I Am Mentally Ill, I Am Also Proud

I Am Mentally Ill, I Am Also Proud

By Reham Barakat

Imagine if I could begin this article by stating outright: I am mentally ill and proud. I am proud because I have learned so much more from being privy to psychological ailments than from regular life experiences. I am proud because I have been able to understand the depths and pain of wishing to end […]

This UAE Initiative Is Helping Kids Overcome Their Fears of Reading Aloud with Dogs

This UAE Initiative Is Helping Kids Overcome Their Fears of Reading Aloud with Dogs

by Fadila Khaled

  Therapy dogs have been emotional supporters of humans since the beginning of time, but in modern days they’re used in hospitals, elder care facilities, prisons, and schools.   Dubai is launching a new program – Reading Dogs UAE – by the Animal Agency this October. The new initiative is aiming to help Dubai’s youngest […]

How to Help Your Child through the Divorce

How to Help Your Child through the Divorce

By Marwa Saadawi, child therapist at the Wellness Hub

  The impact of divorce on children can result in feelings of stress, sadness, anger and confusion. Each child will react differently, based on the child’s age, personality and the separation circumstances. With babies and toddlers, due to their limited cognitive abilities, they may experience nightmares, behavioral outbursts or have temporary regression in their developmental […]

8 Reasons You Should Travel Instead of Seeing a Therapist

8 Reasons You Should Travel Instead of Seeing a Therapist

Book you tickets and pack up whatever stuff you need. There’s a way out of your “misery” and it’s literally just a flight or two away. Make it happen and use your savings for travel instead of seeing a psychiatrist. Your call!     1. You Physically Distance Yourself from Your “Issue”   You are […]

Spa Review: More Than Just a Massage – A Spiritual Experience

Spa Review: More Than Just a Massage – A Spiritual Experience

  With all the stress and negativity life imposes on your body, mind and soul, your day can become so draining and exhausting that all you need is some sense of redirection to keep going. When we heard that Vital Integral Therapy, which involves non-traditional natural medicine sessions, was being held at the Four Seasons […]

10 Things I Learned, Loved and Hated About Going to Therapy

10 Things I Learned, Loved and Hated About Going to Therapy

By Yara Khairy

What is psychotherapy, you ask? It’s a therapeutic method of treating mental health issues by means of conversing with a psychologist or other mental health specialist. There are many things you learn as a patient going through psychotherapy. For example, you learn about your diagnosed condition, if any, how to best approach the issues you […]

Hope Floats: Floatation Therapy In Dubai

Hope Floats: Floatation Therapy In Dubai

It’s been a bit of a rough patch for me lately, having injured my back, yet again. Luckily, it’s only a muscular issue, however I really do feel like I know what it’s like to be 85 years old and unable to stand up straight from back pain. And man, am I majorly appreciating my […]

11 Misconceptions About Being A Therapist

11 Misconceptions About Being A Therapist

By Neveen Hashem

It’s a well known fact that going to therapy carries with it a heavy and burdensome stigma in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. A stigma so great, in fact, that it can often prevent people from seeking the help they need. And then there’s the practice of counseling itself. We all have […]

15 Reasons Why Traveling Is The Best Therapy

15 Reasons Why Traveling Is The Best Therapy

They say traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. I couldn’t agree more. To me, traveling is more of an occasional necessity than a luxury. Because the more I travel, the more I realize how much it can change the perception of a human being into one that’s more understanding, more compassionate […]

13 Reasons Your Best Friend is the Only Therapist You Need

13 Reasons Your Best Friend is the Only Therapist You Need

Having a best friend around is a way of knowing you’re not alone, that you’ll always have someone to face the world with. They’re your backbone, the person you constantly run to for every little ordeal and they make your life worthwhile by just being in it. Who needs a therapist when you have your best friend […]