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Can we make time slow down?

by Miriam Henke, M Psych (Health) Have you had the experience of commenting to someone, “The year is going by so fast!” or “It feels like time is speeding up!” You probably have and then wondered why that’s the case. Why do you think we experience a speeding up of time? Is it a genuine… Read more »

Exploring the world of Anti-Depressant Medication

Do I really need anti-depressants? Are anti-depressants effective? Which is the best anti-depressant? What other options do I have? When it comes to the topic of anti-depressants, there are many questions and viewpoints that tend to come out. As a psychologist I am unable to prescribe “psychotropics” (medication for mental health issues), however many of my clients are… Read more »

Adjusting to Change and Building Resilience

Change and it’s many faces Change. It’s an inevitable as death and taxes. And yet many of us find change to be challenging and can throw us into a state of turmoil. Yes, there are some reading this who would say they’re great with change, and yet I imagine if you’re one of those people… Read more »

Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law in Australia: A Spotlight on Donna’s Research

Donna Roberts is currently in the write up stage of her PhD thesis (at the University of Adelaide), looking at child custody, domestic violence and family law in Australia. Her research includes an examination of published legal judgements around the application of the rebuttable presumption of equal shared parental responsibility; interviews with mothers whose children… Read more »

Recognising and Treating PTSD

What is PTSD? According to BeyondBlue, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is “a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them. This could be a car or other serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture,… Read more »

How to tell a loved one they need help

Someone you know and care for isn’t doing so well. Perhaps you’ve noticed some changes in them, or they’ve confided in you that they’re unhappy, anxious, or even thought about suicide. Either way, you’re concerned and you know that them getting counselling or some other kind of mental health support is what they need. How… Read more »

Have you been asking “What the heck is going on?!” lately?

Written by Donna Roberts, Master Practitioner of NLP, TLT & Hypnosis, Sports Injury Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Seichim Practitioner, Advanced Soul Realignment Practitioner and Miriam’s admin guru. I don’t know about you, but I have been experiencing some pretty “heavy shit” lately, including ending up in hospital for 3 days, having my daughter home sick… Read more »

Could Combined Therapies be the way of the future in treating depression and anxiety?

Recently, I had an article I co-authored with fellow psychologists Taryn Lores and Anna Chur-Hansen published in the Advances of Mind-Body Medicine. This paper explores the interest the general population and those specifically with mood disorders have in a proposed new treatment strategy that combines psychological, mind-body therapies and nutritional approaches. To read the full… Read more »