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Here’s How You Can Attend To Your Uncomfortable Emotions

Imagine if one morning you woke up with excruciating pain in your right knee; so unbearable that you were unable to move off your bed. Your first thought would be to immediately visit a doctor along with someone. No resistance. Imagine if one morning you woke up with immense sadness in your heart; so unbearable that you […]

Why Crying Is Good For You

Letting a tear or two roll down isn’t so bad. Let’s see why! Crying Makes You Feel Good/Light Ever felt lighter after crying for some good amount of time? That’s because when you cry, the body releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, otherwise known as endorphins. These feel good hormones relieve you of both physical and […]

What Do You Know About Learned Helplessness? (II)

In the previous part, we defined learned helplessness – it occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to aversive stimuli, that it cannot avoid or escape. Eventually, the animal will stop making any efforts to improve the situation, making itself believe that it has no control over the stimulus. Even when the animal is presented […]

How To Help Students Cope With Exams Anxiety

Exam anxiety can be described as a nervous feeling that is excessive in nature and is likely to interfere with a student’s ability to perform. Its symptoms can be broken down into three broad categories – physical (headache, nausea, sweating, shallow breathing), behavioural (pacing, fidgeting) and cognitive (going blank, negative self talk). While the educational […]