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Tips to Manage Stress

Tips to Manage Stress

November 23, 2016Blog, Stress

Taking time to manage your stress can make the world of difference to your day. Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is very important. Fortunately, it is easy to learn simple techniques that help. These include recognising and changing the behaviour that contributes to stress, as well as techniques for reducing stress. The following … Read More

Anxiety & Emotional Eating: Breaking the Link

Anxiety & Emotional Eating: Breaking the Link

September 16, 2016Anxiety, Blog, Stress

Know the Difference between your emotional and physical hunger People with anxiety often report that they it causes them to overeat or binge eat – a case of emotional eating. Of course, this is an unhealthy coping strategy that is best avoided and can be with the right information and strategies. Overeating and binging tends … Read More

Lost that loving feeling? Help for couples.

Lost that loving feeling? Help for couples.

August 1, 2016Blog

Does this kind of relationship sound familiar to you? Jeff and Julie had been married for 15 years and had three children aged between 12 and 7 years old.  Jeff and Julie rarely spoke to each other about their frustrations, resentments or hurt. Neither did they demand attention, care or affection from each other. They … Read More

Should My Child See a Psychologist?

Should My Child See a Psychologist?

May 30, 2016Blog

As a parent, how do you know when it’s time to get professional help for a child or teenager who is anxious, depressed or angry beyond what you’d expect? Do you take the advice of your elderly neighbour who has raised 5 kids of her own (so she must know everything?). Do you complete multiple … Read More

Helping Children with Exam Stress

Helping Children with Exam Stress

May 10, 2016Blog

As children across Australia in Grades 3,5,7 and 9 sit down to start NAPLAN tests today, there may be some who are feeling a bit stressed or worried about it. Parents can play an important role in identifying exam stress in their children and helping their children to cope with this and do their best. … Read More

How to Fight with Teenagers?

How to Fight with Teenagers?

April 14, 2016Blog

Not many parents look forward to fight with teenagers. Find out 5 tips to help parents cope better with parent-teen conflict

Workplace Bullying: Is it happening to you?

Workplace Bullying: Is it happening to you?

March 28, 2016Blog

Workplace bullying is more common than you might think, and is a major reason for people not wanting to go to work. It causes significant suffering and psychological distress for those being bullied and often leaves them feeling isolated and unsupported. Here are 4 tips to remember that can help you or someone you know being bullied at work cope better.

Catastrophising: The disaster zone of your mind

Catastrophising: The disaster zone of your mind

March 14, 2016Blog

For some people it can feel like each day is made up of one impending disaster after another. They constantly expect things to go drastically wrong and are often making safety plans to deal with disasters that haven’t happened yet. It is a stressful and exhausting way to live and often leads to problems with … Read More