What are unhelpful thinking styles?

When we experience unhelpful emotions like depression or anxiety it is often followed by unhelpful thoughts.  There is usually a theme to these unhelpful thoughts and we call them unhelpful thinking styles.  Unhelpful thoughts are usually an automatic reaction to something but if they happen on an ongoing basis, they can sometimes cause us distress. 

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Cyber bullying: What to do and how to keep safe

Bullying has been around since time immemorial but although Cyber bullying is a more recent issue, the problem is on the rise and affecting children world wide.   There is no downtime for children as the bullying doesn’t stop once they go home as it continues online.  Children are tormented and left with the effects of

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How to help your psychological health survive the drought

With below-average rainfall across New South Wales, central Queensland, the north-west of Victoria and into South Australia the hardship of Australia’s current drought effects farmers both physically and psychologically. With the long duration of the drought is understandable that farmers are experiencing stress, sadness, helplessness, anxiety and being pushed to their limits.  Although, we can’t control our

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Pleasurable activities for good mental health

Introduction When we aren’t feeling well the last thing we feel like doing is anything and we lack motivation. But if we go out and do something pleasurable, the truth is that we feel better after doing it. So the question is how do we get the motivation to do something? Our mind and body

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How Gratitude can change your mental health for the better!

Living your life with gratitude means choosing to focus your time and attention on what you appreciate. When life’s stressors confront us, we always tend to look at the negatives and forget the positives. Having some gratitude during these tough times can help us view situations with a more balanced outlook on life. Gratitude studies

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