09 August 2016

Spotting emotional unavailability – Part 1


1. Self-denial: Being in constant denial about your feelings by saying, "I’m fine.” This is a classic statement of misrepresentation that ...
26 July 2016

Am I emotionally unavailable?


Being emotionally available is not that easy for any of us. It is a fact that one of life’s interesting phenomena is that we often reject the v...
19 July 2016

Am I self-destructive?


Millions of people engage in self-destructive behaviours; some are oblivious to the fact that they are self-destructive, while others do so delibera...
12 July 2016

Tips in responding to an angry child


1. Catch the child being good. Tell the child what behaviours please you. Respond to positive efforts and reinforce good behaviour. An observing and...
28 June 2016

Responding to your child’s anger


Handling children’s anger can be somewhat confusing, draining, and distressing for adults. In fact, one of the major problems in dealing with a...
21 June 2016

How to cope and live with Sickle Cell Disease


What is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)? Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round an...
14 June 2016

Bonding is essential…


The process of bonding with a new baby is natural for most mothers. Left alone, new mothers will hold their baby next to their bodies, rock them gen...
07 June 2016

Social media and the bystander effect


When persons in our communities demonstrate acts of apathy and an outright lack of compassion, it causes us to grimace at the thought of possibly ne...
31 May 2016

Mental skills needed for athletes’ optimum performance (continued)


Imagery and Visualization Imagery is the process of simulating sensory experiences in the mind in the absence of external stimuli. Whenever an ath...
24 May 2016

Mental skills needed for athletes’ optimum performance – Part 1


The area of sports psychology has examined the relevance of psychological skills training, including mental skills training, in helping athletes imp...