Couples

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 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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Putting the Intimacy Back into Your Relationship

By |2019-08-14T10:00:43+08:00September 18th, 2019|Couples, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Stress, Women|

As Shawn Mendes and Camilo Cabello serenade each other in their song, “Senorita” they are highlighting the importance of “matching” your partner - knowing what they may like and matching it. For instance, this can be in words, body language or facial expression. - And In their case to be alluring and attentive in meeting [...]

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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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Visualisation: Improvement by Imagining

By |2019-08-10T12:28:47+08:00August 14th, 2019|Couples, Men, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Did you know that you can get better at something, simply by just IMAGINING yourself doing it? I’m not kidding you; it’s a process called ‘visualisation.’ It’s like having a rehearsal in your mind. So how does this work? The answer is neural plasticity. I know it might sound quite science-y and complex, but it's [...]

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How To: Read Your Partner’s Mind

By |2019-08-13T07:59:05+08:00July 17th, 2019|Couples, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Women, Young Adults|

A few years ago I was on a week long cruise in the Kimberley with a number of other couples, and there were some minor misunderstandings between couples. We joked about how it would be so helpful if their other half could just read their mind. At the time apps were emerging as a relatively [...]

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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: Fight Fairly

By |2019-05-29T13:37:14+08:00June 19th, 2019|Couples, Men, Parents, Positive Psychology, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Remember Ross and Rachel from Friends? Remember the “we were on a break” fight that came up time and again for season upon season? Check it out if you want to reminisce or if the 1990s weren’t your heyday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEn9YvJ3Gfg. Let’s face it, everybody gets angry and everybody argues with their partner. When done [...]

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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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