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Mindfulness and EMDR

Mindfulness and EMDR

EMDR was originally developed to help sufferers of trauma to overcome their pain and remove destructive coping mechanisms such as hyper vigilance and recurring disruptive memories (like those experienced by PTSD sufferers). However, EMDR is increasingly being utilised as a therapeutic technique to help counselling and psychology clients with a range of concerns, including developing...

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Seven Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Seven Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Do you find winter a difficult time for both your physical and mental health? It isn’t called the ‘winter blues’ for nothing. In fact, there’s even a scientific term for it: SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, many of us find ourselves having trouble getting out of bed and facing the day. Seasonal Affective Disorder is characterised by symptoms...

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The Hidden Enemy of Your Health

The Hidden Enemy of Your Health

Have you taken a good look around your supermarket lately? The shelves are so riddled with ‘low fat’ alternatives to your regular grocery items that you’d be forgiven for believing one of the 20th century’s most pervasive myths: That fat is the enemy of your health. In fact, the myth that fat is a killer was perhaps the greatest PR and marketing success of its time. So successful that even now,...

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What is HIIT and how is it helping millions?

What is HIIT and how is it helping millions?

You’ve probably seen the term ‘HIIT’ doing the rounds of the gyms and personal training studios of the Gold Coast over the last couple of years, as the phenomenon grows in popularity. But what is HIIT, and why is it so popular? HIIT: High intensity interval training The HIIT exercise method has become one of the most popular workouts chosen by both athletes, gym junkies and beginners throughout...

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Miracle Weight-Loss Combo: HIIT and Intermittent Fasting

Miracle Weight-Loss Combo: HIIT and Intermittent Fasting

If you’re trying to lose weight, there’s no overlooking diet and exercise. The advice around which of these two factors is more important varies widely depending on who you’re speaking to. Many so-called experts will espouse the benefits of exercise over eating, whilst others will swear black and blue that what you’re eating is far more important than exercising. The truth of the matter is, both...

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The Link Between Stress and Weight

The Link Between Stress and Weight

It’s just a matter of eating fewer calories, right? Or is it? Weight loss is a constant struggle for many Australians today, and the advice that our GPs give is generally along the lines of ‘it’s just a matter of more calories out [more exercise] and fewer calories in [eating less].’ But the fact is, it’s just not that simple. Like many people who struggle to maintain a healthy weight, you might...

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Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

Have you tried every diet under the sun? Paleo, Atkins, low-carb, keto, low-fat, and more? Found little to no success? Perhaps you’ve even tried one or two that helped you lose a few kilos, only to find that within a few short weeks after you stopped the diet the weight was back again – and then some! There’s a reason the diet industry is so incredibly lucrative – because fad diets simply don’t...

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7 Reasons People Resist Starting Therapy (And How It Could Change Your Life)

7 Reasons People Resist Starting Therapy (And How It Could Change Your Life)

Starting therapy can be a daunting concept for many people, for many different reasons. In this article, we take a look at the most common reasons why people resist starting therapy, and how in fact, making the decision to see someone could change your life. 1. What if I don’t like my therapist? Opening up to someone new is always challenging, no matter what you’re dealing with personally....

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5 Daily Rituals to Improve Your Energy

5 Daily Rituals to Improve Your Energy

Do you make your bed? Do you eat breakfast? Do you have more than 5 minutes of alone time during the day? These might each seem like insignificant details in the grand scheme of your busy life, but small daily rituals can have a big impact on your energy. If you’re feeling low on energy and could use a boost, consider adding these 5 daily rituals to your routine, and improve your energy...

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These Three Tips are Your Key to Losing Weight in 2019

These Three Tips are Your Key to Losing Weight in 2019

Are you one of the three in ten people who set a goal to lose weight every new year? And are you one of the 90% of people who fail in this resolution? Losing weight is not always as simple as watching what you eat or hitting the gym. In fact, weight loss can be much more complicated than that for many people. It might surprise you to learn that the biggest hurdles faced when it comes to losing...

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