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How to cope with stress

October 16th, 2017|

Stress is a normal part of life. Everyone feels stress from time to time and some stress is motivating and helpful to get tasks done. Stress is a physiological reaction to something that our […]

Relationship counselling – Why would I need that?

September 21st, 2017|

Relationships can be tough. At first a new relationship often starts on a positive note. At the beginning of a relationship we are flooded with a feel good hormone that can affect our judgement, […]

“Some say I’m negative, but they’re not positive 1.”

August 30th, 2017|

(Half empty? Half full?)
Ever get sick of being fed the standard ‘look on the bright side’, ‘be more positive’, or ‘choose happiness’ (usually served with a side of ‘cheer up; things could be worse’) […]

Opinion Piece- Epigenetics: A Psychotherapeutic Game-changer?

July 10th, 2017|

Whilst debate1 over the comparative predictive power of psychotherapy has been re-ignited by attachment theory and emotional attachment2,3,4, (which adds an inter-generational dimension to the analysis and remediation of child and adult relationship issues), […]

10 Minutes of daily meditation – what could it do for me?

June 6th, 2017|

With the hectic pace of our lives, a never ending to do list and the pressures of our current world, people seem to be becoming more stressed and anxious. There is a part of […]

The Many Benefits of Meditation for Your Health

May 30th, 2017|

What started out as an Eastern spiritual practice, meditation aides countless people every day globally. Meditation is an ongoing process of focused thought and mindfulness, and is seen in several forms such as focused […]

How to help someone suffering from depression

November 17th, 2016|

 

Written by Brisbane Counselling Centre Psychologist, Natascha Madden.

Depression is a serious, widespread condition that directly affects more than a million Australians per year, with even higher representation among young Australians (aged 16 – 24). […]

5 Benefits of EMDR Therapy for Everyone

October 5th, 2016|

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a valuable tool that has helped countless people remove the effects of trauma from their lives. This eight-stage process targets the patient’s beliefs about his/her past, present […]

Is online dating ruining our social skills?

July 28th, 2016|

How instant gratification may triumph over long lasting relationships
Online dating has become a very popular and profitable service in Australia, with dozens of local and international websites offering dating services to Australians. According to the ACCC […]

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    Steps to Rational Thought by Overcoming the Amygdala Hijack with Dr Matthew Worthington

Steps to Rational Thought by Overcoming the Amygdala Hijack with Dr Matthew Worthington

May 29th, 2016|

The body responds to 3 types of threat:
1. Internal – like illness,

2. External – like a predator or bad weather, and

3. Social rejection – exposes us to the first 2 types of threat.

 

When we are […]