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Gosh, my memory is terrible as of late!

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06/04/2023 16:00 PM
Do you ever find yourself thinking “gosh, my memory is terrible as of late”, “I seem to be struggling more than ever to focus”, “my head is so foggy” or “why can’t I think clearly?” These thoughts can often lead us to think the worst about our cognitive functioning, or even attribute our difficulties to something more medical. What if I told you that a common contributing factor to our cognitive functioning, specifically our executive functioning, is our mood. When I say executive functioning, I...

Positive Parenting

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07/02/2023 13:28 PM
Is there a difference between punishment and discipline? It’s an age-old question and for generations parents and caregivers will argue what the most effective parenting strategies are, and it would appear that the division lines are still strong. Is spanking necessary? Do time outs work? Is yelling harmful? Does counting to 3 work? Should we provide kids with rewards? The questions can go on. Therefore, we need to ask ourselves what is the purpose of discipline and what does that look like....

WAIS test, what is it?

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25/01/2023 10:31 AM
As a child, you were likely provided with some form of standardized tests that help to determine characteristics about your personality, interest you may have, even your aptitude for learning. The goal of these tests was not intended to pigeonhole you, but was to provide students with some guidelines on what occupational track might be best for them. It was to help them to have greater success when they got older.   The WAIS – One Such Test One such test is the Wechsler Adult Intelligence...

These are the top 5 common problems in couples therapy

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29/12/2022 12:00 PM
A marriage is a lifelong partnership that can make your life a lot more enjoyable. However, every couple will have their challenges at points, some that seem insurmountable. This is where couples therapy can be of great benefit. It can help those lifelong partners to work through challenges in their relationship so that they can continue to love and be devoted to one another. What many couples do not realize is that their problems are quite common. Many believe that they have unique problems...

How Online Therapy Has Benefited Thousands of Australians over the Last Three Years

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25/10/2022 09:56 AM
There is no denying that the last few years have been exceedingly difficult for millions of Australians. The stress of the pandemic, lockdowns, and economic woes have had a dramatic impact on the lives of most within the country. This has led to anxiety, depression, physical ailments, and arise in emotional instability. These types of physical, emotional, and mental conditions can lead to a multitude of problems. These start with an increase in drug and alcohol use, as well as other addictive...

How Positive Behaviour Support Plans Can Help People of All Ages?

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30/09/2022 14:00 PM
When facing challenging life situations, it’s common for individuals of all ages to experience emotions like anxiety, sadness, and frustration. And when you are unable to cope with negative emotions, there is a need for intervention using approaches that can allow an individual to learn to deal with difficult life situations. The intervention approach can allow distressed individuals to develop new and improved intellect and mindset that helps people with difficulty cope with their emotions...

Autism Therapy Should Start as Soon as Your Child is Diagnosed

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01/08/2022 12:00 PM
Autism is a developmental disability which starts to present itself in children as young as 12 to 18 months. Children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulty communicating, interacting, and socializing, among other problems like difficulty understanding and following instructions. Autism is a life-long disability, but it shouldn’t be treated like one. With early intervention and treatment, autism can be really controlled. Autistic children who are diagnosed early and receive...

How to Manage a Situational Crisis

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27/07/2022 16:20 PM
When things go against us in life, it can be easy to see this as an insurmountable problem that cannot be overcome. Unfortunately, this is a reality that we all experience at one point or another. Whether it is a career setback, the loss of a loved one, or a large change in your circumstances, it can be easy to let a situational crisis overwhelm you. When faced with something like this, there are several ways we can manage and take action to see our way out of crisis mode. Look at Your Thought...

Seeing a Male Psychologist

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05/07/2022 15:24 PM
Are you thinking about seeing a psychologist for your anxiety, depression, relationships or other issues? Perhaps you have been engaged with a psychologist for a while and you’re looking for a fresh start? Selecting a therapist of another gender may be the change you’re looking for. While a great deal of therapy options today are completed with a female, there are many positive reasons to engage with a male clinician. A Different Perspective Each psychotherapist has their own skills and life...

Townsville Bulletin - Our Expanding Practice

Posted By Elizabeth Pincott,
02/06/2022 13:00 PM