What is Anxiety?

Anxiety isn’t mysterious: it has been a natural response to all the uncertainty in the world since our conception as a species. The only problem is that it is easily misunderstood, and commonly stigmatized. Telling the average individual ‘I suffer from anxiety’ pretty much translates to ‘my self-management skills is inferior’ or ‘I have extreme […]

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S.E.R.E.N.E: Tips For A Fuller Life

People with depression usually have constant levels of sadness and are no longer interested in their activities. It is good to help depressed patients reengage with their social lives and take good care of themselves. I learned these tips (also known as “SERENE” in short) from a clinical psychologist. However, I find that these tips are […]

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The Umwelt, Mitwelt, and Eigenwelt Perspective of Love

Here is my Existential perspective about love (based on Existential concept on the modes of “Being-in-the-World” or “Dasein” by Martin Heidegger) There are 3 modes namely “Umwelt” (Environment around us), Mitwelt (People around us) and Eigenwelt (Self within us) To be considered healthy, people should simultaneously live within the 3 modes, meaning, not one is bigger […]

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A Sneak Peek Into Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Ft. Heng Jean

Based on the learning and motivation principles, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a field of study which involves the use of techniques and principles in delivering behavioural intervention for targeted groups. It involves providing intervention or support for individuals to learn new behaviour or improve certain target behaviour to a meaningful degree of social significance. Also, […]

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What Were You Bullied For?

Previously, we shared a post of Whisper “What Were You Bullied For” on our facebook page. To our surprise, we received quite a lot of comments from friends who shared their experiences of being bullied. They have been negatively commented because of their body size, appearance, socioeconomic status and etc. From the comments, we know […]

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A Year Of Growing Together: Year 2016

Year 2016 is an adventurous ride with wholly new experiences and trials that we overcame due to the support from you guys. Without you, we wouldn’t have achieved this much. Let’s have a rewind about the year 2016:   1) MEDIA PARTNER – MALAYSIA’S 1ST HUMANISTIC & EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE We were invited by our partner, Lighthouse […]

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[Book Review] Psychology and Capitalism by Ron Roberts

I am not sure if this is necessarily a review, for me this piece of writing will be more of a reflection after reading. Especially for people who aspire to be psychologists and purport to be humanists, there is likely only very few other available modern works that is as important as Psychology and Capitalism: […]

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Barriers to Seeking Counseling in Malaysia

Over the years, mental health issues have been constantly on the rise around the world, including Malaysia. Statistics showed that one-third of our population age 16 and above is experiencing various mental health disorders such as depression (The Sun Daily, 2016). However, many of us take our mental health for granted although similar care and […]

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Seeing Through the Eyes of Depressed People

Many people ask, “Why is depression such a complicated thing for others, that they even have to commit suicide?” “Couldn’t they just shrug it off and start thinking positive thoughts?” “They should just divert their thinking and do other stuff to make them occupied with productive things.” If you are a person who has these […]

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