Can I Change?

Can I Change?

By Clinical Psychologist, Sarit Swisa This is a question that I think inevitably many people are faced with at one time or another during their lives. The fear that change simply isn’t possible could arise for example, for that person who has been ‘planning’ to lose...
The Marshmallow Effect –Mastering Self-control

The Marshmallow Effect –Mastering Self-control

By Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist & founder of PsychMatters™ In the late 1960’s a Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed “The Marshmallow Experiment” on pre-schoolers to demonstrate the importance of delayed gratification. These children were...
Enhancing Your Relationships with Love Languages

Enhancing Your Relationships with Love Languages

By Sarit Swisa – Clinical Psychologist One of the key outcomes of a successful relationship intervention is increased empathy.  Empathy is defined as the ability to share or understand the feelings of another. Of course, this is only successful where followed by...
How to Talk so your Children will Listen

How to Talk so your Children will Listen

As psychologists we see so many parents who lament, “He just doesn’t listen”, or “I‘ve tried everything; timeout, taking away things, even hitting her and she doesn’t care, nothing changes.” “He goes berserk over the littlest thing, like I’m trying to kill him.” Being...
Childhood stress

Childhood stress

As caretakers we tend to view the world of our children as fun-filled and carefree, as they don’t have debts to worry about, school fees to pay, a demanding boss, or difficult in-laws to contend with! The truth is that children today do feel stress and many are...
The meaning of loss and grief

The meaning of loss and grief

By Sheethal Behari, Clinical Psychologist at PsychMatters Centre People expect one to grieve following the death of a loved one, however grief occurs in other circumstances as well. Loss can be defined in so many ways. Sometimes an event occurs and is not recognised...

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