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Do You Think You Need Couple’s Counselling? Ask Yourself These Questions

Most of us have been raised to believe that a relationship is a long-term commitment that just seems to work out between two people. The actual truth is that any successful relationship requires couples to work together on a continuous basis. Luckily most issues within a relationship can be fixed, as long as both parties are committed to each other and willing to work on their problems. If you need professional help, a couples counsellor will also be able to give you constructive and unbiased feedback. Here are questions you need to ask yourself and your partner regarding whether you…

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Signs That You Might Need A Life Coach

We all struggle with transforming our hopes and dreams into tangible results, and very often, stop trying. Whether giving up is a result of the demands of daily life or the multitude of responsibilities we think we need to take on, there is a way to take control of these issues and realise your potential: by getting a life coach. If you’re not certain whether you should consider getting a life coach, here are some indicators that might point to you needing one. Your confidence is lagging behind We have all dealt with setbacks and disappointments in our lives, but…

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Here’s Why Lawyers Are Some Of The Most Unhappy Professionals In Australia

According to various studies, most notably one conducted by the University of Sydney, a large number of Australian law students, solicitors and barristers tend to exhibit levels of distress that are significantly higher than that of the normal the rest of the country. In this post, we’ll discuss the most common reasons why legal professionals experience higher levels of stress, and what can possibly be done to overcome it. A cynical industry According to most lawyers, regardless of the specialisation they focus on, they will normally come face to face with the cynical nature of human kind. Family lawyers will…

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Signs Of PTSD That You Have To Look Out For

If you know of someone who has suffered a traumatic experience, there is a chance that symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will be present in their everyday life. In the interest of helping these individuals, we’ve provided some information that can help you identify the symptoms of PTSD in yourself, or others, and find the necessary professional help. What is PTSD? PTSD is a trauma and stress-related disorder that affects a person’s thoughts, behaviours and emotions. PTSD often presents itself after exposure to a variety of events, such as vehicle accidents, deaths, sexual assault, experiences during war, terrorist attacks,…

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How To Identify The Symptoms Of Anxiety And What You Can Do About It

People tend to think that anxiety is a very specific set of behaviours that are easily identifiable. However, the truth is the opposite. Sometimes the symptoms of anxiety are difficult to spot, and don’t develop at the same time. This means that you might be suffering from anxiety without fully understanding what is going on, or why you are feeling the way you do. To help you identify and deal with anxiety, we’ve compiled some points to consider: The symptoms Feeling anxious comes with a range of accompanying emotions. You might feel on edge, or just experience a vague sense…

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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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