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Online counselling: The modern day pill

January 8, 2019 By admin

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Online counselling is a boon for modern mankind, thanks to technology. Though technology has been held responsible for some of the problems being faced by mankind, it is the same technology that has become a tool for providing professional counselling services to people. Online counselling, an example of optimum utilization of technology, allows people to use counselling services from any corner of the world; saves time and ensures the same anonymity as provided by face-to-face counselling. An understanding of the nature, process and importance of counselling is warranted before an examination of the significance of online counselling.


Counselling is a form of talk between a client (person seeking help) and the counsellor (the person providing professional psychological services). Counselling is a discussion about the problems faced by the client and is aimed at finding solutions and helping the client cope with the associated stress.

Counselling begins with the wish or intent of the client to seek help for the problem(s) that were not resolved either by self or with the help of family members, friends or co-workers. The client then asks the counsellor to provide time and space to share feelings and experiences and find solutions to the problems. The counsellor builds a relationship that provides the client an opportunity to speak without inhibitions and confidentiality is assured. The client is allowed to voice his/her experiences and feelings that have been silenced. The counsellor sets aside his/her own needs or positions on issues brought by the client,

6 Deadly Effects Social Media has on Mental Well-being

August 3, 2018 By admin


You may be wondering as to the kind of link that may exist between social media and mental well being.

Do they have an impact at all?  Are they connected at all? 


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You would in fact be surprised to know that social media has tremendous impact on the mental well being of people.   No doubt this is the same platform that has helped connect back with our old friends and also maintain relationships that were severed long back.  You may be connected with people who are living in the same house as you do, with people who are on the other side of the world, and with people whom you just know by face.

Social media allows for pictures to be posted and status messages be updated.  The pictures most of the times cut across an idealized and hunky dory mood, happily ever after mood which has the capacity to arouse feelings of inadequacy amongst the people who are seeing it.  A friend’s honeymoon photos may seem definitely a far away picture for a few and this can make them feel insecure and dejected with the way things are going on in their lives.  Feelings of loneliness, despair and dejection will engulf the person.

We tend to unconsciously measure ourselves, our lives and ascertain our sense of worth.  No doubt, the virtual platform can be used to stay in touch with everyone but one should not miss out on the real pleasure that comes in when you meet and talk to people around you. 

Best Techniques for Stress Management

August 3, 2018 By admin


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There are basically three phases of Stress:

  1. Alarm phase: This is a phase where an emergency signal is sent to the brain.  Various parts of the body coordinate their functions for fighting or fleeing from the danger.  Tension is clearly visible on the face.  There is accelerated heart beat, sweating and fast breathing which may lead to indigestion and high blood pressure.
  2. Resistance Phase: When there is no relief in the first stage, the person feels a dip in his energy levels.  But, the danger is still there and you are still fighting it.  There is exasperation that sets in even over trivial matters.  Sleep is hampered and you find the resistance too breaking.
  3. Exhaustion phase: When the stress continues for a longer time than the second phase, exhaustion sets in.  You are totally sapped out of energy.  You do not feel like doing any of your tasks.  There is a breakdown of the entire system and a loss of equilibrium.  This stage usually becomes the ground for blood pressure, heart diseases and ulcers.

How do people cope/manage with stress?

There are both healthy and unhealthy coping strategies that can help in reducing stress.  The healthy ones may bring the individual out of the situation but the unhealthy ones may prove to be more dangerous in due course of time.

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