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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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NDIS is coming to Revive!

By |2019-04-10T13:57:26+08:00April 12th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brainstorming, By condition, CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

It has been a long process to prepare the application for NDIS, and we are in the final weeks of having the application ready for submission! We are already seeing clients who are self managed for NDIS where their individual plan has including counselling or dietetics, but with becoming a registered provider we are anticipating [...]

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Understanding Change and Loss

By |2019-03-09T12:55:34+08:00March 13th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Children, Couples, EMDR, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parents, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

Life is full of changes and with it can also come loss and grief. How individuals react to change and loss is different for everyone and the impact can affect every aspect of our being. We all understand that change is inevitable and that it can bring positive growth as well as difficult times but [...]

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Overcome Anxiety: Face Your Fears

By |2019-02-23T11:12:34+08:00February 23rd, 2019|Anxiety, CBT, Children, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Fear is our emotional response to a real or perceived threat to our wellbeing.  It is a normal and very important emotion that has helped us survive through the ages by identifying, predicting and avoiding danger. Fear compels us to act, to seek safety, and to survive.  The timeless example is the caveman fleeing from [...]

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How to conquer long-held fear (Radio interview)

By |2019-04-10T14:14:45+08:00May 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 as well as fears we have had. 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. [...]

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FREE guided mindful meditations recorded by our team of psychologists

By |2018-03-03T17:22:59+08:00March 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+08:00September 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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