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From loneliness to family tensions: how to care for yourself this festive season

21 December 2020

For many of us, the holiday period is a fun, festive time to reconnect with our family and friends. Yet for others, it can create feelings of loneliness, stress and anxiety. If this sounds like you,

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ASK CATHY: How to find hope when it all feels hopeless

13 August 2020

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Whatever your life looks like right now, you’re likely experiencing some extremes. Extreme anxiety. Extreme isolation. Extreme responsibilities. We’ve all got them. So no matter who you are – or wha

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Did you welcome lockdown round 2 with a sigh of relief? (If so, read this.)

14 July 2020

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Thousands of Victorians have just begun the start of a second lockdown. And for some, the prospect of remaining indoors is music to their ears. For others, it will elevate fears of leaving home all

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Sensible hygiene practices – or OCD? It’s a fine line.

26 May 2020

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As we’re in the midst of a pandemic (which by their very nature are health-related), we’re being continually told to practise good hygiene. But there is a fine line between ‘good’ hygiene practises

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How to manage anxiety in today’s unsettling world

23 March 2020

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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, u

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Seeking truth? 7 meditation myths you need to know.

23 September 2019

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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.

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The truth about hypnosis: Q&A with Peter Kyriakoulis

19 July 2019

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When it comes to hypnosis, there are mountains of misinformation – and clouds of confusion. So what’s the truth behind this psychological treatment?

Often associated with the work of magicians or

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One piece of advice that changed Peter’s life

5 December 2018

Like one in four Australians, Positive Psychology Centre founder Peter Kyriakoulis has suffered anxiety for most of his life.  

Even from the tender age of 8, he remembers feeling anxious. About wh

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How to soothe your social media stress

1 August 2018

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From tweets to posts to photos, memes and messages. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the online world, you’re not alone.

In fact, several studies have found links between increased social media us

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Here’s your key to worrying less

10 May 2018

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If you’re worrying frequently and persistently, then chances are it’s interfering with your work, health, relationships and overall quality of life.

But did you know there’s one simple thing you ca

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