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Do you hardly get any sleep no matter how tired you are?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, keep rolling in your bed, anxiously waiting for time to pass?

It is very common we have trouble sleeping at one time or another. Usually it’s due to stress, travel, illness, sadness, or other temporary interruptions to your normal routine. But if sleep problems occur regularly, you may be suffering from Insomnia.

Lack of sleep takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day. But you don’t have to resign yourself to sleepless nights. Addressing the underlying causes and making changes to your lifestyle, daily habits, and sleep environment can help to overcome sleep disorder and enjoy good night’s sleep again.

Welcome to our public talk: Sleep Soundly Again

Date : April 15th 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 10am – 11am

Fees : RM 60

Venue : International Psychology Centre

11-1 Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa,Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.

For registration please contact  Chloe: +603 2727 7434

Email : PsyCare@psychology.com.my

Blog: https://malaysiapsychology.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adultpsychology/

你看见一个可爱的男生跟他的朋友在另外一个餐桌上。这时候你对他有好感但却让自己陷入了两难:你要冒着被标签为“荡妇”的风险去跟他打招呼?还是试着跟他有眼神接触希望他能接受到讯息然后来跟你打声招呼,但你也要冒着他没有意识到你的讯息,对你没有兴趣,永远失去他的风险。

女生应该主动去接近男生吗?还是应该腼腆地传送女性讯息给男生,让男生去靠近她们?

这取决于你要什什么。你要与一个男生有忠诚长远的亲密关系,还是你只是纯粹与他要有性的关系而已?

男生喜欢那一个呢?

大部分男生会觉得主动接近他们的女生有一种难以置信的性感。他们喜欢充满自信、知道自己要什么和能表达自己的需求的女生。所以当你遇到你喜欢的男生,请毫不犹豫地去接近他,否则他将不会主动去接近你。

如果他没有采取任何行动,你也没有任何损失因为这个男生终究对你没有兴趣。他不要与你有一个你应得的对等关系。反而他当你是一个性对象。你可以继续对他玩女性游戏,当他有可能注意到你的时候传送讯息给他让他接近你。你可以展现你的乳沟,甩头发,抓住他的眼神,带有媚惑的笑容给他。但最终你得到的是一个把你当作性对象,而不是对你的个人特质有兴趣的男生。这只会为你未来的关系酝酿很大的麻烦,你最后只会落得用眼泪收场。因为当他满足了他的性需求后,他将会抛弃你追求下一个性对象。

所以你是没有什么好失去的。往你喜欢的男生的方向走去,如果他是你应得的男生他将会积极地回应你,这将会是一个美好关系的开始;如果他不是你应得的人,那么你已经把他筛选掉了,你大可继续往下一个可爱的男生前进,祝你好运!

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EVER WANT TO BE A SUPPORTIVE TEAMMATE OR AN EFFECTIVE LISTENER? 
We, International Psychology Centre provides a workshop: Counselling Skills at the Workplace, for you to learn how to be a better teammate and employee. This workshop is experiential and aimed at developing a strong foundation to be an effective therapeutic agent to help team members with various workplace issues. Being a strong therapeutic agents can also help you from achieving significant personal development!
This workshop also provides foundational education in:
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Empathy to people concern conceptualisation
  • Crisis Management
  • Different evidence based counselling techniques 
  • Developing counselling skills and understanding that support an orientation to wellness and prevention as desired counselling goals
The Primary Learning Modes of the workshop includes self-reflective writing, lecture, case studies, skills practice and small and large groups discussion.
To explore the secrets of being a supportive teammate, we share with you the effective ways to become a great therapeutic agent!

Public Workshop Details:

Date       :21st – 22nd February 2017

Time      : 10am-4pm

Venue    : International Psychology Centre Sdn. Bhd.

Speaker : Dr Edward Chan, Principal Consultant Psychologist

Fee           : RM 1,500 per person. [10% off for early bird_ENDS on 8th  Feb 2017]

For details, please call 03-27277434 or email to info@psychology.com.my or  visit www.psychology.com.my

Regards,

Sammy Sam

Supervised Psychologist

International Psychology Centre®

Being expressive can be very touching, most of us use verbal communication to express our feelings, thought to others. Language development can start from early childhood, even starting from the first year.

It is important for you to be concerned about the language development of your children. Knowing what’s “normal” and what’s not in language development can help you figure out if your child is right on schedule. Here’s some developmental norms may provide clues:

Before 12 months

Toddlers within one year old babbles rhythmically, copy some of the sounds and gestures of caregiver make; they play with making different sounds – for example, ‘aaieee’, ‘booo’, ‘ahh’ at varying pitches and volumes.

From 1 to 2 years

Children at this age begin to imitate and approximate sounds and words modeled by family members, and typically say two words sentences spontaneously. Most toddlers are saying about 20 words by 18 months and 50 or more words by the time they turn 2. By age 2, kids are starting to combine nouns and verbs simple sentences, such as “baby crying” or “Daddy smile”.

