Hypnosis

6PR radio’s Chris Ilsley busts some hypnosis myths with Lisa Irving

By | 2018-04-20T21:21:18+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Anxiety, 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, Young Adults|

6PR radio Perth broadcaster Chris Ilsley interviewed Revive Clinical Psychologist Lisa Irving this evening about hypnosis and some of the ways it can be used to help people in a psychological setting. Take a listen to the interesting and entertaining discussion below. If you don't see an audio play bar above, click here [...]

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How to conquer long-held and deep-seated fears

By | 2018-04-19T18:42:38+00:00 April 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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Curtin Radio’s Jenny Seaton discusses hynopsis with Revive Psychologist Lisa Irving

By | 2018-04-19T14:01:12+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Anxiety, Childbirth, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Men, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Procrastination, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Young Adults|

Is hypnosis like what you see on TV? Do patients act like a chicken when they have been hypnotised by a psychologist? Revive Psychologist and Hypnotherapist Lisa Irving answered these questions and more during a discussion with broadcaster Jenny Seaton on Perth's Curtin Radio earlier today. Click the play button below (or the link at [...]

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

By | 2018-02-13T13:17:17+00:00 February 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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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 [...]

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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Hypnosis – what is it and how is it useful?

By | 2017-07-29T10:06:00+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Anxiety, Childbirth, Couples, Depression, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Men, Pain Management, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Young Adults|

What is hypnosis ? Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool, rather than a therapy in itself.  Using hypnosis can help people be more open to helpful ideas and suggestions - to develop a mindset in order to see how to achieve a goal, instead of limiting yourself. The process of hypnosis involves three steps: an induction, [...]

Scared of needles? Needle phobia? How we can help

By | 2017-06-07T16:01:35+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Anxiety, Children, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Resources for referrers, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Let's talk about needle phobia Over the last few weeks I've visited a number of medical practices to establish good working relationships between our new practice and doctors, nurses, allied health and admin staff. I’ve met a lot of really good people who I can see, like me, enjoy helping patients to get to a [...]

Saying Goodbye to someone with Cancer

By | 2017-06-07T14:48:53+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Anxiety, Children, Couples, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Men, Parents, Resilience, Resources for referrers, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

To simply hear the word cancer can send fear into our hearts and minds. Many people know someone who has suffered with cancer, me included. Sometimes the feelings of grief and loss can feel like the end of our happiness, but psychologists can do a lot to help manage the pain of watching a loved-one [...]