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The Bright Side of Social Media

"You can run, you can hide But you can't escape, my love." -  Enrique Iglesias, "Escape". In today's world, no matter how hard you try, you cannot completely be off social media. Yes, there are people who have deactivated their Facebook accounts, or who c ...

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How You Can Defeat The Blue Whale

As a child, were you ever told by your parents not to speak to strangers? Did they warn you against accepting sweets, chocolates and other treats from people you don't know? Most of us heeded to these warnings, and we were wary of strangers who smiled at ...

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Explaining EFT With Harry Potter

I don’t think I will ever outgrow Harry Potter; the world created by J.K. Rowling made my childhood so magical that it continues to charm me even today. Throughout my years as a therapist, I have often borrowed metaphors and instances from the Harry Potte ...

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When It’s Bad To Talk

Seeking therapy requires a lot of courage. Sharing your most intimate thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger is a vulnerable act, and so, it can be extremely distressing and disturbing when you have a bad experience. It might even tarnish your vie ...

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13 Reasons Why Not

To you who felt that the screams of your pain remained unheard, And to you who needed a corpse to remember that you’re still alive, Welcome to your tape… Tape 1, Side A I know life is not your favourite colour at the moment, and you are seeing everyth ...

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Chester Bennington: Rest in peace

So last night I found out that Chester Bennington had completed suicide. I just could not believe it and kept staring blankly at the screen. Please, this could not be true! 'Numb' can be called the apt soundtrack of my teenage years. So many times I ha ...

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Pain Management

Recently, I was invited to give a talk on "Pain Management". Here are some excerpts from the seminar.  According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain is defined as "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated ...

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Clinical Hypnotherapy – Dispelling The Myths

The entire concept of ‘hypnosis’ is frightening for many people. Hypnosis is commonly misrepresented and misunderstood. When I inform people that I am a clinical hypnotherapist by profession, I am often greeted by stares and awkward questions like, “You ...