5 Interpersonal & Social Skills for the Workplace

Before we could even speak our first word, we were learning socialization skills from the caregivers around us. In the workplace, these social skills are more popularly termed as interpersonal skills. Both social skills and interpersonal skills refer to the same thing—interaction with others. So what makes interpersonal skills so essential? At your workplace, you deal with people every day. People of different designations, age, background, etc. Strong interpersonal skills will enable you to interact with them effectively. Interpersonal skills not only enhance your communication skills, but also help you develop sustaining relationships with people. Strong relationships with the people…

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10 Ways To Help Your Partner Cope With Loss

We all wish we didn’t have to prepare for it, but one horrible day, the your partner will lose someone close to them; a parent, sibling, relative, or friend. As you two journey through time together, your partner will experience financial stress, self-doubt, job loss, depression, anxiety, etc. It is your responsibility to be there for them.   When romantic partners grow together, it becomes inevitable that they will see each other through life’s most tumultuous and traumatic experiences: death, loss, illness, failures, the list goes on. Often, you will be the first person that your partner turns to in…

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ADHD – Facts checked & Myths Busted

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects 9.5% of children all over the world. Some of the misconceptions about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include the following: Myth Fact 1. ADHD isn’t a real medical disorder. It is just a condition. ADHD is a medical disorder, not a condition of the child’s will. A child with ADHD does not choose to misbehave. Research shows that it is a result of an imbalance of neurotransmitters in…

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Behavior Therapy

‘Give a man a fish feed him for a day; Teach a man how to fish and feed him for a lifetime’   Behavior therapy – also referred to as “behavioral therapy”, “behavior modification” or “applied behavior analysis” – is a form of psychotherapy that involves reducing or eliminating behaviors and habits that are destructive, unhealthy, or undesirable and learning or increasing more appropriate behaviors. People learn to be anxious, compulsive, or inattentive. Yes, that’s true. We are all shaped or “conditioned” by our environment, by the people around us, and their behavior towards us or each other. We tend…

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Fear Therapy? Group Therapy might just be the thing for you!

Meeting other people who are dealing with something similar and hearing their story has always had a very comforting effect. It not only lets people know that they’re not alone, but also gives them a broader perspective on the issue they are facing. Things like depression or bereavement can be really isolating and make you feel like you’re facing the world alone. Group counselling can be a good way of getting over those feelings of isolation, and realizing there are other people in the same boat. It can also be easier to talk to people who share the same issue.…

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Feel Overly Anxious? Watch out for these 5 signs of Anxiety Disorder!

Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.   Anxiety Disorder: A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.   Anxiety is good in very small doses. However, the distinction between anxiety disorders and “normal” anxiety isn’t always clear, which misleads us into thinking “It’s okay, it’s just normal human behavior”. No, it isn’t.   How can you tell if your ‘normal’ anxiety has crossed the line to  become a disorder? It’s not easy. Anxiety comes in many forms—panic attacks,…

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