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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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Depression – Am I Depressed?

By |2019-09-18T12:43:01+08:00September 25th, 2019|CBT, Children, Depression, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Women, Young Adults|

Life can be hard sometimes. We all have periods of our life where we feel sad, lethargic, unmotivated or experience low mood from time to time. Depression can develop into a serious mental health issue and typically includes a persistent low mood and feelings of sadness for longer than two weeks, as well as negative [...]

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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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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: 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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Hypnosis: Training your Mind to Focus

By |2019-05-01T13:36:01+08:00May 8th, 2019|CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Hypnosis has a saying that what we focus on, we magnify. For example, if we are focusing on how blue the sky is, we may not notice how grey the sky is in other parts of the sky. The more we focus on the beautiful sunny blue sky the more it becomes our focus and [...]

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Easter: Honouring your Lost Loved Ones

By |2019-04-16T14:03:12+08:00April 16th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Children, Couples, Depression, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Love is perhaps the most vital of experiences for happiness. The love you can have for your partner can feel different for the love you have for your kids (if you have them - and yes furry ones count ), and again different for your close family and friends. It’s the degree of attachment, the [...]

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