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List of Pakistani therapists/psychologists – get in touch if you’d like to be added!

We will slowly be building a list of Pakistani therapists. Are you a Pakistani therapist? If so, would you like to be featured on this list? If yes, please let us know your contact details and how people can get in touch with you. While we don't know any of the people mentioned, Marham also offers a good database of all...

Blindboy on Body Image and Male Body Image

I often link to Blindboy Podcasts here. This one is all about how we deal with Body Image from a psychology and mental health point of view. An interesting angle here is that he focuses on the male body image, something which isn't covered a lot in the media. Click on the link and give it a listen. https://www.theblindboypodcast.com/episode/the-devils-shelf/  

Featured Podcast – Silencing your inner critic

Another great podcast that I heard, which is all about silencing and dealing with your inner critic. Not only does it talk about your own inner critic, but also talks about helping others deals with theirs. You can hear it by using the player below. And read all about it by visiting the link to Mamie's Modern Manager podcast website.

Featured Podcast – Where Joy Hides (TED Radio Hour)

  In an ongoing effort to highlight great podcasts that I have been listening and finding useful, I present to you one that really resonated with me. It is all about finding joy. The link is below: https://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/668359164/where-joy-hides?t=1544172180543 It talks through four TED talks: Simone Giertz Some of you may know Simone as the brilliant inventor of useless robots. Simone talks about how growing up she...

Talk2Me.pk

Just came across this wonderful initiative in Pakistan, so sharing it: You can follow them on their Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/talk2me.pk/ Through their website, they offer you a helpline. The calls are all handled by different operators, so if you have a preference, you should go with that particular time slot over and over again. Needless to say, the numbers are from Pakistan, so...

Featured Podcast: How to become a better person

self-help, peace, mindfulness, breathing
Just posting another podcast that I found quite useful. It comes from Coaching from Leaders, and you can subscribe to the podcast via any podcast app. However, to listen to it via the app you will have to create an account. The link is: https://coachingforleaders.com/podcast/376/ The reason I am posting this is that it really talks about how you can improve yourself. While the...

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology – as narrated by The Blindboy Podcast

A small post this one, but just heard a brilliant series of podcasts by The BlindBoy Podcast on Cognitive Psychology, so wanted to share them with you. Content warning: There may be triggers, there is definitely bad language. Also, as a generic note, the start of each episode starts off with some political stuff, but in a little while (around 20...

A Summary of Symptoms and Treatment Plans for Depersonalization Disorder

What Is Depersonalization? Depersonalization is the feeling of detachment from yourself, and most of us have felt it at one point or the other in our life -particularly after trauma. Depersonalization disorder forms a part of a wide group of 'Dissociative Disorders'. These are illnesses that seriously disrupt a person's memory, identity, reality, and consciousness. This has a negative effect on a...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Busting the Myths

What comes to your mind when you imagine a person with OCD? Probably obsessive hand-washing, walking while avoiding the cracks on the concrete, and counting….lots and lots of counting. While all of that does form a part of the disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has a much wider reach. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personal Struggle Stepping into the world after being diagnosed with...

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...