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How Social Isolation Affects Mental Health

How Social Isolation Affects Mental Health

Social isolation and loneliness levels reached an all-time high even before the outbreak of the current global pandemic. In fact, one in ten Australians (or 1.8 million) over the age of 15 reported as lacking social support in a study conducted in 2016. At the time of the study, one in four reported feeling socially isolated at the time of reporting, and a staggering one in two reported feeling...

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Why Caloric Deficit IS NOT a Silver Bullet for Weight Loss

Why Caloric Deficit IS NOT a Silver Bullet for Weight Loss

Have you been struggling with your weight? You’re not alone. In fact, millions of adult Australians struggle with their weight. You’ve probably even been to a doctor or seen a personal trainer who tells you it’s a simple matter of ‘calories in versus calories out’ or espouses the benefits of a ‘caloric deficit’. The question is: If weight loss were a simple matter of achieving a caloric deficit,...

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The Problem with Positive Affirmations and Anxiety

The Problem with Positive Affirmations and Anxiety

There are no shortage of self-help gurus speaking about the benefits of positive affirmations and how they can change your life. And for some people, they really do make a difference. However, if you suffer from ongoing anxiety, stress, depression, negative self-talk, or low self-worth and self-esteem, positive affirmations can have the very opposite effect. Here, we take a deeper look at the...

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Can EFT help with Anxiety?

Can EFT help with Anxiety?

Anxiety is one of the most common concerns that our clients come to see us about. Much more than simply feeling nervous or occasionally worried, an anxiety disorder is something that can be all-pervading in your life and sneak up at the most unexpected moments. Luckily, there are many great forms of therapy that are proven to be incredibly successful in treating anxiety. So, does EFT help with...

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Your Relationship: Is it Love or Attachment?

Your Relationship: Is it Love or Attachment?

It’s a timeless question, one that most of us have asked ourselves at least once in our lives: Is it love? How do you know? Meeting someone new and starting a new relationship can be thrilling, exhilarating, and wonderful…as well as complicated, stressful, and downright nerve-wracking! In these uncertain times we are living in, many of us have found ourselves spending either more time (hello,...

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Does NLP Work and Could it Help You?

Does NLP Work and Could it Help You?

Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP, has been around for over 30 years now, and has become a popular form of therapy in many practices around the world. And yet, most people have either never heard of it, or have very little understanding of what it actually entails. Here, we take a closer look at NLP, answer the question ‘does NLP work?’, and help you discover whether it could help you. What...

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Debunking the Life’s Purpose Myth

Debunking the Life’s Purpose Myth

How many times have you heard ‘what’s your life’s purpose?’ in your time? It’s something people can feel bombarded with or pressured to know the answer. But how many people do you know who’ve truly reached a great understanding of this in their life? Are you one of them? The truth is, the idea of having a single, burning ‘purpose’ in life is a troubling one for many people and can lead to...

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Is Life Coaching Rubbish or Life Changing?

Is Life Coaching Rubbish or Life Changing?

Is Life Coaching Rubbish or Life Changing? Everyone from Hugh Jackman to Oprah Winfrey is espousing the benefits of having a life coach these days, and because of this celebrity lifestyle trend, we’ve seen a huge number of people jump onto the life coaching bandwagon. New ‘life coaches’ are popping up all over the place, professing to be able to turn you ‘from zero to hero’ with their...

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Managing Stress and Anxiety in a Changing World

Managing Stress and Anxiety in a Changing World

Managing Stress and Anxiety in a Changing World Times are changing. For many of us, it’s a cliché that’s never been more appropriate or significant than it is today. If you’re someone who lives with stress or anxiety, you’re likely feeling those even more deeply these days, given all of the uncertainty going on. From health risks to social isolation, to job losses, changing routines, and even...

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Does Hypnosis Work and Can it Help You?

Does Hypnosis Work and Can it Help You?

Does Hypnosis Work and Can it Help You? You’ve probably heard of hypnotherapy, but have you ever tried it for yourself? Does hypnosis work? There are plenty of myths and misinformation surrounding hypnotherapy, but the truth is, this therapy can be one of the most effective and long-lasting treatments for all kinds of things, from phobias and anxiety, to quitting smoking or even overcoming...

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