Meet our latest ambassador- Liam Hounsell

I was originally born in Harare –  Zimbabwe, I grew up loving sport, and anything creative or adventurous. I decided to pursue a passion of mine which was tennis, and look for greater opportunities in Adelaide, with my mom. It was tough leaving friends and family at first. However, I was fortunate enough to be coached

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Covid-19 Survival Tips

We are hopefully over the worst of the restrictions for Covid-19 but this experience has been stressful and you may be left feeling negative, anxious or depressed due to this experience changing the way we live and view are environment.   Maintaining our psychological wellbeing is important because when are mental health is strained our physical

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The Psychology of exercise and motivation.

It’s common for people to over indulge over the Christmas period and around this time of year you might be thinking enough of the eating and time to do some exercise to shed some of those extra kilos.  If you already exercise that’s great but if you don’t then this might be due to lack

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Dealing with the long-term effects of childhood bullying.

The effects of childhood bullying can be devastating and without interventions can extend into adulthood.  Let’s first understand bullying as aggressive behaviour or intentional harm-doing by peers that is carried out repeatedly and involves an imbalance of power, either actual or perceived, between the victim and the bully (Olweus 1993).  Bullying can take the form of direct bullying, which includes

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Strategies to help decrease screen time

Following on from the previous blog which gave a clear indication that there are unhealthy consequences for too much screen for both children and adults, the next question you might be asking is how to limit and minimise screen time?  Here are some suggestions of how to reduce your screen time to ensure you are

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The difference between Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

The term ‘narcissism’ tends to be overworked these days and is often used to describe someone who is self-centred or ‘obnoxious’ but it’s important to remember there is a difference between someone having narcissist tendencies and someone who has a pathological diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality disorder (NPD). So when does a ‘self-centred’ and obnoxious’ person

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What are personality disorders and what are the symptoms?

Personality disorders are diagnosed in 40–60% of psychiatric patients, making them the most frequent of psychiatric diagnoses. So what are personality disorders? Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterised by patterns of behaviour, cognition and inner experience that are evident in almost all aspects of a person’s life. Those diagnosed with a personality

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Practicing for Self-Compassion

In the previous blog I talked about self-compassion, what it is and why it’s so important.  If self-compassion isn’t something you regularly do or know how to do, then keep reading because in this blog I will give you some tips on how to practice self-compassion and make it apart of your life. Forgiveness; Do

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What is self-compassion and why is it such a hard thing to do?

The concept of self-compassion sounds easy enough, but for some people it’s difficult to do.  Most people have heard of the saying “you are your own worst critique” meaning it’s easier to find a minute mistake in our achievements, career, study, relationships, appearance, body image or financial status rather than compliment ourselves for an achievement. 

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Neuroplasticity and overcoming the effects of childhood trauma with mindfulness…

According to the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence, 60% of adults have experienced trauma in their childhood. Experiencing childhood trauma affects people emotionally and the long-term effects can develop into disorders such as; depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviours, Post-traumatic stress disorder, anti-social behaviour, Borderline personality and dissociative disorders.   However, experiencing childhood trauma

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Beat bullying in the workplace…

Bullying is a common occurrence in the workplace and can lead to mental health concerns, stress, and low productivity at work.  It’s important to take appropriate steps to handle bullying at work to support your well-being. What is bullying. Workplace bullying is verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by your employer (or manager), another person

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Breaking Bad Habits

There is a saying “good habits are hard to develop but easy to live with, bad habits are easy to develop but are hard to live with”.  We all have habits that we could live without, but we continue with the bad habit because breaking a habit can be challenging, especially if you don’t approach

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Men and depression

Men and depression; why it’s okay to talk about it. Men with depression is an important topic to discuss because some men are reluctant to talk about it, recognise they have depression or seek help.  This unwillingness to talk about depression is sometimes because men believe depression is a sign of weakness, feeling sad, down

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Mind hacks to help you FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!!

Mindhacks to help you FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!! If you are truly honest with yourself, we all at times have challenges focusing and this could be because of stress at work, home or both or anything these days can be the cause of stress which makes it hard to stay task focused. Finding the right strategies

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