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Grief & Your Health

Oct 25, 2021

Grief is one of those emotions we dread but have to face as it's a normal reaction to the loss of a loved one. Every living thing goes through a certain level of grief at some point in their life. However normal, when does healthy grieving become unhealthy?

Hoarding Disorder: What You Need to Know

Oct 21, 2021

Did you know that hoarding is the reason for 25% of home fires? This was revealed by an academic study conducted in Canberra. Hoarding is a mental condition that should not be taken lightly as it affects not only the hoarder but their family as well.

Everything You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

Oct 15, 2021

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey, 20% of mothers of 24-month-old children and under suffer from postpartum or postnatal depression. A majority of these mothers reported having...

Understanding Affective Disorders

Oct 14, 2021

Anyone you know experiencing emotional distress or having a depressed mood? Chances are that person is suffering from an affective disorder. This term includes a wide range of mental illnesses, including panic disorder and social phobia that could...

Phobia Basics: Everything You Need to Know About Agoraphobia

Sep 28, 2021

What is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is a severe anxiety disorder that many people don't realize they have. It's a fear of places and situations where it is hard to escape or get help if something bad happens. People with agoraphobia often feel like they...

What is Chronic Disease Management?

Sep 08, 2021

Any health issue that lasts more than a year and requires ongoing treatment is classified as a chronic health condition. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the world, plus they are associated with the growing healthcare...

Depression: Summarising Basic Information

Sep 07, 2021

The subject of Depression is mired in misconceptions about what a depressive disorder 'is' and its 'causes', which may create uncertainty in choosing appropriate treatment. As we all aim to help people with depression, and their loved ones and carers...

Depression Through an Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity Lens

Aug 24, 2021

Depression is a mental health disorder, diagnosed when feelings of low mood combined with a loss of interest in engaging in normal activities become severe and cause significant impacts on daily life. According to the World Health Organization, more...

Understanding Underlying or Causal Factors as the Target for Change

Aug 23, 2021

We are usually aware of current factors in our life responsible for mental health issues such as depression, emotional eating, addictions or dysfunctional relationships. However, these 'stressors' may merely serve as 'triggers' while the actual 'distal...

How Breathwork Can Help With Stress Management

Aug 17, 2021

Stress, anxiety and depression can result in the malfunction of breathing due to our emotional mood or mindset. Breathing is an involuntary action of a physiological process to take in the air and utilise the oxygen on inhalation and expel the carbon...

Dealing With Childhood Trauma

Aug 13, 2021

Some traumatic experiences cause physical injuries that heal in time. However, many forms of childhood trauma leave a deep emotional scar that time alone can never heal. Adverse childhood experiences pose a threat to a child's safety, and the effects...

All About Remedial Massage

Aug 12, 2021

What is Remedial Massage? There are many variations within this style of massage, however, the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) defines remedial massage therapy as 'a massage based application used to treat a number of conditions affecting...

COVID-19 Impact on the Body

Aug 12, 2021

Our bodies are designed to move! There is no way around this. Unfortunately, since we have been hit with the COVID-19 pandemic, not to mention the effects of quarantine, our lives have become even more sedentary. Where before we actually had to walk...

What is Childhood Trauma?

Aug 11, 2021

Ever wondered why some children are fearful, distant, aggressive, extremely quiet, or suffer from nightmares or psychiatric disorders? These are some indicators of childhood trauma. Children rely on their parents, as well as other household members, for...

How a Trauma-Informed Hypnotherapist Can Help You Reprogram Your Mind Support

Aug 04, 2021

What is Trauma? Trauma is a response to any experience we have in which our choice has been taken away from us, where it leads to physical or emotional pain. There are many different types of distressing events that we can experience that can cause...

How to Move Through Your Anxiety and Into Freedom

Aug 03, 2021

A few years after the sudden death of my nine-year-old son, I was stopped at a red light when I felt a wave of anxiety move over me. My heart began to race, my mouth went dry and within a few seconds, I felt a panic set in. At the time, I did not know...

Gestalt Therapy for Grief & Loss

Nov 17, 2020

Grief is like a necrotic tissue. It's dangerous as it can affect the whole being of a person as necrosis does to living tissues in the body. Unless one's grief is directly addressed, healing can never take place. Gestalt therapy is a unique approach...

Depression & Gestalt Therapy

Nov 09, 2020

Contrary to how others would often perceive depression as feelings of sadness going out of bounds, this condition is deeply-rooted in several factors and may lead to an array of physical conditions if not addressed immediately. The good news is that...

7 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Jun 01, 2020

Does the winter chill make you feel down for some reason? That’s because it’s a SAD (seasonal affective disorder) time and the sky is darker than other days, making you want to slip under the covers and do nothing all day. Unfortunately, inactivity...

Study: Part of the Brain Linked to Multiple Mental Illnesses

Jul 05, 2019

We're learning more about mental illness every day. And what's fascinated researchers for a while now, is that half of the people who have one mental illness also experience another one at the same time. So you might have anxiety with depression - which...

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