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Lifestyle Medicine Conference July 2022: The Evolution of Practice

Jun 15, 2022

Join a world-class conference for lifestyle medicine innovation and advancement from the 29th to the 31st of July in Cairns, Australia. Around 500 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the world will attend Lifestyle Medicine 2022, either...

How Puzzles Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

Apr 08, 2022

Puzzles are games that require thought and often involve trying to solve a problem. They can be beneficial for mental health in many ways. For example, puzzles can help improve cognitive skills and memory recall ability. Puzzles have also been shown...

Psychotherapy 101: What Does a Jungian Analyst Do?

Feb 25, 2022

A Jungian analyst is a practitioner who uses Jungian psychotherapy, which was developed by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung in the 20th century, to help people resolve conflicts with others and within themselves. Distinct from the psychoanalytic...

A Guide for People Getting Ready for Change

Feb 04, 2022

Change is a conceptual necessity that is rarely executed. That's because saying goodbye to your bad habits and lifestyle that lead you to feel unhappy, unhealthy and unfulfilled can be daunting. But the changes you make will help improve your current...

Healthy New Year's Resolutions That You Can Keep: A Simple Guide

Dec 31, 2021

Happy New Year everyone! Like most people, you probably made some resolutions to keep. But how many of you actually stuck to them? No matter who you are or where your life will be in 10 months' time, making and keeping new year's resolutions can be...

Holiday Pro-tip: Staying Fit and Healthy During the Holidays

Dec 28, 2021

The holidays are a time when many people tend to indulge in food and drinks that they don't normally have. This can lead to weight gain, which can be frustrating if you've been working hard to stay fit and healthy. But don't worry – there are ways...

Holidays & Your Mental Health: A Coping Guide

Dec 23, 2021

The holidays should be a time of joy and happiness, not stress and anxiety. However, for some people, celebrating Christmastime and New Year's can be a challenging time for managing their mental health. It can be difficult to avoid feelings of stress...

Puberty-Related Health Concerns: How Natural Therapy Can Help

Dec 17, 2021

Puberty marks a period between childhood and adulthood where natural physical changes occur. These changes include the development of sexual characteristics, rapid growth spurt, menstruation, changes in vocal cords, acne breakouts and pubic hair growth.

Schema Therapy: Basic Principles, Benefits & Everything You Need to Know

Dec 09, 2021

What is the goal of schema therapy and what makes it an extraordinary therapy for personality disorders, depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders? Schema therapists help their clients identify their core emotional needs so they can learn...

Hypochondria (Illness Anxiety Disorder): Are You Really Sick?

Dec 08, 2021

Is excessive worrying about your health causing you psychological distress? This despite the fact that you've been told by your doctor that you show no signs of illness and are perfectly fine? If so, you could be suffering from a mental health disorder...

Body Image Disorders: Is Looking Good Really That Important?

Nov 30, 2021

Body image disorders usually start in adolescence, when body changes that occur during puberty can be a big source of distress and a reason for constantly comparing oneself with others. Body dissatisfaction may lead to body image disorders that affect...

Bullying & Natural Therapies

Nov 29, 2021

Bullying is not something to be ignored. It can cause adults and children alike physical and emotional hardship that may last for years. Bullying can occur at school, social situations or even in an office setting. In this article, we examine what...

Gambling Addiction: What, Why & How?

Nov 24, 2021

Addiction is anything that you do or take to the point that it affects both your judgement and your day-to-day life. Some people are addicted to alcohol and cigarettes, while others to shopping and video games. When gambling becomes more important...

Eating Disorder 101: What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Nov 19, 2021

Bulimia nervosa is one of the most common eating disorders in which a person goes through episodes of binge eating, or eating large amounts of food in one sitting, and then purges that food. In bulimia nervosa, a person goes through many binge-purge...

Nourishing the Working Mind in National Psychology Week 2021

Nov 15, 2021

The Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australia's peak body for psychologists, organises activities for National Psychology Week every year with the aim of providing psychological assistance to people who need it. During these uncertain times, the...

All the Types of Learning Disabilities

Nov 11, 2021

Learning disabilities are lifelong conditions that are usually diagnosed in school-aged children. Contrary to common misconception, they are not intellectual impairments. In fact, people with learning disabilities have above-average intelligence. Read...

Indecision, Indecision...: Everything You Need to Know About Being Indecisive

Nov 10, 2021

Are you indecisive? You may be wondering how to tell if you are or what that means. Well, perhaps we should start with what it means to be decisive first and then go from there. When you are decisive, what you choose to do is a choice that has been...

World Kindness Day 2021: How You Can Make the World a Better Place

Oct 29, 2021

If we all did one kind act every day, everyone would be able to live in an environment of love, respect and fairness. Many true stories have been told about how the power of kindness has improved people's lives. A police officer who revives a child...

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.

All You Need to Know About Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct 13, 2021

Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how an individual experiences the world. Autism can be seen as a difference in brain wiring, which impacts a person's ability to experience, understand and process information.

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