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During lockdown, it can feel like productivity is drained away, as we spend more time than ever on screens, have less opportunities to see the people we care about, and parts of our daily and weekly rhythms are disrupted. To help, we’ve put together a ‘Done List’, which, as it sounds, changes our...

Loss and grief in the time of Covid19

Grief is the complex emotional experience after losing someone or something that was loved and valued. The grieving process can be painful and can affect people from all ages and walks of life in individualised ways. Grief comes with a range of challenging emotions such as sadness, anger,...

Interrupting the sound of silence

Sometimes it’s not the things that are said that hurt our relationships the most, but rather the silence. It can be difficult to articulate our hurt or needs to friends, family, and spouses. We shy away from communicating because we’re scared of what honesty might do to the relationship. That...

Your ‘Decision-Making’ Checklist

Do you struggle with making decisions? Part of our daily rhythms is about making choices – what to wear, what to eat, what task to complete next, how to spend our time... A lot of distress, discomfort, and anxiety can come from these constant decision-making processes – to the point that even...

Worry Beliefs Checklist

Have you ever thought about why you worry? Most of us believe that worry is helping us somehow, even if we would like to worry less. We start to believe that hypothetical outcomes are real and that by doing mental heavy-lifting, we can protect ourselves. Worry has been described as an elaboration...

Stop, Slow Down, and Smell the Roses

“Why are they walking so slowly?!!” “Get out of the way!” “How long does it take to make a latte?!” We find slowness tough to tolerate in most contexts: slow drivers, slow service at a restaurant, slow internet, slow responses to an important text or email. Yet back In 2006, the average online...

Childhood Challenges

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report on Australia’s Children (2020) indicated that in 2013-2014 almost 14% of 4-11-year-olds experienced mental illness, and in 2015 7.4% of 0-14-year-olds had some level of disability. It is no surprise then that many enquiries are made for...

Will I ever be ‘cured’ of my anxiety?

For those who experience persistent, disabling, or overwhelming anxiety it is normal to wonder if it will ever fully go away. However, while there are excellent, evidence-based treatments available to help manage anxiety, it wouldn’t be right to say that we could absolutely ‘cure’ it. Anxiety is a...

Taking a stand against fat talk

  “I was craving ice cream but I decided to be skinny.” “This shirt makes my arms look huge.” “She is so skinny, how does she do it?” Fat talk – negative words we say to put down our own bodies – is sadly an all too common conversation topic today. An overwhelming number of both men and women...

Tolerating the uncertainty

Uncertainty is a feeling that makes many people uncomfortable and that many people struggle to tolerate. People who struggle with tolerating uncertainty often perceive uncertainty, unpredictability, and doubt as awful and unbearable experiences. They often describe feeling like they cannot cope...

Looking out for Future You

Often our default is to think about making our lives easier now, to the detriment of our future selves. We find what is convenient now, and leave our future self to get things done. In the moment, putting off exercise, difficult work tasks, and household chores can feel really good! But later that...

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Focus on places, routines, projects and people that are present and consistent. This helps to re-establish a sense of security, control and achievement as well as depth of social connection.#socialconnection #mentalhealth #psychology ... See MoreSee Less
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Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance refers to this internal discomfort. Festinger believed that the resulting discomfort and distress from such moments is too much for us to ignore, motivating us to take action to resolve it. Read more at: bit.ly/ActionsBeliefs#CognitiveDissonance #MentalHealth #Psychology ... See MoreSee Less
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Remember to applaud yourself for the things you’re able to accomplish each day, no matter how small the success. Be kind and compassionate to yourself.#Parenting #PostNatal #Depresison #Anxiety #Psychology ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you finding that you can't pull your mind away from worries? Practising mindfulness can provide a much needed pause in the busyness of your day. It can anchor your mind in the present moment, and cultivate an attitude of acceptance and compassion to stop the cycle of rumination. We've created three mindfulness exercises to help with this. We'd love to send them to you, so just fill in your name and email at the link in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less
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We all fail to meet our own expectations or follow our beliefs. Own this as a normal part of being human.#mistakes #failure #mentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less
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