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How To: Access the New Medicare Funding for Eating Disorders

By |2020-02-05T09:47:44+08:00February 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

As of November 2019 more Medicare funding has been given for Eating Disorders. The information we received regarding the new Medicare Items (from the Australian Psychological Society) says the following: For Psychology: - Patients can access an initial course of up to 10 rebated sessions provided their GP (or psychiatrist or paediatrician) has completed an [...]

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How To: Spend your Energy During the Festive Season

By |2019-12-11T11:04:17+08:00December 11th, 2019|Anxiety, Couples, Depression, Grief and Loss, Interpersonal Therapy, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Yes it’s that time of year where festive season is here. Work functions, end of year celebrations and meeting up with family and friends. So many places to be, and so many things to do! Here are some energy saving ideas .... 1. Be selective about which events you say yes to This could be [...]

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Performance anxiety – Calling Workers, Performers, Sports People

By |2019-12-04T16:05:08+08:00December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

People can experience performance anxiety in all kinds of situations. In work it may be - job interviews, performance appraisals, public speaking, speaking up at meetings, suggesting ideas to your colleagues or presenting an idea to clients. There are many performers - actors, musicians, artists who describe feeling anxious before a show. Sports performance - [...]

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EMDR and Exposure Therapy for Job Interview Performance – Session 4

By |2019-10-30T10:43:05+08:00October 30th, 2019|EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

As you will remember from the previous articles we were using EMDR and exposure therapy to help a fictitious client named Tom overcome his performance anxiety for job interviews . Prior to psychological treatment his anxiety about job interviews had generalised to a range of other situations which were linked to seeking a new job [...]

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Is EMDR for you? Session Two

By |2019-10-16T13:28:21+08:00October 16th, 2019|Anxiety, Childbirth, Children, Couples, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Men, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Self-esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

As you will remember from last week’s article about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) we made up an example case about a man who was terrified of doing a job interview.  We used the EMDR technique, the “Flash Technique” and reduced his anxiety levels from a 9 out of 10 to a 6 out of [...]

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Lisa is feeling kind of famous – Motivational Interviewing Speaking Event

By |2019-07-10T12:01:26+08:00July 10th, 2019|Children, Couples, Men, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Smoking Cessation, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Recently, Lisa Irving, Clinical Psychologist was asked to be the speaker for an event for the Australian Rehab Providers Association on the topic of Motivational Interviewing. (She aimed to keep people interested and get a few laughs and has been joking since that she might become a comedian yet!) Lisa shared her experiences and knowledge [...]

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Hypnosis: Training your Mind to Focus

By |2019-05-01T13:36:01+08:00May 8th, 2019|CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Hypnosis has a saying that what we focus on, we magnify. For example, if we are focusing on how blue the sky is, we may not notice how grey the sky is in other parts of the sky. The more we focus on the beautiful sunny blue sky the more it becomes our focus and [...]

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Procrastination and simple steps to avoid it

By |2019-04-10T14:17:06+08:00November 24th, 2017|Anxiety, CBT, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Study, stress and procrastination As a teenager studying full-time, some of the biggest causes of stress can be homework, assignments and due dates. The stress then becomes amplified as the due dates draw closer and self-inflicted pain of procrastination can become a major problem. Recently, I had been given an assignment by a teacher and [...]

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