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.
This is not the typical article about alcohol and its harmful effects. I want to discuss our relationship with alcohol: Non-existent? Social friend? Dependant? Or Toxic relationship?
During my time as a leadership coach, one question I have heard many executives who are going through a crisis of confidence ask, is: “should I stay, or should I go?”
As a psychologist I have had the opportunity to learn about many life changing skills and strategies and what has stuck out the most, the most beneficial, the most effective and what I believe a fundamental life skill is that of mindfulness
Communicating improves your bond and encourages them to listen to you. By walking, and not having to sit and look at someone while talking, they can say what comes to mind.
Many Australians report feeling flat, tired or lethargic during winter, with some experiencing more serious symptoms. Why is our mood impacted so much by the weather, and how can we beat the winter blues?
Our kids are one of the most connected in the world – yet anxiety and depression rates are increasing. Are smartphones the cause? Are they the evil devices that we sometimes make them out to be?
The human psyche can easily be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of deceptive tactics that are currently circulating at large, and perhaps even closer to our work and home than we’d like…
Sleep is one of those things that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. When we sleep our body will restore, rejuvenate, repair and regulate; and the experiences of our day are processed and consolidated in our memory.
These are our children between the ages of 9-13. They are not quite a teenager, and not a child anymore. Your once adorable, cuddly, little child, who loved a kiss and a cuddle, suddenly woke up one morning and is different.
A great exercise I did recently at a staff development day was to think about a negative in your life and turn it in to a positive. Here’s one we used, thinking “my house is always a mess…my kids just leave their stuff everywhere!”…
Is your heart rate up yet? Just thinking about these common situations is enough for anyone to empathise with what we all experience at times: stress.