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Visualisation: Improvement by Imagining

By |2019-08-10T12:28:47+08:00August 14th, 2019|Couples, Men, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Did you know that you can get better at something, simply by just IMAGINING yourself doing it? I’m not kidding you; it’s a process called ‘visualisation.’ It’s like having a rehearsal in your mind. So how does this work? The answer is neural plasticity. I know it might sound quite science-y and complex, but it's [...]

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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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What is Emotional Eating?

By |2019-07-24T11:51:35+08:00July 31st, 2019|Eating Disorders, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Weight Loss, Women, Young Adults|

We don’t always eat to just satiate our hunger. Sometimes we use food to meet emotional needs, or to relieve stress and boredom, or to cope with unpleasant emotions like sadness, anger, loneliness, frustration – the list can be long. Emotional eating provides a release from discomfort and gives a brief sense of relief or [...]

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Using EMDR to Overcome Trauma

By |2019-07-10T14:44:41+08:00July 24th, 2019|EMDR, Men, Pain Management, Stress, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

The usefulness of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing – EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is such a mouthful that it is easy to understand why we shorten it to EMDR. What is EMDR and what is it used for? EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment developed in 1987 by American psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro that [...]

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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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How To: Stay Motivated

By |2019-06-12T12:14:13+08:00July 3rd, 2019|Exposure Therapy, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Uncategorized, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Often we make the decision that we would like to make changes or undertake new resolutions only to have them fail not long after we try the changes. I recall a famous quote by Mark Twain; ‘Giving up smoking is the easiest thing I’ve ever done, I’ve done it hundreds of times’. So what can [...]

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Why Do Carbs Always Cop It?

By |2019-07-03T09:03:36+08:00June 26th, 2019|Eating Disorders, Men, Weight Loss, Women, Young Adults|

Ok, so I might be a little late on the train, but I’ve still made it. Recently (say the last 12 months or so) I have seen a rise in carbs copping some bad wrap when it comes to dieting. I thought this phase was over with the fall of the Atkins dieting craze back [...]

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How To: Fight Fairly

By |2019-05-29T13:37:14+08:00June 19th, 2019|Couples, Men, Parents, Positive Psychology, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Remember Ross and Rachel from Friends? Remember the “we were on a break” fight that came up time and again for season upon season? Check it out if you want to reminisce or if the 1990s weren’t your heyday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEn9YvJ3Gfg. Let’s face it, everybody gets angry and everybody argues with their partner. When done [...]

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A Guide to Help Your Mind Body Connection

By |2019-05-29T12:06:13+08:00June 12th, 2019|Anxiety, Couples, Depression, Groups, Interpersonal Therapy, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

The connection between Mind and Body has been clear for some time. Our mental health can affect all parts of our life - our relationships at home and work, our self esteem and our physical health. Just like keeping our physical health in good condition there are strategies we can easily add to our day [...]

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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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