Marital Counseling

Marriages made in Heaven, Counselled on Earth

Marriage Counseling in Mumbai

The most distressing human experience after the death of a family member is – Divorce. India proudly boasts of a 1% rate of divorce, the lowest in the world but there is a growing amount of simmering underlying unhappiness in many marriages. The need of the hour is to address how to maintain a healthy relationship and know how to fix your marriage, so that, it never reaches the door to divorce. Until recently, an ideal marriage or traditional arranged marriage in India was a union between two families. Marriage was an institution with a foundation to provide stability, succession and social status. Now, with love marriages, interracial marriages, and even gay marriages, couples are looking for a dependable confidant and a passionate lover. Happy marriages are no myth. Here are a few tips about living in a happy marriage – 1. Handle with integrity Dating and dreams are a…

Mental Health

It’s ok to not be ok

Mental Health in Sports

Recently read about Glenn Maxwell, the Australian cricketing all rounder, taking indefinite break due to mental health issues. And this news has been taken so well by all in the fraternity. It is seen that the number of players especially elite players going through mental health issues is on rise and more so before important events such as Olympics, World Cups, World Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games etc. One study of 50 swimmers competing for positions in Canada’s Olympic and World Championship teams found that before competition 68% of them met the criteria for a major depressive episode. Mental Health is not really well accepted by our society as yet. Ignorance or lack of education regarding mental health and its causes and treatment could be claimed as the main reason. Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well being. It affects how people think, feel and act. It also helps…

Self Development

How to handle Peer Pressure

HOW TO HANDLE PEER PRESSURE

“Come on! ALL of us are bunking maths class today. The professor is giving a test and who wants to go take that? We’re all going to take a walk and get lunch instead. Let’s go!” said Rohan the coolest kid in class who was also the group’s leader. If you were in that class and in Rohan’s group what would you have done? Do you do what you know is right and go to math class, test and all? Or do you give in and go with the rest of the group? Defining Peer Pressure Friends influence our life, even if we don’t realize it, just by spending time with us. We learn from them, and they learn from us. It’s only human nature to listen to and learn from other people who are the same age as us. Making decisions on our own is hard enough, but when…

Counseling

An Unfortunate Journey from Hopefulness to Hopelessness

Why Suicide

Why Suicide? An Unfortunate Journey from Hopefulness to Hopelessness Everyone is surprised by the fact that how a powerful IPS Officer, a Reputed spiritual guru can commit suicide. As they were the one; who were giving hopes to multiple people around them.  HOW CAN THEY even think of committing suicide? Now-a-days in addition to that we see people from farmers, comedians, LGBTQ population, football fans, students, adults and even Senior Citizens taking such a drastic step. What are the reasons? What is the root cause? Why is this happening? Is it preventable? Yes. It is preventable. Being the psychologist that’s the major reason I thought I need to write something concrete about it. A very simple answer to the question asked above is, most of them who committed suicide were patients of depression and to be very precise “AN UNDIAGNOSED DEPRESSION”. Answer seems very simple but then why we are not being…

Career

Personal Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Goal setting is oft spoken about in workshops and talks for young people. It is usually one of the main topics handled in career seminars, induction & refresher programs in industries and so forth. Yet most youngsters do not plan their goals and many a times prefer to just go with the flow. Many do not know how to go about the planning process. What makes goal setting such an important issue and how does it really help youngsters? Mainly Goal setting helps in: Deciding what is important for you to achieve in your life Separating what is important from what is irrelevant Motivating yourself to achievement Building your self-confidence based on measured achievement of goals The most important benefit to plan goals is that goal setting helps you to live your life your way. By setting goals on a regular basis you can decide what you want to achieve,…