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Victoria 3095

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January 14, 2019

One of the many rewarding things about our profession is to watch people find out more about themselves and in that process grow to appreciate the gifts of their personality.  A fun way to understand your personality is through using a questionnaire called the Myers Br...

November 21, 2018

(Up to 90% of all health problems are related to stress - American Institute of Stress).

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Manage stress & anxiety as it arises.

  • Control excessive physical responses to stress.

  • Mediate unhelpful thought patterns.

  • Create po...

  1. Accept Personal Responsibility: (Most important).  This means that you learn how to take responsibility for your own feelings and needs and refuse to blame your partner for not making you feel happy and secure.  This also means learning to treat yourself with kindn...

Burnout is a syndrome which occurs due to prolonged emotional strain of dealing extensively with other human beings, particularly in helper and recipient relationships.

Burnout is often classified as a type of stress.  However, the origin of stress and long-term outcome...

It has often surprised me that most books about relationships do not attempt to define intimacy – probably because it is so multidimensional and means something different for everyone.

One concept of intimacy is to view it as a broad series of intimacy styles based on t...

February 5, 2018

The quality of our relationships strongly influences the quality of our lives.  Good communication is the essence of every type of relationship we might wish to have.  

For many there is a strong correlation between relationship communication issues and anxiety / d...

October 30, 2017

Grief is a complex process involving painful emotional adjustments.  The dimensions of loss and grief can include:

  • Strong deep-seated emotions

  • Loss of social networks

  • Changes in lifestyle

  • Struggling with everyday practicalities

  • Loss of meaning an...

October 30, 2017

All those in the front line of providing Health services such as GPs and psychologists, well know that getting men to seek help is sometimes a battle.  Although progress is being made, there is still a way to go.

Men are more likely to hold off seeking the help of a hea...

October 30, 2017

The impact on a person living with someone who is depressed is often overlooked.  Caring for a depressed person can often mean putting ones own life on hold.  The caring can involve dual roles.  For example, they are called upon to be supportive as well as help the dep...

October 16, 2017

Communicating your feelings or emotions is not the same as expressing or experiencing them.

Expressing an emotional feeling actually strengthens it.

  • express love and you strengthen it

  • express a negative emotion and you also strengthen it.

Expressing or experie...

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