Trauma and the Internet

Trauma and the Internet

Repeated exposure to violent news reports, videos, and images on media platforms can trigger both direct and vicarious trauma responses. Direct trauma describes our experience of witnessing death, sexual assault, or violent threats to the survival of ourselves and... Read more
The Impact of Isolation

The Impact of Isolation

I have to say, Hong Kong has managed the coronavirus pandemic really well; we’ve had just over 200 deaths due to COVID-19, and the healthcare workers here have been spared the horrific trauma of dealing with the loss of so many thousands of lives, like in the UK, the... Read more
Regulating Angst

Regulating Angst

To cope with anxiety and overwhelming experiences, many people develop distracting strategies which can lead to dysfunctional habitual patterns. It is often when poor behavioural coping becomes symptomatic that people come into therapy. Regular avoidance of... Read more
Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Since Covid-19 has taken over daily life, health and social anxiety has been on the rise as we adjust to a new way of living and adapt to our online world. Called, “The Shadow Pandemic”, mental health is being focused on with much more intensity than ever before. The... Read more
The Discipline Dilemma

The Discipline Dilemma

DR QURATULAIN ZAIDI of MindNLife looks at society’s tendency to normalise the act of disciplining children by spanking them, and how we as parents can do better. “Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next... Read more