I hate drama movie, novel with drama or anything related to drama. Do not mention Korean drama to me, I won't have appetite to even hear what you say. Sarcastic? As in drama, this morning I had an unusual morning routine. My head told me that I have to finish some paper works (exam papers, … Continue reading Drama in The Morning
Psychoeducation: Trip to Hell or Understanding
As I lay myself to sleep, I turn on the radio and stumbled into a talk about sex. The speaker is called 'an expert' of sexual life (I missed the first part of introduction). This type of talk is one form psychoeducation, in which psychologists are responsible to educate society regarding certain topics. The objective … Continue reading Psychoeducation: Trip to Hell or Understanding
“I am a Psychologist”. Sorry, what?
Yes, I am a psychologist. It is interesting to notice the first impression of others when they ask me about my job. Mostly they will ask, "Don't you feel stressed out listening to others in daily basis?" Or "What kind of problems that people share with you?". Even though I'm working in a big city … Continue reading “I am a Psychologist”. Sorry, what?
Silence: Part of Solution or Problem?
I believe you've heard people say: "Let's sleep on the problems". Or maybe you heard: "I wish the problems will go away by themselves". Or maybe you say it to others every now and then? Unfortunately problems can't help themselves, they need to be solved. As Scott Peck stated in his book "The Road Less … Continue reading Silence: Part of Solution or Problem?
In Reality or Sway In The Dream?
Yesterday, I had a talk with an old friend about his relationship. He's about to get married and he is facing a problem - not too big, but significant. He used to dream about having a tomboy girlfriend, independent and able to do her own stuff. But now, he is in a serious relationship with … Continue reading In Reality or Sway In The Dream?
Oh Well, Relationship!
I always believe that as a psychologist I own the honor to learn many factual things about others - while I am doing my work. Since this is Friday night, let we discuss something light - relationship. I am inspired by many cases that I have found on site - abusive relationship, gay relationship, cheating … Continue reading Oh Well, Relationship!
Anorexia Nervosa – Screaming in Silence
What is Anorexia Nervosa? Anorexia Nervosa is one form of Eating Disorders according to DSM-IV-TR classifications. To diagnose a person as an Anorexic, following are the diagnostic criteria: A. Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (e.g., weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less … Continue reading Anorexia Nervosa – Screaming in Silence
Exploring Human Mind
This week is my 3rd week of working at Premier Hospital Surabaya (Ramsay Health Care). The experience itself is priceless. Thanks to Josephine Ratna for her trust on me and -most of all- the knowledge and opportunities given to me. Through the meetings with my clients, I learned that human mind is something big. It … Continue reading Exploring Human Mind
A Lesson From Paper Shredder
Today I spent my time by working. Not the office or clinical work, but my casual work. I have a part-time job at BRIDGE office, which facilitate Sister School Program between Australia and Indonesia. I've been working there for almost 5 years (since AEC office). BRIDGE is a project funded by Australian Government, and therefore … Continue reading A Lesson From Paper Shredder
When You Get Depressed
I just had lunch with my friend from Sydney. She's having her break in Indonesia and now is carrying her first child. She came with her mom and decided to do some baby stuff shopping. During shopping, we talked a lot, trying to fill the gap when we were separated. After heading north and down … Continue reading When You Get Depressed