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How You Can Help A Friend Or Loved One Going Through Grief

Most of us have a friend or loved one that has experienced the loss of someone close to them. In situations like these, it’s only normal to try and do as much as we can to help them in this time of need, but we can end up feeling that we’re not actually contributing to their wellbeing. Here are some things to think about when you’re helping a loved one through a time of grief. Don’t take over This may seem like something strange to mention, but when we’re helping someone go through grief, the lines between helping, and telling…

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How Chronic Stress Affects Your Child, And What You Can Do About It

In our modern world, the causes and results of too much stress are well known, especially for adults. However, recent research has shown that chronic stress in children can have a serious and detrimental effect on their current and future health. If you think that your child is dealing with too much stress, we have some pointers you can focus on to help your children overcome this insidious affliction. The effects of stress on children When children suffer from prolonged periods of stress (also called chronic stress), they can become susceptible to various emotional problems like anxiety and depression. Unfortunately,…

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Struggling With Low Self-Esteem? Here’s How Mindfulness Can Help You

If you’re suffering from low self-esteem, or know of someone suffering from this condition, you will know that the constant feelings of inadequacy, incompetence and inferiority, among others, can be overwhelming. While there is no instant cure to low self-esteem, there are very effective tools you can use, like mindfulness, to help you see yourself more objectively. Here are some mindfulness considerations you can start making today: Live in the moment Mindfulness is all about living in the moment. Don’t focus on what happened in the past, or put something off for tomorrow. Instead, focus on today, and take action…

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Depression Self-Help Techniques That May Help You Feel Better

Depression is a dangerous affliction that can easily take over a person’s life. Luckily, it can be overcome. If you feel that you or someone close to you is going through a rough time and might be suffering from depression, there are some steps you can take to help you on your path towards a healthier life. It is important to remember that healing takes time, so start small and keep at it every day. Here are some things you can do to begin taking control of your depression. Reach out to friends and loved ones Suffering from depression can…

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Suffering From Work-Related Stress? Here’s What You Can Do To Relieve It

All of us experience stress at one time or another, and while a little stress is actually helpful in getting you to meet your daily and long-term objectives, too much stress can be harmful. This is true in the workplace as well, and if you feel that your stress levels have started getting the better of you, you should do something about it sooner rather than later. Here are some ideas to help you deal with and manage your stress at work. Reach out to others Very often, the best way to deal with your stress is to reach out…

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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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