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Child Psychology

Helping little people and their parents with big feelings and challenges. Young children can feel and express a lot of big feelings.

Adolescent Psychology

Not quite child & not yet adult, the Teen years are a time of identity development. We stand in the storm of change and transition with you.

Adult Psychology

From small steps to the bigger goals we are here to support and empower your mental health and wellbeing to live an effective life.

Welcome

The Centre for Effective Living is a Psychology and Wellbeing practice serving the Upper North Shore of Sydney.  Located in Gordon, we provide a wide range of mental health and dietetic services for individuals, families and children. If you or someone you love is struggling with an emotional or mental health problem, call us now to make an appointment – and take the first step in getting the support you need.

Our Dietetics is an integrated service for our clients who want to take care of their nutritional and physical health.  As a collaborative service you have the choice of booking in with a Psychologist and a Dietitian.

 

 

Taking those first steps to see a Psychologist and Well Being professional can be daunting. At The Centre For Effective Living we take those steps with you. Psychologists and Dietitian to the Hornsby, Gordon and Upper North Shore community we are a group practice with a collective experience of over 50 years.  We make sure you are matched with the right therapist for you.

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

Do you ever have trouble dealing with your emotions and at times feel like they are just too overwhelming? Do you find yourself making unhelpful or even detrimental decisions in your relationships or everyday life when you are experiencing strong emotions? Dialectical...

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What to expect at your first appointment

It is very common to feel nervous about your first appointment with a psychologist. Your psychologist is well aware of what it means to see someone you have never met and share your life's story and challenges with. Research into therapeutic effectiveness tells us...

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Tonight was time for speed runs. I have been following a Nike Run Club coaching program and it told me this is what I had to do tonight.

As I headed out I asked the runner in the family what they thought I needed to do to get through this ordeal. "Try to enjoy it". Ho-Hum. Then "Run into the wind, in a clear straight line, dont see the obstacles, like you're running through nothing and for everything". I was struck.

They had just described Flow. I quote Wiki here "In positive psychology, flow, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one's sense of space and time"

In high intensity, high engagement work it is very important to understand Flow, how to intentionally get there and ride the wave of flow without burning out. You need to be able to recognise it, and operationalise it.

Just as my run tonight got into the hardest part , my focus turned to Flow. I put away the phone, shoulders back, into the wind and ran the last sprint.

Why not do this with me in your own work and figure out Flow and Burnout Prevention for 2019? Join me and a growing group of professionals who have already signed up for our 15th February Launch.

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