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Everyday Issues Your Counsellor Can Help With

Everyday Issues Your Counsellor Can Help With

If you’ve never seen a counsellor before, you may be forgiven for thinking that ‘therapy’ is only for those who are suffering from a mental illness, or ‘serious’ personal problems. While seeing a counsellor is becoming increasingly popular, there are still many people who do not realise the scope of what a counsellor can help with. Despite what you may believe, a counsellor can actually assist...

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How Emotional Honesty Can Help in Your Relationships

How Emotional Honesty Can Help in Your Relationships

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” -Thomas Paine Whilst you may consider yourself to be an honest person, have you ever thought about your own emotional honesty? Many of us don’t realise that we are being emotionally dishonest in our relationships with loved ones, despite our best intentions. The desire to be a good partner, a good parent and a good friend can all be helped...

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Depression Treatment Without Medication

Depression Treatment Without Medication

Depression is alarmingly common these days, and yet, many treatment options are still rather trial-and-error in nature. All too often, depression is treated with medications which present a number of unpleasant side-effects, and doctors have no choice but to ‘trial’ patients on different drugs in the hope that one of them will be effective in treating the symptoms. Little do many people realise...

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How Weight Loss Coaching Can Help You

How Weight Loss Coaching Can Help You

Have you ever thought about the benefits of weight loss coaching? If you’re trying to lose weight, you may have struggled with a myriad of different diet and exercise regimes over the years, with little to no success. With so much conflicting advice getting around these days, and ‘Dr Google’ providing more questions than answers, is it any wonder that so many of us struggle with our weight? ...

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7 Dieting Myths Debunked

7 Dieting Myths Debunked

The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar business worldwide, as the population struggles with obesity and weight-related illness. With so many of us trying to shed the kilos, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of advice out there. Many of us have grown up believing a number of dieting myths, which do nothing to help us in our quest to reach a healthy weight. Here, we debunk...

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7 Ways to Build Resilience

7 Ways to Build Resilience

Why is it that some people tend to handle stress or life’s hurdles better than others? Are we born with resilience, is it bred into us, or do we learn it only when we are faced with challenging situations? There are, as you can imagine, a number of factors that play into our resilience. The most important question concerning resilience may be: Can we learn to become resilient? And if so, how?...

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Weight Loss Psychology: Myths and Facts

Weight Loss Psychology: Myths and Facts

Many of us have strongly-held beliefs around weight, hunger, and the psychology behind weight loss. Unfortunately, many of these beliefs are a result of information we have been given since childhood, from less than reliable sources. Our understanding of psychology, weight loss and health have evolved in recent decades, and yet many of the myths around weight loss psychology remain.   Why is...

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Anxiety Treatment Without Medication

Anxiety Treatment Without Medication

Do you suffer from constant, nagging worries? Perhaps you sometimes experience panic attacks which leave you debilitated and unable to function normally at work, at home or when in public. If these feelings seem to be out of proportion to the actual troubles you’re facing, you may be suffering from anxiety; and you are not alone. Rates of anxiety are rising in Australia and around the world. In...

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Is one of your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight?

Is one of your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight?

The new year is, naturally, a great time to reassess your goals and set new objectives for the year ahead. It comes as no surprise that weight loss is among the most common of New Year’s resolutions. After indulging in the parties and get-togethers of the festive season (which all tend to revolve around food and alcohol), many of us are left feeling uncomfortable with the results. And...

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Gold Coast Mental Health a Rising Concern!

Gold Coast Mental Health a Rising Concern!

Gold Coast mental health concerns; despite the increase in awareness and acceptance of mental illness in recent years, it appears that many sufferers are not finding their way to counselling services in time. Counselling can be an important tool in preventing hospitalisation and even suicide among Gold Coast residents with mental health concerns.  With the emergence of support organisations such...

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