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Anxiety is your body’s response to stress and is a coping mechanism which helps you deal with that stress.

Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is the most commonly reported childhood behaviour disorder, and is characterised by poor attention span, impulsive behaviour, and hyperactivity in some children. It is most common in childhood but some sufferers carr...

Before You See a Counsellor
Selecting a counsellor is a crucial factor in determining how successful your treatment may be.

Being a Good Listener
Listening is a skill that is necessary for proper communication, both in business and personal relationships. Read on for our tips on being a good listener.

The cerebellum is a vital structure within the brain but what exactly is the cerebellum, where is it located and what is it responsible for? Read on to find out more.

Cerebral Cortex
The cerebral cortex, known to most people as gray matter, is one of the most vital parts of the brain. But what exactly is the cerebral cortex, where is it located, and what is it responsible for?

Characteristics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment that may be used to modify a person’s dysfunctional feelings and convert them into positive emotions in order to have a healthy mental state.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Negative patterns of behaviour often require intervention because of the potential harm it may bring not just to the one concerned but also to the people around him.

Counselling and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Counselling has long been utilised as a treatment option for treating behavioural disorders, including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Counselling for Addiction
A professional counsellor may use one or many techniques to assist with addictions.

Counselling vs. Life Coaching: What's the Difference?
We need to talk. Whatever you’re going through in life, help is at hand. Question is: do you choose counselling or life coaching? And what’s the difference?

Depression is a mental state that is characterized by low moods, and feelings of sadness, despair or discouragement. Depression that is long lasting is known as clinical depression.

Depression is a mental state that is characterized by low moods, and feelings of sadness, despair or discouragement. Depression that is long lasting is known as clinical depression.

Depression and Counselling
There are many techniques that are used in counselling to assist with depression. Read on for more.

Discipline is not a popular word. It is often equated with self sacrifice, a tight routine, a strict set of rules, and in some cases it may involve punishment and a curtailment of freedom. Among the many traits that define a person is self-discipline...

Fighting Depression with omega 3
Depression can be defined as a mental state characterised by low moods, and affects one in five people at some point in their lives. This state typically persists and tends to interfere with everyday life and normal social functioning. Clinical depr...

Gestalt Therapy
Gestalt therapy was developed by the “New York Group” of psychoanalysts in the early 1950s by Dr Frederick (Fritz) Perls along with Paul Goodman, Ralph Hefferline, and Laura Perls. It focuses on the here-and-now experience and personal responsibilit...

Get out of the Rut
Get out of the Rut

Goal Setting
People set goals to improve behaviour or to find a solution to a problem. Goal setting provides a long-term strategy for achieving success, and is widely used in the fields of sport, industrial and organizational psychology. It is also an increasin...

How Talk Therapy Aids Insomnia
A new study suggests that ‘talk therapy’ may be the ticket to treating insomnia for people with mental health issues.

How to Control Food Cravings
Food cravings refer to an intense desire to eat a certain food. Unlike hunger pangs which are driven by mainly physiological needs, food cravings evoke a powerful emotion of longing for a specific food item.

How to Keep Calm
Advanced technology may have simplified some aspects of modern living, but somehow you may still find your life going by in such a fast pace. Your days are filled with a list of chores and things to do. There is always somewhere you have to be, somet...

Improve Memory
Have you noticed how young children remember every promise you make while grandparents often sound like a broken record when they repeat the things they say? Experiencing memory gaps is a sign of old age as the brain cells responsible for storing inf...

Improving Your Brain Power
Using herbs, foods, teas and tonics to improve your brain functions

Increasing Confidence
Confidence refers to a belief in one’s self, in one’s powers and abilities. Confidence is important because it plays a major role in success. In fact, successful people all have one thing in common: they display confidence in themselves.

Is It Time To See A Therapist?
Therapy carries a social stigma as a treatment method only for mentally ill persons. This way of thinking has prevented many who are experiencing personal and emotional problems from seeking professional help to manage their issues.

Is Social Media Bad for Your Mental Health?
Instagram has been rated as the “worst social media platform” for its impact on mental health.

Limiting Beliefs
These beliefs can stop you from achieving your full potential. However, it is possible to turn these limiting beliefs into more positive beliefs that work for you.

Losing Weight
Your body’s weight may be an indicator of health problems. Losing weight may not always be a good sign. Changes in weight such as weight loss or weight gain may be a symptom of a condition that may require proper examination and treatment.

Memory Function
A good memory is essential to performing daily activities. While most parts of the brain serve memory function, it is the hippocampus, located in your temporal lobe near your ear, which is essential to recalling information previously stored by your ...

Natural ADD Treatments
In treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), natural treatments are increasingly sought out for their relative lack of side effects.

Natural Depression Treatments
There are many natural depression treatments which can assist with managing depression.

Natural Treatments for Addiction
There are many complementary therapies that may be used in conjunction with traditional medical treatment to relieve symptoms of addiction withdrawal.

Quit Smoking
In Australia, over 23,000 people a year die from a smoking-related illness. Tobacco abuse costs Australians 21 billion dollars a year in health care, business and social costs and passive smoking kills over 200 people a year, half of which are childr...

Relationship Counselling
If you are having difficulties in a relationship (whether romantic or otherwise) or are seeking a way to make your bond stronger than ever before then you might find that relationship counselling is very helpful for you. Read on for more information...

Self Development
Self development is simply undertaking techniques to help you unlock your potential – to be the best that you can be. You learn to stop letting negative thoughts and emotions hold you back in your life and you become free to live a life where you ca...

Shift Working
The business demands of some establishments require the presence of workers to perform various tasks at all times of the day, whether for production, customer care or sales. This is usually done by dividing a day into three 8-hour work shifts and ass...

Shortness Of Breath
Shortness of breath is characterized by an intense tightening in the chest or feeling of suffocation. Almost anyone can experience shortness of breath in varying degrees.

Should You Study Life Coaching or Counselling?
You love to help people – and now you want to learn the exact steps and methods to do it. But should you study life coaching or counselling?

Stress can be defined as a change that causes strain physically, emotionally or psychologically.

Stress can be defined as a change that causes strain physically, emotionally or psychologically.

The Effects of Alcohol
Alcohol is a part of Australian culture, with most adults enjoying a drink from time to time. But it is important to remember that alcohol is a drug, and as such it has effects

The Purpose of ill health
The old adage that a healthy mind is a healthy body is especially relevant in today's fast paced modern lifestyle. Ill health is the culmination of a number of factors, and is often the result of a disruption in our physical, mental or socialwell-bei...

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Toddler Behaviour

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Why Medication May Not Help with Depression
Are you a sufferer of depression? Then you may be interested to know that medication may not be the cure-all that you may have hoped. Read on to learn more about why medication may not help with depression.

Why Would I See A Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, psychological counseling or simply therapy, is a method used to treat mental and emotional disorders.

Winter Depression
Some seasons may bring about mood swings in people who are susceptible to depression. The cold seasons of autumn and winter usually usher in a condition called seasonal affective disorder or winter depression.

Worry is your body's response to a stressful situation which you usually deal with a 'fight or flight' response. Not all situations, however, can be addressed by fighting or fleeing. When unresolved worry lingers, what may start as a problem in your ...