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5 Tips To Get You Meditating

...editators is left frontal cortex dominant, meaning that they use less of the stress vulnerable right frontal cortex and more of the calmer left frontal cortex, which may explain their reduced risk for stress, depression, and anxiety. Amongst other things, regular meditation has also been shown to offer benefits in the areas of: Concentration/Focus Pain management Sleep Blood pressure Relationships Immune functioning But while the benefits are...

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Exercise Your Stress Away

...the scale. Unless you have been recommended to lose weight by a medical professional, evaluate the impact of your exercise routine based on reduction in stress levels, and improvements to your mood, fitness and strength, rather than on its impact on your size and shape. 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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3 Tips To Help You Overcome Depression

...an be difficult to switch off from thoughts when you’re depressed but try to limit the amount of time you spend thinking by keeping busy. It’s also a good idea to avoid making big decisions until your mood improves. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders,...

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Values vs. Check-Lists: What Guides Your Life?

...ing which to-do’s you’ll cross off your list today, and start looking at how you’ll live instead. This post was inspired by the principles and practice of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). You can learn more about ACT at www.actmindfully.com.au. 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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7 Tips To Help Your Toddler Follow Instructions

...tening If your child complies with a request and demonstrates good listening, praise their efforts. Make sure you use specific praise so your child understands exactly what it is they’ve done to deserve your praise. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders,...

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7 Tips To Help Your Child With Separation and Divorce

...elf At an undoubtedly stressful time, make sure you have support for yourself. Reach out to family and friends, or seek support from a clinical psychologist. If you are feeling more in control, this will have a positive effect on your kids. Emma Boles is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar who enjoys working with children, young people, families, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, perfectionism, and other life...

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School Readiness: How Can I Know If My Child Is Ready For School?

...ning. Trust your parental instincts but remember, it’s not a race – kids who start school slightly later than their peers will still do well in life. In the grand scheme of things, 12 months isn’t that long to wait. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders,...

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4 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Diet

...or when you look at the bigger picture does dieting actually add to your stress? Dieting can feel like the answer but sometimes it’s actually the problem, and worse, it can distract you from finding a real solution. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders,...

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6 Tips To Prevent Toddler Tantrums

...an instruction (“please pick up your books now”) or made a request (“can you please pick up your books now?”). Requests imply a degree of choice, but instructions help toddlers to clearly understand what’s expected Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders,...

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Relationships: How To Know When To End A Relationship

...t meaning to, you’re deciding (by default) to stay. Deciding to end a relationship is a heartbreaking decision, but if you know deep down it’s the right thing to do, your heart will eventually catch up to your head. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders,...

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