What Is Mindful Eating And Why Is It Important?

Mindful Eating

What is mindful eating? You may be familiar with the term ‘mindfulness’, but are you aware this can be applied to our eating habits? Mindful eating uses the act of mindfulness, or being present, to help overcome eating problems in our increasingly busy lives. The goal is to shift focus from external thinking about food…

Psych Professionals say no to bullying

Say “NO” to Bullying

Bullying hurts. Bullying hurts bodies. Bullying hurts bodies and minds. Bullying hurts bodies, minds and communities. What is bullying? Bullying is more than being excluded from a game or being called a name. It is the repetitive, persistent and hurtful dominance and intimidation of another person. Here are some key signs that your child might…

What Is The Difference Between A Dietitian And A Nutritionist?

Dietitian versus Nutritionist

Is there a difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?  The answer is YES—there is a difference. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, I believe it is extremely important to find a practitioner best suited to your individual needs; and it is imperative to make an educated choice. Who can call themselves a…

Does Your Child Have Executive Functioning Skills? The Psych Professionals

Executive Functioning

Helping your child succeed at school: The important role of Executive Functioning If you are a parent, you most likely want the best possible outcomes for your child in life. While each family is different and has a unique set of family values, generally most parents will agree that they want their children to be…

What Is Mindfulness? How to be mindful - The Psych Professionals

Stress Less Through Mindfulness

Stress is an inevitable part of life. At times stress can feel totally overwhelming and unmanageable; at other times, stress can facilitate our performance by being a helpful motivator.   Sometimes, coping with and managing stress means that we can spend much of our time focusing on past errors, regrets and loss, or the opposite;…

Why do I suffer from exercise phobia?

I’m already feeling bombarded to get ‘summer ready’ when it’s still dark at 6am, and my legs are white… and let’s face it, haven’t seen a razor for a few weeks. Winter is notorious for excuses about not exercising: “I’m so comfy here”, “it’s so cold”. However, when September comes waltzing on in, here in…

What makes a child, a child?

Roles to play We all have different roles to play. As adults, we may be a Mother, Father, Worker, Gardener, Cook and/or student. For each of these roles, we have different tasks that need to be completed in order to fulfill our role. Children also have roles, which usually include being a son or daughter,…

Taming Toddler Behaviour, Tantrums | Psych Proffesionals

Taming Toddlers

How do I tame that beast toddler? The term ‘toddler’ is synonymous with incredible leaps in social, emotional and cognitive development. We see a significant burst in language, physicality, creative play, social interactions, and brain development during this important stage.   Aside from this, when we think of toddlers, the most frequent image that comes to…

What Makes a "Happy" Baby? - Psych Professionals

What makes a “happy” baby?

What do babies need to feel happy? Understanding your infant’s mental health Have you ever wondered why some babies always seem happy and why some people seem to have no problems raising them? Well, for starters take a deep breath and keep reminding yourself that there is not such thing as perfectly happy babies or…