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Manas Neurological Center

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Psychologist Clinic

R -58 Greater Kailash 1 New Delhi
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Clinical Psychologist.Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care th......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Clinical Psychologist.Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. All our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Manas Neurological Center is known for housing experienced Psychologists. Dr. Priya Jha, a well-reputed Psychologist, practices in New Delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Psychologists recommended by 42 patients.

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PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
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8 Tips Towards Positive Parenting!

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
8 Tips Towards Positive Parenting!

As a parent, we all love our children deeply. And most of us will agree that these days parenting is very demanding and exhausting instead of pleasurable and joyous process. What has changed? It is not that children are any different. The difference is in the environment around them with stronger social influences; and this also affects the way we parent. In today's more democratic and egalitarian world; 'Do as I say and not as I do' style of parenting does not work. But, 'I will do as I see you doing' phrase from kids define our parent child relationship.

With change in social environment and influence, our strategies for correcting their behaviour and impart discipline has to undergo adaptation! When there are so many confusing and conflicting signals reach to our kids from their environment, whether we like it or not, we are still their role models. How positive parenting style will help? The core principle of positive parenting is to accept your child as an individual. We are in a democratic society and family is a small yet important part of society. Democracy does not mean allowing disrespectful and irresponsible behaviour; rather to effectively help kids change their behaviour and create harmonious and cooperative relationship with them. It also means that we as a parent need to learn to think, act and react in a different way.

Through, positive parenting, you will learn respectful disciplining methods, which would work better than demanding compliance. Through these principles and tips you will get your child to listen without screaming, nagging, reminding or evoking rebellious behaviour. More importantly this is all about building stronger relationship bond with your children and nurture them through early childhood to teen age years as they become independent, responsible, capable, kind, happy and successful young adults.

Tips to get you started:

  1. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, including children.
  2. When your kid misbehaves instead of shouting or hitting, control your anger and respond in a calm and respectful way. Calmer but firmer tone and lower voice, yet not giving into their repeated demand, is much more effective as a discipline tool compare to nagging.
  3. Understandable that you have a lot on your plate, such as work, managing and keeping the home in order, managing meals and other outside responsibilities, kids sports or extracurricular activities, family obligations and so on. It is easy to get lost in all these 'have to do' activities. Parenting shouldn't be just one more task to deal with. Reconnecting with your parenting goals and aspirations periodically will help take the stress out of it and add fun into it. Spend some time daily (10 minutes will do as well!) to just listen and enjoy your child (without correcting them or giving them suggestion to improve!).
  4. Let your love for them be the driving force. Shift your internal conversations from 'have to' to 'want to'. As you do enormous things for your child each day, think how you are supporting their ambitions. How you are helping them become independent and strong. How you are nurturing qualities like compassion and deep listening by extending yourself.
  5. Give promises and keep them. As your children grow they need much more than your words to trust and rely on you. Keeping your promises, letting them know if you need to change the plan, taking their opinion in appropriate matter will go a long way.
  6. Seek to understand and do not impose yourself on your child. Especially when they are in their teenage, as a parent you have lot of worries, you are afraid of them making mistakes and of course you want to protect them from vices. Listening to them while keeping your focus on genuinely understanding them is the only way to go, when they know you understand them and they can trust you, the street between both of you turns two way street! They will be open to your wisdom and suggestion when they are at the cross road.
  7. Last but not the least, 'be a role model'. Don't preach. If they see you disrespecting others, they will not respect you. If they see you hooked on your smart phone; that is their license to keep theirs in front of their eyes 24/7. If you are hooked in front of the TV till late night and haven't picked up a book in last 6 months. Advice about reading is going to fall on dumb ears. In short, be the change you want to see in your children.
  8. Have family nights at least once in a week, play cards, board games or go for a walk together. Talk and listen. Just be there and listen without judgement and criticism, without thinking about how to correct them. Just enjoy each other's company and see how they are changing their opinion about you. Positive parenting doesn't mean you will never have problems in your family. You will? if you are alive and growing family. Positive parenting style will open up the avenues to keep communication alive; it will open your children to your influence. Isn't it something that we all wish for!! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.
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Positive Parenting

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting.

As a parent, we all love our children deeply. And most of us will agree that these days parenting is very demanding and exhausting instead of pleasurable and joyous process. 

What has changed?

It is not that children are any different. The difference is in the environment around them with stronger social influences; and this also affects the way we parent. In today's more democratic and egalitarian world;'do as I say and not as I do' style of parenting does not work. But'i will do as I see you doing' phrase from kids define our parent child relationship.

With change in social environment and influence, our strategies for correcting their behaviour and impart discipline has to undergo adaptation! when there are so many confusing and conflicting signals reach to our kids from their environment, whether we like it or not, we are still their role models.

How positive parenting style will help?

The core principle of positive parenting is to accept your child as an individual. We are in a democratic society and family is a small yet important part of society. Democracy does not mean allowing disrespectful and irresponsible behaviour; rather to effectively help kids change their behaviour and create harmonious and cooperative relationship with them. It also means that we as a parent need to learn to think, act and react in a different way.

Through, positive parenting, you will learn respectful disciplining methods, which would work better than demanding compliance. Through these principles and tips you will get your child to listen without screaming, nagging, reminding or evoking rebellious behaviour. More importantly this is all about building stronger relationship bond with your children and nurture them through early childhood to teen age years as they become independent, responsible, capable, kind, happy and successful young adults.

