• When worries stop sleep and then you worry about not sleeping ABC Health & Wellbeing

    By Cathy Johnson, 13 October 2016 Being awake at an ungodly hour, your mind a tangle of anxious thoughts, is a wretched experience. Whether you’re thinking about work or family worries, the events of the day, or tasks you face tomorrow, it tends to kill off the chance of sleep. It’s a common problem, withRead more

  • Whatifing

    “What if I lose my job?” “What if I can’t pay my rent?’ “What if my car breaks down and I can’t afford to repair it?” “What if I can’t pay for my electricity?” The what-ifs were being fired at me at an increasingly faster rate. Simone was clearly getting more and more anxious asRead more

  • What Is EMDR?

    A Guide For Clients by The EMDR Association of Australia Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychological treatment that has been used effectively for over 20 years in a variety of international settings and cultures with many different types of psychological distress. What Kinds Of Problems Can EMDR Treat? Scientific research hasRead more

  • Watch “The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health |

    Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch” Video at TEDxTalks http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-surprisingly-dramatic-role  Read more

  • Understanding the Effects of Trauma: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    By Lynn Margolies, Ph.D., PsychCentral The essential psychological effect of trauma is a shattering of innocence. Trauma creates a loss of faith that there is any safety, predictability, or meaning in the world, or any safe place in which to retreat. It involves utter disillusionment. Because traumatic events are often unable to be processed byRead more

  • Tokophobia: The women too petrified to push

    A little-known condition called tokophobia causes a fear of childbirth so intense women may avoid pregnancy altogether, writes Courtney Robinson. But new research suggests this fear can – and should – be managed. By Courtney Robinson, Sept 11, 2016 – ABC The only thing that surprised Karen McDermott more than her unexpected sixth pregnancy wasRead more

  • To be happier, focus on what’s within your control

    Massimo Pigliucci is professor of philosophy at City College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His latest book is How to Be a Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living (2017). He lives in New York. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage toRead more

  • Tips for helping your kids develop a healthy relationship with food

    ABC Health & Wellbeing By Dr Jocelyn Lowinger, 29 Jul 2016. Meal times can be a source of frustration and conflict in many families. In a scenario that is familiar to many parents, you go out of your way to provide healthy meals and encourage your kids to eat their leafy greens. But all theyRead more

  • The Self Harmer

    I begin to work with a twenty-three year old woman who has a history of depression and cutting herself. Maria comes because she is very concerned about her inability to control herself. She has tried for years to stop, succeeds for a while and then eventually starts again. She has tried psychiatrists, counsellors, hypnotherapists andRead more

  • The Binger

    Helen walks in for her first session. She is 27 years old, and has put a lot of effort into looking nice, wearing lots of makeup and an expensive suit. She comes because she is concerned about her binge drinking and her problematic gambling. She considers herself to be a highly intelligent person and cannotRead more