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 [...]

13 04, 2020

7 Tips for your First Online Appointment

2022-11-05T07:13:44+11:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

First online appointment? New to telehealth? If this is your first appointment with a Psychologist, it's likely you are feeling some relief, or perhaps motivated and excited to get started, or perhaps you feel a little apprehensive about what is involved? There is no right or wrong way to feel - we know our clients [...]

28 04, 2019

How to help your child regulate their emotions

2023-04-26T16:18:11+10:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

During the toddler stage, expression of emotion is usually uninhibited – children simply act out how they feel. And while it can be mesmerising to watch them be filled with delight, it can be overwhelming to see them act out anger when it happens often, or violates norms (such as biting another child at pre-school). [...]

13 03, 2019

Emotional Eating, Emotional Over-Eating and Binge Eating- Do you know the difference?

2023-04-26T16:19:03+10:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Emotional eating, emotional over-eating and binge eating are not necessarily distinct from each other, but all exist on a continuum from relatively normal to quite problematic, with varying degrees of distress and impairment. Dr Salena explores them in more detail in this article.

11 02, 2019

Are you Eating Mindlessly ?

2023-04-26T16:21:23+10:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Tip sheets, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Are you eating mindlessly ?One of the challenges in binge eating and other forms of eating disorders can be eating mindlessly. If you find that you are often doing any of the following, perhaps it's time to book into Dr Salena's Mindful Eating program and change your relationship with food. Eating that ignores hunger signals: [...]

11 12, 2018

Two simple ways to improve mental wellbeing

2018-12-11T11:41:36+11:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Relationships are one of the most important predicters of wellbeing. Research shows that people who are more connected socially to the community, and to family and friends are happier, healthier, and live longer. They also tend to have fewer mental health problems. In a long-running Harvard study which has tracked the health since 1938, one [...]

6 12, 2018

Why we need sleep and how to get some

2018-12-06T06:16:03+11:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

We need sleep so that our body and mind can function properly. We have all heard this. But can a lack of sleep really wrack havoc on us? “Sleep services all aspects of our body in one way or another: molecular, energy balance, as well as intellectual function, alertness and mood,” says Dr. Merrill Mitler, [...]

5 12, 2018

Are family traditions the glue of strong families?

2018-12-05T02:01:21+11:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Shared traditions and experiences are often part of the glue of strong families, creating positive memories and warm emotional experiences that can last more than a lifetime. These are the stories, beliefs, rituals and customs that are passed from one generation to the next. Research shows that traditions can foster a sense of belonging, and [...]

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