How to manage anxiety in today’s unsettling world

23 March 2020

Anxiety is a normal, healthy emotion. And during COVID-19 concerns, it can actually be beneficial – helping us be more cautious of ourselves and those around us. However, when irrational thoughts, unrealistic and unsubstantiated fears or chronic stress and anxiety begin to ...

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My child finds reading a challenge. Could it be dyslexia?

4 March 2020

Your child’s reading hour is approaching. Tension begins to fill the air. And within moments, the avoidance tactics begin. Excuses, arguments, tears – and perhaps self-deprecating comments such as ‘but you know I’m not good at reading’ and ‘I’m just not smart ...

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8 practical hints for beating the back-to-school blues

4 February 2020

Was that the sound of the bell calling them back to school after weeks of summer break? While some will be jumping for joy – ready to hit the books, see their pals and meet their teachers, others will be less than impressed. For ...

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Explaining the NDIS – and just where psychology fits in the scheme

12 January 2020

‘How society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilisation.’

This quote from human rights activist Chen Guancheng perfectly encapsulates our responsibility to care and provide support to people with a disability.

Enter the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS has been a ground-breaking change to the ...

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Seeing the bright side: Q&A on positive psychology

5 December 2019

Positive Psychology. You’ve probably heard this enticing term bandied about, but might have little understanding of what it actually means.

It sounds positive though, right?

But it’s not just about thinking happy thoughts. Or keeping your chin up 100% of the time.

If you’re curious ...

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How to support your loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder

4 November 2019

If someone close to you has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), you’ll be familiar with the complex and distressing nature of this mental illness.

BPD is one of the most commonly misunderstood mental illnesses. It’s often misdiagnosed as ADHD, Bipolar Disorder or PTSD. And ...

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Seeking truth? 7 meditation myths you need to know.

23 September 2019

Buddhists have been doing it for millennia. Wellness bloggers have been raving about it for some time too. And now, even schoolkids learn it.

Meditation. It’s in the spotlight today more than ever. And unsurprisingly, with the rise of any phenomenon also comes a ...

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Trying to fall pregnant? Here’s why self-care is key.

19 August 2019

Men and woman waiting for pregnancy tests results unsure

If you’re struggling to fall pregnant or maintain a healthy pregnancy, you know how devastating and emotional it can be. While most information on fertility focuses on the body, there’s one area that’s often overlooked. ...

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