Resilience

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: Stop Procrastinating

By |2019-03-11T12:00:37+08:00March 6th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Brainstorming, CBT, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Are you avoiding learning how to stop procrastinating? Procrastination or Avoidance can be a painful human experience – everyone does it at some point, even the most motivated person. Why do we procrastinate? Three of the most common reasons for procrastinating are either: Boredom (we are avoiding the effort involved in doing the thing) Magnifying [...]

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How to: Make Friends and Date with Confidence

By |2019-02-27T15:47:57+08:00February 27th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Affirmations, Anxiety, CBT, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Most people that I speak to in the psychology office, say that they would like to become more confident to make friends or begin dating someone. Shy, avoidant or anxious people are most likely to miss out on making friends because they believe that when people don’t approach them or instantly respond in the way [...]

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Overcome Anxiety: Face Your Fears

By |2019-02-23T11:12:34+08:00February 23rd, 2019|Anxiety, CBT, Children, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Fear is our emotional response to a real or perceived threat to our wellbeing.  It is a normal and very important emotion that has helped us survive through the ages by identifying, predicting and avoiding danger. Fear compels us to act, to seek safety, and to survive.  The timeless example is the caveman fleeing from [...]

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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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FREE guided mindful meditations recorded by our team of psychologists

By |2018-03-03T17:22:59+08:00March 3rd, 2018|Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Resources for referrers, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

If the word "meditation" makes you think of tie-died t-shirts and flowers in your hair, read on because things have changed! It is fair to say that some of us have been a little put off by a few decades of meditation being linked to particular religious and 'spiritual' movements. Without taking anything away from [...]

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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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Psychological strategies for a better Christmas

By |2017-12-18T09:02:11+08:00December 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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