Lisa Irving

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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...

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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The Stress of Worker’s Compensation

By |2019-05-22T11:30:16+08:00June 5th, 2019|EMDR, Men, Pain Management, Performance Enhancement, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

No one expects to have something happen at work, which impacts on their ability to work. But workplace accidents, assaults and bullying occur in the workplace on a regular basis. Unexpected events in themselves are often stressful, added to that can be the uncertainty of an injury healing, and whether the injury will cause problems [...]

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How to: Help Someone Change

By |2019-05-15T11:45:28+08:00May 22nd, 2019|Anxiety, Children, Couples, Depression, Grief and Loss, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

It’s so much easier to see how easy it would be for someone we know to change. If they just listened to your advice, very good advice I’m sure, they would get things sorted. Change doesn’t really come from good advice though. Most people know what they SHOULD do already. A smoker knows it’s healthier [...]

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How to: Be Connected in Relationships

By |2019-04-30T12:15:24+08:00April 30th, 2019|Couples, Men, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Out of all the topics that people bring to sessions, relationships are the most common topic. Relationships with that special someone, relationships at work, relationships with friends and relationships with family. Being the social beings that we are, our happiness depends on how we feel a sense of belonging, inclusion and connection with the people [...]

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The Steps to Realising the Life You’re Planning

By |2019-04-23T11:12:53+08:00April 23rd, 2019|Couples, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Isn’t it interesting how quickly time passes when you’re having fun! (For example this Easter break went so quickly! ) It made me think about time and how we make decisions about what we do with our time. We can see that each decision we make or don’t make leads to a ripple effect finishing [...]

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Easter: Honouring your Lost Loved Ones

By |2019-04-16T14:03:12+08:00April 16th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Children, Couples, Depression, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Love is perhaps the most vital of experiences for happiness. The love you can have for your partner can feel different for the love you have for your kids (if you have them - and yes furry ones count ), and again different for your close family and friends. It’s the degree of attachment, the [...]

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NDIS is coming to Revive!

By |2019-04-10T13:57:26+08:00April 12th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brainstorming, By condition, CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

It has been a long process to prepare the application for NDIS, and we are in the final weeks of having the application ready for submission! We are already seeing clients who are self managed for NDIS where their individual plan has including counselling or dietetics, but with becoming a registered provider we are anticipating [...]

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Understanding Feelings of Shame

By |2019-04-10T13:23:03+08:00April 10th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Articles, CBT, Depression, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Out of all the feelings we can experience shame is the least spoken about. Perhaps for obvious reasons shame is the emotion that makes us want to hide away from the world. I often joke with clients that it is the emotion most likely to cause us to hide under our bed and not come [...]

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