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Building Confidence

Many clients think if they were more confident their career potential would improve greatly and their personal and social life would be far more satisfying and fun. This may well be true as they would feel far better about themselves and therefore extend themselves...

Melt Away Everyday Stress with Rainbow Mediation by Dr Melanie

Meditation has significant mental and physical health benefits for both adults and kids. Both in the corporate world and at schools, short meditations bring a more relaxed and focused state, with improved concentration and ability to cope throughout the day. Research...

Beyond Blue – Depression in Teens

Suicide is often a convergence of factors leading to a sudden, tragic event. What puts children, as well as adults, at risk and what are the warning signs to watch for? Dr. Melanie was featured in the June 2016 edition of In Focus from AroundDB Magazine.  In this...

Recognising and Addressing Stress in the Workplace

Today stress is increasingly chronic and unremitting, eroding our health, productivity and coping strategies. Hong Kong, being one of the world’s most stressful cities can make work environments a virtual pressure cooker. Recognising the signs and causes of...

A friend is not a therapist

We are powerfully bound to our friends, as their leaving painfully reminds us. Following too many departures, we may be inclined to pull back from further efforts to establish significant friendships. But denying yourself the companionship and intimacy a friendship...

Children and divorce

Parental conflict is hard on children at any time, all the more so when their parents are separating or divorcing. And when the former spouses are unable to establish a cooperative, responsible co-parenting relationship with each other following the divorce, the...

Coparenting mindsets

THE CONFLICTUAL COPARENTING MIND SET OF THE COUPLE One or both of the parents believe that the other parent does not have the best interests the children at heart as their primary focus. One or both of the parents disrespects and openly denigrates the other...

About phobias

The word anxiety comes from the Latin word anxius, meaning a condition of agitation and distress. The term has been in use since the 1500’s. Anxiety is not fear, or common every day momentary apprehension, which has an external focus such as being fired, being...