Mothers Day

Mothers Day

To all the wonderful mums out there I’d like to offer you the honour and respect that is due you. The art of noble motherhood is one of the wonders of the world and in action to view, something beautiful. The love of a mother is utterly unique. In the English language we only have…

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What is IMR?

Understanding Imagery Rescripting Therapy for Childhood Trauma Written by Stephanie Koutsoukos Fear. Grief.  Relentless psychological pain.  These are common experiences I witness in my ‘therapist chair’ each week. At times I notice my stomach churn, or a twitch in the back of my neck. These are signals my body sends me, prompting me to acknowledge…

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Coping with Christmas

‘Tis the Season

by Stephanie Koutsoukos With festivities fast approaching, have you considered how you will approach the end of the year? Habitually, many individuals set goals or spend hours prepping for gatherings with loved ones and friends. Knowing that you may not be in close proximity of those you care for this year can really dampen your…

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Phubbing

Smartphones?

You’ve only got to jump on a train or walk into a family home on any given night of the week to notice the ‘phonedemic’ that has progressively spread throughout the world since Motorola got the ‘ball rolling’ in 1973. The real surge began in the 90’s, where mobile users were around the 11million mark….

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motivation

Intrinsic Motivation

by Eleanor Clayson Motivation in life is a big deal. Most of us are quite familiar with the feeling of getting up in the morning and not wanting to go to work, school, the gym etc… especially if it’s cold outside and warm in bed.┬áBut the reality is, ‘stuff needs to get done, bills need…

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you don't have to be alone in your pain

You Don’t Have to Be Alone in Your Pain

I was surfing at one of my favourite breaks down south with a mate a couple of years ago, and it was really good. Pristine, turquoise water, light offshore wind, solid size without being scary. I was super happy to be out there and was looking forward to a morning of ‘water therapy’. However, my…

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The Importance of Nature

Nature and Mental Health

An increasing body of empirical evidence is showing us the value of nature with regards to mental health. It would seem to most of us as a ‘no brainer’ that interactions with the outdoor environs of oceans, forests, mountains and even your own back garden if you have one, can make you feel better… but…

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Humility

Where There is Humility, There is Hope

Sometimes I say to couples that I’m doing relationship counselling with, “Where there is humility, there is hope.” This is is usually responded to with the question, “What do you mean?” Humility is a multidimensional characteristic, but at its core it is about identity. It is about how a person perceives themselves. A humble person…

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The Power of Mindfulness

In times of hardship and uncertainty, it is common to notice our minds wandering off to create thoughts and stories which can be destructive to our wellbeing. As humans, we can experience fearing the unknown and a lack of control over our environment. These experiences can influence psychological, emotional and physical aspects of our wellbeing….

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