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5 Signs of Trauma & PTSD – And How to Overcome It

Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is a serious mental condition related to trauma. PTSD is a disorder that some people who have been through traumatic experiences have. This condition can be acquired either by witnessing scarring incidences or by actually experiencing them. PTSD condition is also more common than what most people believe it…

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Family Counseling: Bringing Parents & Children Together

Dealing with family issues can be an exhausting ordeal. Many factors are under consideration in the process. Emotions, experiences, outlooks, and individual conditions all play a role. Couple these factors with the fact that all the family members need to be taken into account. All these make family issues more challenging to deal with. There…

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How Workplace Counseling & Career Counseling is Good for Business – and Good for Anyone Looking to Work through Career Challenges

Workplaces in the present day are generally more aware and more involved with their employees’ well-being. Workplace health has come under the spotlight multiple times in recent years. It is standard for employers to offer different services to ensure the physical state of workers. Many companies nowadays, however, also offer some form of support for…

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How Couple’s Therapy Can Help Couples Who Are About to Get Married

  People go through therapy for a variety of reasons – all of which are constructive, but not all are reactive. The misconception that only people with problems can benefit from seeing a professional therapist is changing. There are forms of therapy available for proactive measures, too. One of the most popular is couple’s therapy,…

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Is Your Emotional State Affecting Your Sleep? (And Vice-Versa?)

Sleep is an essential part of our lives. Thanks to sleep, our bodies and brains recover from the stresses and tolls that the day brings. Sleep is when your body repairs all the damage that it can. Naturally, not getting enough sleep can seriously harm the body as a result. Lack of sleep has many…

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How to Know Whether You Have an Addiction (and How to Treat It)

If we were to address addiction a century ago, we would have been talking about a moral failing rooted in one’s personality. Thankfully, therapy and counselling have evolved over time, and addiction (be it alcohol, drugs or other substances & activities) is today regarded as an illness. Addiction has been categorized this way thanks to…

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How Family Counselling Benefits Both Parents and Child(ren)

  For a long time, visiting a therapist or counsellor carried with it a certain stigma in some circles, often thought of as something to hide. Thankfully, the societal trends are changing, and more and more people feel comfortable going to a therapist and seeking solutions for coping with a wide range of the issues…