Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

The Seven Stages of Grief and the Role of Grief Counselling

Submitted by on 11th Feb 2010

Let us briefly review the seven stages of grief and consider the important role of loss counselling. First, there is an initial stage of shock. Not surprisingly, people who cannot come to terms with this shock will resort to denial. While denial is common in the beginning, it is not a practical means of dealing […]

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How Grief Counselling Can Help in Relationship Breakup

Submitted by on 4th Feb 2010

As much as it seems wrong to say, relationship breakup is as painful as a death in the family. A person who has lost someone in death may feel insulted by that insinuation. However, for a person who has just lost the love of his or her life, coping with this grief is sometimes comparable […]

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Developmental Loss and the Option of Grief Counselling

Submitted by on 2nd Feb 2010

The term developmental loss is sometimes referred to in grief and loss counseling. This term implies the loss of something intangible or physical. Obviously, losing a job is not on the same physical level as losing a loved one. General depression feels differently than depression brought on by a relationship breakup. We grow in life […]

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Stop Compulsive Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) With Counselling & Hypnotherapy In Brighton Melbourne

Submitted by on 7th Jan 2010

If you have ever wanted to stop pulling your hair and enjoy a different quality of life, then this may be the most important website you ever find. Here’s Why: Trichotillomania involves compulsive hair pulling, often outside of conscious awareness. Many people who sufferer trichotillomania do not know why they pull their hair. In fact, […]

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Stop Panic Attacks In A Brighton Melbourne Clinic

Submitted by on 7th Jan 2010

If bouts of anxiety and panic are making you feel out of control, then this may be the most important website you ever find. Here’s Why: Fear is a normal and valid feeling. Imagine life without any fear. If you were confronted with a tiger, you might stop and ask yourself what to do, and […]

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Overcome Phobias In Brighton Melbourne Or Online With Skype

Submitted by on 7th Jan 2010

If you feel phobic about something but don’t know how to control the feelings naturally, then this may be the most important website you ever find. Here’s Why: Fear is a normal and valid feeling because it’s purpose to to help protect us. But when it gets out of control, fear can become phobic. The […]

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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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