Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

How to meditate and why should I?

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

Meditation is a centuries old experience that can help to generate feelings of inner peace and clarity and promote physical relaxation and optimal health. In recent times meditation has been pushed into the spotlight under the umbrella term of mindfulness which has become popular in psychology and counselling circles. Meditation involves bringing your attention firmly […]

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Coping with panic attacks

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

We all experience stress and anxiety from time to time, it’s an unavoidable component of living in a global society infused with sophisticated technology and focused on material acquisition that runs at breakneck speed 24 hours a day. How are stress and panic different? However panic attacks and panic disorder are very different from transient […]

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What are the symptoms of depression?

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

Symptoms of Depression Depression is one of the most common mental health problems facing the western world. In Australia, approximately 1 in 5 adults are experiencing depression at any one time. When people hear the word “depression” they typically associate it with what the DSM classify as major depressive disorder. The symptoms associated with depression […]

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How can I tell that I have an eating disorder?

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

We live in a world where we are bombarded with images and messages about our bodies. If our bodies don’t look a particular way, there is an implication that there is something fundamentally wrong about ourselves that we should address. If after having a baby we aren’t back in a bikini within a few months, […]

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What treatment is there for ocd?

Submitted by on 23rd Nov 2013

OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder is a crippling and horrific experience. It involves intense anxiety and afflicted individuals often feel ruled by the disorder. OCD includes obsessive or recurrent thoughts, images or impulses which generate psychological unease, fear and worry. Compulsive acts to ward off the psychological disturbance often follow or can occur independently and […]

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