Ways To Thrive Not Just Survive This Christmas

By |2018-12-04T15:03:43+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Alcohol, Anxiety, Boundaries, Counselling, Depression, Family, Goals, Health & Fitness, Relationships, Stress|

It's hard to believe that it's December already. This time of year finding time for yourself can feel like an impossible task. Whether you feel you just do not have the time or you feel guilty scheduling time for yourself. Maybe your a parent or a caregiver for an elderly parent, maybe you are working multiple [...]

Is therapy something to be ashamed of?

By |2018-09-28T14:14:10+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Alcohol, Angry, Anxiety, Binge Drinking, Boundaries, Counselling, Depression, Family, Gambling, Goals, Health & Fitness, Marriage, Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress, Values, Work and Study|

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Think of it this way, imagine your driving your car and it starts making some loud, unusual  noises. At first you might hope that it just disappears and goes away, but what if over time it actually gets worse, its gets louder and soon you [...]

Qld Mental Health Week. 6th-14th October 2018

By |2018-09-28T13:03:42+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Family, Health & Fitness, Mindfulness, Stress|

Queensland Mental Health Week: 6-14 October 2018 During the week, people across Queensland come together through events, conversations and activities to value mental health; their own, that of loved ones, friends and colleagues, and people in our communities that need support. Be active – Physical activities like walking can positively influence the way you think, feel [...]

Does Your Fighting Forecast The End?

By |2018-04-30T13:57:56+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Angry, Boundaries, Counselling, Family, Marriage, Relationships, Stress, Values|

All couples argue to one degree or another. The question is, are you simply a fiery emotional pair? Like in the movies where she yells at him, he yells back that he won’t put up with it anymore, and then suddenly they are passionately kissing. If this is you, then disagreements may be your idea of [...]

Making Peace With Your Past By Choosing Forgiveness

By |2018-04-30T11:31:55+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Boundaries, Counselling, Depression, Family, Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress, Values|

Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, forgiveness is what you do for yourself, not for other people. When you forgive, it doesn't mean that you approve of what's happened. Rather, it means that you're giving yourself permission to move on with [...]

Want to know what is the biggest predictor of divorce?

By |2017-10-31T16:34:19+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Counselling, Family, Marriage, Relationships|

Here at Amima Counselling we use Gottman Method Couples Therapy, it is evidenced based and designed to teach you practical skills to improve the friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a positive way.  Dr John Gottman is known as “the guy that can predict divorce with over 90% accuracy”. Dr John Gottman has researched [...]

Why Save Your Marriage?

By |2017-10-31T16:30:40+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Counselling, Family, Marriage, Relationships|

Unfortunately divorce statistics remain grim. The chance of a first marriage ending in divorce over a forty-year period is around 50 percent. With half of all divorces occurring in the first seven years. So with the chance of getting divorced remaining so high, it makes sense for all married couples to put more effort into their [...]

Is there a link between happiness and exercise?

By |2017-02-16T16:31:41+00:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Family, Goals, Health & Fitness, Stress|

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day” -Henry David Thoreau  When we are stressed, we are often tempted to relieve our anxiety in a number of ways: eating, sitting in front of the TV for hours, increasing our use of alcohol or drugs (both legal and illegal). All of these are attempts [...]

How To Live In The Moment

By |2017-12-04T15:21:04+00:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Counselling, Family, Goals, Health & Fitness, Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress, Values|

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” Thich Nhat Hanh  Travel can be a great way to open your eyes to what you have at home; it can also increase your appreciation of what’s really important in life. I have been very fortunate to travel extensively [...]