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


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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Basic Safety Rules for Children

Parents, this is a good time as any to build an even stronger relationship with our children, where the child feels comfortable to share anything…being there […]

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. […]

Bad touch versus good touch

From the Chota book of Parenting Chapter 7 By Dr Sunita Maheshwari Any parent’s worst nightmare is the phone call informing that their child has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

It’s normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Everyday Anxiety

Everybody has anxiety and stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what it actually is. It is particularly on the rise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Autism is a developmental disorder that typically occurs in the first three years of birth. Autism is not a rare disorder, being the third most common […]


It is common knowledge that effective corporate communication is the lifeline of any business. Communicating with your employees, subordinates and colleagues in a way they can […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supporting family or friends with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by episodes of frenzied mood that alternates with episodes of bipolar depression. Your love and support goes a long way in the […]

Learning Disabilities: An Indian Perspective

The above is an imaginative representation of the way different students would remember/perceive the material written on a black board. The different sections, from left to […]


When you introspect, you quite easily realize that though it is easy to imagine operating in isolation, the habits of others exert a tremendous impact on […]


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 […]

ADAPTABILITY: Making the best of situations

Adaptability is a right pretty little word, isn’t it? It’s a word you don’t see very often and an art form that few seem capable of […]


Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job. But it is also probably the toughest. It is becoming increasingly tough for parents to talk to […]


A pay raise, shorter hours, a promotion, a better title or even a day of absence- there are enough and more reasons to talk to your […]

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 […]