Who isn't stressed nowadays? Too much to do, not enough time - that's the story of everyone's life, right? But, it need not be so. A few changes in mind-set, and a review of life choices, might just unfurl those sails and get you coasting again. Read on if you want to learn some stress busting ideas and techniques. If you want to get your head around stress and how it works, then take a look at another blog in this series - "Understanding Stress". Attitudes and Internal Re
Stress is a common part of life. As the world we live in becomes smaller, faster and more demanding the simple joys of life become more precious and fleeting. Most of us cope, and get past each situation as it comes our way. For some, the stresses and demands build up and become so large we begin to wobble under their sheer weight. When our coping resources can't manage anymore, we feel acute stress and anxiety. If left unacknowledged, a host of problems come along. These may
Loss naturally brings stress and turmoil. It is a painful process. I hope to offer some ideas that may help, so please read on. The tragedy of life is that everything we hold dear and precious, is not here to stay. That which gives the most pleasure, joy and happiness also holds the seeds for the most pain and hurt when it departs. I'm not saying you should step away from all of this - rather, it has to be embraced, in it's totality. It's not what you 'resist', but how you '
So, you're worried about your child. He can't make friends, won't keep eye contact when talking with you and avoids social situations as if they were the scariest thing on the planet! You're worried he might be anxious, or worse still, maybe he is on the Autism Spectrum - perhaps with a diagnosis like Asperger's Syndrome. I'm going to use my experience as a lifespan Psychologist, to help you understand what you may be dealing with, and how best to help. I assume if you're c
As a Psychologist, I have struggled to find affordable and warm consulting rooms for my private practice. Where rooms exist for rent, they are just not tailored for my needs. The chairs aren't comfortable enough, the space is too much like an office, and you just can't get past the clutter of unneeded furniture, instruments and ornaments! What more could I expect from rooms in dental surgeries, physiotherapy practices or commercial offices? Well, they served their purpose,