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Psychological strategies for a better Christmas

By | 2017-12-18T09:02:11+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Anxiety, CBT, Couples, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Stress, Women|

Psychological strategies for a better Christmas Whether you realise it or not, you may have always had a psychological strategy for managing Christmas. Often the strategies we develop are unconscious and short-term focused, and they change over time depending on the result you are seeking. As kids, many of us anticipated Christmas with joy For example, [...]

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Procrastination and simple steps to avoid it

By | 2017-11-24T17:46:47+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Anxiety, CBT, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Study, stress and procrastination As a teenager studying full-time, some of the biggest causes of stress can be homework, assignments and due dates. The stress then becomes amplified as the due dates draw closer and self-inflicted pain of procrastination can become a major problem. Recently, I had been given an assignment by a teacher and [...]

Is YOGA for me?

By | 2017-11-17T09:46:01+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Anxiety, Couples, Men, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Yoga, Young Adults|

As a certified yoga instructor, I get a variety of responses when I introduce myself to someone new. There is always some interest in the benefits of yoga but unfortunately, one of the most common responses is, "YOGA? Pfffttt! I'm not flexible/relaxed/confident/X/Y/Z enough to do that". While that is sometimes a bit disheartening as a practitioner, [...]

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Managing Stress in Life

By | 2017-11-13T17:43:03+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Couples, Exposure Therapy, Groups, Hypnosis, Journaling, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Yoga, Young Adults|

What is stress? It is not uncommon for people to say they are feeling "stressed" at some time or another. Psychologically speaking, stress is not only very healthy but also one of the basic parts of learning and growth. Because that base level of stress is such a normal part of being human, not many of [...]

What is ‘Flow’ and how can it improve your life?

By | 2017-11-06T11:54:26+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Anxiety, CBT, Couples, Depression, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

What is Flow? The concept of Flow was developed by Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It describes a state of mind where an individual engaged in a challenging task, feels that their performance ‘flows’, is effortless, that they are making progress and has the experience of being fully absorbed. People in the Flow state of mind report [...]

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Ask a friend now: RU OK?

By | 2017-09-14T15:18:26+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Couples, Depression, Journaling, Meditation, Memes, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

We all need to know that someone cares. Ask a friend now: RUOK? Revive is very proud to support RUOK day 2017. Head over to https://www.ruok.org.au/ for heaps of information and downloads to help you get started.

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Managing Stress in Life

By | 2017-09-06T08:37:46+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Anxiety, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Stress, Women, Workplace|

It is not uncommon for most people to feel stress at some time or another. What we are referring to is that feeling of being overwhelmed by our work or life situation or that feeling of being tense and wound up and perhaps overreacting to what are normal situations. Too much stress over a prolonged [...]

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The psychology of self harming teens

By | 2017-09-02T12:41:57+00:00 September 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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6 risk factors for Postnatal Depression

By | 2017-08-25T17:42:26+00:00 August 25th, 2017|CBT, Childbirth, Depression, Groups, Hypnosis, Meditation, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resources for referrers, Women|

What is postnatal depression? For many people becoming a mother (or parent) is a mixed experience. For some, one of life's most joyful experiences also becomes one of their most challenging.  Psychologists know that any difficult experience increases the risk of a person developing some level of anxiety or depression. Postnatal depression (PND) and depression [...]

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Positive Psychology – Helping people feel good!

By | 2017-08-08T14:25:20+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Couples, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resources for referrers, Self-esteem, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

While the science of Psychology has offered explanations of how and why things are not right with people, Positive Psychology offers us an understanding of how and why things go right. Martin E.P Seligman, often referred to as the founder of positive psychology, describes it as: “The scientific study of optimal human functioning that aims [...]