Tips to get you started:

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, including children.
When your kid misbehaves instead of shouting or hitting, control your anger and respond in a calm and respectful way. Calmer but firmer tone and lower voice, yet not giving into their repeated demand, is much more effective as a discipline tool compare to nagging.
Understandable that you have a lot on your plate, such as work, managing and keeping the home in order, managing meals and other outside responsibilities, kids sports or extracurricular activities, family obligations and so on. It is easy to get lost in all these'have to do' activities. Parenting shouldn't be just one more task to deal with. Reconnecting with your parenting goals and aspirations periodically will help take the stress out of it and add fun into it. Spend some time daily (1/2 an hour will do as well!) to just listen and enjoy your child (without correcting them or giving them suggestion to improve!).
Let your love for them be the driving force. Shift your internal conversations from'have to' to'want to. As you do enormous things for your child each day, think how you are supporting their ambitions. How you are helping them become independent and strong. How you are nurturing qualities like compassion and deep listening by extending yourself.
Give promises and keep them. As your children grow they need much more than your words to trust and rely on you. Keeping your promises, letting them know if you need to change the plan, taking their opinion in appropriate matter will go a long way.
Seek to understand and do not impose yourself on your child. Especially when they are in their teenage, as a parent you have lot of worries, you are afraid of them making mistakes and of course you want to protect them from vices. Listening to them while keeping your focus on genuinely understanding them is the only way to go, when they know you understand them and they can trust you, the street between both of you turns two way street! they will be open to your wisdom and suggestion when they are at the cross road.
Last but not the least'be a role model. Don't preach. If they see you disrespecting others, they will not respect you. If they see you hooked on your smart phone; that is their license to keep theirs in front of their eyes 24/7. If you are hooked in front of the tv till late night and haven't picked up a book in last 6 months. Advice about reading is going to fall on dumb ears. In short, be the change you want to see in your children.
Have family nights at least once in a week, play cards, board games or go for a walk together. Talk and listen. Just be there and listen without judgement and criticism, without thinking about how to correct them. Just enjoy each other's company and see how they are changing their opinion about you. Positive parenting doesn't mean you will never have problems in your family. You will? If you are alive and growing family. Positive parenting style will open up the avenues to keep communication alive; it will open your children to your influence. Isn't it something that we all wish for!

Anxiety

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Anxiety

Combat with your anxiety issues.

Consider these suggestions.

- When we are anxious our thoughts race, our hearts pounds, our breathing accelerates. So at the first sign of it see what all you can do to intentionally slow things down. 

- Anxiety lives in our minds and often manifests in the body that's why you are feeling dryness of your mouth, fast heart beats, racing thoughts etc. So take a few moments to connect with your five senses, it will help bring you back into the moment.
 
- Be mindful while doing simple tasks, like walking, eating, reading, cooking etc. Being mindful helps remind us we are in control of our choices.
 
- Be aware of your thought process. When you have a negative thought, ask yourself" is this thought true? chances are your worst fears are not the reality of what's happening.

- Be aware of your triggers. If you know your triggers, you can prepare soothing practices better. When the mind feels prepared, it's more at ease.

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Chronic Stress and Anxiety

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Chronic Stress and Anxiety

The healing power of self-care in a world of chronic stress and anxiety.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~lao tzu

There are a lot of things to be anxious about these days. We live in a complex and stressful world and anxiety is very common, affecting upwards of 20 percent of the population. Some experience manageable levels; for others anxiety and chronic stress can be debilitating and self-destructing.
Truth is, we have good reasons to be stressed out. We work too much; we don’t take enough time off; we’re constantly plugged in and “on” yet are more disconnected than ever before; many of us struggle financially; our healthcare, education, and political systems don’t support us. We truly face many challenges and struggles every day.
So how do we help ourselves ride the inevitable storms that come our way? How do we handle daily ups and downs without getting swept up by emotions and reactions?
We’ve always understood that we need to make our health and well-being a priority. Replenish first and replenish often.
But we have to take care of ourselves on a physical, emotional and mental level. Body, mind, and soul.
In a world of anxiety and chronic stress, self-care matters.

Let’s first define self-care.
Self-care is an active and conscious choice to engage in activities that nourish us and help us maintain an optimal level of overall health. It basically means making healthy lifestyle choices and implementing stress management strategies.
Self care is not a new concept. We’ve known for a long time that eating well, exercising, maintaining good sleep habits, and eliminating smoking and drinking are all critical in maintaining good health.
What’s new is the holistic approach to self-care that goes beyond taking care of your physical well being. It’s looking at mental health, emotional health, social engagement, spiritual wellbeing, and of course physical care as a basis for it all.
That is the kind of holistic approach we all need to take when thinking about effective and all encompassing self-care.
But we don’t have to completely overhaul our lifestyle in one day, not even one year, to make a substantial difference. Remember, a journey of thousand miles starts with a single step.
We just have to take that one step forward right now.
Can you adopt one healthy habit today? Or perhaps, you can eliminate one unhealthy habit from now on? can you give yourself a gift of a single healthy activity you can commit to doing on a daily or weekly basis?
You have to find your own path.

