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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. 

Adolescence: Why The Challenge Of Parenting Is At Its Peak?

August 3, 2018 By admin


Adolescence: Why The Challenge Of Parenting Is At Its Peak | Wellness Hub


Parenting practices generally have three main goals.

  • First is to ensure the safety and the health of the child.
  • Second is to prepare the child for future life and,
  • Third is to ensure that as an adult he transmits good cultural values.

A superior quality relationship between the children and parents is extremely essential in order to achieve the above mentioned goals.

Why is the challenge of parenting at its peak?

During the development span of a child, it is the adolescence or the teen years that pose great challenge to both the parents alike.  There is a huge confusion because there are numerous hormonal changes setting in and the world around them is becoming even more complex.  The children themselves are confused and unable to understand their own feelings and parent’s feelings too.

As a result, the children feel easily irritated, angry and lonely too when they are accosted with such complicated issues of growth and development.  There are issues about peers, drugs, identity, sexual behavior and many more.  They no longer are interested in responding to parental authority.

Parents too are perplexed because their earlier parenting methods are no longer working now.  The parents are also in a helpless situation and often end up in arguments with their child regarding the choices that he is making in life. 

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.

Effects of Stress on the Body

August 3, 2018 By admin


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There are different systems in our body that are responsible for the smooth functioning of the same as a whole.  When stressed, there are different systems that get affected.

Here are the reactions that the different systems of the body undergo when a person is subjected to stress:

Musculoskeletal system:  Under stress, the muscles tense up, a mechanism against pain or injury.  The muscles relax when the stress eases out.  That may be the case in acute stress and it may be episodic, in the episodic stress but the tautness of muscles may continue for a long period in chronic stress.  Relaxation techniques have proved to reduce this tautness and tension in muscles.

Respiratory system:  Breathing becomes hard, especially for those people who have lung diseases or suffer from asthma.  In some instances, death of a close person may trigger off such attacks too.  Stress also causes rapid breathing.

Cardiovascular system:  Acute stress may bring about increased heart rate as well as stronger muscular contractions of the heart.  There is dilation in the blood vessels that direct blood to the heart.  The blood that is pumped into the body is increased and there is an elevation in blood pressure too.  This is generally called the ‘fight or flight’ response.  Once the acute stress episode passes away, the body regains its composure.

In chronic stress cases,

Facebook: Does it Connect People or Increase the Gap?

August 3, 2018 By admin


Facebook: Does it Connect People or Increase the Gap | Wellness Hub


The advent of computers has revolutionized the way technology progressed.  The advent of internet has brought in more luxury to the users.  We should acknowledge the power internet has exerted over people’s lives and the way these technological advancements have drastically changed almost all realms of functioning.  Yes, social media networking is one amongst the many revelations that has completely touched everyone’s life without an exception.  Social Media has thrown open newer avenues to people, at the personal front and at the professional front.

Talk of social media and the first thing that comes to mind is Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild.  Is this a boon or a bane to the users wherein most of them are on the verge of getting branded as addicts and a sizeable percentage of them are already neck deep into it!

Facebook has caught on like fire for the kind of features it came in with and became a huge hit with all age groups.

What does it basically do?

This social networking platform facilitates the users to send friend requests to known and unknown people after they have created a user profile.  Posting statuses, photos, sharing videos and playing games…there are so many things people can do on this platform.  One could join groups and also conduct business too!  As more and more number of people are creating their accounts in Facebook,

7 Reasons Why Online/Chat Therapy is an Ideal Solution to Overcome Your Emotional Hurdles

June 13, 2017 By admin

How important are our emotions to us?

They mean a world to each one of us because it is these very emotions that decide the way we feel, act and behave.

Man is a social animal…a very clichéd but extremely true statement.  We are subject to diverse range of emotions because of our interactions with people hailing from diverse walks of life.  We love a few; we gel well with a few, have conflicts with a few and hate a few.  We tend to think about a few very intensely to the extent that they start ruling our lives and our very existence.  Sometimes, the person is pushed into states of confusion, anger, depression or anxiety.  How would you deal with such situations?  As a layman, you would be perplexed with the predicament you have been pushed into.

But, there is nothing to worry as we have the Psychologists who can help us with our emotional problems and psychological distress.  Again a but!  When do you get to meet a psychologist?  You need to take a prior appointment.  And what if it is not convenient for you at that particular time?  You continue to battle with your emotional issue, feeling even more frustrated than earlier.  Putting an end to all such appointment issues, traffic issues and time issues, we have the online/chat therapy which brings in expert advice to your finger tips and into your hands!

Yes, online therapy can take place on the World Wide Web and even on your smart phone. 

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