COVID-19 Telehealth Psychology Services

COVID-19 changed the way we access health services, including psychology sessions. Last year saw psychologists conducting sessions in your living room, bedroom, or car through phone or video platforms because of restrictions enforced. Thankfully, Medicare recognised and responded to the change in circumstances pretty quickly to ensure everyone had the financial capacity to seek or…

Exercises to express your gratitude that will lift your mood

Did you know that being thankful can actually improve your wellbeing? Studies show that expressing gratitude kickstarts the production of dopamine and serotonin which creates feelings of happiness. Grateful people often experience less chronic pain, reduced blood pressure and increased self-esteem. So here are a few ways you can start expressing your gratitude: Gratitude Jar…

International Day of Happiness – 20th March

Times have been tough in the last year thanks to COVID-19 and for many, the struggle continues. Experts are still tracking changes in mental health conditions but findings to date indicate a significant increase in the number of people experiencing depression and anxiety symptoms across the globe. With a serious lack of serotonin (one of…

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Introduction to Mindfulness 3 Ways

Mindfulness is no longer just having a moment – it seems to be here to stay and forms a key part of many psychological therapies. Mindfulness is simply paying attention to the present moment non-judgementally with openness and curiosity. Informal practice involves directing your full attention to regular activities, like washing the dishes or brushing…

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Quick Guide to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a structured form of therapy developed by American psychologist, Marsha Linehan, to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), but has been adapted to meet the needs of people who experience emotions very intensely. It can also be used to treat other conditions, like…