Your self-care plan may look completely different from mine. It might mean spending more time in nature, taking up running, or ending a toxic relationship. It may mean quarterly juicing, getting a monthly massage, or knitting. It may be developing a new hobby or quitting smoking.
The beautiful thing is that you are in charge. You and only you know what’s most nourishing for you right now, and what you need to be doing to feel better, feel healthy, and feel balanced. You get to decide how to nurture and care for yourself best!
Don’t put off self-care for later. Later will never come. We have to make time now for what’s important, and self-care needs to be your priority. You are worth it!

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Stay Healthy

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Stay Healthy

Turn negative emotions into your greatest source of strength.

I always say if there's anything we're assured of in life besides death and taxes, it's stress and pain. While that may seem like a doomsday statement, if you look at it again, it's actually quite freeing. If you know stress and pain are inevitable, then you can learn how to be grateful for the good when it's here and be graceful when the stress and pain arrives.

" it is what it is, while it is. Nothing lasts forever. Difficulties will pass and so will the wonders; tune in to the preciousness of life. Bring this awareness into the moments of your day, tuning in to what really matters.

Life is so precious. How can we get better and better at setting aside the trivial mind traps that keep us stuck and drag us down into states of anxiety and depression?

3 types of mind traps that drain our inner strength

We get stuck comparing ourselves to others in an endless game of judgment and unworthiness that poisons our relationships.
We become enslaved by the brain's natural negativity bias. Driven by fear it anticipates the worst case scenarios driving catastrophic thinking and dis-ease.
In an effort to expel a difficult feeling we are compelled to blame others or ourselves for missed expectations. This only makes matters worse.
What it really comes down to is there are moments in life that are hard. What would it be like to acknowledge that and turn a caring attention toward ourselves in an effort to approach the wounded part of ourselves rather than avoiding?

A simple way to turn negative emotions into a source of strength

Say to yourself, while this is a temporary feeling, it is here right now, how can I care for it, what do I need?
Play with this in the days that come, watch the love you inside grow and watch how infectious it can be to the people around you. Imagine the ripple effects.

10 Things That Can Hurt Your Child's Self Esteem.

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi

10 things that can hurt your child's self-esteem.

Parents want the best for their kids but at times, their good intentions serve as roadblocks in the development of a strong sense of self. Self-esteem is a feeling of self-worth that enables kids to be resilient in the face of life's challenges. Over-parenting and many seemingly inoffensive gestures can sabotage your kid's self-esteem. These are few ways when you might be hurting your child's self-esteem unintentionally.

Name-calling can hurt your child's self-esteem.

This also includes sarcasm. Words hurt. Censure the misbehaviour. Not the child. We tend to brand our kids as brats' or good-for-nothings' based on their past misdemeanors. The child is likely to internalise these labels leading to a slow erosion of his spirit, continuing the cycle to confirm the label.
over praising can hurt your child's self-esteem

Against conventional wisdom, it's not the outcome that you should be praising as much as your child's determination in overcoming the obstacles in achieving it. Let them learn to embrace criticism as constructive. Let your compliments be real specific and earned. Not just, great drawing but the colour of the sky is gorgeous this will raise the bar for them.

making things too easy can hurt your child's self-esteem.

Don't do things for your kids that they can do for themselves. Offer just enough information to your kid to get started with tasks. Demonstrate the process, step back and let your kid make the choices. For example, crossing levels in video games. Offer hints that lead them to make connections. This will egg them on to take chances and foster a sense of independence.

perfectionism can hurt your child's self-esteem
Mistakes or failures help us stretch our mental muscle. If kids are denied the opportunity to look for alternative strategies, their coping skills could be thwarted. Being yourself is more important than a societal standard of perfection'. Be around as your kid tries to pour water in his glass even if it means that he could spill it. If the latter does happen, ask him for suggestions to take care of the mess at hand.

not spending enough time with him can hurt your child's self-esteem
Let your kid know that he is worth your time. Even doing nothing in the company of your kid can induce a positive self-image. Fix things like leaky faucets with them. Instead of taking the car, walk to places to spend impromptu time with your kids.

saying I will love you if can hurt your child's self-esteem.
The most detrimental consequences follow when your child is led to believe that your love is conditional. This behavioural pattern may hound them into adulthood, where their actions are determined by the approval they crave.

coddling can hurt your child's self-esteem.

Allow your kids to help with chores in the house be it making a sandwich or folding clothes. This will help them believe that their contribution is cherished and will encourage initiative. Tasks like doing your own dishes can help kids have realistic expectations of the big bad world outside.
saying everything will be alright can hurt your child's self-esteem we will figure this out. I'm with you in this is a more effective approach. Encourage them to talk about their feelings and find words to describe them frustrated, angry, sad or disappointed. Awareness is the first step to resolution. It will also teach them that pushing things under the carpet is not cool.
negativity can hurt your child's self-esteem
Scientists champion the idea that brains can be rewired with practice. Surrounding your kids with ideas of endless possibilities can help them cultivate an attitude of not giving up on life. Laugh at your problems, share inspiring stories and teach your kids to be positive.
not walking the talk can hurt your child's self-esteem.

If you are not able to lead by example, you won't be able to drive the message home. Kids watch what you do more often than hear what you say.

