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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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What Happens in Your First Counselling Session?

By |2019-11-20T11:09:27+08:00November 12th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brainstorming, CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Groups, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Workplace, Workshops, Young Adults|

What happens in your first counselling session? Life brings challenges and no one misses out on having to deal with these at some stage or another. Most times we gather up our usual strategies and get through; other times we hit a wall and just can’t seem to see through to the best options. These [...]

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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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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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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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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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How To: Overcome a Fear of Flying

By |2019-09-25T14:19:20+08:00October 2nd, 2019|Anxiety, CBT, Children, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Stress, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Many fears that we experience are natural and adaptive, and built in, in order to protect us. We all know that unlike birds, we weren’t naturally born to fly. Fears are a warning signal and can be useful when they give us pause to consider and protect us from accidents or danger. Our distant ancestors [...]

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Too Busy for Mindfulness?

By |2019-08-13T07:57:40+08:00August 28th, 2019|Anxiety, Children, Couples, Eating Disorders, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parents, Positive Psychology, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Too Busy for Mindfulness? That’s me. Or so I thought for quite a long time… And I rarely sit still for any length of time. It turns out that practicing mindfulness does not have to be time consuming…or rigid or boring. It can be as simple as actively paying attention as you go about your [...]

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How To: Manage Feeling Intense Emotion

By |2019-08-13T07:20:51+08:00August 21st, 2019|Children, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Fear is a natural human emotion, and like any emotion knowing how to approach the feeling is key. Steps to preparing for a stressful situation : When you find yourself feeling an emotion of a high intensity, or if you are pushing yourself to confront a situation that you expect to find stressful, it is [...]

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