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Crissan's Mental Health Column: Breaking the patterns of shame

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JULY 2019
MEBO Mental Health Column
Author: Crissan Rosalia MEBO Mental Health Director Health psychologist, MSc.
c.rosalia@meboresearch.org
takecharge@re-charge.org
Breaking the patterns of shame
In her April Mental Health Column post, Moving from Denial, Anger and Depression to acceptance and self-acceptance, Crissan describes very real experiences sufferers go through and the impact it has on mental health. She then provides a very helpful explanation of how a sufferer can accomplish this process of healing.

In this, her July article, Breaking the patterns of shame, Crissan expounds in a very clear and easy to follow manner how shame and guilt can shape our lives in such an adverse manner,
Shame is an emotion that can become very heavy. People who feel ashamed might feel like they have broken moral and social laws, and like they have disappointed themselves and others. As a result, they create a negative self-image, they feel powerless, worthless and isolated. Even though shame can have…

Crissan's Mental Health Column: Moving from Denial, Anger and Depression

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APRIL 2019
MEBO Mental Health Column
Author: Crissan Rosalia MEBO Mental Health Director Health psychologist, MSc.
c.rosalia@meboresearch.org
takecharge@re-charge.org
Coping with malodor conditions or PATM Moving from Denial, Anger and Depression to Acceptance and Self-Acceptance
In her February Mental Health Column post, Crissan focuses on resilience and she offers an action plan to achieve it, depicting the different types of resilience, such as natural, adaptive and restored. She points out the effects stress and trauma tend to have on resilience over time, and elaborates on the concept of Locus of control, differentiating between internal and external locus of control. Two pages of this paper expounds in-depth discussion on how to increase resilience, with step by step methods of how to develop it.

In this, her April article, Crissan describes very real experiences sufferers go through and the impact it has on mental health. She then provides a very helpful explanation of how a sufferer…

Online Live Group Session on Anxiety Report

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On February 24, 2019, MEBO's Mental Health Director, Crissan Rosalia, Health Psychologist, MSc., conducted our first online group session on "Coping with Anxiety". There were approximately 15 English speaking participants from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and the Philippines. It was uplifting to see the openness of many participants to talk openly and freely about their symptoms, social situations and tips with each other. Crissan provided us with excellent guidelines throughout the session to empower sufferers with better coping skills.

Crissan has provided us with a follow-up of the session write-up while protecting the confidentiality and privacy of all participants. This piece is a true depiction of our experience and it's an easy, free-flowing reading that captivates the reader throughout. It covers identifying levels and characteristics of anxiety, thoughts, vicious cycle, triggers, physical sensations, and action/behav…

Crissan's Mental Health Column: Resilience

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FEBRUARY 2019
MEBO Mental Health Monthly Column
Author: Crissan Rosalia MEBO Mental Health Director Health psychologist, MSc.c.rosalia@meboresearch.orgtakecharge@re-charge.org RESILIENCE Action plan THE STRONGEST PEOPLE ARE NOT THOSE WHO SHOW STRENGTH IN FRONT OF US, BUT THOSE WHO WIN BATTLES WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT In her December Mental Health Column post, Crissan focused on coping with the holidays and offers an action plan for stress management. Now in her February Mental Health Column post, she addresses misconceptions about resilience, the different types of resilience, such as natural, adaptive and restored resilience. She points out the effects stress and trauma tend to have on resilience over time, and elaborates on the concept of Locus of control, differentiating between internal and external locus of control. Two pages of this paper expounds in-depth discussion on how to increase resilience, with step by step methods of how to develop it.
Resilience is not a trait, but rather …

Crissan's Mental Health Column: Coping with the HOLIDAYS

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DECEMBER 2018
MEBO Mental Health Monthly Column
Author: Crissan Rosalia MEBO Mental Health Director Health psychologist, MSc.c.rosalia@meboresearch.orgtakecharge@re-charge.org COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS Action plan In her November Mental Health Column post, Crissan focused on stress management, the effects it has on the body and mind, and techniques for stress management. Now in her December Mental Health Column post, she addresses the challenging yearly issues sufferers of chronic odor/PATM experience during the Holiday season, including being socially active with family and friends, usually sharing a meal, or staying home alone, etc.
The Holidays can also cause the rise of alot of emotions. This period of time can cause feelings of anxiety and depression to arise. Some might also feel lonely due to lack of contact with families and friends. It can be a sentimental time for many people. Especially if you are spending the Holidays alone, you have lost a relative or have cut-off all con…

Crissan's Mental Health Column: Five effective Stress Management exercises

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NOVEMBER 2018
MEBO Mental Health Monthly Column
Author: Crissan Rosalia MEBO Mental Health Director Health psychologist, MSc.c.rosalia@meboresearch.orgtakecharge@re-charge.org STRESS MANAGEMENT Five effectiveStress Management Exercises In her October Mental Health Column post, Crissan shares her insightful perspective and professional views on how sufferers can enrich their lives with meaningful relationships. She points out that there are many potential sources of fulfilling relationships that we can tap into. Now in her November Mental Health Column post, she focuses on stress management, the effects it has on the body and mind, and techniques for stress management.
In earlier articles we discussed the effects that stress can have on the body and mind. Stress is a big issue for most malodor and PATM sufferers. The fight-or-flight response can trigger a lot of physical symptoms, it increases tension in the body and stress hormones to soar. When this inborn system is turned on continuousl…