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March 31, 2024

Know your “Window of Tolerance”: A Pathway to Mental Well-being

As a psychologist dedicated to mental health awareness and support, I'd like to introduce a concept central to our understanding of emotional regulation: the "Window of Tolerance". This concept, developed…
Complex PTSDFeatured Articles
February 9, 2023

Complex PTSD: Symptoms and Development

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a condition that can develop in individuals who have experienced repeated or prolonged trauma, such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, or captivity. While C-PTSD…
ADHD_girlsFeatured Articles
January 12, 2023

Why are females with ADHD often not diagnosed in childhood?

ADHD is a condition that affects people of all genders and ages, but women are often not diagnosed with ADHD until later in life or not at all, compared to…
CHILD AND TEEN MENTAL HEALTHFeatured Articles
March 24, 2020

Child Therapy Using Telehealth

When COVID-19 hit Australia, we all started to think about how this would affect our day to day work. Psychologists did the same! We knew that we had to rethink…
CHILD AND TEEN MENTAL HEALTHFeatured Articles
May 25, 2019

Exploring Social Media Use in Young People: What we know.

The topic of social media use in young people continues to be a growing debate. Young people today are growing up in a social media-driven society. Many adults have high…
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October 3, 2018

Self-Compassion − an Antidote to Self-Criticism: Part 2

How can I overcome my inner critic? Take a moment to reflect on your inner critic. What sorts of things does he or she say? When is that voice the…
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September 12, 2018

Self-Compassion − an Antidote to Self-Criticism: Part 1

What is self-compassion? Put simply, self-compassion is treating yourself with the same level of consideration, kindness, empathy, and care that you would offer a close friend or someone who you…
CHILD AND TEEN MENTAL HEALTHMasonry 2 ColumnsStandard Blog
May 15, 2018

We invest in dental health, why not mental health?

Do we value our teeth more than our mind?  In a 2013 an Oral and Dental Health Survey showed 64% of people aged 5 and over had visited a dental…
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April 25, 2018

Slow learner or Learning Disability?

When I worked in the education sector, I had the privilege of collaborating with dedicated teachers and school staff. I often encountered the puzzled expressions of teachers and parents, struggling…
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March 26, 2018

Reducing the overwhelm for Autistic children – School-based strategies

Most children get irritable in the afternoon and less able to learn. For an Autistic child, these effects can happen earlier and with a lot greater intensity. Whilst the culmination…
Learning DifficultiesFeatured Articles
March 14, 2018

Bullying – why people bully and how to react

In the lead up to the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (March 16,2018) we stop and reflect of on the behaviours of bullies and what we can do…
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March 12, 2018

Stand against Bullying

This Friday 16 March 2018, Australian schools will stand united in their communities to celebrate the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA).  To coincide with this…