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Intimacy is a journey - it is not a tangible thing. It takes place over time, is ever-changing and is not stagnant. In fact, any kind of stagnation in a relationship kills intimacy. Intimacy can also take many forms. One form of intimacy is cognitive or intellectual intimacy where two people ... Read More

Historically, researchers have argued that complicated grief is an expression of a major depressive disorder or an anxiety-based disorder that has been triggered by a specific loss. More recently, researchers have concluded that grief symptoms only partially overlap with symptoms of depression and other DSM-IV-TR categories, such as anxiety and post ... Read More

The General Adaptation Syndrome

General adaptation syndrome describes the body's short-term and long-term reaction to stress. Originally described by Hans De Solye in the 1920s, the general adaptation syndrome describes a three stage reaction to stress covering our initial reaction to the stressor, our resistance and adaptation to coping with the stressor and our ... Read More

By Allen Ivey, Mary Bradford Ivey, Carlos Zalaquett and Kathryn Quirk Source: Counseling Today Online

"Experiences, thoughts, actions and emotions actually change the structure of our brains. ... Indeed, once we understand how the brain develops, we can train our brains for health, vibrancy and longevity." — John J. Ratey,
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What are Ethics?

Ethics are a set of moral principles or rules of conduct for an individual or group. The term ethics comes from the Greek ethos meaning custom, habit or character. Ethics determine choices made. In counselling, ethics underpin the nature and course of actions taken by the counsellor. Counsellors and others in helping professions are ... Read More

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