Talk on “Benefits of Sports Psychology with Injured Athletes.”

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) has invited me to speak on the “Benefits of Sports Psychology  with Injured Athletes” (2:00 PM to 2:45 PM) during their Lay Forum on Immediate & Post Surgical Management of Sports Injuries. The lay forum is free to all interested parties including coaches, athletic trainers,Continue reading “Talk on “Benefits of Sports Psychology with Injured Athletes.””

Ever wonder why you read the same book or watch the same show over and over again?

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that I have repeatedly watched—to some degree—the same movie each night before going to bed.  Oftentimes, I cut straight to my favorite parts and mouth choice lines even before they grace my iPad’s screen.  Other times, the film simply serves as ambient noise while I fall asleep. HaveContinue reading “Ever wonder why you read the same book or watch the same show over and over again?”

Finding that need to exercise

As I was preparing for my circuit training class one afternoon, a fellow trainee came up to me and asked, “How do I motive myself to exercise?”  I thought about it for a moment and replied, “Well, getting yourself to the gym would be a good start.  Once you’re here and see all of usContinue reading “Finding that need to exercise”

Long distance relationships: Are they workable?

In all honesty, the success of any long distance relationship boils down to four factors: Love, Trust, Resolve and a concrete Plan.  I believe that the absence of any of these factors could contribute heavily to the end of the relationship as well as some feelings of resentment, loss of self-worth, anxiety, and even depressionContinue reading “Long distance relationships: Are they workable?”

Talk on “Fundamentals: Assisting Children in the Game of Life” (2013)

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing typhoon and the resulting suspension of classes, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba through the Basic Education and Guidance Office has informed me that the scheduled activity shall be  moved to Aug. 30, 2013 (1-4 PM). On August 23, 2013, I will be at the Fra Angelico Hall of ColegioContinue reading “Talk on “Fundamentals: Assisting Children in the Game of Life” (2013)”

The Gift of Motivation

A couple of days ago, I was asked by a good friend if there were exercises that could “motivate people to do the things that they need to do.” Sadly, I replied, “There isn’t any.” When it comes to matters involving motivation, I believe that the limitation of every psychologist extends to their patient’s intrinsicContinue reading “The Gift of Motivation”

Talk on The Role of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pain Management (2013)

As part of their two-day conference on Pain/Palliative Care, the Makati Medical Center (MMC) Pain Control Clinic has invited me to talk on “The Role of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pain Management” on July 30, 2013 (12:30 PM to 1:00 PM). This event will take place at the MMC Auditorium, 8th Floor, Tower II, Makati MedicalContinue reading “Talk on The Role of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pain Management (2013)”

Talk on “Bullying Interventions: Children & Adolescents” in CEFAM

Subbed as a guest professor today in Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor’s The Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) class on Counseling Children and Adolescents while she is out of town. Our topic was on “Bullying Interventions: Children and Adolescents.” The class was held on January 8, 2013 at 2-4:30 PM in the Ground Floor Seminar Room, Spiritual-Pastoral Center,Continue reading “Talk on “Bullying Interventions: Children & Adolescents” in CEFAM”