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Intrinsic motivation as a source of vitality?

Intrinsic motivation as a source of vitality?

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“Vitality management is provided for organizations that have a vision”. A quote from Pauline van Dorssen coach of “Vital people in a vital organization”. This is a new successful training (NIP). Positive psychology and the use of vitality are central. The interest of both Occupational and Organizational Psychologists and Occupational Health Psychologists is high: all groups are full. In addition, the same question arises from organizations. They need advice and coaching in the field of vitality.

To know more, here is the original article in dutch language: Artikel_De Psycholoog_lisa van der Heijden

Written by Lisa van der Heijden, Clinical Psychologist.

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Hong Kong Murder Trial – Understanding ‘Diminished Responsibility’

Hong Kong Murder Trial – Understanding ‘Diminished Responsibility’

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As harrowing details of the British banker murder trial emerge, the media have shone a spotlight on his mental health and use of the ‘diminished responsibility’ defence. Here is a short introduction to the concept of ‘diminished responsibility’ and the role that forensic mental health experts may play in this trial written by Leeran Gold, Psychologist in our Forensic Service.

To read more:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hong-kong-murder-trial-understanding-diminished-leeran-gold?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish

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Confidentiality, Consent and Landmark Litigation.

Confidentiality, Consent and Landmark Litigation.

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Following a landmark case that ordered all privileged medico-legal reports to be struck off the record, the High Court of Singapore has set a new precedent in applying litigation privilege in criminal cases. Here are 3 key takeaways for forensic mental health professionals following the case written by Leeran Gold, Psychologist in our Forensic Service.

To read more:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/confidentiality-consent-landmark-litigation-leeran-gold?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

At Promises Healthcare, we are committed to helping you through your journey to recovery. Discover a new life, away from addiction and find renewed hope. Please contact our clinic on: +65 6397 7309 or email: clinic@promises.com.sg for inquiries and consultations.

CAN SEX BE A REAL ADDICTION?

CAN SEX BE A REAL ADDICTION?

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Loved ones struggle to believe that sex can be a real addiction. Isn’t it simply bad behavior and selfishness? Isn’t it just a lack of self-control? Surely serial infidelity is a moral failing and should be punished? Those suffering from compulsive sexual behavior are also confused. It’s not like drugs or alcohol – which are not things that you need. Sex is like food – we all want and need it. Sufferers are often exasperated. “I love my wife and my family. They are the most important part of my life. I can’t live without them. But the thought of losing them just doesn’t seem to stop me. I can’t figure out why. It’s so crazy!”

Compulsions are defined in many ways – but there is a common thread. When a person is bonded to compulsive behavior: their life is unmanageable, and they cannot stop. What does that look like for sexual compulsion? Here is a checklist. Is the person about to lose or have they already lost their job? Their marriage? Their children? Their health (e.g. an STD)? Their finances? And are they still acting out anyway? Are they isolated from their friends? Do they want to act out rather than spend time with their spouse or children? Do they stop hobbies and sports? Do they lie? Cheat? Deny? Justify? Rationalize and minimize – even about the most trivial things? Do spend most of their time obsessing about acting out? When they are not acting out: are they anxious? Fearful? Jumpy? Depressed? Sleepless? Restless? Angry and snappy? Distracted and distant? Aloof and tearful? Do they appear to drink more? Smoke more? Eat more junk food? Or lose interest in eating? Do they go back to using sex to deal with all these things? If the answer to more than one question is “yes” – there may be a problem.

Sex addiction is as real as the suffering it causes. But there is good news! It is manageable and it is treatable. Professionals and self-groups can help. If you are suffering or know others to be suffering, there is hope. At Promises Healthcare, we are committed to helping you through your journey to recovery. Discover a new life, away from addiction and find renewed hope. Please contact our clinic on: +65 6397 7309 or email: admin@promises.com.sg for inquiries and consultations.

Written by: Andrew da Roza – Psychotherapist, Promise Healthcare Pte. Ltd.:

CAN I EVER DRINK AGAIN?

CAN I EVER DRINK AGAIN?

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If you are struggling with alcohol you may ask: “Will I ever be able to have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner? Do I need to stop drinking forever?”
The answer is not a mystery. How many times have you managed to stop at two drinks recently? How did that happen? What was different about those times compared with the times that lead to binges? What enable you to stop? Did anyone help? What was happening in your lives at the time when you stopped? What were you thinking and feeling at that time? Can you replicate this in future? Would something prevent you? On a scale of 1 to 10, how willing are you to stop at two drinks? On a scale of 1 to 10, how confident are you that you can do it? The answer to these and other questions will help you find out whether you can drink again. And, if so, how much.

At Promises Healthcare, we are committed to helping you through your journey to recovery. Discover a new life, away from addiction and find renewed hope. Please contact our clinic on: +65 6397 7309 or email: admin@promises.com.sg for inquiries and consultations.


Written by: Andrew da Roza – Psychotherapist, Promise Healthcare