Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law in Australia: A Spotlight on Donna’s Research Donna is currently in the write up stage of her PhD thesis, 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 […]

The benefits of optimism

The benefits of Optimism What is optimism? It is a mental attitude, a happy belief that the outcome of a situation or events in general will be good – the “glass is half full”. It is defined as expecting the best possible outcome from any given situation. The opposite of optimism is pessimism. What is pessimism? Again, it […]

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 […]

Emotional Intelligence: A greater predictor of life success?

Move Over IQ; EQ is a greater predictor of success in life When psychologists began to write and think about intelligence, they focused on cognitive aspects, such as memory and problem-solving. The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) had been considered the best measure for success in life, however over the last 30 years there has been a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring – the dreaded hayfever season

Written by Donna Roberts, Master Practitioner of NLP, TLT & Hypnosis, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Seichim Practitioner, Advanced Soul Realignment Practitioner and Miriam’s admin guru. Spring has sprung of late – although with the recent downpours and gale force winds, one may be forgiven for thinking winter was still here! That said, there are signs […]

Feel crappy in Winter – could it be SAD?

Written by Donna Roberts, Master Practitioner of NLP, TLT & Hypnosis, Soul Realignment Practitioner and Miriam’s admin guru. This winter has been particularly cold and wet, apparently the coldest and wettest in 30 years. Each year we all go through a natural process of semi-hibernation or withdrawing from all usual activities. However, for some people […]

The 7 Keys to Boosting Confidence

When I was a child, I was incredibly shy. My mother, a primary school teacher, said I was one of the shyest children she’d ever met. It baffled her, given she is quite an outgoing, gregarious character. My shyness made primary school very difficult – I found it hard to make friends, and given I […]