10 Ways to Reduce Coronavirus Anxiety

Current issues facing Australia The COVID-19 scare has become increasingly worrying for everyone over an extremely short period of time. […]

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Medicare Bushfire Response Initiative: Psychological Services available

Have you been affected by the 2019-20 Australian bushfires? AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE RESPONSE: Psychological support for all Australians affected by the […]

Eating Disorders: The signs to look out for

If you or someone you know are experiencing unwanted, distressing or obsessive thoughts surrounding eating habits and/or body image perception, […]

10 Tips for a Relaxing & Easy Christmas

Every year advertisements pressure us to keep up with the latest trends and “must haves” to top last year’s Christmas, […]

Effects of Dehydration on Mental Health

Proper hydration of the body is essential. You’ve heard that many times – but do you know why hydration is […]

Top 10 Healing Foods for Anxiety

A lot of people struggle with anxiety; it has been estimated to be about 1 in five people who struggle […]

Ego vs. Genuine Self-Esteem

The Value of Genuine Self-Esteem “Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, […]

Top 10 Healing Foods for Depression

A lot of people who struggle with depression are told it is the reason for their physical suffering. In fact, […]

About Gratitude

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is […]

Social Media Addiction and Its Consequences

Social media addiction is not an official diagnosis, but it has been proposed as one by experts. This type of behavior […]

Dealing with Loneliness

Loneliness is a common experience experienced by people of all ages, gender, race, country, job, and income. Blackdog Institute describes […]

How to Heal Abandonment Trauma

Like other schemas, abandonment schemas take the form of a belief about yourself or the world. People with abandonment schemas […]

Understanding Emotional Deprivation Schema

Emotional deprivation is one of the core primary schemas. As there are few signs, it’s difficult to detect at first, but […]

Self-Sacrifice Schema

In psychology, a schema is a fixed pattern of thought and behaviour. One could also describe it as a mental […]

How Social Media Addiction Affects Our Lives

In this article, we discuss about social media addiction and how apps are designed to get you hooked on them, […]

Understanding Abandonment Trauma

Abandonment trauma begins in early childhood, developing into an abandonment schema. In essence, this is a feeling that those close to […]

Cellular Memory of Trauma

We have approximately 100 trillion cells within our body. Biologist Dr Bruce Lipton explains our body to be a skin […]

6 Tips for Daily Meditation

Do you want to improve your focus? Your relationships? Your health? Your life? Maybe it’s time to try Daily Meditation. […]

Sleep and Health

Lets talk about Sleep Cycles and Health. “I start my day backwards – I wake up tired and go to […]

The Art Of Unplugging

Social Media has become so common place in today’s world, recent 2018 Sensis Statistics show that 79% of Australians now […]

How To Set Goals & Stick To Them

For many of us the new year is a time we associate with setting goals – however, we do not need […]

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How to be Social with Social Anxiety

Do you feel nervous around people you don’t know or when you meet someone for the first time? What about […]

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What are the 10 Keys to a Happy Life?

A Harvard study that started almost 80 years old has proven that having deep, meaningful relationships helps us live longer […]

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10 Signs Your are in a Toxic Friendship or Relationship

Understanding and identifying if you are in a toxic friendship or relationship is vitally important for your overall psychological wellbeing. […]

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Learn How to Break Free from Toxic Relationships & Friendships

You probably found yourself landed on this article because you know how painful being in toxic relationships can be. It […]

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About Mindfulness & How it Can Benefit You!

Mindfulness seems like a pretty straightforward term. As the word itself suggests, the mind is fully conscious of what’s happening, […]

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Mindful Eating for better health, happiness and weight

What does being mindful mean? Mindfulness means your mind is fully conscious of what’s happening; of your actions and the […]

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Busting Christmas Stress this Season!

Busting Christmas Stress this Season! The season of gratitude and giving. As kids, it was a magical time for many […]

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7 Ways to Avoid Christmas Weight Gain

Normally, we gain about 1 kilogram (just over two pounds) a year. This may increase as we get older and […]

Top 10 Mood-Boosting Foods

Our brain is always on, taking care of our thoughts and movements, senses, breathing and heartbeat. It even works when […]

10 Signs of Poor Quality Sleep

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together” – Thomas Dekker Sleep recharges our batteries, quite […]

Food & Sleep

“I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift.” “When it becomes really impossible to get away and sleep, then […]

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Breaking the Pursuit of Perfection

Many people around us are constantly striving for what I call “the pursuit of perfection” where the person sets their […]

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How to Manage Panic Attacks: Try These Useful Tips

The experience of panic attacks is somewhat common, and probably quite known to people whom experience a lot of anxiety. A […]

5 Ways to Manage Stress

If you are reading this article, chances are is that you have at some point been feeling stress, or are […]

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How are anger and depression related? Read more to find out

Suppressed and uncontrollable anger can lead to other mental illnesses developing, and vice versa. When anger issues are left untreated, […]

10 easy & quick ways to boost your mood when you’re feeling down

Some days are a struggle just to get through. Your mood swings become noticeable even to those around you – […]

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10 Signs You Could Be Suffering From Depression

Many people come to our practice asking the question “Am I depressed?” or stating that they think that they are […]

PTSD and the Brain

Any type of trauma, from a terrorist attack and combat accidents to a car accident, a natural disaster, child abuse, […]

PTSD – How to Deal with Flashbacks

By Ashley Gilmour, clinical psychologist and therapist Flashbacks are a distressing experience, with which those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder […]

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Sleep and PTSD

Many people have trouble sleeping – some more often than others – but if you have PTSD, it’s even more […]

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PTSD Triggers

PTSD is difficult to live with, to put it mildly. Triggers are highly present in your out-of-home environment, and sometimes […]

Do I Have Bipolar Disorder?

Have your moods been really up and down lately? Have you been feeling like you don’t know how to control […]

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Can you really manage anger without therapy?

Everyone experiences anger every now and then. However, when anger becomes uncontrollable, the result can not only affect the quality […]

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Step by Step Instructions to Identify and Overcome Perfectionism

Unable to identify perfectionism? Or looking for new ways to identify it? Maybe you have been having high standards of […]

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Tired of Being Tired? Try These 8 Sleep Tips to Beat Insomnia

Been feeling tired, run-down, low on energy, wanting to sleep at the drop of a hat but have trouble doing […]

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Do you know really just how powerful your mind really is? The truth is, is that many people are actually […]