Be an aware parents

Health Tip

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi

Don't miss warning signs of teen mental illness.

 

Changes in your teen may be more than just growing pains.

 

Adolescence is a time of rapid growth and development. One or more of the following changes may suggest mental illness and warrants consultation with an expert.

 

Key warning signs parents should look for in their children:

 

loss of initiative or desire to participate in previously enjoyed activities.

 

social withdrawal from family and friends.

 

drop in academic performance such as falling grades.

 

difficulty with memory, attention, or concentration.

 

major changes in energy levels, eating or sleeping habits.

 

frequent and intense feelings of hopelessness, sadness, anxiety, or fear.

 

neglect of personal appearance or hygiene.

 

heightened sensitivity to sights or sounds.

 

suspiciousness of others.

 

uncharacteristic and unusual new interests, behaviors, or thoughts.

 

rapid and dramatic shifts in feelings and behaviour.

 

Early recognition and appropriate intervention can greatly improve the lives of adolescents and young adults struggling with mental illness and provides best hope for a full recovery.

 

Stigma is not a door that can be kicked in; stigma is a wall that must be crumbled over time.

Tips for Parenting An Angry Child

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Tips for Parenting An Angry Child

Tips for parenting an angry child.

We've seen a lot of parents wring their hands in desperation because their children are angry and irritated, and they don't know what to do. The sweet baby they birthed is now an angry little creature who is constantly throwing things, yelling, screaming and pitching fits.

Here are some tips for dealing with an angry child.

take a break

When emotions get out of control, step back for a few minutes and try to calm down. Stepping back can help stop the progression and allow you to determine what to do next.

model appropriate expressions of anger

Your child learns from watching you how to handle conflicts and disagreements. You can't expect him to learn to control himself if you start yelling at him when he's angry.

It may be difficult to stop yourself from yelling at your child, but you need to remember that you are modelling behavior that your child will certainly copy. Calm responses will help your child control his anger; but if you lash out at him, he may become more enraged.

Kids learn to manage their anger constructively when they live in a home where anger is handled in a healthy way.

practice empathy

Being angry and feeling unheard causes kids to act out. They do this because they want to get your attention. They want you to listen to them.

Instead of getting frustrated, give your child an opportunity to be heard. Allow them to express their feelings and try not to interrupt them while they're talking. By empathizing with your child's feelings, you create space for your child's anger to dissipate. Plus, they no longer need to use up their energy just to defend the fairness of their position.

get help

Sometimes, children act in a way that is harmful to themselves or others when anger takes over. If you are worried about the escalating nature of your child's anger, seek the help of a professional. Counselling can help parents and children understand one another better.

Health Tip

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi

Emotional fitness.

Few reasons to keep moving forward.

Staying on course can be a challenge when life throws a sucker punch at you. Here are some tools to help you get to where you want to go and shake off what has held you back.

Don't give up. Once you quit, it is never quite the same. Whether it's a relationship, a job, or your life, you are in charge of your choices. Giving up may enter your mind, but find some way to keep going, even if you have to do things a little differently.

Take it one day at a time. It can be tough going in this world we have created. Former lovers sue each other, companies fire people to increase the bottom line, and there are people out there who get their kicks by hurting others. You can't let all this get to you. Try talking first, because you don't always need a lawyer, and get your personal support system involved.

Stay positive. The world is not your enemy. Albert einstein once said, we all need to see the universe as friendly. this is true wisdom from a great man who knew more about the nature of things than most anyone.

Go at your own pace, but don't stop moving forward. You may have been beaten down, but you are not broken. Even if you have suffered and lived through a life-altering trauma, if you still have a beating heart and air in your lungs, you can get back on your feet.

Remember, it's not a race. If you do just one thing a day, you will reach your goal. Sometimes even doing that one thing can seem overwhelming, and if so, just get started and you can always give yourself the weekend off. Pretty soon you will find that doing this work to get to the next level of your life is actually rewarding, and you will start to feel better.

Even making a little progress can go a long way. The key is to stick with what you've started. It's kind of like writing a book. In the beginning, you have an idea, or maybe several, but by writing one page at a time, you will complete the book and feel pretty great about yourself. Progress is a great healer.

Recognise that what you are going through now is not permanent. Sadly, there are things we can do nothing about, but we have a lot more control over our own moods and actions than most people think. Whatever circumstance you are dealing with, your job is to nurture the strength within you. Doing this will bring you greater stability and success in all areas.

Think about your thinking. If you don't think you will make it, it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Research says that up to 80 percent of our thoughts are negative, and that needs to change. When you learn to recognize your negative thoughts, you can begin to think more positively, which will make you feel better about yourself and your life. Imagine having 80 percent positive thoughts!

Learn to deal with disappointment. The truth is that successful people in all walks of life have to deal with disappointment sometimes. It's part of the deal. The trick is to not let disappointments stop you.

Don't let life throw you offtrack. Take the time you need to refocus and gain some clarity. You will be well prepared for your next adventure.Emotional fitness.

Few reasons to keep moving forward.

Staying on course can be a challenge when life throws a sucker punch at you. Here are some tools to help you get to where you want to go and shake off what has held you back.

Don't give up. Once you quit, it is never quite the same. Whether it's a relationship, a job, or your life, you are in charge of your choices. Giving up may enter your mind, but find some way to keep going, even if you have to do things a little differently.

