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How can I support others…and how can they support me?

Are you worried about how best to support a friend, colleague or family member? Are you unsure as to what advice you should give or what you can actually do? Or perhaps you are supported by people around you but feel that their well-meant words aren’t what you need. This time of year, often more…

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Coping with narcissism in a relationship

Most of us know the story of Narcissus, the beautiful Greek hunter who fell in love with his own reflection. The story coined the term ‘narcissistic’ when describing someone who is self-obsessed, vain, or overly grandiose. In the field of healthcare and psychology, acute narcissism is categorised as a personality disorder (NPD) – one that…

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How to move forward as a young widow.

Losing a partner at any age is devastating and life changing. However, losing them young can feel like a robbery of time, memories and dreams. When we marry, we do so because we want to grow old with our loved one, and having that opportunity taken away from us can seem impossible to recover from.…

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Teaching Language Using the Total Physical Response

What is the Total Physical Response (TPR)? TPR is derived from the same methods used to develop our language skills as children. Parents will often combine words with gestures and objects, connecting their vocabulary with whole body actions when teaching their child what something means. First developed by James Asher, a professor of psychology at…

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Stalker Problems: How to Tell and What to do.

I have a problem with a stalker

I have a problem with a stalker. When we hear the term ‘stalking,’ most of us imagine being followed by a strange, faceless person. So someone who hides in bushes and lurks around corners waiting to catch a glimpse of the object of their desire. In reality, stalking is far more sinister than that. Stalking…

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Teenage Drinking: Help Breaking the Addiction

Teenage Drinking

The First Sip Most of us can remember the first time we tasted alcohol. We might have been offered some by our parents, snuck in a swig while they slept, giggled with friends as they brought a bottle of something inconspicuous along to the park, watching and laughing with each other as we pretended the…

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Sexual Harassment at Work

Harassment at Work

Harassment at Work  Unfortunately, abuse is also prevalent in work environments. According to one study, one in three women ages 18-34 has been sexually harassed at work. 25% of those women were harassed online via texts or emails, yet 71% of these women did not report it. We can only speculate the reasons for this, but one…

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Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Abusive Relationship

An Awakened Society – Leaving An Abusive Relationship Once upon a society, the idea of an abusive relationship was considered a shameful but rare experience, mainly saved for men who were violent towards their spouses. Terms like abusive power, controlling behaviour, coercive control and sharp power were unheard of, muttered perhaps by those who witnessed…

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Sexual Harassment on LinkedIn 

Sexual Harassment on LinkedIn  LinkedIn, an online platform for career-networking and business, has unfortunately also become an outlet for sexual harassment. While LinkedIn’s policy prohibits any form of harassment, there’s no way for LinkedIn to totally prevent it, and – unfortunately – sexual harassment still happens there every day. Because it’s a networking site, some treat it like…

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