Sunday, July 31, 2011

... sleep clinic for insomnia and other sleep disorders in the philippines ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist))

"I JUANnder" is gma network's myth-busting/ mystery-solving tv show that challenges widely-accepted, long-held filipino beliefs. susan enriquez and cesar apolinario are hosts of the show and their crew came over to ask me this one question: can a 1-hour massage replace 8 hours of sleep? of course, the answer can only be "of course not!" people have individualized sleep requirements, and need to go through many cycles of sleep (stages 1 to REM) throughout one night. if sleep requirements are unmet, then the body and mind deteriorate.

people often consult me for these types of sleep problems:

(1) initial insomnia- difficulty in initiating sleep

(2) middle insomnia- frequent awakenings in the middle of sleep

(3) terminal insomnia- waking up earlier than usual and then not being able to get back to sleep

(4) unrestful sleep- feeling that the sleep is incomplete even if one's usual sleep requirement has been met or not feeling refreshed upon waking up

(5) superficial sleep- being easily awakened during sleep (or "tulog manok"), having a sense that the mind is still active during sleep (i.e., "gising ang diwa"), or having an awareness or consciousness of one's environment even during sleep

(6) total insomnia- feeling that one has not slept at all throughout the night.

common reasons for insomnia include stress, anxiety (panic attacks), depression, regular alcohol use, intake of caffeine, and for some people, smoking. a complete medical work-up is important for ruling out any medical condition that may cause insomnia.

non-pharmacological ways to overcome insomnia include daytime exercise, stress management techniques, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, brain wave entrainment, music therapy, clinical massage, sleep hygiene practices, and lifestyle modification.

pharmacological treatments include vitamin/mineral supplements, herbal medications, anti-histamines, anti-depressant medications, anti-anxiety medications, sleeping pills, and neuroleptics.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

... relationship counseling: falling in love with a playboy ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, philippines)

Anatomy of a Playboy
by Chit L. Lijauco (excerpts)
The Philippine Tatler: The Spirit of High Society

[Being a playboy] goes by many names. "The other terms would... be Don Juanism, promiscuity, sexual compulsion, love or sex addiction, etcetera, etcetera," says Dr. Randy Dellosa, psychiatrist-psychologist. The subject matter being referred to is man's preoccupation with women and predilection for sex that could cause him to be unfaithful to the relationship he is involved in.

Is one born a playboy or is he influenced into becoming one? The literature points to a composite of causes. Dellosa, who works with a lot of teenagers, leans towards the belief that men are naturally polygamous. "Our biological task is to reproduce and I believe we haven't really evolved that far from our ape ancestors," he says.

Genetics and modelling are also strong causes of playboyism. "You can attribute it to having a lot of testosterone which makes men, and women too, sexually aggressive. Meanwhile, some boys ... grow up in an environment where they see promiscuous behaviour around, maybe in their father or uncles. There is strong possibility these boys will take after them," says Dellosa.

Dellosa doubts that [playboys change after they get married]: What you get before marriage will worsen after marriage, generally speaking." Admitting that there may be exceptions to the rule, he's still in awe as to why women fall for men who they know are promiscuous.

Dr. Natividad Dayan has a fixed attitude towards philandering men. Handling so many annulment cases where infidelity is the number one cause, she's seen enough as to advise her women clients, "Keep away from this type of man, unless you're a masochist."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

... parenting and the making of spoiled brats ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, philippines)

zoe channel's tv show "word up" showed up at my clinic to do a segment on "spoiled brats."

parental factors for creating a spoiled brat include:

(1) over-indulgence: giving your child too much of what he or she wants.

(2) submissiveness: allowing your child to impose his or her wants on you.

(3) permissiveness: not setting limits on your child's behaviors, not giving structure to your child's routines.

(4) over-protection: shielding your child from situations that get him or her frustrated.

(5) denial: refusing to believe that your child has a attitudinal/ behavioral problem.

(6) role-modeling: immature parents breed immature children.

Friday, July 8, 2011

... 'dirty finger fad' has bad effects on public, expert says ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, philippines)

Sunod-sunod nating nakita ang pagdi-dirty finger ng mga kilalang personalidad sa media nitong linggo. Babala ng eksperto, may masamang epekto ito sa publiko! Magba-Bandila si Apples Jalandoni. Bandila, Hulyo 8, 2011, Biyernes.

Apples Jalandoni, field reporter for abs-cbn's news program bandila, interviewed me on the latest celebrity trend on middle-finger flicking. in a nutshell, i told her that the ongoing fad is a case of "copycat middle-finger flicking."

not only do we assume the values and attitudes of our authority figures, but also copy their behaviors. when we see authority figures flagrantly displaying outbursts of rage and obscene gestures, it sends the message that these are socially acceptable behaviors worthy of emulation.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

... christian reiki healing / certification program in the philippines ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist)

Program Title: Reiki Master Healer Certification Program

Facilitator: Randy Misael S. Dellosa, M.D., Psy.D., F.P.S.L.C., M.Acu.

Class Hours: July 16-17, 23; 1pm - 6pm

Venue: Ripples Store, 3rd level, East Wing, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Ave corner EDSA

Program Description:

Reiki is a Japanese term referring to the “life force” or “vital energy” which resides in all living things. Reiki Energy Healing is based on an ancient Tibetan technique, developed in the late 19th century by Dr. Mikao Usui. It involves the transmission of healing energy through the gentle laying on of hands, to facilitate physical, emotional, and mental well-being. For more information on Reiki, visit and

The Reiki Master Healer Certification Program equips participants with the foundational principles, attitudes, and skills of Reiki Energy Healing. The teaching methods used in this training program include lectures, discussions, skills-building activities, video instructionals, sensitivity development exercises, actual practice, and supervision. This program is designed for anyone who wants to learn a natural way of healing one’s self and others.

.....Reiki Master Healer Certification Program Outline:

Level 1: Shoden (The Entrance)

· The Self-Care Reiki Routine
· Energy Sensitizing Exercises

· The Reiki Process for Facilitating Healing in Others

Level 2: Okuden (The Deep Inside)

· The 3 Healing Symbols
· Using the 3 Healing Symbols for Self and Others
· Distance Healing
· Usui Stone Method

Level 3: Shinpiden (The Mystery)

· The Empowerment Symbol
· Using the Empowerment Symbol
· The Reiki Code of Ethics
· The Reiki Precepts


  • Fee includes hand-outs and certificates of completion for each level.

For Pre-Registration and Inquiries:

· Ripples B&GS – 3401214; 6551982

· Dustin or Ika – 0922-887-1158

· Yasmin – 0922-876-1460; 0918-352-9412

Facilitator Profile:

  • Randy Misael S. Dellosa is an experienced practitioner of Energy Medicine. Randy helps people experience physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being through various energy healing approaches such as Reiki, Medical Qigong, Quantum Touch, Emotional Release Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Metamorphic Technique, and Pranic Healing. Randy is also a life coach, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, and physician.