Create Your Harmonious Approach to Life

Create Your Harmonious Approach to Life

Written by Sally McGrath | Health that Heals Daily existence feels like a constant life juggling act, carrying the burdens of our lives and the sense that life is going through the motions or just surviving. Is there a way to create a sense of sustainable harmony, whilst living in the real world? By way of definition, harmony/harmonious is when…

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Time to tackle workplace burnout

Time to tackle workplace burnout

A case study and a way to nurture mental health Written by Katriina Tahka Chronic exhaustion, anxiety, an over-active mind that prevents a deep and restful sleep from occurring, and the onset of depression and other mental issues. These symptoms sound pretty common, right? They’ve almost become the trademark of this working generation. When ignored, these symptoms can lead to…

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Getting back to basics and into nature

Getting back to basics and into nature

The benefits for your mental health Written by Donna Cameron, In the hustle and bustle of daily life, most people find it extremely difficult to take any time out for themselves.  When I talk to them about the importance of getting back to nature, such as breathing in some fresh air, taking their shoes off and walking barefoot on the…

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Sticking To Your Healthy

Sticking To Your Healthy Habits

Written by Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) Have you ever procrastinated about getting started on that new health and wellbeing goal? Have you waited eagerly for that surge of motivation to hit and fill you with bursts of energy and positivity to get going? I’m going to suggest you have done both, because I know I have! I have some bad…

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How To Recognize

How To Recognize The Signs Of Burnout

Written by Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) Life can be exhausting! Balancing a career; study; love and relationships; children and family; up keeping a house; cooking; exercising; maintaining your physical, emotional and mental health; friends and a social life; leisure; and all the other things, can be quite the juggle. ‘Burnout’ is when you reach the point of physical and emotional…

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Tuning Into Feelings

Tuning Into Feelings

Written By Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist By definition, feelings are emotional states and broadly speaking, encompass sensations such as fear, anger, sadness, joy, surprise, guilt and love. As a psychologist much time is spent assisting clients to recognise, label and sit with feelings. It is the cornerstone of the therapeutic journey and an important aspect of emotional health and…

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Tears Tantrums and Memory Loss

Tears, Tantrums and Memory Loss

What is your body trying to tell you? Written by Donna Cameron The world of mental health can be very confusing.  You hear the words anxiety, depression and mania.  You see your friends, colleagues or maybe even yourself, go through times where even getting out of bed is a difficult task.  What does it all mean?  What happens in our…

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Listen to your body

Listen to your body

Written by Phillipa Brown A large portion of nurturing mental health entails listening to your body. There are three key areas to focus on that functionally serve to increase resilience and prevent mental health decline. These three key areas are 1. Sleep, 2. Diet, and 3. Exercise. When utilised properly, these functions serve to support good mental health and ability…

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Facing Fear through Mindfulness

Facing Fear through Mindfulness

Written by Susan Nefzger When you let go of fear and face your surroundings, you call up the ability to alter the experience of the present moment. At this point, you can change the present landscape by changing your perception. Its not escapism, it is the opposite, actually. The action taken assists in the realization that what you are sensing…

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Moving Forward with Mental

Moving Forward with Mental Health in 2021

Written by Donna Cameron As we all close the door on 2020 and enter the year 2021, there are expectations and hope for a year free of restrictions and regulations.  Unfortunately, this cannot be promised as the COVID-19 word has not yet disappeared.  This is the perfect time to look at what has changed in the world of mental health…

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Positive Psychology

What’s New In Positive Psychology?

Written by Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist New research in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing by Proyer, Gander, Brauer, & Chick (2020) (https://iaap-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/aphw.12220) investigating the personality trait adult playfulness has found that playfulness can be stimulated by undertaking specific exercises and that increased playfulness positively impacts wellbeing and symptoms of depression in the short term. THE STUDY (Positive…

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Digital Wellness Trends

Digital Wellness Trends For 2021

Written By Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) For many of us, the ways that we would normally take care of our physical and mental health went out the window in 2020! From gyms and group fitness sessions, wellness retreats and massages – to Friday afternoon drinks – it was all put on hold. For many, this was a difficult transition filled…

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