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5 Tips For Sleeping Soundly

...reading a book, doing some light stretches, or having a cup of (herbal) tea. Keeping a bedtime ritual like this helps to prepare your body for sleep in much the same way that reading a story together can signal bedtime to a child. Tip #4: Don’t Go To Bed Hungry Going to bed on an empty stomach can be an extremely unsatisfying experience, so make an effort to grab a quick snack if you notice any hunger pangs. If you realise that you’re feeling...

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Four Ingredients For A (Mentally) Healthy Week

...k for a face-to-face conversation with a friend or colleague. Foster a conversation about how they are going and try your best to give your full attention. As busy as family life can be, make time to engage with your partner/children/parents that doesn’t involve the common distraction of chores or technology. Principle #3: Move Your Body Our 21st century lives are very sedentary. Although we often feel exhausted, perhaps as a result of chronic...

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Has Healthy Eating Become Toxic?

...in protein give your body the materials it needs to grow and repair itself, and fruit and vegetables don’t just offer energy, they give your body vitamins and minerals for healthy muscles and a healthy immune system. Switch your food focus and grow a healthier relationship with food as a result. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,...

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5 Pieces Of Parenting Wisdom We’d All Do Well To Follow

...me, but it’s amazing what you can find time for if you make it a priority. The years you have now will be gone before you know it, and every time you say yes to a commitment you’re taking time away from the things you love to do. Be wise with your decisions. Find the right balance. Don’t forget to have fun. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents,...

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Turning Annoying Worry Into Helpful Worry

...ou go to lose? Natalie is a warm and compassionate registered psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree who is experienced in various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She specialises in working with adults and teens experiencing major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, borderline...

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5 Dos + Don’ts For Offering Helpful Help

...re this is the case – you might need to validate your loved ones concerns and then gently help them to see the positives – but don’t be afraid to listen to your loved ones fears or let them take a break from the negatives for a while, doing so might help them to let go of some of their distress. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,...

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5 Mood Traps That Could Be Keeping You Stuck In Your Depression

...ust for a moment. Combat this by deliberately looking for periods in a day, even if it’s only a for few minutes at first, when you don’t feel down. These times might be few and far between to begin with, but as your mood improves, you’ll feel better more frequently and for longer blocks of time. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,...

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What Are Ground Techniques + Why Are They Helpful?

...erwhelmed you. Natalie is a warm and compassionate registered psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree who is experienced in various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She specialises in working with adults and teens experiencing major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, borderline...

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Your First Session With A Psychologist: What To Expect

...for 10 sessions of individual therapy per calendar year (1 January – 30 December). Your referring doctor will assess your progress after six sessions. The rebate for a psychologist is $84.80 per session, and the rebate for a clinical psychologist is $124.50 per session. Brittany McGill is a clinical psychologist who completed her postgraduate clinical training at the University of New South Wales. She is interested in anxiety and mood disorders...

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Science Says Mindfulness Is Good For You, Here’s How To Do It

...f your shoulders. See if you can let your thoughts come and go as if they were cars passing you in the street. Expand your awareness to notice your body as well as your breathing. Then look around the room and notice what you can see, hear, smell, touch and feel. Amanda Hale is a registered psychologist and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Candidate at the Australian National University. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults,...

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