Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

Mindfulness Meditation In Buddhist Psychotherapy And Psychoanalysis

Submitted by on 11th Apr 2011

Buddhist Psychotherapy is becoming more accepted and desired by people seeking mental health treatment. However it is noteworthy that Buddhist Psychotherapy is not just intended for Buddhists. Even Buddha never referred to himself as a Buddhist, nor even purported to practice Buddhism! In any event, one of the many gems arising from the past 2500 […]

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End our love affair with psychological labels

Submitted by on 13th Mar 2011

First off. Have you ever wondered, what is the difference between psychology and psychotherapy? The differences are huge. They are miles apart. We need to define what is psychology and psychotherapy. Let us limit our thinking to the clinical setting, for our purposes here, where both terms are broad and have varying definitions. Psychology comprises […]

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What is the best method of counselling and psychotherapy?

Submitted by on 19th Sep 2010

Given method or approach accounts for barely 10% of clinical efficacy (the psychotherapy relationship accounts for most) this isn’t a very interesting question. But I post it because so many clients to be (and therapists) are understandably confused by the mass of (some 400+!) counselling styles around, all purporting in their own way to be […]

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Job Vacancy for Psychologists, Social Workers, Hypnotherapists

Submitted by on 19th Sep 2010

To Melbourne based psychologists or social workers seeking a counselling and hypnotherapy job. Our thriving Bayside Melbourne psychotherapy clinic is currently seeking a ethical and effective therapists (contractor arrangement) to join our team for evening/weekend work and some daytime work. Our practice comprises hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy treatment. We are looking for an appropriately qualified […]

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The paradox of compulsive lying and pathological lying counselling

Submitted by on 16th Apr 2010

Compulsive lying or pathological lying. Yes, people do seek professional help to overcome lying problems. In fact, it’s far more common than you may think. Really, I probably get at least one new enquiry every two weeks or so requesting help with their compulsive lying problem. Compulsive lying can destroy individual self-esteem and close relationships. […]

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Binge Eating Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

Submitted by on 20th Mar 2010

Binge Eating Disorder is so common in our consumer driven, narcissistic, Western society. And no, I’m not just referring to Bulimia, but specifically binge eating, as opposed over eating. Eating as much as possible very quickly, specifically.. There are a variety of causes for this problem. In my experience it usually arises from an attachment […]

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Addictions Can Be Overcome

Submitted by on 7th Mar 2010

That’s right. The liberating sense of freedom and feelings of confidence that arise from stopping addictive behaviour can bring renewed self worth and a joyful life. Not in some passing self-help fleeting kind of way, but in a genuine feeling of this is how life is meant to feel way. Addictions arise in many guises. […]

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Counselling, Hypnotherapy And Change Versus Not Change

Submitted by on 4th Mar 2010

Change versus not change. On the surface, it doesn’t seem like a very interesting question. But when you contemplate the various psychological philosophies, of Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, striking differences seem to occur. Buddhist psychotherapy, which partly incorporates mindfulness therapy, is all about not change. In other words, it is about developing self acceptance, and […]

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Mindfulness Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Counselling And Psychotherapy

Submitted by on 1st Mar 2010

Therapy works. It’s been known for years. Nobody really knows how, although many think they change occurs because of the method or approach. The only thing that is certain, is that of the 400 odd methods of counselling, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy, that they do help people most of the time. What is fascinating, however, is […]

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How To Stop Addictions

Submitted by on 28th Feb 2010

Addictions come in many forms. Drug addictions, shopping addictions, sex addictions, gambling, and countless other compulsions plague our society. You name it. If there’s a name for it, someone somewhere is probably addicted to it. Problem? Absolutely! Why? Because an addiction is a symptomatic trance, or an attempt to feel different, but without a real […]

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