Self-esteem

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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Is Your Weight Your Whole World?

By |2019-11-07T12:49:45+08:00November 7th, 2019|Anxiety, CBT, Eating Disorders, Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness, Self-esteem, Uncategorized|

Have you wondered if you (or someone you care about) are at risk of developing an eating disorder? Many people with eating disorders look healthy, yet their relationship to food and body image can be unhealthy. Seven facts about eating disorders: Are serious biologically influenced illnesses that affect people of all genders, ages, body shapes [...]

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Fight or Flight: Our Response to Stress

By |2019-05-15T10:32:35+08:00May 15th, 2019|Affirmations, Anxiety, Depression, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Positive Psychology, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Often when speaking to clients, they are informed by their doctor that the source of their pain or physical discomfort is stress related, which means that they think that it is all in their head. However, the way our mind mediates pain and physical ailments is not as simple as this. It’s very true that [...]

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