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Is This Your First Holiday Season After Divorce?

Is This Your First Holiday Season After Divorce?

The holidays can be a joyous time, no matter how you celebrate. However, for many of us, they can also be a time of heightened stress and even loneliness. For anyone who’s recently gone through a separation or divorce, this can be a particularly trying time of year. 1. Getting through roadblocks In Australia, as many as one in three marriages will end in divorce. That means, if you’ve recently...

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Surviving Holiday Season Stress

Surviving Holiday Season Stress

Although the holiday season is meant to be a time for joy and celebration, it can also bring with it a great deal of stress. There are additional pressures to manage at this time of year that can make it hard to make it through the season without losing your cool. In this blog article, we offer a few simple tips that can help you to survive holiday season stress and make the most of this time of...

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Workplace Mental Health: How to Practice Self-Care at Work

Workplace Mental Health: How to Practice Self-Care at Work

Considering many of us spend more of our waking hours at work than with friends and family, it’s little wonder that workplace mental health is becoming a more of a focus for healthcare professionals. At this time of year, stress is at an all-time high for most people, both at work and at home. With the silly season on the way, taking care of our mental health is incredibly important. ...

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How Learning a New Skill Can Help You Live Longer

How Learning a New Skill Can Help You Live Longer

Aging affects more than just our bodies. In fact, cognitive decline is a major concern facing our ever-aging population. Research suggests that dementia, including Alzheimer’s, is the second leading cause of death for Australians of all ages, surpassed only by heart disease. We’re well aware of the push to be physically healthier these days, but how exactly are we exercising to keep our brains...

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The Subtle Art of Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously

The Subtle Art of Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously

It can be incredibly difficult to live a fulfilled life when our expectations for our lives are sky high. We’re all striving so hard to achieve our goals that the emotional toll can weigh us down. There is endless advice out there encouraging us to show gratitude, give back to others, and any number of other handy tips for being more satisfied with our lives. However, what we don’t seem to talk...

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How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Could Change Your Life

How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Could Change Your Life

Here at Integrated Health Specialists, we offer a range of highly advanced, cutting-edge therapies and programs to help our clients achieve personal breakthroughs and overcome struggles with anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem and even trauma. Our highly trained and expert therapists employ a number of integrated modalities and techniques in order to provide the most effective treatment...

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How EMDR Can Help You to Overcome Trauma

How EMDR Can Help You to Overcome Trauma

Psychotherapy has come a long way since its inception, and most especially over the past hundred years or so. Many new techniques have found their way into the cache of skills that psychologists and psychotherapists have at hand to help their clients through difficult times in their lives.  EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an example of one such development. The history...

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for Personal Success

How to Reach Your Full Potential for Personal Success

Are you having difficulty making the changes that are necessary to reach your full potential? Many people stumble over setting goals and taking the actions necessary to achieve them. This can come down to a lack of direction, not knowing where to start, or having difficulty overcoming perceived limitations. If you’re struggling to reach your full potential, however, there are a few key steps...

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Suffered a setback? 6 Steps to get your groove back

Suffered a setback? 6 Steps to get your groove back

Have you suffered a setback recently? Something that’s shaken your confidence and derailed your plans in life? Perhaps you’ve found yourself falling back into old habits and patterns that no longer serve you? It’s easy to get so caught up with what’s going on in your day-to-day life – especially after a setback throws you off course – that you don’t realise these habits and patterns are...

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Approaching Middle Age? Don’t Panic. 6 Reasons Why You’re Going to Love It

Approaching Middle Age? Don’t Panic. 6 Reasons Why You’re Going to Love It

Middle-age is a term often bandied about as a negative thing. It brings to mind the dreaded mid-life crisis, is related closely to menopause and is generally reflected upon with dismay – by both men and women. We expect to long for our younger selves, those carefree days of taught skin, boundless energy and unwavering self-assuredness. After all, once we hit the big 4-0, it’s all downhill from...

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