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30Jan2018

De-Stress Your Life Challenge – Week 2 Additional Strategies

By: Danielle McCarthy

In this second video for Week 2 of our De-Stress Your Life Challenge I cover an additional exercise to use when you become stressed: the A-N-D exercise. This exercise is to assist you in moments of stress. By naming sensations in your body it will help tame the intensity of them and give you some

30Jan2018

De-Stress Your Life Challenge – Uncomfortable Feelings

By: Danielle McCarthy

Welcome to Week 2 of our De-Stress Your Life Challenge. Last week we covered how to reduce the physical symptoms of stress with deep breathing. We then delved into Mindfulness and how it can assist with building awareness of your stress, as well as how it can assist to reduce the symptoms of stress. We

25Jan2018

De-Stress Your Life Challenge – How to Manage Stressful Thoughts

By: Danielle McCarthy

Now that we have covered how to manage the physical symptoms of stress (i.e. with belly breathing), it is time to move on to managing thoughts that might be driving your stress. In the video below I cover how Mindfulness can assist with building awareness of stressful thoughts, as well as how it can help

25Jan2018

De-Stress Your Life Challenge Strategy #1: Deep Breathing

By: Danielle McCarthy

The first strategy for our De-Stress Your Life Challenge is belly breathing. Breathing from your belly is an effective way to keep you out of the flight or fight response and calm the physical symptoms of stress down. If you haven’t already, check out the video below where I walk you through how to breath

25Jan2018

De-Stress Your Life Challenge – The Stress Response In Your Brain & Body

By: Danielle McCarthy

On Monday I kick started the De-Stress Your Life Challenge with a bit of education. In the video below I discuss the stress response in the brain and body. The reason I start with this is because when you understand what’s going on inside of you it makes it a lot easier to build awareness

22Jan2018

De-Stress Your Life Challenge – What are your stress triggers and warning signs?

By: Danielle McCarthy

? De-Stress Your Life Challenge ? This time of year can be stressful for many people. We’ve just come out the other side of Christmas and New Year. While this time of year can be festive it can also be highly stressful. It is common to experience: ? Increased financial strain ? Pressure from family

14Jan2018

Phobias – What are they and when might you need to seek treatment?

By: Danielle McCarthy

Anxiety is a normal human emotion. We all experience it at some point in time. At certain times it can even be beneficial and allow us to perform at our peak. But when does it become detrimental to our health and wellbeing? In this video, I chat with psychologist, Maddie Stoddart, about what phobias are

08Jan2018

Mental Health Care Plans, Referrals & The New Year – Let’s try and make it a little less confusing!

By: Danielle McCarthy

Often there is confusion in the new calendar year about the requirements under Medicare for managing clients on a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP). We frequently receive queries around this time of year about whether the GP needs to prepare a new MHTP or provide a new referral when an existing client is going

02Jan2018

Using Self-Compassion To Assist With Body Image Concerns

By: Danielle McCarthy

Self-compassion has become a bit of a buzz word. With the evidence growing showing it’s effectiveness for a wide range of issues, I chatted with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Kiera Buchanan, about how self-compassion can be used to assist with body image concerns. Danielle McCarthy: ┬áIf somebody has identified that they are experiencing body image concerns