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How to Counter Victim Mindset

Have you ever wondered why do you feel frustrated all the time because of something is done by your peers and not you? Do you feel your family, friends and colleagues make you feel miserable in many ways? Do you blame others for your shortcomings or past events of your life? These are some of the questions one can ask...

Cognitive Bias Mitigation: How to be Happy and Emotionally Healthy

You cannot see schizophrenia the way you would see an amputated limb. Neither can you gauge the severity of depression the way you can tell a scratch from a fracture. Part of why there is so much stigma around mental illnesses is because they do not exist in a concrete form. There have been many attempts by artists to capture...

Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide to Discovering, Healing, and Managing Everyday Stress

Why Talking about Anxiety Matters It has been reported that a staggering 92% of Pakistanis feel anxious and nervous about something or the other; a figure unmatched across the globe. According to the study, most of this anxiety comes from the deteriorating economic conditions of the country and its declining state of security. Whether it is issues related to unemployment, healthcare, threats...

It’s okay to be not okay

A hard one to compose for me, but I'll give it a go anyway. A simple message, for everyone. It's okay to be not okay. A lot of us suffer in silence. We are scared of judgement. We are scared of losing our jobs. Our friends. Families. Things we love. But it is okay. It is okay to be not okay. You may have a hidden...

Parents – can they do no wrong?

Sometimes, somebody just says it like it is. For most people, or I hope at least that it is for most people, your parents are everything and they are awesome and they are the most important people in your life. However, not everyone is so lucky. Some people sadly end up with abusive parents. While systems exist around the world to...

Helping strangers – but not your own

I have often wondered about the very nature of help and helping we do in our lives. I would like to think of myself as a helpful person. I created PakTherapy to further this cause and provide some help to people by shining light on a topic that is often shunned around the world. Even more so in places...

About Coffee and Life: Loneliness

In this post we welcome Ali. He lives in Oxford and is taking the brave step of opening up about his own personal issues. We are happy to give him a medium on PakTherapy. If you would like to make such contributions, or have come across useful things, please do give us a shout via Twitter or Email (helpme@paktherapy.com).   Over...

The Gift of Time

Post contributed by @paperleaftea (both Twitter and Instagram). She has done our logo as well as background art. Here she talks about some thoughts on time and how it is a gift.  The passing of time is a strange gift. The infrastructure of our bodies slowly starts dissolving away, the skin ever so slightly creeps down every year, reluctant to...

Habits…Are they really that powerful?

  Let’s start with an understanding of what a habit is. A habit is a stable, repeatable pattern of predictive behavior that one can execute without thinking too much about it, which with a little repetition becomes an unconscious behavior. Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors are repeated a few times and then they become automatic. Old habits...

Forgiveness is the key to happiness

  Mr. Gerald Jampolsky, a famous psychiatrist writes: “Forgiveness is the key to peace and happiness, and is the greatest healer of all.” A brief history of forgiveness shows that from ancient times, spiritual, religious and moral teachings have extolled the necessity of forgiving others. However, leaders in psychology, including Freud, Jung and Adler, gave little or no attention to the topic....