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6 Signs You Need a Life Coach

6 Signs You Need a Life Coach

Do you need a life coach? ‘Life coaching’ may seem like the latest in a long line of buzzwords making their way into our 21st-century vernacular, when in fact the practice has been around for decades. Akin to therapists like counsellors or psychologists, life coaches have been helping people to change their lives for the better for many years. In fact, many of the skills that a good life coach...

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The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Embrace Optimism for More Success

The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Embrace Optimism for More Success

Optimism and pessimism are personality traits that each of us possess. However, most of us are more strongly geared towards one or the other. In this article, we take a look at the power of positive thinking, the difference between optimists and pessimists, and how optimism can help you to succeed. Which are you? So, are you an optimist or a pessimist? If you’ve never thought about it before, it...

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New Year, New You? How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Last

New Year, New You? How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Last

Like many of us, you might have spent your New Year’s Day planning for 2018, setting goals and making resolutions for the year ahead. Making New Year’s resolutions is something that a lot of people do, but very few actually manage to stick to! In fact, less than 10% of New Year’s resolutions are ever realised. Whether your resolution be to get healthy, lose weight, save money, get a promotion,...

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It’s Time to Talk About Mature Counselling

It’s Time to Talk About Mature Counselling

When thinking about the many reasons to see a counsellor; anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns might be the first things that come to mind. No doubt, with our rising instances of mental illness in Australia, it’s no wonder that more and more people are seeking counselling. However, whilst these issues are very prevalent and are important reasons to see a counsellor, there are...

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How is a Solution Focused Psychologist Different to Other Psychologists?

How is a Solution Focused Psychologist Different to Other Psychologists?

The term ‘psychology’ has been around for literally hundreds of years, and the practice of psychology, often referred to as ‘the study of the mind’ has become a well-known profession over the last hundred years in particular. Despite the long history of psychology, the field has gone through many significant changes over time, as psychologists discover more effective approaches to...

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Why Depression Can Be Hard to Spot

Why Depression Can Be Hard to Spot

Depression is an insidious thing: It can be subtle, and hard to spot. Furthermore, it affects people from all walks of life, and there is no ‘typical’ sufferer of depression. Over the years, the world has been shocked by many high-profile personalities and celebrities who have revealed that they suffer from depression. Often, some of the most successful and seemingly happy people can be silently...

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The Best Ways to Stop Depression from Recurring

The Best Ways to Stop Depression from Recurring

As many as 3 million Australians currently suffer with depression, and the figures are steadily growing. Depression is so common that it is estimated one in six women, and one in eight men, will suffer from depression in their lifetime. One of the most difficult aspects of depression is that it can continue to occur throughout the sufferer’s life, and can be almost impossible to keep at bay...

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6 Signs You Might Be Suffering with Anxiety

6 Signs You Might Be Suffering with Anxiety

As many as one if four Australians suffer with anxiety, and although it can be a serious and ongoing mental health concern, it can come and go over the years. Whilst depression, anxiety and a number of other common mental health concerns have become more widely recognised and understood in recent years, there are still many Australians who suffer with these conditions either without realising,...

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Facing Your Fears: Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Facing Your Fears: Does Hypnotherapy Work?

If you’ve ever wondered does hypnotherapy work?, you’ve probably been hoping that it might be the solution for you. Perhaps you have a bad habit that you’d like to overcome, such as smoking or nail biting? You might have wondered whether hypnotherapy could help with your weight loss goals, when nothing else seems to be effective. Or, perhaps, you’ve got a debilitating fear, which there seems to...

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Dieting and Dementia: How Your Diet Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Dieting and Dementia: How Your Diet Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Many Australians are concerned with eating well and exercising to maintain a healthy weight range, encourage longevity and generally feel good about themselves. However, what many don’t realise is that a good diet can reduce the risk of dementia, and fight off a range of other degenerative diseases. Dieting and dementia are intrinsically linked, and here, we take a look at some simple things...

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