"The disease is manageable. What's left is shame and stigma." HIV Then and Now Protease Inhibitors entered the drug market in the mid 1990's, changing the face of HIV, the virus that without treatment, eventually results in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Now considered a chronic … [Read more...] about HIV Chronic Disease Management – Untangling Mental Health Obstacles
Positive Health Psychology
The field of Positive Health Psychology revolutionized how we conceptualize wellness and our approach to care. Incorporate readily accessible techniques informed by clinical research, designed to launch you onto your path of personal transformation.
"Perfectionism destroys the creativity necessary for achievement." Perfectionism gets in the way of productivity, especially when creativity is an essential part of your work. Those who call themselves perfectionists undoubtably disagree. However, in reality, struggling with perfectionism … [Read more...] about Obliterate Perfectionism Using The Triple Column Technique
"Seasonal Affective Disorder starts visiting in November. Be Prepared!" Learn about the symptoms associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the best known techniques for mitigating the effects. The insidious nature of SAD means many are never properly diagnosed, thus leaving the … [Read more...] about Seasonal Affective Disorder Getting You Down? Master These Techniques!
"HIV infection is no long a death sentence. With that comes a few complications." HIV Chronic Disease Complications Up until the advent of advanced combination treatments for HIV infection (Protease Inhibitors) in 1996, infected individuals experienced a fast progressing and fatal disease … [Read more...] about Living with HIV and Depression? Let’s Discuss Some Solutions!
"Once it happens for the first time, dread takes over." What is Agoraphobia? Do you stay home in anticipation of experiencing extreme anxiety in public? You might suffer from Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is classified as an anxiety disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, characterized … [Read more...] about What is Agoraphobia and Why You Should Care (Treatment & Prevention)
"Daily journaling gives a voice to your spirit." Positive Psychology and Therapeutic Journaling The field of Positive Psychology promotes proactive therapeutic approaches supporting adaptive self-care. This is an extensive process accomplished through self-exploration and effective goal … [Read more...] about The Therapeutic Value of Keeping a Journal (Digital Vs. Analogue)
"Depression is not sadness - It's the constant feeling of being numb." What Exactly Is Clinical Depression? Major Depressive Disorder, or, "Clinical Depression," is a common illness causing significant distress in an individual's social, occupational, and/or physical wellbeing. It is more … [Read more...] about 25 Easy to Follow Tips for Battling Clinical Depression (Comprehensive)
"Use your own physiology to trick your anxiety into oblivion." Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a tool used in the filed of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), designed to interrupt the physiological consequences on persistent anxiety. It is a sustainable approach with wide ranging … [Read more...] about Smash Anxiety With Progressive Muscle Relaxation – (Audio Session)
"Sexuality affects every aspect of our identity, and everything affects our sexuality." Definition: Sexual health, from the perspective of the Health Psychologist, encompasses a range of social-cultural and personal health concerns. According to the World Health Organization (2010), sexual … [Read more...] about Psychology and Human Sexuality – Why Your Sexual Health Matters
"What's the nature of the therapeutic relationship? It's complicated!" Everyone Wants To Know (Or Do They?) The therapeutic relationship is complicated. I have been on both sides of the counselling scenario (as both a client and psychotherapist). These are two entirely different points of … [Read more...] about The Therapist’s Confessional – What We Think About Our Clients