Is shame avoidable?

Shame can be an uncomfortable feeling. It is a painful form of vulnerability that can take a toll on us physically, psychologically and emotionally. Shame can make us believe that we are flawed, thereby creating a barrier between ourselves and people or situations because we feel unwanted and unworthy of their love and attention.

There are different types of shame; self-inflicted or caused by external factors. The common incidences that lead to shame, such as accidentally spilling a drink on yourself in public or being reprimanded by your superior in front of your colleagues, are minor. However, should the shame become too intense and toxic where it affects your mental state, it is advisable for you to address the issue or seek professional help. Read more

Can self-talk ever be beneficial?

Can self-talk ever be beneficial?

You might have heard people say that people who talk to themselves are crazy, or at least identifies someone as absent-minded or eccentric. While some may see this as odd behaviour, self-talk is actually quite normal.

Self-talk is the inner or outer dialogue you might have with yourself. You might self-talk in your own head or you might self-talk out loud. Either way, you’re essentially talking to yourself; sometimes even carrying on entire conversations in this way. Read more

Attain your Master of Education (Special Education) from ECU, a top-ranked university

Attain your Master of Education (Special Education) from ECU, a top-ranked university

Edith Cowan University (ECU)  is the second-largest university, most popular, and longest established school of education in Western Australia (WA). It is home to over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including over 6,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Read more

How to overcome self-destructive thoughts

How to overcome self-destructive thoughts

If you find yourself in a constant state of worry and anxiety about the unpleasant things that might happen before the actual events take place; or you repeatedly think of the worst possible scenarios occurring, you could be a victim of your own thoughts.

This term is known as ‘overthinking’ whereby, the person put too much time into thinking or overanalysing in a way that is more harmful than helpful to their situation. In such cases, the emotion of fear plays one of the major roles for us to overthink, which in turn may cause anxiety, panic attacks and/or in severe case, depression. Generally, we will experience two destructive thoughts pattern when it comes to overthinking: negative dwelling on the past or being pessimistic about the future. Read more

Attain your Master of Education (Special Education)!

Attain your Master of Education (Special Education)!

You have been working for years now as an educator for special needs children. You’ve helped them and guided them through so much in order to help them overcome many issues to help them gain confidence and skills they will need in society.

In that time period you have amassed a wealth of experience with many different issues from real life cases. You know the pitfalls of certain methods and learning styles, and you now know the best, most effective way to handle different cases and situations. Every child you have helped has enriched you and given you valuable information. Read more

What to do if your Special Needs child gets into trouble at school

What to do if your Special Needs child gets into trouble at school

Every parent dreads having to receive a call from school about their child misbehaving. Whether it is getting into fights, inattentiveness during class or having bad grades, it can be frustrating for parents if they do not understand the reasons behind the child’s behaviour.

The parent’s reaction can even cause the situation to worsen. Read more