Intrapersonal is a talk with self. What we communicate to ourselves is more important than what others communicate with us. Intrapersonal intelligence allows oneself to understand one’s strength and weakness. These talks within are not only based on what we communicate but also on what we process our listening. Our perception leads to pain or gain. What we listen to, how we process and communicate within is a very personal and mostly closed space. If we want to learn to deal with problems effectively it is very important to learn to communicate with ourselves effectively. Conflicts with intrapersonal communication will lead to emotional stress.
Intrapersonal counselling will help an individual in
- Problem solving
- Boosting the confidence
- Clarity to make choices
- Handling interpersonal relations with grace
Binge watching of TV, excessively playing on game consoles, mobile or any other gadget is called Gadget addiction. When the uses of these gadgets are abused and cause side effects on personal, interpersonal relations, on school or work it can become the cause of mental illness like ADHD, Depression, Mood disorders and more.Gadget addiction is not restricted to any age group, but if attended before it becomes a habit, an individual can learn to live more in reality then in virtual reality.
Gadget addiction counselling can be helpful for teens showing following behaviours while not using gadget
- Avoids public
- Don’t make friends
- Can talk only about gadgets and games
- While playing with peers prefers gadgets
Depression, otherwise known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a common and serious mood disorder. Those who suffer from depression experience persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. Aside from the emotional problems caused by depression, individuals can also present with a physical symptom such as chronic pain or digestive issues. To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.
Depression DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
The DSM-5 outlines the following criterion to make a diagnosis of depression. The individual must be experiencing five or more symptoms during the same 2-week period and at least one of the symptoms should be either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure.
- Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day.
- Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.
- Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day.
- A slowing down of thought and a reduction of physical movement (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down).
- Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.
- Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
- Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day.
- Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide.
To receive a diagnosis of depression, these symptoms must cause the individual clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. The symptoms must also not be a result of substance abuse or another medical condition.
counselling helps teens who is showing one or more of following behaviours
- Isolation from the people and activity that were liked before
- Avoidance to school, college, gathering, etc
- Procrastion to simplest work
- Avoids public
- Don’t make friends
- Low mood
- Gets irritated easily
- Negative thoughts/behaviour
- Have difficulty using cognitive abilities
- Have difficulty understanding simple commands
Self Esteem and Body Image
Poor body image comes from negative thoughts and feelings about your appearance, and a healthy body image is made up of thoughts and feelings that are positive. Body image is a major factor in self-esteem; which is the way you think and feel about yourself as a person.
An individual dealing with self esteem and body image will show following signs
1. The person is preoccupied with physical features which they perceive as flawed, though this is not apparent or a matter of concern to objective observers..
2. There is a history of a repetitive behavioral component focused on the perceived physical anomaly, such as obsessively examining oneself in the mirror, or grooming to hide or fix the perceived flaw, or seeking reassurance from others about their appearance without satisfaction.
3. obsession regarding musculature, in which an individual believes they are lacking the desired muscle mass or definition- this specifier can include fixation on a specific muscle or muscle group.
4. Good or fair, e.g., the individual will respond favorably to reassurance for a period of time, or be distractible from their preoccupation,
5. Poor – e.g., the individual will need constant reassurance or have to check frequently on their appearance, but will have moments of insight
6. Absent/delusional, e.g., in which the person is convinced beyond a doubt of the imperfection, and will not respond to reassurance, or even corrective surgery