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Enjoy collection of articles on various physical and mental health topics, by our team of experts.

ان الفشل في الاختبارلا يعنى نهاية الحياة

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ان الفشل في الاختبارلا يعنى نهاية الحياة    تتحدث د . مروة عبد الحميد معالج نفسي ب lifeworks  عن… Read more

روشتة د. مروة عبد الحميد معالج نفسي

by Dr.Marwa Abd El Hamid

روشتة د. مروة عبد الحميد معالج نفسي  إن المشاعر التي نحصل عليها خلال رمضان لا يفترض أن تكون… Read more

Diabetes in the Holy Month of Ramadan.

DIABETES IN RAMADAN SHOULD I FAST OR NOT? According to statistics in 2019 UAE population was around… Read more

Know why taking care of your mental health is equally important as physical health.

by Iva Vukusic

A holistic approach to disbalance and wellbeing. It is an ancient wisdom that only a healthy mind… Read more

ATOPY

by Dr Nafeesa Alwathaifi

Atopy refers to the genetic tendency to develop allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis, asthma and atopic… Read more

5 Things you should know before bringing your child to a counsellor

by Sneha John

Suppose you are considering therapy for your child and are quite skeptical whether he/she will even try.… Read more

The flu season is here!

by Dr Khadijatou Aboulmaali M. Sid Ahmed

Is it safe to give cough and cold medicine to our children? Cough can be troublesome, especially… Read more

Prevention is Better Than Cure .. Get Your Child Vaccinated ..

by Dr Khadijatou Aboulmaali M. Sid Ahmed

Why should my child get vaccinated? Vaccines work by preparing the body to fight the germs that… Read more

Pediatric eczema

by Dr Khadijatou Aboulmaali M. Sid Ahmed

What do you know about eczema? Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin itchy and… Read more

Constipation in children:

by Dr Khadijatou Aboulmaali M. Sid Ahmed

How often should my child have a bowel movement? It depends on how old he or she… Read more

Pediatric Asthma

by Dr Khadijatou Aboulmaali M. Sid Ahmed

What Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease of the tubes that carry air to the lungs.… Read more

How do I know if my child has a food allergy?

by Dr Khadijatou Aboulmaali M. Sid Ahmed

A food allergy happens when the body reacts against harmless proteins found in foods. The reaction usually… Read more

The Right Apology can change your life.

by Jyotika Aggarwal

It happens so often that even after apologizing, he issue becomes an argument and forgiveness is out… Read more

BULLYING

by Jyotika Aggarwal

Bullying is a very serious concern gripping educational institutes around the world today. While schools adopt a… Read more

HYPERTENSION-THE SILENT KILLER- KNOW IT THE BETTER WAY

by Dr Nafeesa Alwathaifi

Hypertension or high blood pressure or BP is a common condition in which the long-term force of… Read more

Prevent Flu as Winter is at the door

by Dr Nafeesa Alwathaifi

The Influenza Virus is one of the most common source of infectious diseases. It is a highly… Read more

Vitamin D deficiency in UAE

by Dr Nafeesa Alwathaifi

Over 90 per cent of the UAE population is Vitamin D-deficient and the food industry is now… Read more

Happiness placed firmly at the top of the agenda

by Sailaja Menon

Unfortunately, unhappiness in all of its forms is a common affliction, regardless of societal status, race or… Read more

OVERCOMING POST VACATION

by Sailaja Menon

Although holidays are an exciting and joyful time for many, it is not unusual for people to… Read more

PERSPECTIVES ABOUT FINANCE IN A MARRIAGE?

by Sailaja Menon

HOW DO COUPLES DEAL WITH VARIED WORLD VIEWS AND PERSPECTIVES ABOUT FINANCE IN A MARRIAGE? 1.) It’s… Read more

A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR CAN HELP!

by Sailaja Menon

ARE YOU FEELING STRESSED OUT AND YOUR LIFE IS OUT OF CONTROL? A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR CAN HELP!… Read more

Job Satisfication

by Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar

A person’s happiness is by how much they enjoy their work. When working full-time, we spend about… Read more

Drive Live – Talks social media addictions

by Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar

Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar from LifeWorks talks us through the ethics of social media. Here is the… Read more

Unlocking Your Teenager: Tackling the Greys

by Jyotika Aggarwal

In an earlier blog, we discussed about how communication is the key that unlocks your teenager. How… Read more

Phone Detox

by Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar

Podcast – Radio- dudbaieye103.8 – Topic: Phone Detox Phone Detox – Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar 06 June… Read more

Why you ought to do stuff outside family and office

by Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar

When a client comes in to see me, one of the first questions I ask them is:… Read more

Decoding Depression- Common Variations

by Dr. Girish Banwari

Depression, like most other conditions, can manifest in varying intensity and scope. The symptoms we had discussed… Read more

Decoding Depression- Managing Your Condition

by Dr. Girish Banwari

“I don’t know why you say you’re depressed! You’ve nothing to feel sad about. Everything is going… Read more

