De-stressing your life

By: Danielle McCarthy
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💌 Self-Compassion During COVID-19 💌

By: Danielle McCarthy

One of the things I have noticed a need for during the COVID-19 crisis more than ever is self-compassion. With massive disruptions in routine and extra stress, I am finding it all too easy to start criticising or putting unreasonable pressure on myself.  I’ve found that I have had to be extra conscious of pausing,


Overcoming Sleep Difficulties: 6. 30 Minute Rule

By: Danielle McCarthy

How’s everyone going with their sleeping? When reconditioning the bed as a place of sleep (as opposed to a place of wakefulness), we want to minimise the time we spend in bed awake. This is where the 30 minute rule comes in. If at any stage you’re lying in bed for approximately 30 minutes (approximately,


COVID-19: Obtaining a Referral for Mental Health

By: Danielle McCarthy

We’ve had a number of individuals enquiring how they can get a referral to see a Psychologist in light of the restrictions with COVID-19. I can confirm that a Mental Health Care Plan &/or a new referral letter can be provided by a GP via Telehealth. This of course will be dependent on whether the


COVID-19 Connecting With Your Values

By: Danielle McCarthy

I’ve noticed that during this COVID-19 situation I am having a similar conversation with many clients around reconnecting with their values. Our values are the things that are important to us…the things that give us meaning and purpose…the direction we want to move.  Our goals are the actions we can take, the things we can


Overcoming sleep difficulties: 4. Get rid of devices

By: Danielle McCarthy

Ok so surely most of us have heard that we shouldn’t sit on our phone or computer before bed right? Not convinced? Or, ever wondered why?  Check out my latest tip to help improve your sleep. Yes, it’s getting rid of devices before bed. However, in this video I try and help you understand why


COVID-19 – Sitting through uncomfortable feelings

By: Danielle McCarthy

I know I am not alone in experiencing a whole mixed bag of emotions around this COVID-19 crisis. I certainly have noticed experiencing a whole range of challenging emotions – sometimes all at once. At first, these felt overwhelming and too much. Then I reflected on what I would say if I was talking to


Overcoming sleep difficulties: 3. Go to bed when you’re tired

By: Danielle McCarthy

How are we all sleeping during this time? Getting a good night sleep certainly won’t hurt during this emotional roller-coaster. So far, I have discussed: How sleep problems arise: Keep the bed for sleep only: Keep your wake up time consistent: That must mean the next step is about when to go


Overcoming sleep difficulties: 2. Keep your wake up time consistent

By: Danielle McCarthy

Ok, so in kick starting my tips for getting through the COVID-19 crisis, I  first I want to talk about sleep. I started posting tips about sleep before COVID-19, however, that all got put on hold in the last couple weeks. But come on – let’s face it, sleep is just as important now as