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Reconnecting With The Pre-Kids You

...g when life gets busy. The more time you spend running around after your kids and staying on top of things, the more exhausted you feel and the less interested you are in doing the things you know would help you to feel less stressed in the long run. But there’s a simple and effective way to immunise yourself against stress, low mood, and burn-out. It involves ensuring there’s a balance of ACE activities in your life: Achievement...

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6 Tips For Parenting Teens In Their HSC Year

...tely essential to ensure that your teenager has enough ‘fuel in the tank’ to make it through the year. Tip #5: Make Concessions Given the pressure of the year and the amount of study required, there will be times when school work will take priority over household chores. Avoid nit-picking about minor things (e.g., turning off lights, picking up socks) and don’t take ‘explosions’ of anger personally, as this is quite a normal symptom of st ...

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What Is Mindfulness And Why Should I Try It?

...ons and thoughts). Most of us are terrible at being present. We think about deadlines at work, earlier conversations, what we’ll have for dinner – everything but the here and now. this…the present isn’t nearly as stressful as the future There’s nothing wrong with thinking about the past or the future, but if your head is constantly buzzing – you’re more vulnerable to stress, anxiety, and low mood. Th ...

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5 Tips To Help You Break Free Of Depression

...owards social and physical activity, you’re making progress and working towards breaking out of the depression cycle you’ve been stuck in up till now. Liza is a warm and compassionate clinical psychology registrar who enjoys working with adults, children, adolescents, parents, and families. She is dedicated to working collaboratively and empathically with clients to help them develop an understanding of their difficulties, and to ...

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How To Stick To Your Alcohol Goals This Festive Season

...glass down between sips Always eat before drinking Avoid nibbling on salty snacks that may make you thirsty and increase your urge to drink. Kim is a warm and empathetic clinical psychology registrar who is passionate about working with adults and young adults to improve their quality of life, enhance adaptive coping/functioning, and reduce suffering. Kim works with a range of presentations including drug and alcohol problems, addiction, issues...

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What Does It Mean To Live In The Moment?

...ed over 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...

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Parenting Teens: Turning Conflict Into Compromise

...each idea’s pros and cons before together choosing one particular idea Step 7 Give yourselves a timeframe to complete and practice this idea before evaluating its effectiveness Step 8 Review and evaluate. If the idea didn’t work, discuss why and then start the process again until you find the solution that works for you both This exercise will help your teenager with important skills in negotiating and problem solving issues and conflict, and...

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How To Stop Saying ‘Yes’ When You Really Mean ‘No’

...sking. 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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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One

...wearing down’ your family and friends. It may also be valuable to take time-out for yourself to grieve and receive support. Julia is an empathic and compassionate clinical psychologist who uses evidence-based treatments to help her clients create meaningful change. Julia specialises in working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. She also works with adults experiencing work stress, anger management, drug and alc ...

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How Can I Tell If My Child Has OCD?

...orm their rituals other than to say they have to do it ‘until it feels right’. If you’re questioning whether your child needs professional help, ask yourself this: If my child can’t finish their ritual do they become distressed? Are my child’s rituals interrupting our family life? Do my child’s rituals get in the way of them doing things they want to do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s probably worthwhile making an...

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