Blog – Mental Health Articles & Insights from our Psychologists
We love to share our knowledge and experience of psychology to benefit all. Join us as we blog about everyday experiences, to less common ones. Inspiring wellness with tips, insights, humour, and of course, plenty of warmth.
Shoalhaven Psychology Services Blog is for you if:
- You are seeking shared experiences
- You want transforming handy tips
- You enjoy psychology insights about everyday life from innovative professionals
- You’re serious about wellness and need a bit of psychological goodness from molecules, minds and everything in between.
It will be a big year, however if you put the preventative measures in place and are aware of the signs of burnout, you can make your final year of school a much more positive experience.
Whilst it is important to be able to self-sooth for our emotional wellbeing, some self-soothing behaviours may be considered socially inappropriate for age or self-injurious.
When life is constantly throwing stuff at us it often feels like we do not have the time to not be fine. It is important to remember that there is never a bad time to ask for help.
Is it possible to plan a diet for a good mood? This is a complex question and there is constantly evolving research – but the short answer is yes, food does affect our mood.
The past 12 months has had more than its fair share of trauma. From fires to floods, then COVID and an ongoing battle with increasing rates of suicide. The more connected we feel, the easier it becomes to overcome obstacles.
When children and parents begin living in blended family situation, they bring with it a variety of complex issues that need to be addressed and navigated to create (fairly) harmonious living arrangements.
Imagine if we could find a universal strategy that could support and promote sustainable emotional and behavioural well-being in our children? What if we could do this not only in our own communities but within our education systems too?
I’m talking about Anxiety. Worry. Fear. That emotion that over activates our brain at exactly the time we should be sleeping.
Recent research highlights the necessity to teach our boys an emotional language. This is because an emotional language builds empathy and connection to others.
It has been about 5 weeks now for Australia’s lockdown, people are anxious, stressed living in confined spaces and dealing with uncertainty of when this is over. Here a some tips that have worked well in our household
Listen to Shoalhaven Psychology Principal Psychologist, Janine Lord, talk on PowerFM about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on anxiety and mental health.
Like everyone else on the planet, I am experiencing the panic, anxiety & distress of the impacts of the Coronavirus. Life as we know it has had to change for a while.