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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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The Psychology of Trauma: Resolving flashbacks

By |2017-11-13T12:32:10+08:00October 16th, 2017|CBT, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Resources for referrers, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Flashbacks often occur after a person has been involved in a stressful incident or trauma, which either threatened their safety or that of someone else. Over the years I have seen lots of people who have come to see me due to experiencing a trauma reaction, which includes flashbacks.  Examples include people working in jobs [...]

The psychology of self harming teens

By |2017-09-02T12:41:57+08:00September 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+08:00August 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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Positive Psychology – Helping people feel good!

By |2019-04-10T14:20:34+08:00August 8th, 2017|Couples, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resources for referrers, Self-esteem, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

While the science of Psychology has offered explanations of how and why things are not right with people, Positive Psychology offers us an understanding of how and why things go right. Martin E.P Seligman, often referred to as the founder of positive psychology, describes it as: “The scientific study of optimal human functioning that aims [...]

Workers compensation – Accessing psychological treatment

By |2017-06-07T16:53:23+08:00June 7th, 2017|Anxiety, Depression, Men, Resources for referrers, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Workers compensation can be available to people who have been physically or psychologically injured during the course of their work. An "injury" most commonly means a significant and unexpected change to a person’s life in terms of: restricted work options restricted activities no longer able to do all the tasks that they would normally be [...]

Scared of needles? Needle phobia? How we can help

By |2017-06-07T16:01:35+08:00May 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 [...]

What is teenage depression and how can psychology help?

By |2017-06-07T16:00:56+08:00May 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 [...]

Saying Goodbye to someone with Cancer

By |2017-06-07T14:48:53+08:00April 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 [...]