Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem   Parents, more than anyone else can promote our child’s self-esteem. You might be doing it without even realizing that your words and actions have a significant impact on how your child feels about himself/herself.   Here are some suggestions to keep in mind: Positive feelings they bring out in you.…

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The Power of Validation

The Power of Validation   People love to fix things, problem solve and make sense of. We especially like to do this when a problem isn’t our own but someone else’s. It just seems so easy to see where others are going wrong and we seem to know the exact thing a person could change…

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Emotional Vulnerability

Emotional Vulnerability Why do I have so much trouble controlling my emotions and actions?   Emotional Vulnerability At the essence of many psychological and social problems is “emotional vulnerability”.  It is biological, and it is simply the way some people are born.  People who are emotionally vulnerable may be able to pick up on subtle…

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Men and their Mental Health

Men and their Mental Health Men are known for bottling things up. They frequently feel like they “ I don’t want to bother others” with their issues or feel “its not anyone else’s business”.  The problem is that this mentality is significantly contributing to Australia’s increasing rate of Mental Health issues in men (ASHW, 2012). Research…

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Leaving work at work

Leaving work at work . Even for those of us that love our job, work can be stressful.  With deadlines, meetings, KPIs and targets, it can seem to be all consuming and at times overwhelming.  And let’s face it, as much as we love them, family can be really stressful as well, with homework and…

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5 Benefits of Mindfulness

5 Benefits of Mindfulness   Have you heard your psychologist say “practice some mindfulness”? And have you wondered “why?”   Well, here are just a handful of benefits to practice mindfulness today! Reduced rumination.Several studies have shown that mindfulness reduces rumination. For example, in one study by Chambers et al. (2008), participants at a 10-day…

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