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What My Therapist Taught Me About Being A Therapist

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What My Therapist Taught Me About Being A Therapist

“One thing I’ve realised in this process of therapy, is that one should really want to change, why else would we pay as well as experience the discomfort of going through it all? Therapy is not a very comfortable process!” I may have felt myself cringe when I heard my friend say this, but I'd be lying if I said that I didn’t relate with the statement. As a therapist, seeking out my own therapist and enrolling for therapy was a rather difficult process for me (a nod to my ingrained stigmatisation of therapy). I took the route of “handling...

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Can't Wrap them in Cotton Wool

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Can't Wrap them in Cotton Wool

One of my first internships was as a teaching assistant for special needs children. These kids were 5 years old and had an average of four to five break times during their day (as they most certainly should!) Lucky them, right? Although I honestly can’t say the same thing about my very first week there. Every time it was time for a break, I would feel concerned and jittery because someone would end up falling, crying, getting pushed or shoved. By the end of the day, it felt like almost all of them were a little injured in some way...

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The Three Things I Learnt From My First Job

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The Three Things I Learnt From My First Job

I always romanticised having a job. It would give me the independence that I always wanted; structure that would elevate my existence; a space that would finally help me become an adult.  My very first job might not have started off on the bang I was hoping for but I’d taken the plunge by committing to something I felt I was passionate about. I was thrilled to finally get into something that made me feel like an adult. In retrospect, it was a terrible offer, there was too much chaos within their terms, and a ton of red flags throughout...

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Out of Sight does not mean Out of Mind

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Out of Sight does not mean Out of Mind

The other day, I was sitting in an autorickshaw, stuck in traffic and supremely irritated because of the heat wave. But here’s the thing, when you are in an autorickshaw, you inadvertently observe everyone going on with their daily life. So naturally, even I was just observing when I noticed something odd. An underserved man, who was standing on the side of the road, seemed to be engaged in a heated conversation with himself while everyone else on the road was consciously avoiding him. It only got worse when people started giving him judgmental looks and pointed fingers at him...

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Is Our Free Time Really 'Free'?

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Is Our Free Time Really 'Free'?

Do I like reading? Better only read things that’ll help me with my work, so limit my reading to stuff that’s just related to psychology. Ironically, forcing myself to do that has now left me reading much less than I used to before. And all that ‘free time’ does not really feel like a breather anymore.

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