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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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Is Your Weight Your Whole World?

By |2019-11-07T12:49:45+08:00November 7th, 2019|Anxiety, CBT, Eating Disorders, Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness, Self-esteem, Uncategorized|

Have you wondered if you (or someone you care about) are at risk of developing an eating disorder? Many people with eating disorders look healthy, yet their relationship to food and body image can be unhealthy. Seven facts about eating disorders: Are serious biologically influenced illnesses that affect people of all genders, ages, body shapes [...]

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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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Helping Tom with Performance Anxiety – EMDR Session 3

By |2019-10-25T15:25:49+08:00October 23rd, 2019|EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Performance Enhancement, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

As you would recall from the previous articles regarding Tom - our fictitious client who was suffering with intense anxiety about attending job interviews, which has resulted in him avoiding applying for new jobs. (See our previous articles about Tom on our website if you missed them). Tom has attended two sessions of EMDR (Eye [...]

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Is Trauma the Hidden Cost in Workers Compensation?

By |2019-10-02T10:10:38+08:00October 23rd, 2019|EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

The impact of a physical injury can often be straight forward in identifying a legitimate physical injury. Psychological trauma can often be missed by the medical practitioners and denied by the workers themselves. Often the worker tries their best at managing the symptoms without treatment - hoping that they will go away. Unfortunately time does [...]

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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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EMDR for Leah’s Fear of Balloons on Mix 94.5 FM Breakfast Show

By |2019-10-16T10:09:06+08:00October 16th, 2019|Anxiety, Children, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Men, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

If you were listening to Mix 94.5 FM yesterday you might have heard about Leah's fear of balloons, and today was the reveal of how EMDR helped her overcome her fear. I was asked to help Leah overcome her fear of balloons. At the beginning she tells us that she wouldn’t be able to stay [...]

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How To: Overcome a Fear of Flying

By |2019-09-25T14:19:20+08:00October 2nd, 2019|Anxiety, CBT, Children, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Stress, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Many fears that we experience are natural and adaptive, and built in, in order to protect us. We all know that unlike birds, we weren’t naturally born to fly. Fears are a warning signal and can be useful when they give us pause to consider and protect us from accidents or danger. Our distant ancestors [...]

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Managing your Reactions

By |2019-08-13T09:23:38+08:00September 4th, 2019|Exposure Therapy, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Resilience, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Remember the last time you reacted to feeling annoyed, outraged, angry, under attack or sad? During stressful times and for most of us that could be often or daily. Maybe yesterday on the phone when sorting out an issue with finances or banking, or dealing with difficult family circumstances. Managing your feelings and reactions can [...]

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How To: Manage Feeling Intense Emotion

By |2019-08-13T07:20:51+08:00August 21st, 2019|Children, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Fear is a natural human emotion, and like any emotion knowing how to approach the feeling is key. Steps to preparing for a stressful situation : When you find yourself feeling an emotion of a high intensity, or if you are pushing yourself to confront a situation that you expect to find stressful, it is [...]

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