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What to Do If Your Child is Afraid of Monsters?

“What if My 3 year old tells me he saw a ghost or monster? How should I respond? Should I ask him more about what he saw? Or should I divert his attention?” Sometimes, as parents, you are not sure what the best response would be. You might wonder whether asking the child more would make him/her recollect what he saw and feel scared. On the other hand, will it help him talk it out and feel better? Well, as therapists, we would vouch for letting him express himself. The reasons for this are many.

By | February 22nd, 2017|Parenting|0 Comments

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP?

May is Better Sleep Month, so let's explore sleep, one of the elements of our lifestyle that we don’t pay conscious attention to, unlike dieting or exercising. You must know that not getting enough sleep over a long period of time could signal a deeper psychological concern and can have further implications on your mental health.

By | May 13th, 2016|Self Help and Improvement|0 Comments

FEEL LIKE YOU AREN’T FITTING IN?

At times, you just know that this is where you belong, with your own close knit circle of like-minded friends. However, have you ever found yourself in a group of friends wondering you don’t really belong in here? It might have felt like you have to try so hard fitting in with them.

By | April 14th, 2016|Self Help and Improvement|0 Comments

THE TRIANGLE OF INNER CONFLICT

At times, we feel stuck in an endless, predictable cycle of feelings, behaviour patterns and situations. It seems as if we are continuously struggling, but still going farther away from what we truly want. In this article, our team of psychologists give their inputs on how it is likely that we might be struggling with a conflict that is more internal, than external - involving a wish, a fear and a defense.

By | January 29th, 2016|Self Help and Improvement|0 Comments

COPING WITH SOCIAL ANXIETY: THE FEAR OF BEING JUDGED

Those who have social anxiety fear social situations. This fear could be felt in all social situations or it could be about a specific kind of social situation: public speaking, going to parties, attending meetings, talking to classmates or colleagues, making phone calls, eating in public, buying something from a store, etc. The anxiety experienced in these social situations is strongly connected to the fear of being judged negatively by others.

By | August 31st, 2015|Self Help and Improvement|0 Comments

THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT: AM I DOING ENOUGH?

Think about the guy who checks his facebook, twitter and instagram accounts countless times in a day, to remain “updated”; or the girl who attends 3 parties on a Saturday night so that she doesn’t miss out on the awesome time that everyone else will have. Today, a lot of people find themselves flitting from one event to the other, picking one novel opportunity after the other, not wanting to miss out on anything.

By | July 28th, 2015|Stress and Mental Health|0 Comments

DEATH ANXIETY: A SILENT FRIEND

Death Anxiety is not simply anxiety about dying but anxiety about not living meaningfully. Culturally, we are averse to talking of death. However, awareness of one’s finite time on this planet in this form is probably one of the most important factors for living meaningfully. What "living well" means is unique to you but it requires some deep exploration from your end.

By | April 8th, 2015|Self Help and Improvement|0 Comments

DAY 1: PEACE OF MIND – A MOMENT WITHOUT JUDGEMENT

Mental peace, and how to achieve it, is probably one of the most sought after things in the mental health area. This is with good reason, all of us need moments of peace. Ironically though, the pursuit of peace causes more frustration in one too many of us, especially in those moments where we are genuinely feeling bad, distressed or hurt.

By | October 5th, 2014|Stress and Mental Health|0 Comments

COPING WITH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF TRAUMATIC NEWS

Almost every day, we come across news of murder, assault, rape, and thievery, whether it is in the newspaper, on news channels or through various online media websites. Some people seem to cope with these news reports, some find it difficult to assimilate it. Through this article, we at Inner Space, hope to explain the psychological effects of traumatic news and how we can build healthy coping strategies to deal with these effects.

By | May 30th, 2014|Stress and Mental Health|0 Comments

IT IS JUST AN INTRUSIVE THOUGHT!– DEALING WITH GUILT IN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

If you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, you know what it feels like to have recurrent intrusive negative thoughts. These thoughts come out of nowhere, make you anxious and make you do things to undo their effect. They make you feel guilty- guilty for just having these thoughts!

By | March 12th, 2014|Stress and Mental Health|0 Comments