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Psychological strategies for a better Christmas

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

Ask a friend now: RU OK?

By | 2017-09-14T15:18:26+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Couples, Depression, Journaling, Meditation, Memes, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

We all need to know that someone cares. Ask a friend now: RUOK? Revive is very proud to support RUOK day 2017. Head over to https://www.ruok.org.au/ for heaps of information and downloads to help you get started.

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Managing Stress in Life

By | 2017-09-06T08:37:46+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Anxiety, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Stress, Women, Workplace|

It is not uncommon for most people to feel stress at some time or another. What we are referring to is that feeling of being overwhelmed by our work or life situation or that feeling of being tense and wound up and perhaps overreacting to what are normal situations. Too much stress over a prolonged [...]

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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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What is teenage depression and how can psychology help?

By | 2017-06-07T16:00:56+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Anxiety, Depression, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resources for referrers, Suicide, Women, Young Adults|

What is teenage depression and how can psychology help? There is a lot of public discussion about teenage depression and suicide these days.  As a psychologist, I tend to think it is good that people are at least talking about it. A few weeks ago, my teenage daughter had a few friends over and I [...]

Learning to ride waves of emotion…

By | 2017-06-07T16:01:54+00:00 May 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 [...]

Helping Men Step Forward

By | 2017-06-07T16:02:14+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Anxiety, Depression, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Workplace, Young Adults|

One of the things that I really love about being a psychologist is seeing the difference that it makes to men and women's lives (and ultimately, their happiness). While it is true that talking about things does not necessarily change the past, sharing your thoughts can change how we see things and help us come [...]

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Psychological coping strategies – What school doesn’t teach us about happiness!

By | 2017-04-20T14:16:06+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Brainstorming, Couples, Depression, Groups, Hypnosis, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Women, Workplace, Workshops, Young Adults|

There are many ways that we each learn to respond or react to different situations, usually from a young age, so that our "coping strategy" becomes so automatic that it becomes unconscious to us. It can be like a "blind spot" like we have when we drive, you don't know what you are not seeing. [...]