You can probably guess from the name what second hand stress is. It’s when others around you are feeling stressed and then your stress levels start to go up.Read full article
Articles categorised 'Psychology'
Why we all need to know a little about trauma
A few years ago, British television presenter Piers Morgan dismissed Lady Gaga’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He said that only if you’ve been to war, that you’re allowed to use that term. As a psychologist, I affirmatively call bullshit on that.Read full article
How I’m navigating the latest 2021 (soft) lockdown in Singapore differently
A few weeks ago, we launched into a soft lockdown. Despite our border control measures, policing the wearing of masks, and a vaccination program, community cases increased again. Ironically, in the wake of being complimented by global bodies for our COVID-19 resilience.Read full article
The secret to avoiding burnout? Indulge a little
This May, burnout was officially recognised by the World Health Organisation. Whilst my colleagues and I thought “It’s about time!”, it was a step in affirming that you’re neither weak nor alone if you’ve burnt out or are teetering on the brink.Read full article