Easter: Honouring your Lost Loved Ones

By |2019-04-16T14:03:12+08:00April 16th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Children, Couples, Depression, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Love is perhaps the most vital of experiences for happiness. The love you can have for your partner can feel different for the love you have for your kids (if you have them - and yes furry ones count ), and again different for your close family and friends. It’s the degree of attachment, the [...]

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NDIS is coming to Revive!

By |2019-04-10T13:57:26+08:00April 12th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brainstorming, By condition, CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

It has been a long process to prepare the application for NDIS, and we are in the final weeks of having the application ready for submission! We are already seeing clients who are self managed for NDIS where their individual plan has including counselling or dietetics, but with becoming a registered provider we are anticipating [...]

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Understanding Feelings of Shame

By |2019-04-10T13:23:03+08:00April 10th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Articles, CBT, Depression, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Out of all the feelings we can experience shame is the least spoken about. Perhaps for obvious reasons shame is the emotion that makes us want to hide away from the world. I often joke with clients that it is the emotion most likely to cause us to hide under our bed and not come [...]

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Stressed Teachers

By |2019-03-28T13:28:01+08:00March 28th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Depression, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Stress, Women, Workplace|

While all educators understand the evolving nature of learning and the challenges that come with this, few stop to put into place some self-care until it is too late. True educators tend to have two passions – supporting students (whether that be children, young people or adults) and a love of their subject area. But [...]

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Understanding Change and Loss

By |2019-03-09T12:55:34+08:00March 13th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Children, Couples, EMDR, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parents, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

Life is full of changes and with it can also come loss and grief. How individuals react to change and loss is different for everyone and the impact can affect every aspect of our being. We all understand that change is inevitable and that it can bring positive growth as well as difficult times but [...]

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How to conquer long-held fear (Radio interview)

By |2019-04-10T14:14:45+08:00May 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 as well as fears we have had. 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. [...]

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How to: Conquer Long-held and Deep-seated Fears

By |2019-04-10T14:25:33+08:00April 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 - fear) from ever happening again.  Psychology calls it a defence mechanism. Sometimes [...]

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

By |2018-04-30T14:05:36+08:00February 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+08:00October 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+08:00May 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 [...]