Dr. Kaili Chen

The Pet Effect

In the last several months, the world has gone through a collective trauma regarding COVID-19. Most countries went into some form of lockdown. Many people were separated from family and friends, while others lived the nightmare of being trapped with their abuser with no possibility of escape. Health care workers on the frontlines have been

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Jill Carroll

“Recognition and Acknowledgement are often the missing elements in people’s interactions with each other” (Gilbert & Shmukler, 1996).

Globally we are experiencing challenging times, people may feel invisible as they remain isolated, discriminated against, separated from loved ones, restrictions placed upon them.

I want to share something with you that may seem simple in concept yet has a profound impact on our wellbeing and others. What I would like to share is a Transactional Analysis concept called the Stroke Economy, developed by the Psychotherapist Claude Steiner.

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Malin Rigneus

How to increase your self-esteem

Are you concerned about others’ opinions of you? Do you refrain from standing in the spotlight at work or avoid expressing your beliefs? Perhaps you engage in people pleasing? As a result, these actions might lead you to achieve less than what you are capable off. Self-esteem is sometimes referred to as self-worth or self-respect.

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Lora Lee

Strengthening Family Bonds Under Lock Down

Due to the current pandemic, many families are experiencing significant disruptions in their daily lives which is causing an increase in feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and exhaustion. There is a lot of uncertainty as to when schools will finally resume and when it is safe for children to begin re-engaging in the world.  Whilst our

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Dr. Tess Browne

Psychological Gardening

Imagine your life as a garden. All your negative and unhelpful emotions, thoughts, thinking and behavioural patterns are the weeds. Your more adaptive, healthy perspectives, emotional reactions and behaviours are the flowers. No garden is ever free of weeds. Psychological therapy can help you dig up the weeds and nurture your flowers into full bloom.

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Dr. Sharmeen Shroff

Why we hate uncertainty and what we can do about it?

The last few months have proven to be extremely challenging for Hong Kong; first with the political protests and now with the outbreak of the Coronavirus.  We are living in unpredictable times, politically, economically and more recently with our physical health concerns.   As a rule, humans prefer certainty to uncertainty. Our ability to understand,

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Free Covid-19 Mental Health Self Help Guide

In March 2020, the Covid-19 Mental Health Relief Committee (made up of therapists from Central Minds), partnered with Mind HK to launch the Covid-19 Mental Health Relief Scheme, offering short term pro-bono mental health support to individuals in need.

As the pandemic continues and mandatory quarantine requirements and restrictions are continuously changing, we have now created a self help guide for individuals to work through at their own pace.

The guide, developed by our clinicians in partnership with Mind HK, includes several self help tools and strategies to guide you in managing your mental health during the pandemic and whilst in quarantine.

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