PTSD Symptoms Are Not Weakness. They Are A Normal Reaction Of A Normal Person To A Terrifying Experience

Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed psychological conditions that exist. Often disregarded by the medical profession, treated with suspicion by health care and sometimes not even recognized by the sufferers themselves, it justifies the title given to it by David Kinchin as the “Invisible Injury”. It is,…

What Do I See When I Look At You? The Anatomy Of A Relationship

In the time I have known you, we have had one adventure after the other.  Some planned, some forced. Due to the very nature of who we are, everything is more complicated and needs much more time to be brought to a conclusion. Bringing together two different nationalities, faiths and outlooks bring its problems. We…

Depression In The Workplace: Is Your Employer Stepping Up To The Plate?

Sometimes, I am asked by corporate clients to help new managers with the challenges of their new job. Usually, just the basic management tasks can be overwhelming without the added problem of dealing with people and especially ‘difficult’ people. There are many definitions of the word ‘difficult’ from the employee who constantly resists change to…

Positive Discipline: Giving Your Child A Sense Of Autonomy

As children grow older, they like to explore and push boundaries. What they are looking for is a sense of autonomy and self-confidence, an important cog in the wheel of development. The way parents handle this is crucial for the child’s development. When children are not allowed to explore in a child proof home or are punished and…