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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....

Autism

Article contributed by Abeer Naseem (Skills) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication; symptoms of which start to become apparent in the first three years of life. They gradually continue to appear till age of six months and continue to progress until age two or three, at which point symptoms remain stable and...

Online therapy resources

One of the main aims of starting PakTherapy was to provide people with a way of getting online therapy in the comfort of their own homes and without the need to involve anyone else. People who have been supporting have brought some websites to the forefront, so we are starting with those. We aim to keep this list growing, so...

Mental Health Apps – some stats, thoughts and a best of list!

This article has been inspired by an article that listed the best mental health apps. While I shall talk about that a bit below, interestingly, the author had also published an article on how such apps are evaluated.So in a funny kind of way, I am highlighting the work of Emily Reynolds. You can follow her and find out...

Considering suicide? Please do think again!

I'll be honest. I am sure I am not the only one who has been very close to it myself. However, as we keep hearing about more and more people dying, it is only fair to highlight the experience and very poignant words of my friend Holly. Her dad killed himself when she was only 5. In a recent...

Self-help via breathing and inner guidance

self-help, peace, mindfulness, breathing
Often, we will be featuring true stories and opinions from people who have sent in their advice or methods that help. We start off with one of my friends, who has been focused on self-help for a while. The advice will generally be kept anonymous, unless it is already public. The advice starts with: Well, a lot of it has to do...

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