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New Year Intention - Mindfulness: What it is & what it is not

Posted on 26 January, 2023 at 4:25

Written by Mirinda Smith (January 2023)

New Year Intention - Mindfulness: What it is & what it is not

 

The New Year can be a beautiful time to reflect upon the year that was and ask yourself what you want to create more of in the year to come. I’m personally a fan of new year's intentions rather than resolutions. An intention has the space for flexibility and is rooted in the sentiment of growth and evolution rather than changing and fixing (which can ...

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Behind the Scenes at The Mood & Mind Centre

Posted on 8 December, 2022 at 17:15

 Written by Grettchen Hopkins (December 2022)

Behind the Scenes at The Mood & Mind Centre




The role of our receptionists and administration team at the Mood & Mind Centre, I can only best compare to that of a duck on the lake. Welcoming clients with a warm smile and a cup of tea (or cold w...

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The Benefits of Group Therapy

Posted on 18 August, 2022 at 4:40

Written by Eve South (August 2022)

What is Group Therapy?

 

Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy which involves the gathering of multiple clients and one or more therapists. This form of treatment can be found in a variety of settings, including but not limited to hospitals, community centres and private practice. Group Therapy is commonly used alongside Individual Therapy, however it can also be attended in isolation. Each group program...

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Depression in later life

Posted on 15 August, 2022 at 3:45

Written by Nejla Regis (August 2022)

 

Geriatric depression or depression in older adults occurs more commonly than we think, and it does not discriminate based on gender or ethnicity. However, a crucial point to note is the prevalence of geriatric depression is higher among those with physical or cognitive impairment, such as reduced mobility and dementia. Other factors include retirement, loss of a loved one, and economic instability. So how can we help a population group ...

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Mindfulness for the Whole Family

Posted on 1 June, 2021 at 22:40

Written by Jessica Parker (May 2021) 


Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness. Mindfulness has so many benefits to both physical and mental health, one researcher went as far as to say that he believes the practise of daily mindfulness will be seen as important ...

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How to Support a Loved One with an Alcohol or Other Drug Problem

Posted on 3 April, 2021 at 4:55

Written by Melissa Copeman (April 2021)


Having someone you care about misuse alcohol or other drugs can be confusing and distressing. Harm not only occurs to the person misusing the substance but to their families as well. Relationships deteriorate, there is often financial difficulties, and there may be abusive behaviour towards you. Recent statistics from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey show us whilst some illicit drug use is at an all time high, alcohol use...

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5 Common Traits of Healthy Relationships

Posted on 9 March, 2021 at 3:45

Written by Jessica Parker (February 2021)


As we finish up the month of love, lets look at some of the most common traits of healthy relationships and some of the ways that you can introduce them into your own relationships.


1. Showing Affection: Affection is the Number One reason couples seek therapy (Doss et al., 2004). Affection in relationships is essential to get a feeling of satisfaction and support from your partner. A few simple ways to show your pa...

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Relationships

Posted on 9 March, 2021 at 3:30

Written by Colette Dekker (February 2021)


With our busy lifestyles, maintaining a work-life balance during a relationship, could be challenging. All too many find it difficult to put their partner first. Then how do one balance the increasing demands of a career with the real-life responsibilities involved in maintaining a happy long-term romantic relationship?


Here is some practical (some obvious) advice:


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The Benefits of Playing Video Games

Posted on 24 November, 2020 at 21:30

Written by Jessica Parker (October 2020) 


Picture this scenario, you have just called your child down for dinner and you are met with a reply somewhere along the lines of ‘Ah mum I’m in the middle of a game, 10 more minutes please!’ Sound familiar? Most parents worry that their children and teens are playing too many games and are going to be negatively affected by them. It’s completely common to worry as video games have been under fire by criti...

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Am I an Introvert or Could It be Social Anxiety?

Posted on 10 September, 2020 at 7:00

Written by Jessica Parker (August 2020)


Have you ever wondered if your Shyness or Introversion is a little out of the ordinary, perhaps a friend or family member has expressed some concern about your avoidance of certain social situations? Well you are not alone. Working in private practice I often see people, particularly young adults who are trying to find their place in the world, come in feeling distressed that being ‘introverted’ is affecting their work, fam...

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