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Surviving Christmas: 6 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Holidays

...pens the warm fuzzy feeling you used to get quickly turns into stress. Don’t be afraid to know your limits and say no. Remember the happier you are, the happier Christmas will be for everyone around you as well. Monitor your stress levels closely, and when Christmas joy starts to turn into Christmas stress, re-evaluate your helping others/self-care balance. Tip #3: Have an Exit Strategy Annual Christmas family catch-ups are lovely but t ...

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Four Ingredients For A (Mentally) Healthy Week

...ren/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 mental stress, it’s rare for Australians to reach the recommended level of weekly exercise (at least 2.5 hours of moderate intensity exercise per week). Exercise doesn’t need to be black and white (i.e. “Either I go to the gym five...

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Sleepless in Sydney: How to Optimise Sleep – Part 1

...more tips on optimising your sleep in Part 2, coming soon. Jessica is a clinical psychologist registrar with experience working in private practice, inpatient and outpatient mental health care, and university settings. She provides individual and group therapy for adults and adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and difficulties with emotion regulation, stress...

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How To Find Your Life Balance

...for us, but we’re also all unique with different likes and dislikes, which means that what works well for other people might not work for you and vice versa. You might like mountain biking for example, but this might be more stressful than stress-relieving for someone else. Finding the right balance can take some trial and error. To start with, have a think about the things you already do, or the things you used to do t ...

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Tips For Making Tough Decisions

...reaks. 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, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive...

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Getting Through Your Pregnancy

...s, this can also be especially difficult to cope with. Regardless of your situation, all women need support through their pregnancy. Women differ in the amount of support they receive from others, be it from family, friends, work colleagues or other peers, and a lack of support can affect how you feel while you’re pregnant. Work + Finances Women and couples who are expecting a child will have to make decisions about how to manage their time,...

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5 Tips To Help You Use A Behaviour Chart…Correctly

...se the number of stickers they need to earn to earn a reward. Continue to do this until rewards have been phased out, but continue to reward the target behaviour intermittently with praise. Tip #5: Explain How the Chart Will Work Explaining how the chart will work, including how many stickers your child will have to earn to earn a reward and what they have to do to earn a sticker. When you’re explaining behavioural goals, be specific. If your...

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Using Your 5 Senses To Self-Soothe

...es, it’s not uncommon to feel stressed and overwhelmed, and in moments like this it’s important to be kind and gentle with yourself. If someone close to you was upset, you wouldn’t berate them or criticise them for feeling distressed, you’d show them care and support. When you’re upset and stressed, it’s important to show yourself that same level of respect and care, and you can do this by practicing self-soothing activitie ...

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Sleepless in Sydney: How to Optimise Sleep – Part 2

...ur GP about which option would be most appropriate for you. Jessica is a clinical psychologist registrar with experience working in private practice, inpatient and outpatient mental health care, and university settings. She provides individual and group therapy for adults and adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and difficulties with emotion regulation, stress...

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What Is ‘Whole Brain’ Parenting?

...d empathic clinically trained registered psychologist very experienced at working with children, adolescents, families and adults. She has extensive experience practicing from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but is also experienced with Acceptance Based Therapy (ACT), Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema therapy, Mindfulness and Biofeedback evidence-based approaches. Shanna works with a range of presentations including...

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