How to conquer long-held and deep-seated fears (Radio interview)

By |2018-05-25T17:49:10+00:00May 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. 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. Psychology calls it a defence mechanism. If, [...]

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Radio 6PR’s Chris Ilsley dives deeper into hypnosis with Lisa Irving

By |2018-05-03T07:54:07+00:00May 3rd, 2018|6PR, Anxiety, CBT, Childbirth, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Men, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Procrastination, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women|

Revive Psychologist and Hypnotherapist Lisa Irving dropped in to the 6PR 882 News Talk radio studio last night to take a deeper look at the ins and outs of hypnosis in a clinical setting with Perth Tonight host Chris Ilsley. In this wide ranging interview, the pair talk about some of the specific issues that [...]

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How to conquer long-held and deep-seated fears

By |2018-04-19T18:42:38+00:00April 19th, 2018|Anxiety, CBT, EMDR, Hypnosis, Men, Panic Attacks, Performance Enhancement, Procrastination, Resilience, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

It’s amazing how long our minds hang on to negative stuff that’s happened in our lives. 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.  Psychology calls it a defence mechanism. Sometimes it can [...]

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Tips for Valentine’s Day: How to talk to a future friend

By |2018-04-30T14:05:36+00:00February 13th, 2018|Anxiety, CBT, Couples, EMDR, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

Psychologists don't only help people with a mental illness, they also offer coaching and other tools and techniques that can help everyone achieve more. On the eve of Valentine's Day, this article by Clinical Psychologist Lisa Irving is not about mental illness at all - nervousness and fear are very "normal" emotions felt by all [...]

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Psychological strategies for a better Christmas

By |2017-12-18T09:02:11+00:00December 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+00:00November 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 [...]

Managing Stress in Life

By |2017-11-13T17:43:03+00:00November 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+00:00November 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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The Psychology of Trauma: Resolving flashbacks

By |2017-11-13T12:32:10+00:00October 16th, 2017|CBT, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Resources for referrers, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Flashbacks often occur after a person has been involved in a stressful incident or trauma, which either threatened their safety or that of someone else. Over the years I have seen lots of people who have come to see me due to experiencing a trauma reaction, which includes flashbacks.  Examples include people working in jobs [...]

Feeling stuck? Revive can help

By |2017-09-28T19:08:08+00:00September 28th, 2017|Anxiety, CBT, Couples, Depression, Grief and Loss, Meditation, Memes, Men, Mindfulness, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Self-esteem, Stress, Women|