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Lisa is feeling kind of famous – Motivational Interviewing Speaking Event

By |2019-07-10T12:01:26+08:00July 10th, 2019|Children, Couples, Men, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Smoking Cessation, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Recently, Lisa Irving, Clinical Psychologist was asked to be the speaker for an event for the Australian Rehab Providers Association on the topic of Motivational Interviewing. (She aimed to keep people interested and get a few laughs and has been joking since that she might become a comedian yet!) Lisa shared her experiences and knowledge [...]

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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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Why Do Carbs Always Cop It?

By |2019-07-03T09:03:36+08:00June 26th, 2019|Eating Disorders, Men, Weight Loss, Women, Young Adults|

Ok, so I might be a little late on the train, but I’ve still made it. Recently (say the last 12 months or so) I have seen a rise in carbs copping some bad wrap when it comes to dieting. I thought this phase was over with the fall of the Atkins dieting craze back [...]

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How To: Fight Fairly

By |2019-05-29T13:37:14+08:00June 19th, 2019|Couples, Men, Parents, Positive Psychology, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Remember Ross and Rachel from Friends? Remember the “we were on a break” fight that came up time and again for season upon season? Check it out if you want to reminisce or if the 1990s weren’t your heyday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEn9YvJ3Gfg. Let’s face it, everybody gets angry and everybody argues with their partner. When done [...]

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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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The Stress of Worker’s Compensation

By |2019-05-22T11:30:16+08:00June 5th, 2019|EMDR, Men, Pain Management, Performance Enhancement, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

No one expects to have something happen at work, which impacts on their ability to work. But workplace accidents, assaults and bullying occur in the workplace on a regular basis. Unexpected events in themselves are often stressful, added to that can be the uncertainty of an injury healing, and whether the injury will cause problems [...]

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How to: Help Someone Change

By |2019-05-15T11:45:28+08:00May 22nd, 2019|Anxiety, Children, Couples, Depression, Grief and Loss, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

It’s so much easier to see how easy it would be for someone we know to change. If they just listened to your advice, very good advice I’m sure, they would get things sorted. Change doesn’t really come from good advice though. Most people know what they SHOULD do already. A smoker knows it’s healthier [...]

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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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How to: Be Connected in Relationships

By |2019-04-30T12:15:24+08:00April 30th, 2019|Couples, Men, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Out of all the topics that people bring to sessions, relationships are the most common topic. Relationships with that special someone, relationships at work, relationships with friends and relationships with family. Being the social beings that we are, our happiness depends on how we feel a sense of belonging, inclusion and connection with the people [...]

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