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Too many of my male friends, meditation sounds like airy-fairy alternative nonsense. Thus, they are either completely absorbed in it, including yoga mat, hipster beard and general air of enlightenment, or they shake a judgmental head while indulging in manlier-than-thou steaks and beer. So, what place can meditation have in our busy society? The cognitive, emotional and physical benefits of regular meditative practice are well-documented. Meditating for just 20 minutes
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Educated in England (B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology) and Hong Kong (Ph.D. Affective Neuropsychology), Dr. Terrighena employs an integrative approach to psychotherapy, bringing together well-established methods from West and East to improve well-being in a holistic way. These methods include elements from cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, and existential-humanistic ‘talk’ therapies as well as meditation and mindfulness. Her broad range of techniques and experiences direct her in identifying the unique needs of each client and
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Mindfulness can make you a stronger, more emotionally intelligent leader. Here’s how ‘People think they have to go off and meditate for 20 minutes a day to become mindful,” says Dr Esslin Terrighena, a Hong Kong-based psychologist who specialises in mindfulness among other disciplines. “Whereas in reality, mindfulness is simply focusing on the moment. It’s something you do constantly.” It’s also something that’s said to dramatically improve leadership skills. While mindfulness
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When it comes to breasts are you the guy who fancies a voluptuous, curvy rack, or are you more than satisfied with a handful? Your answer may reveal something about your sense of financial security, according to psychologist Esslin Terrighena. Evolutionary theorists suggest that the attractive value of boobs is rooted in their reflection of youth and fertility. Biologically speaking, sperm is cheap. While women spend nine months baking the metaphorical
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Our pursuit of money just might be making us addicts to the rush, says psychologist Esslin Terrighena. The successful man in Asia is always busy making more money to maintain his power, prestige and the freedom to do what he wants, when he wants. Money has become so intrinsically associated with our worldly pleasures that the mere concept of it will release our body’s own happy chemical, dopamine, into the reward centre
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We often assume that mental well-being simply means being happy, while mental stress means being sad. However, the range of mental health we can experience is significantly more complex. Suffering from mental stress can manifest in a wide variety of emotions and physical states. We may feel numb, fatigued, short-tempered or snappy. We may become impatient with the people we love or lose excitement in activities that we used to
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