Mindfulness

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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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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Depression – Am I Depressed?

By |2019-09-18T12:43:01+08:00September 25th, 2019|CBT, Children, Depression, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Women, Young Adults|

Life can be hard sometimes. We all have periods of our life where we feel sad, lethargic, unmotivated or experience low mood from time to time. Depression can develop into a serious mental health issue and typically includes a persistent low mood and feelings of sadness for longer than two weeks, as well as negative [...]

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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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Too Busy for Mindfulness?

By |2019-08-13T07:57:40+08:00August 28th, 2019|Anxiety, Children, Couples, Eating Disorders, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parents, Positive Psychology, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Too Busy for Mindfulness? That’s me. Or so I thought for quite a long time… And I rarely sit still for any length of time. It turns out that practicing mindfulness does not have to be time consuming…or rigid or boring. It can be as simple as actively paying attention as you go about your [...]

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What is Emotional Eating?

By |2019-07-24T11:51:35+08:00July 31st, 2019|Eating Disorders, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Weight Loss, Women, Young Adults|

We don’t always eat to just satiate our hunger. Sometimes we use food to meet emotional needs, or to relieve stress and boredom, or to cope with unpleasant emotions like sadness, anger, loneliness, frustration – the list can be long. Emotional eating provides a release from discomfort and gives a brief sense of relief or [...]

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How To: Stay Motivated

By |2019-06-12T12:14:13+08:00July 3rd, 2019|Exposure Therapy, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Uncategorized, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Often we make the decision that we would like to make changes or undertake new resolutions only to have them fail not long after we try the changes. I recall a famous quote by Mark Twain; ‘Giving up smoking is the easiest thing I’ve ever done, I’ve done it hundreds of times’. So what can [...]

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A Guide to Help Your Mind Body Connection

By |2019-05-29T12:06:13+08:00June 12th, 2019|Anxiety, Couples, Depression, Groups, Interpersonal Therapy, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

The connection between Mind and Body has been clear for some time. Our mental health can affect all parts of our life - our relationships at home and work, our self esteem and our physical health. Just like keeping our physical health in good condition there are strategies we can easily add to our day [...]

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Fight or Flight: Our Response to Stress

By |2019-05-15T10:32:35+08:00May 15th, 2019|Affirmations, Anxiety, Depression, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Positive Psychology, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Often when speaking to clients, they are informed by their doctor that the source of their pain or physical discomfort is stress related, which means that they think that it is all in their head. However, the way our mind mediates pain and physical ailments is not as simple as this. It’s very true that [...]

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Hypnosis: Training your Mind to Focus

By |2019-05-01T13:36:01+08:00May 8th, 2019|CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Hypnosis has a saying that what we focus on, we magnify. For example, if we are focusing on how blue the sky is, we may not notice how grey the sky is in other parts of the sky. The more we focus on the beautiful sunny blue sky the more it becomes our focus and [...]

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