Stress and Mental Health

“Stressed” is an adjective that a lot of us would identify with. However, it isn’t a happy space to be in. All of us do our own bit to manage stress and deal with emotional problems and hassles. A little more guidance always helps :) In order to manage stress well, we need to have an understanding of its causes. We also need to modify our thought patterns and expectations. Here we write blogs directed at healthy ways of coping with emotional stress and improving mental health.

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Mountain Meditation for Staying Steady during Stressful Times

Mountain Meditationfor Staying Steady during Stressful Times Mountain Meditationfor Staying Steady during Stressful Times Mountain Meditationfor Staying Steady during Stressful Times Stress is really an overused word and yet it is a defining aspect of our current, modern life. When you are in the loop of stress and constant thoughts, it is easy to forget …

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Ghosting in Relationships

“I was seeing someone I met online. We went on a few dates and things seemed to be going well. All of a sudden no calls, no texts. I never heard from her again” Sounds familiar? Hinge, Bumble, Truly Madly, Tinder and other dating apps now make it easy to quickly wade through choices of …

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How Loneliness Affects your Physical Health : World Health Day Series

Loneliness: Not just an emotional state, but a physical risk too This is the third, concluding post in our World Health Day series. The first one was on lack of routine and its impact on physical health and the second one spoke about how developmental trauma could cause psychosomatic symptoms. Today’s post, written by Prerana Dharnidharka, a couples and …

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How Developmental Trauma Causes Psychosomatic Symptoms : World Health Day Series

This is the second sharing in our World Health Day series. The last one was on Lack of Routine and its impact on physical health. Today’s sharing is on Psychosomatic Symptoms and its relationship with chronically unprocessed emotions. This has been penned down by Gitali Chatterji, our Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. In my therapy practice, I …

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How Does Lack of Routine Impact Your Health? : World Health Day Series

Today is World Health Day!  We don’t need ‘days’ to look after ourselves. However, they are good reminders to look into anything we might be missing out on. After all, they make us think of whatever the day is about, even if for a few moments. This World Health day, we decided to write about …

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FIND LIFE TO BE MEANINGLESS?

It is hard to come by a person who has not experienced moments when they are swallowed up by a vacuum within themselves and in their lives. For many, these moments are fleeting. But some of us have a sense of meaninglessness deeply entrenched in our lives. The questions What am I doing here?, What is …

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HOW TO DEAL WITH A PHOBIA?

Our last post talked about the difference between fear and a phobia, and what it feels like to have a phobia. Once one knows the implications of living with a phobia, it becomes easier to empathise with those dealing with one. As a next step, one might ask – How can I deal with my phobia? Since …

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ON ‘PHOBIA’: WHAT IT REALLY IS

Most of us use the ‘word’ phobia rather casually. We often hear such exclamations as, “I really hate Maths… I think I have a phobia of numbers!” or “I don’t socialize much- It’s like I have social phobia!” But what really is a phobia, and how is it different from the more generic, everyday fear …

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COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS: REELING YOU IN

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”“The fault dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”William Shakespeare We have always been told that situations don’t define us, but what matters is our attitude towards the situation. So then, what is the difference between someone …

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