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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...

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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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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