13 Mar
How Does Stress Affect the Body

How Does Stress Affect the Body?

Stress is your body’s way of reacting to a threat or a type of demand. When the body feels stress, your hypothalamus (a tiny region in your brain) signals your adrenal glands (located atop your kidneys) to release a surge of hormones, which include adrenaline and cortisol, into the bloodstream.… Read more »

12 Mar
What is Panic Disorder

What is Panic Disorder?

Panic disorder is characterised by recurrent panic attacks, in addition to feelings of apprehensiveness with regards to the occurrence of future panic attacks. People who suffer from panic attacks normally experience sudden and intense feelings of fear, terror or apprehension, without the presence of actual danger. Panic disorder is a… Read more »

07 Mar
How to Support Someone with Anxiety

How to Support Someone with Anxiety

When someone constantly has a feeling of fear or nervousness and this feeling becomes excessive, difficult to control and interferes with daily life, that person may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders affect several million adults in the U.S, making it the most common mental health condition. Anxiety… Read more »

06 Feb
How-To-Be-Assertive-in-the-Workplace

How To Be Assertive in the Workplace

Everybody needs self-esteem. It is an important part of a man’s value and has to do with how you feel about yourself. Having positive self-esteem basically means that someone likes who they are where you have that feeling that you are a worthwhile person and deserving of respect, kindness, and… Read more »

05 Feb
What is Post-natal Anxiety

What is Post-natal Anxiety?

The way you feel in the first few weeks after having your baby may be influenced by the baby blues, which are experienced to some degree by the majority of new mums. The baby blues often occur in the first week or so after birth, where you can feel overwhelmed… Read more »

04 Feb
How to Manage the Post-Holiday Blues

How to Manage the Post-Holiday Blues

We have all experienced coming back from an amazing vacation. Most people find that the holidays are full of all this joy, excitement and wonderful experiences, but the minute your holiday ends you feel sluggish when you return to your everyday. The Post-Holiday Blues are something that we can all… Read more »

21 Dec
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive compulsive disorder, commonly referred to as ‘OCD’, refers to repetitive, intrusive and unwanted fears and thoughts (obsessions), as well as repetitive mental or physical actions and routines (compulsions) in an attempt to relieve the relevant thoughts and anxiety. When suffering from OCD, the need to repeat certain actions over… Read more »