Take it one day at a time. It can be tough going in this world we have created. Former lovers sue each other, companies fire people to increase the bottom line, and there are people out there who get their kicks by hurting others. You can't let all this get to you. Try talking first, because you don't always need a lawyer, and get your personal support system involved.

Stay positive. The world is not your enemy. Albert einstein once said, we all need to see the universe as friendly. this is true wisdom from a great man who knew more about the nature of things than most anyone.

Go at your own pace, but don't stop moving forward. You may have been beaten down, but you are not broken. Even if you have suffered and lived through a life-altering trauma, if you still have a beating heart and air in your lungs, you can get back on your feet.

Remember, it's not a race. If you do just one thing a day, you will reach your goal. Sometimes even doing that one thing can seem overwhelming, and if so, just get started and you can always give yourself the weekend off. Pretty soon you will find that doing this work to get to the next level of your life is actually rewarding, and you will start to feel better.

Even making a little progress can go a long way. The key is to stick with what you've started. It's kind of like writing a book. In the beginning, you have an idea, or maybe several, but by writing one page at a time, you will complete the book and feel pretty great about yourself. Progress is a great healer.

Recognise that what you are going through now is not permanent. Sadly, there are things we can do nothing about, but we have a lot more control over our own moods and actions than most people think. Whatever circumstance you are dealing with, your job is to nurture the strength within you. Doing this will bring you greater stability and success in all areas.

Think about your thinking. If you don't think you will make it, it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Research says that up to 80 percent of our thoughts are negative, and that needs to change. When you learn to recognize your negative thoughts, you can begin to think more positively, which will make you feel better about yourself and your life. Imagine having 80 percent positive thoughts!

Learn to deal with disappointment. The truth is that successful people in all walks of life have to deal with disappointment sometimes. It's part of the deal. The trick is to not let disappointments stop you.

Don't let life throw you offtrack. Take the time you need to refocus and gain some clarity. You will be well prepared for your next adventure.

5 Ways To Banish The Belief That You're Not Good Enough

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi

5 ways to banish the belief that you're not good enough

As a therapist, I've worked with many high-achieving people who don't feel worthy of their success. Whether it was a recent college graduate who had landed a high-paying job or a mature adult who had just received another promotion, all of these people suffer from impostor syndrome.

Impostor syndrome involves feelings of inadequacy and chronic self-doubt, despite evidence to the contrary. No matter how successful these individuals were, they felt like frauds and their beliefs robbed them of mental strength. They thought they just weren't good enough to compete at a higher level and ultimately, their bad mental habits sabotaged their success.

How to stop feeling like an impostor
If you've ever felt like you aren't good enough, you're not alone. However, if you're not careful, those feelings can keep you from reaching your greatest potential. The good news is that you can take steps to change your outlook so you can embrace your accomplishments.

Here are five ways to banish the belief that you're not good enough:

1. Acknowledge your strengths
You may have received a" lucky break" but don't chalk up all of your success to good luck. Acknowledge that you have legitimate talent. Otherwise you wouldn't be where you are today.

Write down your accomplishments and your strengths. Read over your list regularly&especially when you're feeling down. Reminding yourself of your strengths can help chip away at your core belief that you aren't good enough to be successful.

2. Share your passions with others
It's easy to forget how far you've come and how much you've learned. Teaching a class, starting a blog, or mentoring another professional can remind you of your accomplishments. Sharing your knowledge can also help you stay passionate about what you're doing so you don't burn out.

3. Address your self-doubt
When self-doubt creeps in, don't ignore it&address it. Respond to harsh self-criticism with something more compassionate. Talk to yourself like a trusted friend and refuse to believe your unrealistic, negative inner monologue.

4. Give yourself permission to play
Changing your behavior is instrumental in changing the way you feel. Don't forget to do the things you love. Give yourself permission to slack off sometimes so you don't take yourself and your work too seriously. Doing so will help you enjoy the fruits of your labor, which can enable you to see that you deserve all that you've earned.

5. Accept compliments gracefully
People with impostor syndrome too often shrug off kind words from others. They make excuses for their success or minimize their accomplishments. Commit to accepting compliments gracefully by offering a simple" thank you" when others acknowledge your work.

When to seek professional help
If despite your best efforts, you continue to feel like an impostor, seek professional help; a trained therapist can help you overcome impostor syndrome. If left unchecked, feeling like a fraud can lead to anxiety and depression.

Depression

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi

Being in a "blue mood" sometimes is a normal part of life. If you lose a loved one or are laid off from your job,it is natural to be sad. When you have depression symptoms because of a stress that has occurred in your life, it is called "situational depression." Most people recover from situational depression,although it may take a few days or sometimes even weeks.

However, when depression symptoms just won't go away and depression starts to interfere with your ability to function and live your life normally, this is called "clinical depression" or “major depression. Major depression is a serious illness that may last for weeks, months, or years. It is therefore crucial that you know the symptoms of depression, so you can seek help when they occur.

Symptoms of Depression: 10 Warning Signs

People with serious depression do not all have the same symptoms, but they may include:

Sadness. When feeling sad is a symptom of depression, it may include feeling hopeless and empty. You may find that no matter how hard you try, you just can't control your negative thoughts. You may find yourself crying for no obvious reason.

