What is Domestic and Family Violence?

  What is Domestic and Family Violence? Domestic and Family Violence is not just violence in it’s physical form (hitting and punching). Domestic family violence can be described by the pattern of actions that an individual uses to intentionally control and dominate an intimate partner or family member.  It is the use of threats, intimidation…

What is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month?

  What is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month?   Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month raises community awareness of domestic and family violence. It is a month that focus’ on sending a clear message that domestic and family violence is unacceptable. The theme for this year’s Domestic urge everyone to recognise the signs of…

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Telehealth Session

  How To Get The Most Out Of Your Telehealth Session   With increased limits placed on interactions and social distancing measures being strictly enforced, telehealth services have become imperative.  During this period of uncertainty, decreased stability and lack of control, everyone’s stress, anxiety and panic is increasing. This places even more importance on increasing…

Dealing With Stress Over Christmas

Tips to Revive the Christmas Spirit

Tips to Revive the Christmas Spirit   Argh, Is It Really Christmas Again? Don’t you wish for the days of being a kid at Christmas, refusing to go to bed because of the excitement of meeting Santa and his reindeers? Waking up at 5am on Christmas morning and racing to the Santa sacks or presents…

5 Reasons to Smile More

4 Reasons to Smile   The man who created the iconic yellow first smiley face in 1963 started World Smile Day, held on the first Friday of October each year. He stated he became concerned about the over-commercialization of the symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition…

Using Psychology to Manage Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Stress Management Techniques to Manage Chronic Pain   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based Stress Management is best known for managing symptoms associated with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. They are the most know and evidence based strategy and you are likely to so some CBT Stress Management at your…

Managing Chronic Pain

DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE IN FIVE AUSTRALIANS, INCLUDING ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN, LIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN?  This number is HUGE and actually increases to one in three of the older (over 65) age group.  Those who experience chronic pain will know how much of an impact it can have on a person’s whole and the…