Decoding Depression- Recognise the Symptoms

by Dr. Girish Banwari

For a while now, you have felt this great weight on your shoulders. You drag yourself out… Read more

Media Citation

by Dr. Girish Banwari

Be they expensive mobile phones, play stations, iPads, a kindle, laptops, cars or electronic equipment, men share… Read more

How to Unlock Your Teenager: The Privacy Factor

by Jyotika Aggarwal

It’s a Thursday night; midnight, in fact. Your almost-fourteen has been in her/his room, door firmly shut,… Read more

Gratitude

by Jyotika Aggarwal

Gratitude is most often felt by people when a tragedy strikes and they realize it could have… Read more

TIPS FOR UNDERSTANDING NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION

by Resha Erheim

While actively listening to a person, you nod your head to indicate that you understand and are… Read more

Cyber stalking develop mental condition and destroy lives

by Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar

Drive Live Talks Cyberstalking. Dr. Kirin Hilliar, psychologist at Lifeworks in Dubai, tells us how cyberstalking can… Read more

The Art of Communication and Body Language

by Resha Erheim

Have you thought about how well you communicate with other people? How your body language and what… Read more

Is Public Shaming an effective form of punishment?

by Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar

In recent years, as technology has become more advanced and accessible, there has been a growing trend… Read more

Keep a safe distance from toxic people

by Jyotika Aggarwal

Understanding why we need to stay away from toxic people is the first step towards maintaining a… Read more

Sleepless in Dubai? Maybe love; maybe it’s AD!

by Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

No sleep, no appetite, no enthusiasm for what’s happening around you? Maybe you’re in love, and congratulations… Read more

Teen-Trust

by Jyotika Aggarwal

Most of us can vouch that being a teenager was one of the hardest and confusing times… Read more

Why parents need therapy!

by Jyotika Aggarwal

Being a parent is perhaps the most rewarding role one can have. It makes you feel complete,… Read more

Why the secrets?

by Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

Why do you think couples struggle with being 100% honest? Unrealistic expectations It is human to lie… Read more

Can social media be an addiction?

by Dr. Kirin Fiona Hilliar

The simple answer is: Yes, it can. To the extent where it might even require professional intervention.… Read more

Post Concussional Syndrome (PCS)

by Dr. Sarah Almarzooqi

“Emergence and variable persistence of group of symptoms following a head injury” King (1997). Concussion is a… Read more

How it feels to be raised by a nanny

by Dr Anna Grazia Lecca

Dr Anna Grazia Lecca, clinical psychologist at LifeWorks, suggests that parents should set up a routine that… Read more

Improve your sleep habits!

by Resha Erheim

Sleep, that beautiful thing most of us do (or should be doing) for 7-8 hours every night… Read more

A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Mental Health Care in Kuwait

by Resha Erheim

A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Mental Health Care in Kuwait Read more

Public speaking anxiety

by Resha Erheim

A person’s happiness is by how much they enjoy their work. When working full-time, we spend about… Read more

Talk on ADHD

by Resha Erheim

A person’s happiness is by how much they enjoy their work. When working full-time, we spend about… Read more

Stress is the major cause of parental negligence

by Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

Depending on the age children may develop a subsequent phobia towards leaving a parent in even supportive… Read more

A really good read on attachment styles and why people lie.

by Dr Lavina Ahuja

In my work I always look at why people lie – we lie for a reason (we… Read more

Stress

by El-marie van Heerden

Stress! By Elmarie van Heerden – LifeWorks Personal Development Trainer All stress isn’t bad! Eustress can help… Read more

Emotional Empowerment – getting a grip on Thinking, Feeling and Behaving

by El-marie van Heerden

Emotional Empowerment – getting a grip on Thinking, Feeling and Behaving ! By Elmarie van Heerden –… Read more

Anger!

by El-marie van Heerden

Anger! By Elmarie van Heerden – LifeWorks Personal Development Trainer 1. Why are some people more prone… Read more

Motherhood: A conscious decision?

by Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

When was the last time you were in public and saw a child throwing a tantrum, with… Read more

Self Worth vs Self Esteem

by Susie Carr

Self Esteem Self-esteem is usually experienced through professional and personal achievement. Having a successful career or relationship… Read more

Self Worth for Women Dubai

by Susie Carr

Self Esteem Women often talk about having low or no self-esteem. Many do so because they say… Read more

Self Worth for Men Dubai

by Susie Carr

Self Stress and Change Our modern world changes so rapidly that many of us feel in a… Read more

Challenges for 21st Century Man

by Susie Carr

Notions of Manhood Recently, I read a comment online by a man who said, “Its not so… Read more

Self Worth – Understanding the steps to develop healthy self worth

by Susie Carr

Course Description When you have healthy self worth you value and respect who you are, express yourself… Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction

by Johanna Griffin

What is Prescription Drug Addiction? A prescription drug addict uses medications in a way other than for… Read more

