What’s the number 1 tool to transform your life?

By |2020-01-15T14:16:28+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Boundaries, Counselling, Depression, Goals, Health & Fitness, Mindfulness, Stress, Values|

Gratitude is the number 1 tool to transform your life, I know this sounds very cliché, but gratitude works. In fact, according to a leading researcher on gratitude Robert Emmons, in his new book, Gratitude Works, he found the key trick to gratitude is journaling. Journaling helps you uncover personal insights about yourself, which can really [...]

Burnout

By |2020-01-07T17:04:11+00:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Health & Fitness, Stress, Uncategorized, Values, Work and Study|

In May 2019 the World Health Organisation (WHO) added burnout to its International Classification of Diseases. The term was first used as a psychological diagnosis in 1974 by Herman Freudenberger but there are descriptions of people suffering burnout long before then. “Burnout is a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been [...]

Are you concerned about your relationship with alcohol?

By |2019-05-01T12:58:11+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Alcohol, Anxiety, Binge Drinking, Counselling, Depression, Gambling, Goals, Health & Fitness, Relationships, Stress|

For many of us alcohol is an accepted and often a habitual part of our lives. But new research is showing that even small amounts of alcohol can have adverse effects on our health and even reduce our life expectancy. For Australians aged 15 years and older, 3 out of 4 drink alcohol and 3 million [...]

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 [...]

Is It Wine O’Clock Yet?

By |2018-02-21T14:12:06+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Alcohol, Anxiety, Binge Drinking, Counselling, Health & Fitness, Mindfulness, Stress|

Stress and the overwhelming demands of being a busy working mum can take their toll. A client Sue describes feeling constantly uptight and wired trying to be the perfect working mum – from dealing with homework, pick-ups and drop-offs to cooking and providing the love and care her kids need, along with running her husbands busy [...]

Apps that can boost your mental health

By |2017-12-04T15:41:04+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Goals, Health & Fitness, Mindfulness, Stress, Values|

The 2017 Sensis Social Media Report confirms that Australia’s obsession with smartphones is growing, in fact almost 8 in 10 Australians (79%) are now on social media, which is up 10 points on last year. The report also found that locations and places that were once regarded as taboo for accessing social media, such as at [...]

Finding Your Work Life Balance

By |2017-07-12T01:19:46+00:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Counselling, Goals, Health & Fitness, Stress, Work and Study|

The era of the 9-5 workdays is a thing of a past. Smart technology has given workers access to their work 24/7 and blurred the boundaries between work and home, leading Australians to donating $128 billion in unpaid overtime annually and failing to take their entitled annual leave. Some workplaces expect their workers to work long [...]