Guilt. People with severe depression may feel that they are worthless and helpless. They may even experience their depression as a sign of weakness, and can be overly self-critical.

Irritability. This depression symptom may cause you to feel angry, anxious, or restless. Men who are seriously depressed often express their depression through aggression or reckless behavior.

Mental symptoms. If you have trouble concentrating, making decisions, or remembering details, these could be symptoms of depression. People with depression may feel that their thought processes have slowed down.

Physical symptoms. People with depression often have aches and pains, headaches, or digestive problems that do not seem to have any other medical cause and do not respond to treatment.

Loss of energy. If you have depression, you may feel tired all the time. People with depression may feel that their physical abilities are slowed down.

Loss of interest. A common depression symptom is loss of interest in pleasurable activities like sex, hobbies, or social interactions. This may also show up as neglecting your responsibilities and your physical grooming.

Sleep changes. Waking up too early in the morning, not being able to fall asleep, or sleeping too much can all be symptoms of depression.

Appetite changes. Changes in eating habits due to depression can result in eating too much or too little. A weight gain or loss of more than 5 percent of your body weight in one month is one of the warning signs of depression. Some people experience a loss of interest in food, while for others food becomes a way of compensating for feelings of depression.

Suicidal thoughts. Having thoughts of harming yourself is a serious symptom of depression and always needs to be taken seriously. If you're thinking about suicide, you need to get help immediately.

Symptoms of Depression: No Shame or Weakness

If you have some of these classic symptoms of depression and the symptoms are severe and have lasted longer than a few weeks, you should seek help. The best place to start is with your doctor.

I feel fast heart beat at night and can not even sleep Taking few sleeping tablets at doctors recommendation. I feel fear and mouth dryness during such times. It started since 23rd june night onwards. I always get mentally shocked at such incidents. I feel extreme fear and panic. Kindly suggest me what to do. Only good thoughts helps me at such times But I am depressed because of this incident so at the time I feel more panic. B p 137/87 mg HB 95.

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I feel fast heart beat at night and can not even sleep
Taking few sleeping tablets at doctors recommendation.
I feel ...
It seems like you have an anxiety issues, which may have triggered due to some incidents. Consider these suggestions. -first, slow down. When we are anxious our thoughts race, our hearts pounds, our breathing accelerates. So at the first sign of it see what all you can do to intentionally slow things down. -anxiety lives in our minds and often manifests in the body that's why you are feeling dryness of your mouth, fast heart beats, racing thoughts etc. So take a few moments to connect with your five senses, it will help bring you back into the moment. -be mindful while doing simple tasks, like walking, eating, reading, cooking etc. Being mindful helps remind us we are in control of our choices. - be aware of your thought process. When you have a negative thought, ask yourself" is this thought true? chances are your worst fears are not the reality of what's happening. - be aware of your triggers. If you know your triggers, you can prepare soothing practices better. When the mind feels prepared, it's more at ease. Take care.
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Depression and Anxiety: Exercise Eases Symptoms!

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Depression symptoms often get better with exercising regularly. Here are some realistic tips to help you get started and stay motivated.

When you have anxiety or depression, exercise often seems like the last thing you want to do. But once you get motivated, exercise can make a big difference.

Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on anxiety, depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help reduce anxiety and improve mood.

How does exercise help depression and anxiety?

Regular exercise probably helps ease depression in a number of ways, which may include:

*Releasing feel-good brain chemicals that may ease depression (neurotransmitters, endorphins).

*Reducing immune system chemicals that can worsen depression.

*Increasing body temperature, which may have calming effects.

Regular exercise has many psychological and emotional benefits, too. It can help you:

  • Gain confidence. Meeting exercise goals or challenges, even small ones, can boost your self-confidence. Getting in shape can also make you feel better about your appearance.
  • Take your mind off worries. Exercise is a distraction that can get you away from the cycle of negative thoughts that feed anxiety and depression.
  • Get more social interaction. Exercise and physical activity may give you the chance to meet or socialize with others. Just exchanging a friendly smile or greeting as you walk around your neighborhood can help your mood.
  • Cope in a healthy way. Doing something positive to manage anxiety or depression is a healthy coping strategy. Trying to feel better by drinking alcohol, dwelling on how badly you feel, or hoping anxiety or depression will go away on its own can lead to worsening symptoms.

Tips for parenting your pre-teen How to stay close as kids move into adolescence

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Tips for parenting your pre-teen
How to stay close as kids move into adolescence

It's typically between the ages of nine and twelve that our cute, cuddly little children, once so willing to climb into our laps and share their secrets, suddenly want little or nothing to do with us. Your pre-adolescent is not the same person he was just a year or two ago. He has changed physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. He's developing new independence and may even want to see how far he can push limits set by parents.

What he may not know is that he needs you as much as ever, because a strong parent-child relationship now can set the stage for a much less turbulent adolescence. But it won't be easy, because you as a parent need to respect your child's need for greater autonomy in order to forge a successful relationship with this updated  version of your kid.

 Tips to help you keep the channels of communication open between you and your pre-teenand have a smoother transition into the teen years.

1. Don't feel rejected by their newfound independence. It's appropriate for kids this age to start turning away from their parents and relying more and more on friends, but parents can take their pre-teen's withdrawal as rejection. 

