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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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EMDR and Exposure Therapy for Job Interview Performance – Session 4

By |2019-10-30T10:43:05+08:00October 30th, 2019|EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

As you will remember from the previous articles we were using EMDR and exposure therapy to help a fictitious client named Tom overcome his performance anxiety for job interviews . Prior to psychological treatment his anxiety about job interviews had generalised to a range of other situations which were linked to seeking a new job [...]

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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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Understanding Adult ADHD

By |2019-09-25T15:47:57+08:00October 9th, 2019|Men, Parents, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Is ADHD in adults, what was missed in childhood? Many people think that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a childhood disorder. While it is true that there must be symptoms present before the age of 12, it is estimated that up to 60 percent of those with childhood ADHD continue to experience symptoms in [...]

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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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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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