10 Effective Ways to Boost Low Self Esteem

10 Effective Ways to Boost Low Self Esteem

Before we talk about improving low self esteem, we must first take a look at what self esteem actually means. In psychology, the term self-esteem means a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. As human beings, we each have the ability to not only be aware of ourselves, but to measure our worth…

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Coping with a Break Up

Coping with a Break Up

First, try to remember that feeling sad after a breakup is normal. All breakups represent a form of loss, even breakups that are amicable and those that represent the end of a toxic relationship. As with all forms of loss, it is important to go through the grief process. There is no “right way” to…

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Role of Emotions

Role of Emotions

This article is about the role of emotions and, more specifically, how emotions are helpful even when they are unpleasant. Even though emotions are generally a useful tool, people can run into problems with them when they experience too much or too little of an emotion; or when they experience an emotion at an inappropriate…

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SOME STEPS TO EASE COMING OUT TO ASIAN PARENTS 

SOME STEPS TO EASE COMING OUT TO ASIAN PARENTS 

by Dr Sam Tan, Senior Clinical Psychologist In a previous article, we explored how cultural narratives can add on another layer of complexity in the coming out process for Asian LGBTIQ people. In this article, we will explore some ways to deal with these issues. Step 1. Evaluation Ask yourself the following questions: 1. Why…

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Crisis Management

Crisis Management

by Dr Sam Tan, Senior Clinical Psychologist As cliché as it may be, we will all experience emotional crises in our lives. It is an inevitable part of our lives. Emotional crises occur when life changes occur in an intensity or frequency that overwhelms our usual abilities to cope. Mood changes such as numbing, depression,…

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COMING OUT TO ASIAN PARENTS

COMING OUT TO ASIAN PARENTS

by Dr Sam Tan, Senior Clinical Psychologist Bring glory to the family  Don’t shame the family; or make us lose Face Don’t air dirty laundry in public These are the implicit cultural injunctions that underpin a lot of Asian societies and cultures. And they add on another level of complexity in the coming out process…

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