EMDR – A Way Out from Trauma

Trauma is a fact of life but if left untreated, it can greatly impair the way a person functions in their day-to-day life. One of the ways in which trauma can be addressed is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a type of exposure therapy, which enables the client to recall traumatic memories in a safe and controlled environment. EMDR therapy allows the client to reprocess traumatic memories and live life more fully.

Does Covid-19 Threaten Mental Health, As Well?

Covid-19 affects our health in more than one way but until recently, there was no evidence of its psychological impact. A new study suggests that people who beat the new infection are at a higher risk than the general population of experiencing serious mental health problems like anxiety, depression and insomnia.

5 Important Things to Learn on World Mental Health Day

Marking World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2020 is more important than it has ever been before. This year has brought on various challenges, some of which have contributed to higher levels of mental health problems. To mark the day, we have put together a list of important mental health facts.

How Is Depression Different from Feeling Sad?

Is a person just sad or are they suffering from clinical depression? Many Singaporeans cannot make the difference and they’re not alone. Globally, depression is often underestimated, which can have serious consequences.

Ways to Utilise Art as a Form of Self-Care During Challenging Times

At challenging moments like the present coronavirus pandemic, we need to put more emphasis on self-care than ever before. Certain practices have established themselves as mental health improvement staples. Art is one of them and here are several ways anyone can rely on it.

Getting Caught Up In Your Emotions And Cannot Seem to Get Out?

Feelings can be signals trying to get us to pay attention to something we need, something we are not tending to. In fact, the root meaning of ‘psychotherapy’ in Greek is ‘tending to the soul’.

Building Emotional Resilience To Cope With Stress

Politicians and psychologists in Singapore have been highlighting the role of emotional resilience in coping with the COVID-19 crisis. But what exactly is emotional resilience, and can you really learn to adapt to adversity? Let’s find out

The Anti-Depression Benefits of Art Therapy During Social Isolation

Psychologists from all parts of the world have expressed concerns about the way in which social distancing is impacting mental wellbeing. The risk of depression is high in quarantined individuals but could something be done to manage the problem? Art therapy is emerging as one of the viable therapeutic choices.

Principal Consultant Psychologist Sue Anne Nummela Discusses Dating Abuse

Many people believe that abuse has to be violent and outspoken. In relationships, however, abuse often occurs in much subtler forms. The following Straits Times article presents an interesting study on love becoming abusive, as well as a psychological analysis of the situation by Adelphi principal consultant psychologist Sue Anne Nummela.

Fussy Eating or a Serious Medical Problem Commentary by SUE ANNE NUMMELA

Fussy Eating or a Serious Medical Problem: Our Psychologist Sue Anne Nummela Shares Insight

The eating habits of a child can change significantly in time. There will be aversion to some foods, there will be fussy eating and temper tantrums. Fussy eating, however, can be mistaken for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, which is a serious psychological issue.