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Why Am I Feeling Anxious?

...dangerous or life threatening situation. Your body kicks into gear and your fight-or-flight response is switched on, but it’s really a false alarm. You’re not in any real danger. A really crucial part of managing anxiety is learning to identify and challenge your anxious thoughts so you can replace them with more realistic and helpful thoughts. A clinical psychologist can assist you in developing this important skill. Brittany McGill...

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Seeing A Psychologist For The First Time?

...ive you guidance around this after your first few sessions. Pascale is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about empowering people to create change. She is warm and empathic and is dedicated to providing evidence based psychological care. Pascale has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a variety of psychological disorders including depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety,. ...

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Taking the Anxious Out Of Anxious Thoughts

...to deal with a bad situation can help to ease our anxiety. Pascale is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about empowering people to create change. She is warm and empathic and is dedicated to providing evidence based psychological care. Pascale has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a variety of psychological disorders including depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health an ...

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Judgements + Emotions: Why They Don’t Mix

...ions we don’t want to feel, we judge and criticise ourselves and it only ends up making us feel worse. So what’s the bottom line? Take Away Message #1: Judgment of emotion leads to an increase in unpleasant emotions. Fearing anxiety increases anxiety, getting angry at oneself for being sad increases frustration, and feeling ashamed for being down only leads to further sadness and shame. Take Away Message #2: Negative beliefs about emotions lead...

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3 Good Reasons To Slow Your Coffee Consumption

...ased treatment plan to help them achieve their goals. Rebecca has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, and has a special interest in working with anxiety (including panic disorder, generalised anxiety, social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder), emotional regulation difficulties, depression and procrastination. She completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology, Sydney and he ...

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How to Support Your Anxious Child

...30; BY JULIET REINER Anxious kids don’t have to be anxious adults Anxiety can be a hard emotion for adults to manage, so when kids feel anxious, they often don’t know what to do. Regardless of your own experiences with anxiety, it can be hard to know how best to support your child when you see them showing early signs of anxiety. Here’s 8 quick tips to get you started. Tip #1: Praise Bravery Keep an eye out for brave behavio ...

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Depression: Men Get Depression Too

...tly? So why don’t men seek help? The most obvious explanation is a cultural one. Australian men seem to think that they should be able to handle any problem themselves, including their mental health. But depression and anxiety aren’t any different from any other medical illnesses. They can’t be cured by snapping out of it or by pulling it together, and they definitely aren’t a sign of weakness. Would you consider seeking...

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5 Tips To Help Your Child Beat Their Phobia

...ovies, having a friend over, special time with mum/dad, extra TV time, staying up 15 minutes later than usual, etc. Tip #4: Practice, Practice, Practice Set aside at least 1-2 times per week to practice. Start with the least anxiety provoking step first, and practice this step over and over until it’s almost boring. When you’ve practiced enough, move on to the next step and repeat. It’s important that your child experiences success at each step...

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Is It Safe To Give Kids Anti-Depressants?

...can learn to overcome their symptoms. Even if medication is used, it should be an adjunct treatment and used in combination with cognitive behavioural therapy – an evidence-based treatment proven to be effective for treating anxiety and depression. While the types of medications used to treat anxiety and depression in kids and teens aren’t addictive, if medication is used in isolation kids and teens will attribute any mood improvements to the...

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Treatment for Eating Disorders: Have We Been Sucked Into The Eating Disorder Trap?

...ety… If they feel anxious eating foods they haven’t prepared… If they hate feeling full at meals because it’s too distressing… If they feel compelled to exercise to burn calories… If not being able to exercise triggers anxiety and agitation… If they need to keep track of their weight because not knowing causes too much anxiety… If they criticise their body and fixate on perceived flaws… …an e ...

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