From 3 to 4 years

Kids at this age can make sentences length four to five words, they have about 1000 words vocabulary. They can tell what they did on that day, they know last name, name of street, even recall several nursery rhymes.

From 4 to 5 years

They have 1500 words vocabulary, they ask many question like “why” and “who”. As they grow their vocabularies are gaining, they are beginning to master basic sentences structure. They also can identify colors, shapes, and comprehend descriptive concepts (big versus little, for example).

Each child’s language development grows with different pace. At the age of two, about one in five children shows signs of having a language delay. Some of these children will catch up as they get older and some do not.

Your child might have language delay if you see some of the following signs in your children:

By 3 years old:

  • Seldom have eye contact
  • Not trying to communicate with you, particularly when they need help
  • Unable to say about 50 different words
  • has difficulty understanding simple verbal requests

Between 3 to 5 years old:

  • Does not understand prepositions or action words
  • Does not use at least 200 words
  • Does not ask for things by name

Language delay involves impaired comprehension or use of a spoken, written, or other symbol systems.  The disorder may involve: the form of language (phonology, morphology, and syntax), the content of language (semantics) or the function of language in communication (pragmatics). There can be a number of causes of language disorder. The most consistently reported risk factors include a family history of speech and language delay, male sex, premature birth, and low birth weight. It most often co-occur with Autism Spectrum Disorder which is linked with heavy metal toxicity, leaky gut or gut dysbiosis and a signature of genetic mutations.

Assessment

A psychologist will be able to conduct the psychological test such as Phonological Test, Dyslexia Test, Pragmatic Language Test and Cognitive or IQ test to diagnose the specific language and other disorder.

Psychologists also trained in PsychoNutritional medicine and therapy such as Dr. Edward Chan, the principal consultant child psychologist at ChildPsych, Centre for Child Psychology of the International Psychology Centre who was accredited by the Amen clinics led by the world renowned psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, can also conduct mental health lab tests including heavy metal toxicity hair analysis, leaky gut urine test, gut dysbiosis stool test and saliva gene tests after the confirmed language disorder diagnoses.

Intervention

Please seek evaluation if you suspect your child has language delay. According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), 200 studies have found that 70 percent preschool children show improvement after treatment. The treatment include:

  • Individual speech therapy: A psychologist trained in speech therapy such as those at the Child Psychology Centre at the International Psychology Centre will interact with a child by playing and talking, using pictures, books, objects, or ongoing events to stimulate language development. This can help the child to build his vocabulary and improve his grammar.
  • Psychotherapy: If your child has emotional difficulties as a result of language issues, you might want to consider psychotherapy.
  • PsychoNutritional Therapy: If your child has heavy metal toxicity, leaky gut or gut dysbiosis their language delay symptoms will drastically improve once these causes have been treated especially if they get treated before the age of 7 according McCandless, psychiatrist and author of Children with starving Brains; a medical treatment guide to Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Parents are an extremely important part of their child’s therapy program. There are ways you can help your child’s oral language skills at home:

  • Communicate with your child as much as you can: During infancy, sing and play lots of music. Spend a lot of time to communicate with your child, talk about what you see when you’re driving in the car or at the supermarket.
  • Read to your child. Make reading an interactive experience with discussing the book’s pictures, and let your child make up a new ending or act out the story with puppets. Later, let your child point to recognizable pictures and try to name them. Then move on to nursery rhymes, which have rhythmic appeal.
  • Ensure that you do not have heavy metals toxicity before you conceive by doing a heavy metal toxicity hair test because toxic heavy metal can be passed directly to your fetus.

Whatever your child’s age, recognizing and treating problems early on is the best approach to help with speech and language delays. With proper therapy and time, your child will likely be better able to communicate with you and the rest of the world.

 

This article is contributed by Psychologists and PsychoNutritional Therapists at ChildPsych, Centre for Child Psychology of the International Psychology Centre.

Address: 11-1, Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2727 7434

Email: info@psychology.com.my

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Greetings from the International Psychology Centre!

There will be a free preview of 1 hour for the International Certification Course – Child Psychotherapy by ChildPsych™, Centre for Child Psychology which held at International Psychology Centre®, 11-1 Wisma Laxton , Jln Desa, Tmn Desa, 58100 KL on 27th June 2015.

Psychotherapy refers to a variety of techniques and methods used to help children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behavior. Although there are different types of psychotherapy, each relies on communications as the basic tool for bringing about change in a person’s feelings and behaviors.

During the class, we will guide you to understand and help those children with Anxiety, Autism, Dyslexia, Depression, Conduct  Disorder and so on.

This course is accredited by Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP).

