Author - Kelly Chan

Music and Mood

How Music Affects Our Mood and Emotions: A Melody for the Mind

Written By: Sin Tze Ean Cyan (Clinical Psychology Trainee)Verified By: Kelly Chan Jia Li, Clinical Psychologist (MAHPC(CP)00353)Have you ever felt a little low but then turned on an upbeat song and noticed yourself smiling and feeling happy? Or have you cried listening to an emotional ballad?...
Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking & Stage Fear

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking & Stage Fright

Written By: Kelly Chan Jia Li, Clinical Psychologist (MAHPC(CP)00353)Public speaking—two words that can strike terror into the hearts of many. Whether presenting in a meeting, giving a toast at a wedding, or speaking in front of a larger audience, the fear of public speaking is a...
Perfectionism

Perfectionism: A Journey to Balance

Perfectionism; While aiming for excellence can be positive, let’s also consider how perfectionism may have affected your life in not-so-desirable ways. Perfectionism can sometimes lead to negative outcomes, affecting mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. Hence, let’s understand what perfectionism is, how it affects us,...
Cognitive dissonance

The Mind’s Tug-of-War: Cognitive Dissonance

Written By: Kelly Chan Jia Li, Clinical Psychologist (MAHPC(CP)00353)Have you ever felt that internal tug-of-war of unsettling clash of thoughts and beliefs? This inner struggle, the uncomfortable feeling you experience when things do not add up in your mind, is known as cognitive dissonance.Cognitive dissonance...
Dementia

Dementia: Early Signs & How to Reduce Your Risks

Written By: Sin Tze Ean Cyan (Clinical Psychology Trainee)Verified By: Kelly Chan Jia Li, Clinical Psychologist (MAHPC(CP)00353)Dementia is characterized by a range of symptoms affecting one’s cognitive abilities (e.g., memory loss, logical reasoning, judgement, and decision-making), behavior and mood. In simpler terms, dementia is a condition...
Diet Culture

Diet Culture

Written By: Sin Tze Ean Cyan (Clinical Psychology Trainee)Verified By: Kelly Chan Jia Li, Clinical Psychologist (MAHPC(CP)00353)"Follow this meal plan to lose 10kg in 2 weeks!""Low-Calorie Breakfast ideas for a slimmer waist.""20 foods to avoid for a flat tummy."If these statements sound familiar, you've most likely...
Attachment styles

Attachment Styles: Dating Someone With Avoidant Attachment

Written By: Kelly Chan Jia Li, Clinical Psychologist (MAHPC(CP)00353)Love is often a complex and beautiful journey that leads us to explore the depths of our emotions. When it comes to relationships, attachment styles play a crucial role in shaping how we connect with our partners. One...