We can all relate to a time when we had to do something that we didn’t want to or were scared to do. For some people, coming to therapy for the first time can be a really confronting experience. For a young person, it can be even harder. We want to ease some of those
One in ten children/adolescents experience anxiety at a level which causes them to have problems doing things (e.g., going to school, trying new things, hanging out with friends, or performing their best). Knowing when to get help for your child can be tough. Worry is both normal and helpful, which is one of the reasons
Most of us know how important sleep is, and how terrible it can feel when we aren’t sleeping well. When I recently had a loved one suffer from insomnia, I witnessed firsthand the detrimental impact that insomnia can have on someone. What made it even more difficult was trying to find a service that could
A panic attack is a distinct episode of high anxiety, with intense fear or discomfort. It develops abruptly and has its peak within 10 minutes. A person who is having a panic attack will experience a sudden onset of several physical sensations. See the list below for common symptoms of a panic attack. To understand
The Grief & Loss Experience A wonderful part about being human is that we have the ability to love and to be loved. However, there will be times that this capacity brings pain, as we will inevitably experience grief and loss throughout our life. This is the price we pay for love. It is a
It’s so easy to get caught in the day-to-day grind, where it’s like the repeat button has been hit. This can leave you feeling bored, frustrated, or even a tad depressed. I believe that a little bit of excitement can be added to each day to assist you with feeling re-energised, motivated, and excited. Last
We’re headed into the colder months. During these months it is common to experience reduced motivation and energy, less engagement in pleasant and social activities, and a lower mood. Check out my latest vlog where I talk about how I survive these wintry months.
Since having children I have noticed an increasing amount of clutter around my house. What I have also noticed is that recently this clutter was starting to cause me a significant amount of stress. When I would try and sit down to do some work and look around at my surroundings – I felt stressed.
I’m a big advocate of practicing gratitude. This is because I have experienced myself how powerful it can be when I’m having moments of negativity or stress. But if my first hand experience isn’t enough, that’s ok – go to the research. This will show you that practicing gratitude can assist in boosting: ✅ Happiness ✅ Optimism
Change is inevitable. We all experience it at different times throughout our life. As adults, change can sometimes bring a mixture of feelings including excitement and/or anxiety. The same is true for children. Kids will respond differently to change depending on what the change is, their temperament, how us as parents respond to the change,