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Why Am I Feeling Anxious?

...ight-or-flight’ response, which in situations like that, might save your life. BUT…anxiety can become problematic when your fight-or-flight response switches on at inappropriate times, like before a big presentation at work or in a social situation. Your head gets stuck on thoughts like “what If I stumble over my words?” or “what if other people see I’m anxious – they’ll think I’m stupid and I won’t be considered fo ...

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5 Tips To Help You Get Along With Your Teen…Yes It’s Possible

...ionship with your teen, consider a change to your parenting approach. Here are 5 tips to get you started. Tip #1: Take Your Teens Concerns Seriously When you’re juggling family responsibilities, work deadlines, and financial stress it can be hard to take your teens complaints about homework and relationship problems seriously, but while you might judge your teen’s problems as less important than your own, their feelings are just a ...

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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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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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5 Mood Traps That Could Be Keeping You Stuck In Your Depression

...ll start to feel worse, not better. As much as possible, try to keep on top of your to-do list. If your mood makes this hard, try breaking tasks down into smaller chunks and take small steps. Don’t try and do all of the housework, just focus on a few tasks, like unpacking the dishwasher and doing the washing. If your workload is overwhelming, prioritise and set yourself small goals until you get things done. Mood Trap #4: What’s The Point?...

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Avoidance vs. Exposure

...further difficulties, but what about emotional or psychological discomfort? Does avoidance help or hinder when it comes to anxiety? Does Avoidance Actually Work As A Long Term Solution? In the short term, avoidance seems to work. Let’s say you’re feeling anxious about attending a social gathering you’ve been invited to. You decide not to go and your anxiety immediately dissipates, success, right? Avoiding a situation seems simple enough when ...

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Could Feeling Anxious Be The Answer To Feeling Less Anxious?

...SARAH HUGHES Anxiety isn’t pleasant, which is why we instinctively do what we can to avoid it. We avoid difficult conversations by saying yes to people when we’d really rather say no, we procrastinate over stressful jobs at work, and we put off complex decisions. But avoidance is a double-edged sword. It might help you to feel less stressed in the short-term, but it ultimately makes your anxiety worse. Who’s winning, you or ...

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When It Comes To Your Head, What’s Weird And What’s Normal?

...rmal. So having weird and unusual thoughts and urges occasionally is normal, but when should you be worried? If particular thoughts or urges are weighing on your mind all the time, if they get in the way of you being able to work or study, if they make you upset, or if you find yourself needing to do certain things to stop yourself from acting on urges or thoughts, it may be time to seek help or advice from a professional. Apart from that, feel...

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How To Build A Real Relationship

...e relationships you cherish but also to communicate this to that person. Maintaining meaningful and positive relationships is crucial to our overall happiness. Real relationships can be testing, but it’s worth putting in the work. Nick is a dedicated and empathic clinical psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with kids, teens, adults, families, and couples. He is trained in a variety of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive...

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