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4 Fast Ways To Help Your Child Manage Anger

...r Child Identify Their Anger Warning Signs Kids often feel emotions quite physically. Help your child to identify their feelings by engaging them in a conversation about the physical components of their anger: ‘How does your body tell you that you’re angry?’ Common physical signs of anger are an increased heart rate, clenched fists, flushed cheeks, and racing thoughts. Tip #3: Talk To Your Child About OK VS. Not OK Ways To Express Anger...

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5 Fast Ways To Stop Sleep Problems

...ct and innovative that we can conveniently do all of this from the palms of our hands while we’re standing, sitting, or walking. But what about when we’re unwinding for sleep – what about the impact of our screen time on our body’s daily production of the sleep hormone Melatonin? And what’s the impact of using technology while we’re lying in bed? If you’re a technology user and you’re having problems with sleep, chances are the. ...

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Could Feeling Anxious Be The Answer To Feeling Less Anxious?

...ms, what will ultimately help you to feel less anxious is deliberately challenging your anxiety by doing the opposite of what it’s telling you to do. Facing your fears will make you feel worse initially, but there’s a strong body of research to show it will also help you to feel less anxious longer-term. Exposure therapy has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for anxiety. It involves gradually exposing yourself to feared...

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Four Ingredients For A (Mentally) Healthy Week

...nd 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 mental stress, it’s rare for Australians to reach the recommended level of weekly exercise (at least 2.5 hours...

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8 Tips To Combat Stress Head On

...y help with stress in the short-term, in the long-term they can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety and make stress harder to deal with. Tip #5: Eat A Healthy Diet And Stay Well-Nourished There’s a growing body of research to support a link between a healthy diet and wellbeing so make sure you eat well. Tip #6: Know Your Triggers Know your triggers then decide which ones are within versus outside your control. For those within...

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Is Your Relationship With Exercise Healthy?

...ng Sign #1: You Can’t Say No You find that you make yourself exercise even when you’re feeling sick or you’ve been injured. Exercising when you’re physically unwell or have an injury means you are no longer listening to your body when it’s telling you it needs to rest. Warning Sign #2: You Can’t Be Flexible Flexibility is key when it comes to exercising with moderation. You’re not flexible with your exercise if you find that you have ...

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The Art of Assertiveness

...so careless with your work”. Tip #3: Think About How You Say It How you say it is just as important as the words you use. Maintain a normal conversational volume and avoid raising your voice or whispering. Also consider your body language – maintain eye contact, stand tall and relax your facial expression. Tip #4: Practice, Practice, Practice As with any skill, being assertive takes practice. Start with situations that are easier for you. For...

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What Does It Mean To Live In The Moment?

...the course of the day, let go of the distractions and use your senses to ground you in the present. Mindful Walking Pay attention to the feel of the ground under your feet, your breathing, the feeling of your muscles in your body working, the sensation of temperature and wind on your skin. Let all other thoughts go, and focus only on your walking. Emma Boles is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar who enjoys working with children, young people,...

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What Is Mindfulness And Why Should I Try It?

...me you’re in the shower or eating a meal, instead of letting your mind wander, bring it back to the present by using your senses. Ask yourself: What can I feel? What is the texture like – is it rough or smooth? Where on your body can you feel sensations? What can I see? What colours are around me? What patterns or textures can I see? What sounds can I hear? Are they loud or quiet? Are they long sounds or short sounds? What can I smell? Are there...

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5 Tips To Improve Your Sleep

...t to sleep. Tip #4: Modify Your Expectations Worrying about not sleeping will stop you from sleeping. Not getting as much sleep as usual won’t physically harm you. You may feel tired the next day, but you can trust that your body will ensure you get enough sleep to function properly. Tip #5: Practice Good Sleep Hygiene Try to be most active in the mornings and wind down in the latter part of the day. If you’ve always exercised in the...

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