The Power of Active Listening in Family Relationships: Strengthening Bonds and Enhancing Communication

Within the intimate sphere of family life, the art of active listening becomes even more essential. It's the key to understanding and connecting with our loved ones on a deeper level. In this blog post, we'll explore how active listening can transform family relationships, strengthen bonds, and enrich communication within your closest circle. What is Active Listening in Family Relationships?...[ read more ]

The Importance of Addressing Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Mental health stigma is a significant obstacle that prevents individuals from seeking treatment and receiving appropriate care. Stigma refers to negative attitudes and beliefs towards individuals with mental health conditions, leading to discrimination, shame, and isolation. This social stigma can be debilitating and exacerbate symptoms, leading to decreased quality of life and potentially harmful outcomes. Therefore, it is essential to...[ read more ]

Empathy: The Power of Understanding

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It is an essential component of building healthy relationships and promoting emotional wellbeing. When we are empathetic, we can connect with others on a deeper level, validate their experiences, and offer support when needed. As a therapist, I believe that empathy is one of the most important...[ read more ]

Breaking the Stigma: Talking About Mental Health

The stigma surrounding mental health can prevent individuals from seeking help and support when they need it most. Breaking the stigma requires advocacy, empathy, and a willingness to listen and offer support to those who are struggling. Building a support network of friends, family, or mental health professionals who can offer encouragement and guidance is an important step in breaking...[ read more ]

Domestic Abuse in Quarantine

In my last blog post, I focused on the rise of domestic abuse cases due to COVID-19. However, I wanted to be able to also expand everyone's knowledge of what domestic abuse looks like in real life and highlight someone who took this experience and changed her life around. Below is a Ted Talk from Marie Hanson, a domestic abuse...[ read more ]

Crash Course in Empathy

In my last post, I talked about the realities of Telehealth learning and the need for everyone as a whole to show empathy to others. Due to this, I wanted to talk a little bit about empathy and why we should all practice being empathetic.  In the 5th October issue released by the Australian Psychological Association, Dr. Adam Gerace describes...[ read more ]

The Reality of Tele-learning and How it’s Hurting our Students

For all of my academic career, I have been going to classes, interacting with my faculty and peers, and have always been able to actively participate in any clubs and activities put on by my school or University. However, due to COVID-19, this is sadly no longer the reality for many students. Now students as young as five years old...[ read more ]

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