Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

Counselling Case Study, Critique Of Counsellor Processes

Submitted by on 8th Dec 2009

The following article is intended as an educational resource for new counselling students and educators of various persuasions. You may link to this article as a resource and share on social media, but in terms of reproducing anything herein please See our Copyright Policy. “There are a broad range of counselling micro skills that can […]

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Mindfulness Meditation in therapy by Adam Szmerling

Submitted by on 8th Dec 2009

MINDFULNESS THERAPY Mindfulness is a relatively modern phenomena in the world of psychotherapy, emerging from the Eastern contemplative traditions. While most commonly associated with mindfulness meditation, mindfulness therapy involves an acute perception of moment by moment experience (Shapiro, Carlson, Astin & Freedman, 2005). Epstein (2005) proposed an intense and obsessive desire for change in external […]

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Making Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Go Away

Submitted by on 7th Nov 2009

I saw a client for help with overcoming IBS, let’s call her Kathy. Kathy was in her early 40’s and had received a diagnosis of IBS some years previously. She had oscillating symptoms of diarrhoea and constipation numerous times per day. She was so angry that she had done every kind of medical test suggested […]

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Overcoming Binge Drinking – don’t wait for an alcohol related crisis

Submitted by on 27th Jun 2009

Hypnotherapy, mindfulness and psychotherapy … used together … help people overcome binge drinking … Chronic alcohol abuse can lead to brain and liver functioning damage and contribute to mental health problems and problems with intimate and social relationships. It is a toxic drug which can increase the risk of cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, dementia […]

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