down, But I get Up Again

You know those inflatable, life-sized toys that keep annoyingly coming back up each time you punch it or kick it or throw something at it? Well […]
July 17, 2014

Fix That Self Esteem

Low self esteem. It’s a phrase we hear a lot, isn’t it? She’s quiet because of her low self esteem. His poor performance in the test was […]
July 2, 2014

When Life Gives you Conflict

When I was a child, I would leave the room when my parents would have the smallest of arguments. When I’d have a fight with my […]
July 1, 2014

Mind It!

Confused by that title? Let me explain.  I’m talking about mindfulness. It’s a simple psychological technique, by which one is completely aware of their thoughts, bodily […]
June 27, 2014

Four Ways to Happy Days

I sleep through my alarm, I’m out of coffee, the shower water is FREEZING and the clothes I want to wear to work today are nowhere […]
June 26, 2014

How is your Attachment Style Affecting your Relationship?

Our lives are marked not just by events, but by the people we fill them up with, and by the types of bonds that we choose […]
June 24, 2014

The Life Coach Soch

Have you ever thought of finding yourself a life coach? The thought seems bizarre, doesn’t it? I always thought life coaches were for people who have […]
June 21, 2014

Things to Keep in Mind When Disciplining Your Child

I was at the super market today, excitedly picking up my usual Kwality Walls  “Divine Chocolate” tub, when something interesting caught my eye. A young girl, […]
June 20, 2014

It’s a Hap-Hap-Happy Work Place?

You know all those self help books which say that happiness comes from within? Well maybe that’s not completely true. Turns out, happiness at the workplace […]
June 20, 2014

Me, Myself and I

I sometimes text my best friend before I go to bed, if I haven’t spoken to her in a while or met up with her. People […]
June 16, 2014

Self-Talk

My breath is short, my hamstrings screaming out in pain, the cramp in my stomach is making me hunch over, and sweat is plastered on my […]
June 13, 2014

I’m positively healthy, thank you very much.

Allergic rhinitis. No, that’s not a rhinoceros with a skin infection. It’s just a fancy word for what I and mllions of others suffer from; an […]