Why Alcohol is Addictive

by Johanna Griffin

By Caroline Ryan BBC News Online health staff EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON THE BODY   Absorption of… Read more

Binge Drinking

by Johanna Griffin

What is binge drinking? Alcohol is the most widely used recreational drug. We have a culture of… Read more

Alcohol help in Dubai

by Johanna Griffin

Do you have problems with alcohol in Dubai? Often people will turn to alcohol because of stress… Read more

We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment

by Dr Lavina Ahuja

We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast… Read more

13 Warning Signs You’re in a Codependent Relationship

by Dr Lavina Ahuja

Have you ever found yourself in a one-sided relationship where you felt as if you were the… Read more

Early School Time Disrupts Natural Sleep Wake Cycle

by Dr. Marie Thompson

Article By our Senior Psychologist Dr.Marie Thompson of LifeWorks Holistic LifeWorks Counselling & Training Read more

Do You Suffer From Select Sound Sensitivity

by Dr. Marie Thompson

Dr Marie Thompson, Senior Clinical Psychologist at LifeWorks Counselling & Training quoted in Khaleej Times Read more

Smoking Breaks During Working Hours Affect Mind’s Ability to Tackle Stress

by Dr. Marie Thompson

Dr. Marie Thompson, our Senior Clinical Psychologist talks about effects of nicotine on the human brain and… Read more

UAE residents gripped by anxiety disorders

by Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

Stress can cause acne and other skin problems Stress and anxiety are “common” ailments in the UAE… Read more

SUC 3rd Counselor Workshop attended by 50 schools from UAE

by Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

The counselor workshop aimed at providing trainings and lectures that are necessary to improve and strengthen the… Read more

Eating to the Limit

by Dr Anna Grazia Lecca

When Controlling Food Becomes your own Cheer-Leader Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can… Read more

GCC Healthcare Innovation Congress

by Admin

Lifeworks Counselling & Training UAE team is honored to take part at the GCC Healthcare Innovation Congress… Read more

Children’s Mental Health

by Admin

Children’s Mental Health is an essential part of children’s overall health. It has an interactive relationship with… Read more

Working With Infidelity In Couples Counselling

by Dr Lavina Ahuja

The aim of couple therapy is to facilitate a relationship for a couple this may involve a… Read more

Homesickness – Come Home To Yourself!

by El-marie van Heerden

Homesickness – Come home to yourself! By Elmarie van Heerden – LifeWorks Personal Development Trainer What is… Read more

Become Emotionally Empowered

by El-marie van Heerden

What is Emotional Empowerment? Emotional vulnerability is reflected in stormy, shallow, deteriorating or unsatisfying and destructive relationships.… Read more

DOES EARLY SCHOOL TIME DISRUPT UAE STUDENTS’ NATURAL SLEEP-WAKE CYCLE?

by Admin

The circadian rhythm is the body’s way of regulating the human wakefulness and sleep cycle. When this… Read more

FOCUS: CHILDREN USING TECHNOLOGY

by Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

A recent Huffington Post columnist sparked an online debate, with her 10 reasons for banning handheld devices… Read more

RULES FOR PARENTS WHEN IT COMES TO DISCIPLINE

by Admin

High parenting ideals often come crashing down around your ears when your much-longed-for-children. Article Agency: The National… Read more

FREE MEDICAL CAMP FOR WORKERS HELD

by Admin

Malabar Gold and Diamonds supported the event by supplying free medicine for the workers. Agency: Gulf News… Read more

THE GOOD WIFE?

by Admin

As market economics go the unpredictable way and money matters get more complicated. Agency: Khaleej Times Location:… Read more

LABOURERS GET HEALTH CHECKS ON DAY OFF

by Admin

Low income workers are given free medical tests at the Indian Consulate in Dubai. Agency: Uae-News Location:… Read more

AFTER-SCHOOL FUN IN ABU DHABI

by Admin

Tennis lessons on Sunday, piano on Mondays, football on Tuesdays, drama classes on a Wednesday… you get… Read more

Fear of Missing Out-Fomo-Demo

by El-marie van Heerden

Modern Life Makes the Fear of Missing Out Very Prevalent – Testing Modern life equals instant and… Read more

Lonliness

by Dr Lavina Ahuja

We don’t often think of loneliness as a feeling one experiences in a marriage or a relationship.… Read more

Smoking Cessation

by Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

Don’t give up giving up. Smoking remains the world’s major preventable cause of early death. Reductions in… Read more

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

by El-marie van Heerden

Occasional anxiety is not only normal, but it is an adaptive response that gets us ready to… Read more

Depression

by Dr Anna Grazia Lecca

This leaflet is for anyone who is depressed, or has been depressed, or who has a friend… Read more

Parenting – how To Raise Esteemed Children

by El-marie van Heerden

Surely all parents want the best for their children so that they can be equipped for life,… Read more

Fight High But Fight Right!

by Dr Anna Grazia Lecca

For most people a romantic relationship is the very center of their lives. It provides deep personal… Read more

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