For more information on Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP), please kindly visit the following link: http://malaysianpsychotherapy.net/

International Certification Course – Details:

Date:27th June 2015

Time: 10am-1pm

For details, please call 03-27277434 or email to info@psychology.com.my or  visit www.psychology.com.my

Regards,

Reenusha

Supervised Psychologist

International Psychology Centre®

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Greetings from the International Psychology Centre!

There will be a free preview of 1 hour for the International Certification Course – Child Psychological Assessment by ChildPsych™, Centre for Child Psychology which held at International Psychology Centre®, 11-1 Wisma Laxton , Jln Desa, Tmn Desa, 58100 KL on 20th June 2015.

The course will teach the participants how to understand children’s normal and abnormal emotions, behaviors and thinking.Participants will learn how to help children to develop healthily.

This course is accredited by Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP).

For more information on Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP), please kindly visit the following link: http://malaysianpsychotherapy.net/

International Certification Course – Details:

Date:20th June 2015

Time: 10am-1pm

For details, please call 03-27277434 or email to info@psychology.com.my or  visit www.psychology.com.my

Regards,

Reenusha

Supervised Psychologist

International Psychology Centre®

Tim, a 12-year old boy was referred to the Malaysia Psychology Centre (www.Psychology.com.my) for counseling by his counselors and psychologist rather than psychiatrist trained to assess any ADHD/autistic/dyslexic and aggressive symptoms for various behavioral and attitudinal problems in school. Tim was an enigma in a sense. At home, he was extremely well behaved and obedient. He would do as he was told and did not display any form of rebellious or deviant behavior. He was all-round ‘good boy’. However, when he was at school, his behavior took a 180 degree swing and he was the menace of the school. He was always bullying the other children, regardless of whether they were younger or older than him and he was always extremely disruptive in the classroom. He would make rude remarks when the teacher was conducting a lesson or he would disturb some of the other more studious students who were paying attention, all just to disrupt the ongoing class. Finally, when the teacher did not know how else to tackle this problem, she reported his behavior to his parents. This caused his parents a great deal of concern as he was such a good boy at home. So, they decided to bring him in to ChildPsych, the Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents Psychology at the Malaysia Psychology Centre to receive some form of psychological treatment, possibly in the form of counseling.

Counselors at the Malaysia Psychology Centre (ww.psychology.com.my) first conducted the initial assessment session which was conducted over two separate therapy sessions, the parental interview and the child observation session respectively. The purpose of these sessions was to allow the counselors at the Malaysia Psychology Centre to successfully gather enough information regarding Tim, in order to be able to make the best possible assessment of the problem that Tim was facing. Thus, based on all the information that was successfully gathered in these two sessions, counselors at the ChildPsych, the Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents Psychology at the Malaysia Psychology Centre were able to make an assessment of the root cause of the problem that Tim was facing. Based on all the information gathered through these two sessions, it seemed that the root cause of the problem was the fact that Tim did not feel it was safe to express his frustration, dissapointments and anger at home, so he vented it out on his peers and teachers in school , the only place that he felt it was safe to do so. He was afraid that if he were to vent out his emotions at home, his parents would not love him or consider him as their son anymore. Thus, in order to tackle this, the counselors worked on helping Tim rebuild this trust and security in his family, thus allowing him to vent out and express his emotions at home as well in a healthy productive manner. This was achieved through a intensive 12 session therapy program which was also supplemented by a biochemically specific brain nutritional therapy program.

In counseling psychology, as well as other social and behavioral sciences, aggression refers to behavior between members of the same species that is intended to cause humiliation, pain, or harm. Ferguson and Beaver (2009) defined aggressive behavior as “Behavior which is intended to increase the social dominance of the organism relative to the dominance position of other organisms”. Predatory or defensive behavior between members of different species is not normally considered “aggression.” Aggression takes a variety of forms among humans and can be physical, mental, or verbal. Aggression differs from what is commonly called assertiveness, although the terms are often used interchangeably among laypeople, e.g. an aggressive salesperson. There are two broad categories of aggression. These include hostile, affective, or retaliatory aggression and instrumental, predatory, or goal-oriented Both of these can be classified under Relational aggression. Reactive relational aggression (hostile, affective, retaliatory) is used in response to feeling attacked, threatened, or mad. Usually the person who exhibits this type of aggression feels provoked to do so. Instrumental relational aggression (predatory, goal-oriented) is used in order for an individual to get what they want. Empirical research indicates that there is a critical difference between the two, both psychologically and physiologically. There has been some links between those prone to violence and their alcohol use. Those who are prone to violence and use alcohol are more likely to carry out violent acts.

 

By practicing suggestions mentioned above for a few weeks, Tim was able to make a drastic improvement in his behavior. The frequency and severity of his acting out behaviors in school among his teachers and peers severely decreased and he was able to have a progressively more open relationship with his family.

 

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