Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

How to Take Time Out When You are Feeling Overwhelmed

Submitted by on 12th Sep 2014

There are a million and one things to do. You have so many deadlines, you couldn’t meet them if you worked until Christmas. The family need dinner, the house needs tidying, the car has broken down and you want to curl up in bed until they all go away. We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. Everyone. […]


How To Deal with Rude People

Submitted by on 5th Sep 2014

We’ve all done it. You are minding your own business when a co-worker snaps at you for no reason or a customer raises their voice. At some point you will meet one, a rude person, and all too often we walk away from these encounters feeling frustrated, angry or upset. This is when a few […]


How much do you know about Anxiety?

Submitted by on 3rd Sep 2014

Anxiety is an increasingly common presentation seen across Australia, and around the world, today. With 1 in 6 people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in Australia it is up to us to gain a better understanding of the issue and learn to recognise the signs and symptoms in both ourselves and others. We’ve created this […]


Physical Signs of Anxiety Infographic

Submitted by on 2nd Sep 2014

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 […]


Feeling Anxious? You’re not the only one

Submitted by on 26th Aug 2014

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 […]


Draw Your Anxiety

Submitted by on 15th Aug 2014

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 […]


Anxiety Awareness Campaign

Submitted by on 23rd Jul 2014

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. […]


Post natal OCD

Submitted by on 29th Apr 2014

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 […]


Hypnotherapy is not hypnotism

Submitted by on 5th Mar 2014

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 […]


How to stay motivated to beat bulimia

Submitted by on 22nd Dec 2013

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 […]