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…

How to Support Someone Who Is Struggling

How Can I Support Someone Who Is Struggling? In today’s world, there is so much stress and pressure and unfortunately, mental illness or symptoms of mental illness are becoming all to common. We all have people who are important to us and we would do just about anything (if not anything!) for these people. It…

How You Start Your Day Matters

How You Start Your Day Matters   The other day I was rushing around like a mad thing, stressed, because we had woken up late and had to be at swimming lessons and there was just not enough time to get everything done.  I was outside, hanging out the washing, when my almost 3 year…

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: What is it?

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: What is it?     What is perinatal anxiety and depression? Perinatal anxiety and depression is a serious and common illness. Up to one in five expecting or new mothers and one in ten expecting or new fathers will experience it. The illness affects around 100,000 families across Australia every year.…