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How to conquer long-held and deep-seated fears (Radio interview)

By |2018-05-25T17:49:10+00:00May 24th, 2018|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Children, Couples, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Groups, Hypnosis, LAFM, Men, Panic Attacks, Parents, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

It’s amazing how long our minds hang on to the negative stuff that has happened in our lives. We know that when something negative happens and it’s distressing to us, our mind tends to create an unconscious plan to avoid it (the distressing emotion) from ever happening again. Psychology calls it a defence mechanism. If, [...]

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FREE guided mindful meditations recorded by our team of psychologists

By |2018-03-03T17:22:59+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Resources for referrers, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

If the word "meditation" makes you think of tie-died t-shirts and flowers in your hair, read on because things have changed! It is fair to say that some of us have been a little put off by a few decades of meditation being linked to particular religious and 'spiritual' movements. Without taking anything away from [...]

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The psychology of self harming teens

By |2017-09-02T12:41:57+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Anxiety, CBT, Children, Depression, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Resources for referrers, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

Self harming Teens – what’s it all about? Teenagers who self harm typically describe either a surge of emotions which can be overwhelming or an absence of feeling, described as feeling “numb”.  Sometimes the behaviour can be viewed by others as a way of seeking attention, though for lots of people who self harm it [...]

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Scared of needles? Needle phobia? How we can help

By |2017-06-07T16:01:35+00:00May 19th, 2017|Anxiety, Children, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Resources for referrers, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Let's talk about needle phobia Over the last few weeks I've visited a number of medical practices to establish good working relationships between our new practice and doctors, nurses, allied health and admin staff. I’ve met a lot of really good people who I can see, like me, enjoy helping patients to get to a [...]

Saying Goodbye to someone with Cancer

By |2017-06-07T14:48:53+00:00April 20th, 2017|Anxiety, Children, Couples, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Men, Parents, Resilience, Resources for referrers, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

To simply hear the word cancer can send fear into our hearts and minds. Many people know someone who has suffered with cancer, me included. Sometimes the feelings of grief and loss can feel like the end of our happiness, but psychologists can do a lot to help manage the pain of watching a loved-one [...]