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Counselling

5 Communication and interviewing skills in counseling

Counselors and Psychotherapists use the skills of the interview in the early phases of their work. Without solid interviewing skills, it is difficult to become a Counselor or a Psychotherapist. This blog revolves around communication and interviewing skills and their importance in counseling.  The ethical...

Counselling

5 Communication barriers and brainstorming activities

This blog post revolves around the importance and basics of communication and activities to remove communication barriers.  Basics of Communication The basics of communication include: Taking turns and being empathetic during the conversationUsing respectful vocabulary and keeping the conversation as healthy as possiblePracticing in a...

Counselling

Communication drawing activities examples (Top 5)

This blog consists of the basics, importance, and benefits of communication followed by the various examples of drawing communication activities that you could try to enhance aspects of your personal, social and professional life. What is communication? Communication is the exchange of information through means...

Counselling

7 Child Art Therapy Activities

In this article, we will look at 7 fun child art therapy activities. This article also explores the benefits of art therapy for children. Child Art Therapy Activities Postcard ActivityDraw MandalasMake Nature ArtMake CollagesCreate A Safe PlaceMask Making ActivityCreate A Magazine Collage Postcard Activity Almost...

Counselling

Close Ended Questions (5 Types of Close Ended Questions)

In this article, we will look at closed ended questions in detail. This article also explores the various types of closed ended questions along with examples, and their advantages and disadvantages What are Closed-ended Questions? Closed-ended questions are those that can only be answered with...

Counselling

Best communication exercises for couples (Best 11)

In this blog, we will discuss the Best communication exercises for couples and answer the question “why is effective communication among couples crucial for their relationship?”  We will also look into a list of exercises that can help you improve your communication with your partner...

Workplace wellbeing

Communication exercises for teams (Top 5)

This blog focuses on the importance of communication in teams and the various communication exercises for teams that can help in enhancing team performance and productivity in the workplace.   Some communication exercises for teams are: Feedback using ‘I’Blindfold gameBack to back drawingTruths and liesCard pieces...

Counselling

Confidence building games for students (Top 5)

This blog focuses on the importance of confidence and the various confidence-building games suitable for students in an academic setting. Confidence building games for students Proud of me Talent show‘I am’ activityI am afraid to but The flipbook of mistakesSentence completion  Confidence is the belief and positive...

Counselling

The Technique of Confrontation in Counseling

This blog post will run us through the importance and need of confrontation in counseling. The skill of confrontation can be used in counseling to enable clients to examine their narratives and identify discrepancies between their verbal and non-verbal communication. This can be in relation...

Mental health resources

Why Do Brothers And Sisters Look Different?

In this article, we will explore why brothers and sisters look different. This article explores how environmental factors and genetic makeup play a role in siblings having different appearances. This article will help you understand why you look so different from your brothers and sisters....

Happiness

My Mind Doesn’t Feel Right (3 reasons why)

In this article, we will look at why your mind doesn’t feel right and what may be the cause behind it.  Why Does Your Mind Not Feel Right Brain Fog Have you settled down to finish a task or attempted to concentrate at work and...

Happiness

I Need Someone To Talk To About My Problems

In this article, we will talk about why you need to talk to someone about your problems and why it is so important to speak up. This article also explores the benefits of talking about your problems and who you can turn to when you...