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Lets change the way we think about psychology.

Anxiety, depression, happiness, clinical psychology and positive psychology. Do these words and ideas all belong in the same sentence? We think so. Psychological therapy and counselling can help with common problems such as anxiety, stress, managing emotions, managing mood and managing attention (or ADD/ADHD). But it can also help you to set goals, enhance motivation, learn new skills to build relationships or assert yourself, or just work out who your are and what you want!  Therapy isn't something others do to you - it's something you can use to help you live your life in a meaningful way and enhance emotional wellbeing.

That's a big ask. And that's why we started this blog.  We hope within it you will find images that inspire you, as well as practical tips and strategies to help:

  • enhance your parenting skills
  • reduce anxiety
  • improve your mood
  • manage stress
  • learn how to put worries aside
  • live a meaningful life
  • work out what your values are!

We really appreciate your feedback, so let us know what you'd like to see covered in our blog here

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Inspirational thinking, effective strategies for everyday living

<p>STOP YELLING & NAGGING!!  Parenting Courses starting next week at Mindworx Psychology. Join us for 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching, or for our Engaging Adolescents Course.<br/></p>

STOP YELLING & NAGGING!!  Parenting Courses starting next week at Mindworx Psychology. Join us for 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching, or for our Engaging Adolescents Course.

Posted 103 weeks ago

Our team is growing

Welcome Dr Evelyn Howe, Anica Spatz and Dr Carmel Harrison, expanding our range of services for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Posted 103 weeks ago

Norwest Central opening soon

We are excitedly waiting for the doors of the new Practice to open - bringing modern and friendly consulting spaces, but also new therapists and allied health professionals into our space.

We look forward to sharing more news soon…

Posted 109 weeks ago

What's the best anxiety treatment in the market?

Anxiety affects all of us sometimes, but for some people, anxiety can seriously interfere with their lives. Our gold standard at Mindworx Psychology is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. 

Why is CBT our gold standard? Simply put, lots of research trials have demonstrated that it has consistently better outcomes than other treatments. However, for a number of reasons (mainly trying to make sure we measure the right things and get accurate results) there’s not a great deal of research around looking at clients attending therapy or their outcomes in the “real world”.

This new study by Bethany Wootton and her colleagues, followed 98 individuals with anxiety and related disorders treated with CBT in an outpatient, fee-for-service setting - through treatment and then for 3 years after treatment.

The researchers found that not only was CBT effective in the short term, but that these people treated in a “real world” setting maintained their treatment gains in the long-term.

We already knew that, that’s why we offer evidence based treatments, but it’s important research - treatments change, and our understanding of mental health changes too. Right now, for anxiety, CBT remains our gold standard treatment of choice, backed up by the research.

Read more:

Wootton, B. M., Bragdon, L. B., Steinman, S. A., &; Tolin, D. F. (2015). Three-year outcomes of adults with anxiety and related disorders following cognitive-behavioral therapy in a non-research clinical setting. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.01.007.

Posted 135 weeks ago
Posted 138 weeks ago
A moment of self compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.

Christopher K. Germer   

The harshest voice many people hear criticising them is their own. Check in with your self talk today… because becoming your own best friend can be a game changer.

Posted 138 weeks ago

Lost your attention span?

Almost 90 percent of teachers surveyed in a 2012 study claimed that students can’t pay attention the way they could a few years ago.

Although it seems that our digital devices have left us unable to pay attention, it may be more simple: perhaps we no longer want to pay attention the way we used to.

Daniel T. Willingham, a professor of psychology, notes that “There’s little evidence that attention spans are shrinking. Scientists use “span” to mean two separate things: how much we can keep in mind, and how well we can maintain focus. They measure the former by asking people to repeat increasingly long strings of digits in reverse order. They measure the latter by asking people to monitor visual stimuli for occasional, subtle changes. Performance on these tests today looks a whole lot as it did 50 years ago.”

Should we care that we prefer playing Candy Crush to good old fashioned daydreaming? And why does it feel like we can’t pay attention?

Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/21/opinion/smartphones-dont-make-us-dumb.html?ref=opinion&_r=2

Posted 138 weeks ago
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<p><span><strong>Stop Stressing and Start Living.</strong><br/> </span><span>Mindfulness For Stress - back by popular demand!<br/> Thursday evenings at 7pm for 4 weeks, starting 12th February.<br/><br/> Call us on 0283553634 to reserve your spot!</span></p>
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Stop Stressing and Start Living.
 
Mindfulness For Stress - back by popular demand!
Thursday evenings at 7pm for 4 weeks, starting 12th February.

Call us on 0283553634 to reserve your spot!

Posted 138 weeks ago
Posted 138 weeks ago
<p>Get curious. Curious about what thoughts trigger strong emotions for you? </p>

<p>Therapies which use mindfulness can teach you techniques which help you observe thoughts and emotions - rather than acting on them out of habit. </p>

<p>This can help you feel more in control of your emotions. And it may help you make more authentic choices.</p>

<p>Get curious. </p>

<p>Mindworx Psychology’s 4 week Mindfulness for Stress course starts February 2015.</p>

Get curious. Curious about what thoughts trigger strong emotions for you?

Therapies which use mindfulness can teach you techniques which help you observe thoughts and emotions - rather than acting on them out of habit.

This can help you feel more in control of your emotions. And it may help you make more authentic choices.

Get curious.

Mindworx Psychology’s 4 week Mindfulness for Stress course starts February 2015.

Posted 139 weeks ago