All too often parents personalize some of the distance that occurs and misinterpret it as a willful refusal or maybe oppositional behavior.

Beware of trying to force information out of a resistant tween. This is a time when children really start to have secrets from us, and parents who have a low tolerance for that transition  they want to know everything  can alienate their children by being too inquisitive. 

2. Set aside special time with your child. It's often tough to get pre-teens to open up and talk. Establishing a special period of one-on-one time once or twice a week that you spend with your tween, where you're providing undivided attention, and you're not working or texting at the same time,

In doing this you're not only improving your relationship, you're also teaching interpersonal skills that are going to be crucial in the future. that quality time is really key"

3. Try the indirect approach. When they were younger you could ask direct questions. How was school? how did you do on the test? now, the direct approach  carpet-bombing them with questions about school and their day  doesn't work. Suddenly that feels overwhelming and intrusive. And it's going to backfire.

You have to take the opposite approach and position yourself as mostly just a listener: if you actually just sit down, without questions, and just listen, you're more likely to get the information about your child's life that you're wanting.  this approach gives kids the message that this is a place where they can come and talk, and they have permission to say anything that they're thinking or feeling.  sometimes you'll be able to help and give advicebut don't try to step in and solve all their problems. Other times you'll just be there to empathize with how hard it is to deal with whatever they're going through.

4. Don't be overly judgmental. At this age your children are watching you very astutely to hear how judgmental you are. They are taking their cues on how you talk about other people's children, especially children that get into trouble  how that girl dresses, or that boy has good manners or bad manners. And they are watching and deciding whether you are harsh or critical or judgmental.

5. Watch what they watch with them. Beginning in middle school, watching the stuff that your child wants to watch with him and being able to laugh at it and talk about it is an important way to connect and to be able to discuss subjects that would otherwise be taboo. Don't get too intense in how you critique the values.

6. Don't be afraid to start conversations about sex and drugs. Sexual development is a big part of this age, and it's when we first start to see eating disorders arise, so these are key years for us to be building a strong foundation and giving them developmentally appropriate information.

They are going to be exposed to this stuff through their peer group. You want to provide them with information that is accurate, but you should do it in a way that isn't overwhelming. 

7. Don't overreact. 

We warns against being the mom or dad who, in a bad situation, makes things worse. The crazy parent amplifies the drama, throwing fuel on the pre-adolescent's already hyper-reactive flame. They make their kids more upset.

8. Don't be clueless  either. At the other extreme, don't be a parent who just ignores stuff" you risk seeming oblivious or unconcerned to kids.

When a teenager is caught hosting a party with alcohol, the clueless parent might say, oh, that's just kids getting drunk at a 10th grade party.' so kids watch their older siblings getting away with everything without consequences and they think, great, why would I tell them anything? why would I turn to them' 

9. Encourage sports for girls. Girls' self-esteem peaks at the tender age of 9 and then drops off from there, but research shows girls who play on teams have higher self-esteem. Girls on sports teams also tend to do better academically and have fewer body image issues.

In my experience, between girls who play team sports and girls who suffer less with low self-esteem because they are looking within and to other girls for their value, as opposed to looking to boys for validation. 

10. Nurture your boy's emotional side. one of the really hard things for boys at this age is that the messages from the culture about their capacity for love, real friendships, and relationships are so harmful to them. they say that anything to do with real feelings  love, sadness, vulnerability  is girly, therefore bad. 

At the very least parents should do everything they can to encourage boys to be sensitive and vulnerable at home, while at the same time acknowledging the reality that those traits might not go over well at school. 

Finding just the right balance with your tween probably won't be the easiest parenting job you've ever had. It will take some trial and error, but keeping the channels of communication open during these years is well worth the work you'll have to put in.

If you develop trust with pre-teens you can offer them a safe place to come back to no matter what happens in the new world they're inhabiting, and in doing that you'll also be setting the stage for a smoother adolescence.

Helping Your Child Cope With Fears

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Helping your child cope with fears

Childhood fears, such as fear of the dark, of monsters or of being left alone, are common, and most children outgrow them. But if your child has a persistent, excessive fear that's limiting his or her ability to function in daily life, talk to your doctor.

To help your child cope with fears:

Talk openly about fears. Don't trivialize the problem or belittle your child for being afraid. Instead, let your child know that you're there to listen and to help.

Don't reinforce phobias. Instead, take advantage of opportunities to help children overcome their fears. If your child is afraid of the neighbor's friendly dog, for example, don't go out of your way to avoid the animal. Instead, help your child cope when confronted with the dog. For example, you might offer to be your child's home base, waiting and offering support while your child steps a little closer to the dog and then returns to you for safety. Over time, encourage your child to keep closing the distance.

Model positive behavior. Because children learn by watching, you can demonstrate how to respond when confronted by something your child fears. You can first demonstrate fear and then show how to overcome the fear.

Time Managment

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Need stress relief?
Expand your stress management toolkit by mastering these strategies for coping with stress.

When we feel the effects of stress weighing us down, it's like lugging a backpack that's becoming heavier by the minute. Too much stress can make our journey through life difficult.

Happy events, such as a wedding, as well as unhappy events, such as overwork, can cause stress. When your stress level exceeds your ability to cope, you need to restore the balance by reducing the stressors or increasing your ability to cope or both. Try using these strategies.

