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Performance anxiety – Calling Workers, Performers, Sports People

By |2019-12-04T16:05:08+08:00December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

People can experience performance anxiety in all kinds of situations. In work it may be - job interviews, performance appraisals, public speaking, speaking up at meetings, suggesting ideas to your colleagues or presenting an idea to clients. There are many performers - actors, musicians, artists who describe feeling anxious before a show. Sports performance - [...]

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Perfectionism – Are you your own worst enemy?

By |2019-11-27T15:43:13+08:00November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Do you remember the heart wrenching post-race interview with swimmer Emily Seebohm after she won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics? She was distraught and inconsolable following this incredible achievement, viewing it as anything but remarkable. She said, “I feel like I’ve disappointed my parents and my coach…I don’t know what went wrong…I [...]

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Is Your Weight Your Whole World?

By |2019-11-07T12:49:45+08:00November 7th, 2019|Anxiety, CBT, Eating Disorders, Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness, Self-esteem, Uncategorized|

Have you wondered if you (or someone you care about) are at risk of developing an eating disorder? Many people with eating disorders look healthy, yet their relationship to food and body image can be unhealthy. Seven facts about eating disorders: Are serious biologically influenced illnesses that affect people of all genders, ages, body shapes [...]

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What is EMDR and can it help you ?

By |2019-10-08T07:51:59+08:00October 5th, 2019|Men, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Think of all the new technologies that you’ve experienced in your life time. Depending on when you were born, could you imagine life without the internet! Without wifi? Without mobile phones or microwave ovens or video .... Imagine if you could now go forward in time, and imagine life without the newer invention of the [...]

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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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How Food Processing Affects Your Food

By |2019-09-18T11:23:09+08:00September 18th, 2019|Men, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Food processing has been around since the beginning of time, to allow us to keep food for longer periods, enjoy on the run (in packets) and to be able to enjoy foods out of their natural country of origin or season. How do these apple options measure up? 1 Apple (64g) - 396kJ (95cal), 20g [...]

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How To: Manage Feeling Intense Emotion

By |2019-08-13T07:20:51+08:00August 21st, 2019|Children, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Fear is a natural human emotion, and like any emotion knowing how to approach the feeling is key. Steps to preparing for a stressful situation : When you find yourself feeling an emotion of a high intensity, or if you are pushing yourself to confront a situation that you expect to find stressful, it is [...]

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Things to Think About When You’re Injured

By |2019-08-07T10:38:07+08:00August 7th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Men, Pain Management, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Uncategorized, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

No one asks to be injured. One of the most difficult psychological factors is adjusting to what an injury means, in terms of limitations caused by the injury and what being injured stops you from doing. People often describe feeling frustrated and becoming a bit “stir crazy” when they’re unable to do the activities they [...]

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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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Easter: Honouring your Lost Loved Ones

By |2019-04-16T14:03:12+08:00April 16th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Children, Couples, Depression, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Women, Young Adults|

Love is perhaps the most vital of experiences for happiness. The love you can have for your partner can feel different for the love you have for your kids (if you have them - and yes furry ones count ), and again different for your close family and friends. It’s the degree of attachment, the [...]

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