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Welcome to the PsyMood Series Podcast Blog, where we explore the fascinating world of psychology and its impact on our mood and well-being.

In Episode 12.  A heartfelt conversation between Sally Seiriki, Head of Operations and Himel Das, Psychotherapist, the multifaceted nature of happiness and joy  is illuminated through their exploration of differing perceptions. As they delve into the depths of human emotion, they confront the intricacies of defining happiness amidst life’s trials and tribulations. One poignant example arises as they grapple with the paradoxical feelings evoked at funerals, where sorrow intertwines with fleeting moments of joyous remembrance. Through their dialogue, they navigate the complexities of happiness and joy, shedding light on its various interpretations and the profound impact of emotional juxtapositions in life’s journey.


Navigating the intricacies of happiness, individuals often find themselves confronted with a tapestry of emotions. For many,, defining happiness proves elusive amidst the complexities of life, particularly when facing challenges such as raising a child with Autism. Despite the hurdles, there’s a recognition that happiness, though sometimes obscured, can still weave its way through the fabric of daily life. In the case of children with ASD, happiness might be veiled by stressors, yet it often shines through when those burdens are lifted, offering glimpses of joy in unexpected moments.


When happiness feels out of reach, seeking therapy becomes a beacon of hope for those grappling with inner turmoil. In the sanctuary of the therapist’s office, individuals find solace in exploring the roots of their unhappiness. Through introspection guided by the skilled hand of the therapist, they begin to unravel the knots of their emotions, gradually uncovering pathways to rediscover happiness. In this journey of self-reflection, the threads of joy, once obscured by the shadows of depression, begin to emerge, illuminating the way towards a brighter tomorrow.

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Challenges often emerge as formidable barriers to maintaining happiness. Confronting negative thoughts and behaviors demands courage and perseverance, yet it is an essential journey for personal growth. By cultivating resilience and determination, individuals can adapt to life’s trials, finding strength in the face of adversity. As they navigate through the maze of self-doubt and uncertainty, the pursuit of joy becomes a beacon of hope, guiding them towards a brighter tomorrow.


In the pursuit of happiness, overcoming negative beliefs becomes a pivotal milestone on the path to fulfillment. The wisdom of addressing problems head-on, while disregarding disparaging remarks, serves as a steadfast compass in the tumultuous sea of emotions. However, when the weight of negativity feels overwhelming, seeking guidance from a trusted therapist like Himel Das can provide invaluable support. Through introspection and guidance, individuals can unravel the tangled threads of their innermost struggles, paving the way for a renewed sense of purpose and joy.


For many, the journey towards happiness is akin to learning a new language, fraught with challenges and setbacks. Reflecting on childhood beliefs and ingrained patterns of thinking, individuals grapple with the difficulty of embracing change. Yet, with patience and perseverance, they begin to rewrite the script of their lives, replacing outdated narratives with newfound clarity and understanding. In this transformational process, the pursuit of joy transcends mere aspiration, becoming a tangible reality woven into the very fabric of their being.

Let me introduce you to our guest!

Bio: Himel Das, Psychotherapist

Specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma and various emotional issues. A Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. He also hold a master’s degree in counselling psychology, counselling skills certification, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) practitioner certification, hypnotherapy certification, and telehealth training. Himel often use modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychodynamic.

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