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Depression is contagious

Depression continues to spread around the world and has become the second most debilitating human condition, according to Dr Michael Yapko, an internationally known depression researcher. Interestingly, this was predicted by the WHO to be the case by the year…

Mindfulness as a healing agent

What is it about mindfulness that so many people including psychologists talk about? History Looking back in time, 20 years ago, mindfulness was unknown in Western Medicine and Psychology. About 10 years ago it became established and a few training…

Underlying Issues of Aggressive Behaviour in Children

One of the most frustrating experience as a parent is not being able to understand why your child is cranky for some of the times. Some parents end up punishing their children because they do not know how else to deal with this…

Chronic Pain Management

One in five Australians suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts beyond the expected time for healing after surgery or trauma, and can exist without any clear reason. Chronic pain is a complex experience, which is influenced by…

Trapped by the Quick Fix Belief

What is the “Quick Fix Belief”? The term “Quick fix belief” is used when clients have a need for immediate results in therapy. The “Quick Fix Belief” can be a massive roadblock to progress in therapy. It is responsible for a high…

Maximise your benefits by utilising Medicare group rebates

Being referred to us by your GP,  you will only get a maximum of 10 rebates for individual face to face sessions from Medicare per Calendar year to support you with your expenses. For most people and presentations 10 sessions is…

Interrupted Flow of Love causes trouble 

It’s hard to believe that the “New Year” is already over a month old! Today I would like to share with you some of the impressions and insights I gained during my recent attendance of a 6 day conference on…

Confidence building in teens – a case study

The first contact Mark, a 15-year-old teenage boy came to see me as he suffered from a lack of confidence in many areas in his life. At his first appointment, he entered the room with his mother, Julia, following behind him….

Perfectionism messes up your life

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Do you constantly hear this little voice in…

Taking the stress out of parenting

I dont’ have the holy grail of reducing parenting distress, but I can help you understand about a common source of parenting discomfort. Generally speaking parenting can be challenging regardless how much you love and enjoy being with your kids. This…

Ways into a More Passionate Marriage

Intimacy and sexuality in long-term relationships are close knit. Sexuality in couples goes well beyond the biological needs and drives. If sexuality is unsatisfactory in a couple, the reasons behind can be manifold, some of them are self-explanatory and self-evident, some…

The Argentinian Tango can Lead You to the Perfect Marriage in 8 Steps

Like dance partners life partners need to find themselves – somehow. Whilst most people seek emotional security and happiness some seem to always  find the ‘wrong’ ones who are violent or are uncommitted. Often unresolved childhood issues in both partners create a…

What Really Matters in Your Relationship Is Not What You Think

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy “Love is not the icing on the cake of life. It is a primary need like oxygen or water” Dr Sue Johnson, in “hold me tight” Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is about building an emotional secure…