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Believe in Change – how psychology may be able to help you

Filed in Blog - psychology by on March 13, 2017
Believe in Change – how psychology may be able to help you

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Identifying unrealistic thoughts

Filed in Blog - psychology by on March 13, 2017
Identifying unrealistic thoughts

Identifying Unrealistic Thoughts  Try not to focus on thoughts that include feelings such as ‘I will feel bad’.  After all, feelings are what we are trying to change.  Therefore, whether or not you feel bad will depend on how successful you are with your realistic thinking.  Also try to phrase your thoughts or attitudes in […]

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Checklist for symptoms of stress

Filed in Blog - psychology by on March 13, 2017
Checklist for symptoms of stress

  SYMPTOMS OF STRESS   Name ……………………………… Date…………………………………   PHYSICAL   Appetite change Headache Fatigue Insomnia Muscle aches Restlessness Digestive upsets Pounding heart Accident prone Teeth grinding Clenching jaw Restlessness Foot tapping Finger drumming Increased alcohol, drug, tobacco use   EMOTIONAL   Anxiety Frustration The ‘blues’ Worrying Mood swings Bad temper Nightmares Irritability Crying spells […]

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CHANGING MOODS EXPERIENCED BY ADOLESCENTS

Filed in Blog - psychology by on August 19, 2016
CHANGING MOODS EXPERIENCED BY ADOLESCENTS

Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, emotional and intellectual change.  These can occur at different rates and therefore at different times.  For example, those who develop early physically, do not necessarily experience early cognitive or emotional development.  Each of these changes is characterised by different developmental tasks.  For example, cognitively adolescents will move towards […]

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Relationship tips

Filed in Blog - psychology by on August 19, 2016
Relationship tips

What causes relationship problems? There are a number of patterns and situations that can develop within a relationship which will contribute to problems occurring. Neglect of the relationship Research shows that the foundation of a happy relationship is friendship. Put simply, this means that you can enjoy each other’s company, share values, interests, friends and […]

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Sleep hygiene tips

Filed in Blog - psychology by on August 18, 2016
Sleep hygiene tips

Sleep Hygiene Rules  Rule 1 Do not go to sleep until drowsy Rule 2 Get up approximately the same time each morning – max sleep-in weekends – one hour Rule 3 Do not take naps  Rule 4 Do not drink alcohol later than two hours prior to bedtime Rule 5 Do not consume caffeine after […]

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How to communicate with adolescents

Filed in Blog - psychology by on August 18, 2016
How to communicate with adolescents

COMMUNICATING WITH ADOLESCENTS COMMUNICATION SKILLS Affirm your child’s feelings Don’t use the slang your child uses Share your own experiences Don’t just do, listen Give your child ownership of what she does Remember to accept silence Don’t make fun of them Have an ally QUESTIONING Use open ended questions – allows you the ability to […]

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Managing stress

Filed in Blog - psychology by on August 18, 2016
Managing stress

STRESS  Symptoms of Stress   Lack of joy, spontaneity, happiness, or enthusiasm An intolerance of people and irritability, especially during discussions or disagreements Outbursts of anger Difficulty in concentrating or an inability to make minor decisions The beginning or increasing use of alcohol or drugs (prescription or other) Restlessness or difficulty being alone A loss […]

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Surviving the HSC

Filed in Blog - psychology by on August 18, 2016
Surviving the HSC

SURVIVING THE HSC IS THIS THE MOST STRESSFUL EVENT THAT WILL EVER HAPPEN TO YOU? HSC is not considered one of life’s top 10 stresses!  Physical health is vital if mental ability is to be operating at its full capacity. Exam Food Have healthy snacks such as fruit salad that can be grabbed from the […]

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