Physical Signs of Anxiety Infographic

There are times when we don’t always recognise our feelings and it is very easy to forget that anxiety has physical effects too. When we can identify these signs it becomes easier to tell if you are experiencing anxiety and move towards a mindful solution, which is why we have put together this guide to […]

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Feeling Anxious? You’re not the only one

Anxiety is a syndrome that is becoming increasingly more common around the world, if you’re suffering from this mental affliction remember you’re not the only one. There are 1 in 6 Australians experiencing depression, anxiety or both at any given time- a shocking statistic for which we wish to raise awarness not just of the […]

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Draw Your Anxiety

The value of art and art therapy should not be underestimated (although, these are never substitutes for speaking therapies) and the arts of all kinds can be very therapeutic when dealing with anxiety. From identifying with a character in a book or writing a journal, through to painting and photography, there are many ways to […]

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Anxiety Awareness Campaign

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems experienced around the world; yet it is rarely spoken about and often misunderstood. An anxiety disorder is not something you can simply ‘get over’ nor is it something that goes away by itself. Taking anxiety seriously is one of the most important steps to recovery. […]

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Post natal OCD

Post natal obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a harrowing experience. While pregnancy and childbirth are natural aspects in the human and animal kingdom, the universality can present a picture of deceptive simplicity. Pregnancies can involve various complications and stresses, including difficulties falling pregnant, surprise pregnancies, exacerbation of mental and physical ailments, the stress gestation places […]

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Hypnotherapy is not hypnotism

Does “it” really work? How often do we hear this? “It” carried vast assumptions usually owing to something magical and fast which supposedly bypasses conscious awareness. “Work” also carries assumptions which often involve the notion of a quick fix without any responsibility or effort on the part of the so called hypnotic subject (‘can hypnotherapy […]

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How to stay motivated to beat bulimia

Bulimia is a common yet highly distressing disorder impacting up to 2.9% of women in Australia. It involves phases of eating huge quantities of food in an uncontrollable manner followed by behaviours to avoid weight gain including vomiting, using laxatives, diuretics or other diet pills, or excessive exercises. These behaviours must continue once per week […]

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How and why should I tell my doctor if I think I have a mental health problem?

Mental health problems are widespread in Australian society. While publicity and awareness about their prevalence and understanding of possible causes continues to grow, stigmas around mental illness remain which can make it difficult for those who suspect they are unwell to speak up about their concerns without feeling embarrassed, ashamed or fearful of being ignored […]

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How to meditate and why should I?

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

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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