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Yes, it’s Possible to Leave a Narcissist

If you’re dating a narcissist, you might be experiencing narcissistic abuse. Leaving an abusive relationship is far from easy, as abusers will do anything to maintain the power and control they need. Research shows it takes an average of seven attempts to leave an abusive relationship, and at times leaving a narcissist can seem impossible. … Read more

RTHK Interview: Working From Home During Covid 19

Hosted by Jim Gould and Mike Rowse, RTHK’s Working Remotely; Government’s Clean-up Campaign episode in August featured MindnLife’s owner Dr. Zaidi. The episode was produced following an online survey conducted by the APA, which surveyed 1,000 remote workers in Hong Kong between March 26 and April 5 last year. The majority of employees working from … Read more

Spot A Narcissist!

Dr. Quratulain Zaidi on the distinction between a normal narcissist and someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and how to spot someone with the latter. The word ‘narcissist’ sometimes gets thrown around as an insult to someone who thinks a little too highly of themselves. But narcissism is a spectrum, and we all exhibit narcissistic … Read more

SCMP Article: Sex or your phone – which would you rather go without?

Couples often report feelings of relationship dissatisfaction, depression and attachment anxiety when technology interferes with intimacy. For those who chose the former, Dr. Quratulain Zaidi shares that making online time a joint experience instead – by watching YouTube or playing online games together – can strengthen a relationship. Smartphone Addiction V.S Relationships When faced with … Read more

Checking In On Mental Health in Relationships

May, mental health awareness month, reminds us to check up on our mental health and reflect on how our relationships are faring. Every relationship has its ups and downs, but it’s important to check in on the well-being of your relationship with your partner so you can address any issues that may be lurking under … Read more

Managing Mental Health After Trauma

When the safety and well-being of ourselves or our loved ones are threatened, we go into survival mode. This may involve overwhelming feelings, dulled thoughts, adrenaline rushes, and rapid fight-flight reactions. Even when we have made it to safety, the sheer intensity of the traumatic situation may leave us struggling with the aftermath, triggering persistent … Read more

SCMP Article: Stuck in quarantine? Forget Being An Adult and Do Something Just For Fun

Checking into quarantine is not an experience many look forward to. Often, quarantine can be exhausting, and we may feel drained, overwhelmed or anxious being away from our loved ones. Dr Quratulain Zaidi shares how new activities and having fun may actually boost productivity, making quarantine just a bit more bearable.   Having fun during … Read more

How Creativity and Innovation Can Support Your Healing Journey

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EMDR Francine Shapiro created eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  One day as she was walking and thinking, she noticed that her eyes were shifting back and forth, from left to right.   As her eyes moved, she felt less negative emotion when remembering her distressing memories.  She became curious and developed a therapy that … Read more

Tatler article – Hong Kong Psychologist Defines Good Mental Wellbeing

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What is good mental health and how do you define it? Measuring mental health is trickier than measuring other types of health—one’s physical health status can be determined by a series of biological tests. Mental health and mental wellbeing, however, are a bit trickier. Feelings can be hard to recognise for some people, and the … Read more