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Seven Tips for Overcoming Sleep Problems

#1 Set yourself an electronic curfew at least one hour before you go to bed. Phones and computers produce blue light which disrupts your circadian rhythm (your body’s biological clock). Light of any kind is the enemy of sleep, but in a Harvard University study blue light in particular was [...]

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Generalised Anxiety?

One in seven Australians experience anxiety each year, with generalised anxiety affecting almost 6% of people across their lifetime. As a Clinical Psychologist specialising in anxiety I work regularly with clients experiencing symptoms of generalised anxiety. So what are the signs and symptoms of generalised anxiety? The key symptom of [...]

Getting on Top of Your Work-Life Balance

Over the last decade in some pockets of life there has undoubtedly been a shift towards encouraging people to work towards work-life balance. A “slow movement” where hobbies are encouraged, time-out to do "nothing" is praised and relaxation is a legitimate way to pass the hours. On the other hand [...]

Tips for Taking Care of Yourself this Christmas

The silly season is upon us once again. Surrounded by cheery (and maybe cheesy?!) Christmas carols, shiny decorations and the glossy fantasy of picture perfect family gatherings, you'd be forgiven for wondering if you're the only person finding this time of year tough. You're not alone though. It seems that with [...]

5 Tips for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2016!

As you move towards the pointy end of the year, in amongst all the chaos of the silly season, you might find yourself contemplating how you’d like 2016 to unfold. Perhaps you’ve got a long standing habit (or habits!!) you’d like to work on breaking or maybe you’re thinking about [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:34+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Wellbeing|

Six Simple Ways to Get Started with Your Own Mindfulness Practice

Most of the mindfulness exercises below can be done anywhere and at any time. They can be useful strategies for moments when you need to pause and step back from what you are doing, thinking or feeling. Why not jump in and get started with trying one of these mindfulness [...]

By | 2016-08-28T23:45:46+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Mindfulness, Wellbeing|