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29 08, 2023

Navigating Mental Health in Young Adulthood

2023-08-29T11:40:12+10:00August 29th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent, Mental Health, Useful info and Links|Tags: , , , , , , |

Navigating Mental Health in Young Adulthood - Tips for a Balanced Mind Young adulthood is a pivotal time in life, marked by the pursuit of independence, career development, and for some, selecting a life partner. While these years can be exhilarating, navigating mental health in young adulthood can be a time of stress and uncertainty. [...]

14 02, 2023

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

2023-05-02T08:18:17+10:00February 14th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent, Treatments, Uncategorized|

If you are thinking about therapy, perhaps Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT is the place to begin. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most researched therapies in the world, and is often the first therapy our clients begin with. Easily adapted and paced to client needs, CBT is a talking and skills based [...]

16 08, 2022

Virtual Reality VR Therapy

2022-10-19T16:58:43+11:00August 16th, 2022|Categories: Child and Adolescent, Mental Health, News, Treatments, Useful info and Links|Tags: |

Virtual Reality in Therapy - VR Therapy We are excited to offer VR virtual reality therapy to tackle fears and address a range of psychological problems, and to have virtual reality in our psychology practice.  VR, or virtual reality therapy is a fantastic tool that we enjoy using with clients who present with a wide [...]

2 06, 2020

How to stop rumination and worrying

2020-06-02T18:16:39+10:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent, Mental Health, Self-Help|Tags: , |

Why do we ruminate and worry? Worry jars are a technique from the world of cognitive behavioural therapy, and one of the simple tools we teach both adult and children. This skill can help stop rumination and reduce the time spent worrying. Human brains are inventive –we can find lots of ways to try to [...]

3 12, 2019

Stop expecting your child to be more incredible than you are yourself!

2023-04-26T16:16:41+10:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Child and Adolescent, Mental Health, Self-Help, Useful info and Links|Tags: |

Stop expecting your child to be more incredible than you are yourself!  Yeah, that's right. Do you expect your child to be perfect, all the time? And are you perfect? Do you have some unrealistic expectations for your children?  It's quite normal to fail a lot of the time, and yet sometimes parents have these unrealistic expectations that their child will not do so. For example, that their child will sit down night after night for years and always be motivated to do their homework well.  Or that they will always wake up in a good mood, always feel like eating the meal you cooked, always manage their temper, always remember to pack away… Just like us, children cannot be perfect. And that's okay.

1 09, 2019

The one skill you need to parent well

2019-09-01T09:14:06+10:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Child and Adolescent|Tags: |

I want to encourage you to be self-compassionate on your journey as a parent. You were not born as an expert parent, it wasn’t covered in any school or college curriculum. Even if you have more than one child, you have not parented each child, who has different needs and most likely a different temperament [...]

12 05, 2019

How to emotion coach your child through big feelings

2023-04-26T16:17:45+10:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Child and Adolescent|Tags: , |

Sometimes, children can feel (and act) as if their world is ending. Feelings, physical sensations of emotions can be big, overpowering, and overwhelming. In that moment, your child feels that they can’t cope, and wants your help to escape or avoid the situation. But if as parents we step in and “fix” up the situation, [...]

1 05, 2019

Online Courses and Workshops – May 2019

2023-05-02T09:40:40+10:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Child and Adolescent, Groups and Workshops, Self-Help|Tags: |

New! ONLINE COURSE – HELP YOUR ANXIOUS CHILD over 6 weeks, online, from the comfort of your home – learn everything you wanted to know to help your anxious child become more resilient. Filled with practical strategies, Dr Amanda walks you through what helps, and what can make anxiety worse. Both a standalone course and [...]

24 07, 2018

Is your child lying? Should you be worried?

2023-05-02T09:41:46+10:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Child and Adolescent, Mental Health, News|Tags: |

Dr Carol Newall, one of Mindworx Psychology's Clinical Psychologists, with her colleague Penny Van Bergen recently had an article published in the Conversation about children and lying. Is telling tall tales all part of childhood - or is all lying wrong? Should you punish your child if you discover they have been a liar? Have [...]

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