Emotions and Personality
Shy? Overhaul your thinking
Shyness is often a result of the way you think about yourself. See if you identify with any of the negative thoughts described below. If you do, you will need to replace them with more realistic, positive thoughts.
Coping with Chronic Illness
We live in a world beset with stress of all kinds, be it from work, relationships, deadlines and even traffic! By virtue of being human we are also susceptible to various illnesses, but dealing with long term or chronic illness is definitely not very easy. People's limits are often stretched and it is easy to lose one's sense of perspective at such times. But there are ways in which we can step back a little and gain a few insights about life and living that only an illness can teach. And there are ways in which we can make it easier for ourselves to navigate through this difficult period, whether you are the one going through the illness or it is your loved one.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence can be described as the capacity to be self aware, be in control, and express one's emotions in a healthy and effective manner. It helps us handle important interpersonal relationships with empathy and better self awareness. Let us look at the various ways it can benefit us.
For which issues can I use Counseling?
Counselling is intended to help you cope with the normal everyday challenges of living, work, relationships etc. A lot of people use counseling when they feel overwhelmed with a problem or find that a particular problem seems to persist. There are no hard and fast rules. Some people may not even have a problem but would like to improve or better themselves.
Experiences of Online Counseling
Online counselling provides you the opportunity to interact with a professional counsellor via email to share your concerns, pose questions and gain further insight into the problems you are addressing. It's like any other form of counselling, just through a different medium. Let us look at how it can benefit us.
How to Handle Criticism Effectively
No matter who you are or what your job entails, you would have faced criticism at some point in your life. Criticism is defined as judging faults and merits; however, people often forget the positive and focus only on the negative and what they think is "wrong". This makes it difficult for them to accept what is said or even use it as learning or for their benefit. This article talks about handling criticism more effectively.
The Financial Crisis
News about the crashing stock market, recession, layoffs, salary cuts and the uncertain financial situation is certainly a cause of great stress to most people. For those who, until recently, were very comfortably off, worries about how to handle day-to-day living as well as long-term financial commitments could become overwhelming upon hearing such news. In the current economic situation the fear of unemployment is also very real. With so much emphasis on the financial crisis it is difficult to avoid feelings of anxiety and distress. This article gives you a low-down on coping in such situations...
5 reasons to use Online Counselling
Is it difficult for you to carve out time in your schedule to attend a counseling session? Now there need not be any more delay in sharing your difficulties with your counsellor, because online counseling is available at your doorstep. Enjoy easy, confidential counselling anytime. This article briefly describes the benefits of using Online Counselling.
Better Safe than Sorry
There are many situations where one is exposed to danger these days, whether it is travelling to or from work, or after an evening out. Women are particularly vulnerable, although men could also be targets of violence and would do well to follow many of the same safety tips provided in this article...
When I Talk and You Listen - An experience with counselling
In my counselling session, I get someone who gives me an hour to talk about my thoughts and feelings; and I am listened to without having to worry about what the counsellor is thinking of me. I am sure that what I talk about will never go out of that room. And I know that for that one hour, I am the most important aspect of the day for the counsellor.