Take Stress Seriously

Researchers define stress as a physical, mental, or emotional response to events that causes bodily or mental tension. Simply put, stress is any outside force or event that has an effect on our body or mind. Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it…

With Change Comes Opportunity

We all have to face change. Whether it is forced on us by such things as a relationship breakup or illness or if, more positively we decide to make that change by choice. Change is never easy and will often need time for adjustment. We actually face change more often than we think but the…

One Evening in March….

There are  defining moments in life. Moments that change your life and have a lasting effect. We often don’t realise at the time these moments come along and sometimes they fall on you with the same effect as Newton’s apple. The fruit fell from the tree for me on a spring day in March. More precisely,…

Codependency Is Not Love!

These days we throw the words “narcissist” and “codependent” around like confetti. It is easy to label someone who appears self-centered as the former and one who gives a little bit too much as the latter. Despite the fact that we can easily recognise these traits in people, it is always dangerous to label people…

Online Therapy: Moving Forward

Online therapy is relatively new and not yet fully accepted by everyone. When you browse articles on this topic, you generally find that the main issues center around privacy concerns, proposed regulation and the usual chatter from psychotherapists stuck in the Freudian era. However, there are some studies, the most recent in Australia, stating that…

PTSD: The Dramatic Effects

Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed psychological conditions that exist. Often disregarded by the medical profession, treated with suspicion by health care and sometimes not even recognized by the sufferers themselves, it justifies the title given to it by David Kinchin as the “Invisible Injury”. It is,…