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 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 [...]

19 10, 2018

8 Ways You Sabotage Yourself

2018-10-16T08:12:20+11:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Self-Help, Useful info and Links|Tags: , , |

Sometimes it can feel that either the Universe or other people are out to get you. Interestingly, the greatest enemy you’ll ever face is staring back at you in the mirror. Self sabotage... It knows all your tricks and how to push your buttons. You sabotage yourself in ways you’ve never imagined. Consider these ways [...]

16 10, 2018

6 Tricks to Stop Anxious Thoughts In Their Tracks

2018-10-16T06:52:53+11:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Self-Help, Tip sheets, Useful info and Links|Tags: , , , |

Do you have racing thoughts and anxiety? It can be hard to focus on anything else when anxiety and anxious thoughts take over your mind. You’re filled with worries and uncertainties. it becomes hard to calm down, rest or sleep. Fortunately, there are ways to control anxious thoughts, and although it may take some practice [...]

18 03, 2018

How to help your child build resilience

2018-02-18T12:26:24+11:00March 18th, 2018|Categories: Child and Adolescent, Mental Health, Self-Help, Useful info and Links|Tags: , , , |

Resilience Training. It’s the start of the year, and I’ve started to think about the new school year and building resilience.  The new school year offers a lot of hope and new opportunities for children, the chance to see their friends again, make new friends and learn lots of new things. It’s a good time [...]

17 11, 2017

Make the Shift From Mindless Eating

2017-11-17T07:43:37+11:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health, Self-Help, Useful info and Links|Tags: , , , |

Binge eating is one of the problems many clients seek help for. Do you find yourself mindlessly eating? Or eating far too much? Understanding and treating binge eating disorders can take some time - our focus is to pay less attention to the food, and learn about some of the emotional reasons that may trigger [...]

13 11, 2017

Struggling with emotions ? Try one of our favourite skills

2023-05-02T09:43:05+10:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Educational Videos, Self-Help, Treatments|Tags: , , , , , |

Struggling with emotions ? This is a great video. Russ explains how our emotions become amplified when we struggle with them and try to push them away. Emotional intelligence, and learning skills for working with strong emotions are key skills for everyone. Russ Harris is the developer of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). All of [...]

13 11, 2017

Ready for Change?

2017-11-13T13:27:38+11:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Groups and Workshops, Self-Help|Tags: , , , , |

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ready for Change? Our Workshops were written for you. 2018 sees the launch of some new workshops, as well as new dates for some of our popular groups and courses. Learn Mindfulness in our friendly, relaxed groups - no funny noises, no yoga poses, just a hands on, practical session with Dr Amanda teaching the [...]

23 10, 2017

Cool Kids/Chilled Program for Anxiety

2017-11-13T02:56:26+11:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Groups and Workshops, Self-Help|Tags: , , , , , |

We love Cool Kids Program here at Mindworx Psychology. Cool Kids - and it's big brother program, Chilled. And it's little sister program, Cool Little Kids! These are outstanding programs that use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety for preschoolers, primary and high school children. Perhaps we are biased - many of our Clinical [...]

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