Avoid

Believe it or not, you can simply avoid a lot of stress. Plan ahead, rearrange your surroundings and reap the benefits of a lighter load. 

Take control of your surroundings. Is the traffic insane? leave early for work or take the longer, less traveled route. Hate waiting in line at the corporate cafeteria? pack your lunch and eat at your desk or in a break room. 

Avoid people who bother you. If you have a co-worker who causes your jaw to tense, put physical distance between the two of you. Sit far away at meetings or walk around his or her cubicle, even if it requires some extra steps. 

Learn to say no. You have a lot of responsibilities and demands on your time. At a certain point, you cross the line between being charitable and being foolish. Turn down the neighborhood sports league. Pass on coaching t-ball. Those around you will appreciate more time with a relaxed you. And you'll have time to enjoy them, too.

Ditch part of your list. Label your to-do list with a's, b's and c's, according to importance. On hectic days, scratch the c's from your list. 
However, some problems can't be avoided. For those situations, try another technique. 

Alter

One of the most helpful things you can do during times of stress is to take inventory, then attempt to change your situation for the better.

Respectfully ask others to change their behavior. And be willing to do the same. Small problems often create larger ones if they aren't resolved. If you're tired of being the target of a friend's jokes at parties, ask him or her to leave you out of the comedy routine. In return, be willing to enjoy his or her other jokes and thank him or her for humoring you. 

Communicate your feelings openly. Remember to use" i" statements, as in" I feel frustrated by shorter deadlines and a heavier workload. Is there something we can do to balance things out" 

Manage your time better. Lump together similar tasks & group your phone calls, car errands and computer-related tasks. The reward of increased efficiency will be extra time. 

State limits in advance. Instead of stewing over a colleague's nonstop chatter, politely start the conversation with" i've got only five minutes to cover this"

panic attack

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Panic attacks

Panic attacks can be terrifying. These attacks stem from profound anxiety that can make your heart pound and your knees go weak. Panic attacks can make it difficult to catch your breath and can also cause chest pain and dizziness &acirc you may even think you're having a heart attack. A panic attack may only last a few minutes, but it can leave you feeling frightened and uneasy.

Understanding panic attacks

A panic attack and its symptoms of tremendous anxiety can strike suddenly, out of the blue. While a panic attack itself may be brief, it can lead to a lasting fear of having another episode. When panic attacks and the fear of having attacks occur repeatedly, people are said to have a panic disorder a type of anxiety disorder.


Fortunately, you don't have to live in fear of panic attacks. There are specific strategies you can use to help manage your anxiety and control your physical symptoms as well.

Panic attacks: how to take control

The best way to stave off future panic attacks is by learning how to control your anxiety so that if you do start to notice symptoms of a panic attack, you can calm your mind and body until the symptoms fade.

To gain control over panic disorder, it's important to learn and practice anxiety management techniques. Strategies that you can use to help you curb a panic attack include:

Breathing slowly and deeply. Anxiety can cause you to breathe very quickly, which makes both the mental and physical symptoms of a panic attack even worse. When you start to feel panicky, be sure to take slow, deep breaths to soothe your mind and body.

Stop and think. When your thoughts start spinning out of control, simply tell yourself to stop. Organize your thoughts and decide what you need to do to get yourself calm again.

Think positively. Push negative thoughts out of your mind, and remind yourself that you are in control. Think about times when you've been able to manage situations successfully and reduce anxiety.

Stand up for yourself. If you need to leave a situation, do so or tell someone you need to leave. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Allowing yourself to become more upset will not help if what you really need is to take a walk and blow off some steam.

Relax your muscles. Anxiety causes your entire body to tense up, so make a conscious effort to relax each muscle from your toes all the way up to your neck and face.

Don't wait for a panic attack to begin to try these techniques. It's important to use these strategies regularly and learn to manage your anxiety in gradual stages. As you become more confident that you can rein in a panic attack, you can walk out the door each day breathing easier.

Hello can you tell me I am afraid and fear every time after hearing fear stories I fell lonely how to overcome this situation Dr. please give me good answer.

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Hello can you tell me I am afraid and fear every time after hearing fear stories I fell lonely how to overcome this s...
Most adults don't get better on their own and may require some type of treatment. The goal of phobia treatment is to reduce your anxiety and fear and to help you better manage your reactions to the object or situation that causes them. Professional treatment can help you overcome your phobia or manage it effectively so you don't become a prisoner to your fears. Talking with a trained mental health professional can help you deal with your phobias. Several types of psychotherapy may be effective. Desensitisation or exposure therapy--focuses on changing your response to the object or situation that you fear and may be helpful for phobias. Gradual, repeated exposure to the cause of your phobia may help you learn to conquer your anxiety. For example, if you're afraid of elevators, your therapy may progress from simply thinking about getting into an elevator, to looking at pictures of elevators, to going near an elevator, to stepping into an elevator. Next, you may take a one-floor ride, then ride several floors and then ride in a crowded elevator. Cognitive behavioural therapy--involves exposure combined with other techniques to learn ways to view and cope with the feared object or situation differently. You learn alternative beliefs about your fears and the impact they have on your life. There's special emphasis on learning to develop a sense of mastery and control of your thoughts and feelings. Take care.
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