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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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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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 [...]

Learning to ride waves of emotion…

By |2017-06-07T16:01:54+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Anxiety, Depression, EMDR, Grief and Loss, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Suicide, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

Our creative team just posted this quick reminder that it takes both expert help and a bit of practice to stand up and enjoy surfing real waves and the waves of emotion that many of us feel when things get intense. If you'd like to know more, get in touch with the friendly team of [...]

Trauma in the workplace

By |2017-04-20T13:30:48+00:00March 13th, 2017|EMDR, Hypnosis, Men, Mindfulness, Resilience, Trauma, Women, Workplace|

The word 'trauma' is commonly used in our day-to-day language, but people who have actually been traumatised often say little about it. The definition of trauma From a psychology perspective, a trauma is defined as an event where you have been involved (either directly or as a witness to something) where someone (you or another) [...]