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OCD Is Taking Over My Life

OCD Is Taking Over My Life

In this counseling answer: Perhaps it is time to re-engage in therapy. It is a lifelong disorder, like many other mental and physical disorders we humans have, but it is treatable. Seek help from Allah. Assalamu Alaikum dear brother, I am truly sorry to hear about all you have been going through with OCD. It …

Useful Strategies to Overcome Your Fear, Guilt, and Anxiety

Useful Strategies to Overcome Fear, Guilt, and Anxiety

In this counseling answer: • Reframe your perception of the trauma. • Ask yourself how likely is this to actually happen when worrying. • Remind yourself it is all the will of Allah (swt). • Find 3 positive coping skills that can help you during emotional moments. Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu, Thank you …

7 Ways To Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

7 Ways to Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

It’s pretty easy to feel anxiety from social media these days. For anyone with a smartphone, information overload seems to have become the default setting. Apps and websites are competing for your time, attention, and dopamine (the neurotransmitter responsible for making your brain anticipate a potential reward). “Get addicted to us!” They scream. We’re flashy …

Speaking difficulties

My Daughter Has Difficulties Speaking Clearly

In this counseling answer: •I would kindly suggest that you take her out somewhere calm and nice, perhaps lunch or dinner andtalk withher about some of your experiences when you were her age. •Share with her times that maybe you felt awkward and shy, or even fearful and how you overcame it. •Please do assure …

Malaria Caused Me Anxiety, Depression & OCD

Malaria Caused Me Anxiety, Depression & OCD

In this counseling answer: I highly recommend that you seek out counseling as only a therapist can diagnose you with Depression, Anxiety Disorder and OCD. In regards to OCD and intrusive thoughts,it is more helpful to address the mechanisms thatmaintainit because this is the key to overcoming the problem. OCD is kept going by a …

Want A Successful Interview? Do These 9 Steps!

Want A Successful Interview? Do These 9 Steps!

In this counseling answer: • If at any point you are going to harm yourself, please immediately notify your family or contact the local hospital, or dial your local suicide hotline. • You only fail if you stop trying. • Write all of this down so you have a visual reminder of your short term …

Help Me Find My Inner Peace! - About Islam

Help Me Find My Inner Peace!

In this counseling answer: •As you grow and age, you will realize that perfection is not a destination; it is a journey. •Allah saved you from committing suicide. Can He then not ease your social anxiety? •Congratulate yourself on your accomplishment. •Get strong, find your peace before thinking of getting married. •Find your passion. •Set …

Can’t Pray or Fast? 5 Ways to Optimize Ramadan

Can't Pray or Fast? 5 Ways to Optimize Ramadan

The fact that your heart yearns to worship Allah, to fast, to pray the long nights is in and of itself an act of worship for which Allah is giving you reward. The fact that you feel like you are missing out might in fact be giving you a lot of rewards without you even understanding it…

Ramadan: I Feel I Don't Do My Best

Ramadan: I Feel I Don't Do My Best

In this counseling answer: • Creating a plancan be an incredibly useful way to get the most of this month. • Make sure the goal you set yourself is achievable. • Try putting your plan somewhere you will see, like on the fridge. • Remember to manage your time around other tasks. Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam …



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