New Riverston School Dubai Set to Tackle Bullying Head On

The new school will focus its attention on unsettled children and implement its highly successful educational model from the UK, catering for Dubai parents The new Riverston School Dubai, due to open in September, will tackle the issue of bullying head-on, following on from recent announcements during the past two months by the Knowledge and Human …

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Michael Phelps – I Didn’t Want to be Alive

It was in 2014, following a second drink-driving charge and a six-month suspension from USA Swimming, that Michael Phelps started to talk. It wasn't easy at first. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist had suffered a downward spiral that had got so bad he confined himself to one room for five days. But talking has helped …

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Little Ninjas at Dubai Sports World

Looking for a fun-filled, safe adventurous activity for your kids this summer? Dubai Sports World has got you covered! Kids can jump, skip and hop away at the Ninja Warriors Course, specially designed for the younger warriors, at Dubai Sports World. Comprised of a mixture of fun bridges, crossings, and obstacles, your children (ages 3 and …

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‘It’s Time to Change’ with Just Be’s self-care campaign

Just Be gives back to the community by bringing new perspectives to holistic wellbeing    In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the happiest city on earth, Just Be launches a self-care campaign on …

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Phantom Acceptance of Mental Labels

With a large number of ‘mental illnesses’ enlisted in the DSM, differentiation between bad habits that have turned into destructive behaviours and actual diseases has been lost. Plus, the DSM does not tackle the chicken-egg dynamic, portraying certain ‘illnesses’ to have been caused solely by genetics and biochemical imbalances, which may not necessarily be the case. David Bailey, a hypnotherapist and life coach at SOAS believes that “…science mixed with the pseudo-science of psychology has also had some detrimental effects in perpetrating popular misconceptions. The idea that something like depression, anxiety or a phobia is an actual “thing” like a stomach ulcer. Rather than a conceptual framework for describing a manifestation of thought is, in [his] opinion, problematic.”

Therapy in a Journal

Expressive writing can be described as an activity that expresses “major upheavals” in one’s life. It is writing that directly comes out from our innermost insecurities and it usually does not reflect on the events that take place but rather on one’s feelings and thoughts about these events. It is a type of writing specially used as a tool for stress management. Rather than repressing emotions such as anger and hostility, people can reflect their feeling through writing and therefore ventilate the negativity that comes in tandem.  Simple examples of expressive writing would be keeping a diary or a daily journal.