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Does experience happen only when the brain gets sensory stimuli (sight, sound, taste, smell, touch) or for experience to happen does it have to undergo some other complex process? A newborn infant is alarmed by certain sounds but with passage of time understands that there is no danger associated with it. Hundreds of such stimuli bombard our senses daily but as we grow up we now have a repertoire of past experiences… Read More

A stress less life is yet to be constituted. All of us have experienced it thus far and regardless of how effectively we manage stress, we continue to experience it in some form. Amongst predominant reasons for causal aspects relating to stress these days, occupational stress i.e. burnout, work & finance related stress and relationship stress tops the charts. The structure of life is such that one has to get up and… Read More

Human beings are endowed with the capacity to construct language and also be the beneficiary of its immensity in terms of construing meaning out of it as well as establishing an acceptable code of communication in which the society can cohere. In addition to the capacity to laugh, the ability to use language discerns us from animals and other species. Through language we can express our needs, emotions, deeper feelings, imaginations, ideas,… Read More

June 25th 2009, Michael Jackson suffered cardiac arrest due to acute Propofol and Benzodiazepine intoxication at his home in LA. When his physician Dr. Conrad Murray found him, he wasn’t breathing and had a feeble pulse. He was later pronounced dead at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre. Coroner’s report stated that he died from a combination of drugs, the anesthetic Propofol and the anxiolytic (inhibits anxiety) Lorazepam. Traces of other less significant… Read More

Clients come for therapy as something in their present circumstance has become unbearable for them. Trauma and grief induced by bereavement, loneliness, terminal illness, past constraints, suicidal tendencies, sexual abuse, psychotic manifestations and so forth are a few amongst the concerns they bring. Client’s perception of the insurmountability of their feelings hinders their state preservation hence they seek help. Jean-Paul Sartre states that ‘The situation alone does not cause the revolution; it… Read More

Exultation, humour, celebration, enthusiasm, assertion, arguments, debates, fights, annoyance, bragging, any of these aspects, men can express with startling immediacy but when it comes to sharing emotions and feelings, they experience a change in composition.    To a woman, sharing her feelings isn’t burdensome in fact she must vent it out to attain equilibrium from the causal stress else it will manifest in her social behaviour. Women, even if they meet strangers, are… Read More

An inquest to define happiness elicits the following words from different people; well-being, satisfaction, cheerfulness, high spirits, merriment, laughter, blissful, financial security, great health, relationships and so on. Our respective profession also provides us immense sense of happiness. Pavarotti was happy when he was in operatic singing. His famous last words ‘I believe that a life lived for music is an existence spent wonderfully, and this is what I’ve dedicated my life… Read More

Corporate anxiety, deadlines, target pressures, multiplicity of tasks, sales quotas, incessant travel, long hours of work, RFP & project milestones and similar push oriented indulgences put inordinate demand over one’s time. There are various pressures, many of which are self-induced but at what stage of buckle is it construed as a burnout. We experience the above daily and keep rationalizing to ourselves that it is part of the career choice made by us… Read More

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