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How Counselling Can Save Your Marriage

Most people in a marriage have had, or will have, thoughts of divorce. In actual fact, these feelings are not necessarily the problem. The tragedy of a failed marriage often comes about from the couple not seeking professional marriage counselling as soon as possible. This results in feelings of resentment and negative behaviour get out of hand, which leads to what seems like the inevitable conclusion of the relationship. However, this does not have to be the fate of your relationship. Here are four ways that marriage counselling can help your marriage work through the difficult times, making it stronger…

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How To Deal With Exam Stress

Stress is a fact of life. We all experience it from time to time, and while having stress can help us achieve more, too much stress can be very detrimental to our day-to-day lives. One of the life events where the effects of too much stress can be overwhelming is during exams. To help learners cope with their stress, we have put together some guidelines that will help you take control of your exam stress. Identifying stress It is unfortunate that more often than not, you could have been suffering from stress for quite some time without even knowing it.…

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How Internet Addition Can Ruin Your Relationship

Most people don’t realise it, but the internet, or more precisely, internet activities like online gaming, pornography and even excessive time spent on your favourite social media channel, can become addictive. Unfortunately, many people don’t realise or don’t want to admit that they have a browsing problem, which is placing tremendous strain on their relationships with their loved ones. If you feel that you’re suffering from internet addiction, or have a loved one you suspect is struggling with it, you can implement these tips to help curb and eventually overcome the addiction. No internet when going to sleep Make sure…

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Questions To Ask Yourself If You Think You’re Addicted To Something

In today’s world, we’ve come to realise that addiction isn’t something out of a horror movie, and can appear in a much more subtle way.What this means is that more people are affected than what we’ve been led to believe, especially since most of us are hard-wired to judge on appearances alone. However, there are some questions you can ask yourself to ascertain whether you or someone you know is showing signs of addiction: Do I keep doing it, even though I fully know that there are negative consequences? If you feel that you are happy to keep performing the…

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Steps To Help You Free Yourself From Your Excessive Fear Or Phobia

It’s a fact of life that all humans experience fear from time to time. For most of us, facing that fear can be challenging, but doable. However, some of us face intense fears of things or events that do not pose much of a danger, but still dominate our lives, even if we still know that the fear is irrational. These fears are called phobias, and those that suffer from a phobia often know that the fear is unfounded, but is still capable of controlling their behaviour. Luckily, there are steps you can take to overcome these fears. Most professionals…

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It May Surprise You To Find Out Which Jobs Are The Most Stressful

You spend more time at the office than you do on the things that you love. Now, unless you have the dream job, you are likely to experience some level of stress during your career. And in fact, some jobs are more stressful than others. Let’s take a look at what some studies have shown to be the top 10 most stressful jobs: Military personnel Having the highest risk of physical harm, this job is undoubtedly one of the most stressful jobs. Make a mistake and you could end up physically harmed or worse. Firefighters Firefighters risk their own lives…

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Are You A Victim Of Second-Hand Stress?

Have you ever noticed that when someone enters a room, a room in which moments before this person arrived you were perfectly happy and normal, the atmosphere changes somehow suddenly and it feels as if that person brought with them a dark cloud? There seems to be no rationale or at least no scientific reasoning to prove that a person’s stress, which is an internal state of emotion, can physically and psychologically affect another person. But studies have shown that there really is a thing called second-hand stress, and you could be a victim of it right now. Why does…

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How To Deal With The Death Of A Loved One

Death, the idea of it, may be a well-known destiny, but when death comes, nobody is ever fully prepared for the onslaught of pain and shock. Moving on through the pain is what living is all about. The problem is, how can you really move on without that person who mattered more than anything to you? Support Although many people feel that they would want to be left alone, the opposite is true. Human beings are social creatures, and the support of friends and family during the loss of a loved one is essential to helping you cope. The presence…

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Worried About Seeing A Psychologist

Despite an increase in the awareness and acceptance of mental illness, there is still a stigma surrounding the act of seeing a psychologist. This view can cause many that need help, to decide against going to a psychologist, which can have an incredibly detrimental effect on their lives, and even puts these individuals in harm's way. We’ve decided to list some of the reasons why you should visit a psychologist if you feel you need to, or help a friend or loved one seek help, if you know they are suffering. It is not a sign of weakness to seek…

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Find Out How You Can Get Help For Depression

Feeling sad or low is part of life, especially when you’re going through a tough time. However, if you’ve been experiencing intensely negative feelings for extended periods of time, especially without any particular reason, you might be struggling with depression. Depression affects more than a million Australians every year, and worst of all, many suffer from the condition for years, sometimes not even realising that something is wrong. Luckily, depression is treatable, and those who suffer from it can go on to lead happy and productive lives after receiving treatment. Seeing as how those suffering from depression don’t always realise…

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Here’s How Couples Counselling Can Help Your Relationship

No relationship in the world is without its share of problems, and sometimes, while dealing with a problem, a couple might realise that they cannot solve it on their own. Even worse, they may feel like it has been left alone for too long, and it now seems hopeless to try and fix it. This is where couples counselling can be of incredible benefit to a relationship, regardless of the stage in conflict the partners find themselves in. What it is Couples counselling takes place when the partners in a relationship realise that they cannot solve an issue on their…

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What Kind Of Person Would Benefit From Visiting A Psychologist? The Answer May Surprise You!

When we have a sore tooth that keeps getting worse, we book an appointment to see a dentist. And when we realise that a nasty cough isn’t responding to over-the-counter medications, we visit the family GP right away. So why is it that so many Australians fail to seek help from a psychologist when experiencing problems that could benefit from therapy? Despite the fact that most individuals could benefit from visiting a psychologist, many of us still believe that psychology is only for treating major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and the like. So how can you tell if you…

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