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5 Ways To Change Your Thinking

...ances are you’re mind reading. If this sounds like you, be wary of automatically assuming you’re right. Look at whether there’s any real evidence that another person thinks you’re boring/stupid/awkward and if there’s not, be open to the idea that they see you differently to how you see yourself. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,.. ...

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Is Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone Worth It?

...til they are 75 Don’t become someone who sacrifices meaning and vitality for safety. Embrace risk and uncertainty in order to build a life consistent with what matters to you, deep in your heart. After all, outside of your comfort zone is where the magic happens. Amanda Hale is a registered psychologist and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Candidate at the Australian National University. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults,...

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People Pleasing: Why It’s Important To Learn To Say No

...olleagues and bosses. Try to keep your no’s brief – remember you have a right to say no so there’s no need to preface your no with an apology or to give an elaborate explanation. If you genuinely want to help the other person try offering to help at an alternative time or offer another solution. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,...

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How To Cope With Negative Emotions

...ress in the short-term, but longer-term it doesn’t help you to resolve the issue that’s triggered your distress and it can sometimes create additional distress. Drinking – for example – might help you to cope with your anxiety in social situations, but it can also strain relationships and make you feel worse about yourself longer-term. Likewise, binge eating might help to distract you from loneliness at the time, but it can trigger...

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What Is Mindfulness And Why Should I Try It?

...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. The solution? Spend some time in the present. Formal meditation is one way to be present, but mindfulness isn’t just about meditation. There are other things you can do in your daily life to be more...

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4 Tips To Help You Win Back Control Of Your Eating

...ss mean to you? Don’t exercise to lose weight, exercise to be stronger, fitter, healthier, and happier. Likewise don’t diet to lose weight, eat healthy foods to fuel your body and treat your body well. It might sound like a small difference, but shifting your focus away from weight loss will help you to break free of your struggle with food. Dr. Emma Boles is a Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with children, young people, families, and...

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Don’t Diet, Change Your Food Philosophy Instead

...ydrates, but when eaten in moderation they’re not“bad” foods. Food is just food. Break free from the diet cycle. Change your food philosophy. Stop seeing food as something you can use to control your weight and start seeing it for what it is – something that fuels your body. Fuel your body well. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,...

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5 Tips To Get You Through A Breakup

...but your heart WILL heal Relationship breakups are awful. Regardless of who made the final decision to end things, there’s the awkward separating of belongings, grief over what’s been lost, sadness at what will never be, and anxiety around the big black question mark that now hangs over your future. The pain of a breakup is unavoidable and there’s no quick fix for a broken heart, but there are things you can do to keep your head above water...

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Dr Google: Why We Shouldn’t Use Google To Diagnose Health Problems

...internet to seek reassurance about unusual symptoms or sensations. But given that anyone can post anything on the internet, be wary of taking what you read at face value. When you read medical information online – keep your anxiety in check by asking yourself the following questions: Who has written this information? Are they a qualified medical health professional? Can I identify any conflicts of interest (e.g. is the website sponsored by a...

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Is NAPLAN Putting Too Much Pressure On Young Kids?

...ntify the strengths and weaknesses of our education system so we can make necessary improvements. HOWEVER, the way in which this testing is being carried out and the way in which results are being published creates unnecessary competition and pressure that ultimately filters down to our students Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,...

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