5X Top Writer | Canadian | Provisional Therapist | Writing about mental health, psychology, science, etc. Contact me: https://linktr.ee/SynthiaS

It’s surprisingly common, even during the darkest of times.

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It can be immensely troubling when you feel insecure about yourself. Throw in a relationship into the mix, and suddenly the problem is a thousand-fold.

As an aspiring therapist, I’ve seen a lot already, but insecurity is a lot more common than we think.

For example, in relationships, our insecurities…

I can finally call myself a proper mental health professional.

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I never thought this moment would happen, but it did. I was in between seeing clients remotely from the home office when I got the email on Wednesday:

“Hello Synthia,

Congratulations! You are now registered with the College of Psychotherapists….You are now eligible to log into the registrant panel….”

Wide-eyed…

Canadian Researcher & Writer | MA in Counselling Psychology | Provisional Therapist | Crisis Responder

Photo of the writer Synthia when she graduated from her H. BSc. in Biopsychology at a Canadian university.

Hello Medium writers,

My name is Synthia and I’m a female in her twenties who is born and raised in Canada. My cultural ancestry is Sri Lankan. I can speak in English and have some proficiency in French as well.

At the time of publishing, I was doing my second…

THOUGHTS

Invented in England and tested in Poland, it debuted at COP26.

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I’m a freshly minted therapist and I’ve been thinking a lot about families lately, especially parents who are struggling to explain to their children the state of the world.

I think children are a lot smarter than we think and many of them are aware of grown-up concepts like environmental…

Resilience and grit are beautiful but we must be careful with how we manage them.

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Resilience is a beautiful thing, one that is a badge of honour. When the tantalizing hands of adversity tried to grab you, you fought back, escaping it with renewed rigour.

You walked out of dark situations, a stronger version of yourself, but this version of you is not the same…

Everyone defines it differently.

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I’m a freshly minted therapist, and I’ve been seeing clients who have been trying to navigate the unwritten rules, including the various social norms associated with romantic relationships.

Curiously, I’ve noticed that while everyone agrees that cheating is bad, they all have different interpretations of what this term means.

For…

SUSTAINABILITY

When finished, it will power 7 million homes.

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There’s a tiny village in England that has become quite the global hotspot in renewable and sustainable energy. Curiously, this tiny village is also associated with Morocco, a North African country that borders that the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

This small English village is Alverdiscott, located in Devon…

It seems that doors are too complex for some robots.

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A lot of people like to joke about robots ruling the world. I mean, many of us have seen movies (or books) like I, Robot where the entire premise is about robots taking over and making mankind follow their governance.

Well, if it’s any consolation to those with doomsday mentalities…

Both can speak in utterances not normally seen in animals.

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Seals are unique mammals. They look squishy and adorable but can easily harm a person. You see, they are semi-aquatic carnivorous creatures. Their diet is primarily made out of shrimp, squid, fish, birds, zooplankton, and many more.

Living in some rich marine environments, they are surprisingly related to badgers, skunks…

A primer for those struggling to put themselves out there.

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I’m a provisional therapist and I’ve spent a lot of time talking to people on both ends of the empathetic scale. I’ve seen clients that are overwhelmed by the love, joy, and distress that others face.

It causes them to feel paralyzed with fear and uncertainty. They end up going…

Synthia S.

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