Children

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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Managing the Behaviour of my Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

By |2019-10-30T09:49:42+08:00October 30th, 2019|Autism Spectrum Disorder, Children, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Parents, Positive Psychology, Women, Young Adults|

How can a psychologist help? Raising children is not an easy feat. One minute you will all be playing a fun family game of monopoly, and the next minute your children are leaning across the table pulling each other’s hair out, and you’re wondering who will be left with more hair on their head – [...]

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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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