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About Lisa Irving

Lisa is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of professional experience. She is also the founder and owner of Revive Health and Happiness. You will see some of her contributions below...

Five Steps to Navigating Feelings

By |2020-02-19T12:06:32+08:00February 19th, 2020|Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

We are actively taught how to do so many things - how to read and write, drive a car, cook and swim, but we aren’t actively taught how to navigate our emotions or feelings. All psychological therapies have the aim of helping us regulate or navigate our feelings. Cognitive behaviour therapy says that if we [...]

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NDIS Services at Revive

By |2020-01-29T15:23:12+08:00January 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

We are now registered to see patients under the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). What does this mean for GP’s? While patients under NDIS don’t require a referral from a GP they do need to be diagnosed as having a permanent disability. All services under the NDIS are totally funded, with no out of pocket [...]

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Helping Tom with Performance Anxiety – EMDR Session 3

By |2019-10-25T15:25:49+08:00October 23rd, 2019|EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Performance Enhancement, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

As you would recall from the previous articles regarding Tom - our fictitious client who was suffering with intense anxiety about attending job interviews, which has resulted in him avoiding applying for new jobs. (See our previous articles about Tom on our website if you missed them). Tom has attended two sessions of EMDR (Eye [...]

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Is Trauma the Hidden Cost in Workers Compensation?

By |2019-10-02T10:10:38+08:00October 23rd, 2019|EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

The impact of a physical injury can often be straight forward in identifying a legitimate physical injury. Psychological trauma can often be missed by the medical practitioners and denied by the workers themselves. Often the worker tries their best at managing the symptoms without treatment - hoping that they will go away. Unfortunately time does [...]

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EMDR for Leah’s Fear of Balloons on Mix 94.5 FM Breakfast Show

By |2019-10-16T10:09:06+08:00October 16th, 2019|Anxiety, Children, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Men, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

If you were listening to Mix 94.5 FM yesterday you might have heard about Leah's fear of balloons, and today was the reveal of how EMDR helped her overcome her fear. I was asked to help Leah overcome her fear of balloons. At the beginning she tells us that she wouldn’t be able to stay [...]

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Is EMDR for you? How it’s applied to Performance Anxiety

By |2019-10-09T11:11:15+08:00October 9th, 2019|EMDR, Men, Performance Enhancement, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

(Session One) Preparation and Using the Flash Technique We would like to share some information regarding the process of EMDR to help you determine if it’s something that could benefit you. This is a made up example based loosely on people we’ve seen here at Revive. This example is based around Performance Anxiety. Background to [...]

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What is EMDR and can it help you ?

By |2019-10-08T07:51:59+08:00October 5th, 2019|Men, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Think of all the new technologies that you’ve experienced in your life time. Depending on when you were born, could you imagine life without the internet! Without wifi? Without mobile phones or microwave ovens or video .... Imagine if you could now go forward in time, and imagine life without the newer invention of the [...]

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Putting the Intimacy Back into Your Relationship

By |2019-08-14T10:00:43+08:00September 18th, 2019|Couples, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Stress, Women|

As Shawn Mendes and Camilo Cabello serenade each other in their song, “Senorita” they are highlighting the importance of “matching” your partner - knowing what they may like and matching it. For instance, this can be in words, body language or facial expression. - And In their case to be alluring and attentive in meeting [...]

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Things to Think About When You’re Injured

By |2019-08-07T10:38:07+08:00August 7th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Men, Pain Management, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Uncategorized, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

No one asks to be injured. One of the most difficult psychological factors is adjusting to what an injury means, in terms of limitations caused by the injury and what being injured stops you from doing. People often describe feeling frustrated and becoming a bit “stir crazy” when they’re unable to do the activities they [...]

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How To: Read Your Partner’s Mind

By |2019-08-13T07:59:05+08:00July 17th, 2019|Couples, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Women, Young Adults|

A few years ago I was on a week long cruise in the Kimberley with a number of other couples, and there were some minor misunderstandings between couples. We joked about how it would be so helpful if their other half could just read their mind. At the time apps were emerging as a relatively [...]

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