Psychology

PageBoy

Books I read -Pageboy

I remember really well watching “Juno” ,  I really liked that movie and since then I think I’ve seen most of Page’s movies. So I was keen to hear  Pageboy‘s story. I need to admit the book made me sad, angry, frustrated and overwhelmed. I wished Ellen could have received more support from her father, …

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Psychologist under WorkCover Queensland and WorkSafe Victoria

In Australia, each state manages WorkCover claims differently. If you got injured in NSW and you are looking to see a psychologist under Workcover, you can use SIRA’s website and their “Allied health practitioner search”: https://www.sira.nsw.gov.au/information-search/health-care-providers. This is not the case in Queensland and Victoria. So it can be more difficult to find a psychologist who …

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ADHD and Eating Disorders (Binge Eating Disorder)

Yes, unfortunately  ADHD frequently co- exists with other challenges such as Eating Disorders, mostly a Binge Eating Disorder.   “According to Kooij and colleagues (2019), 60–80% of individuals with ADHD show life-time comorbidities such as anxiety disorder (34%), mood disorder (22%), behavioral disorder (15%) and substance use disorders (11%). One of the most prevalent medical comorbidities …

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Interoception and self-regulation

Interoception issues “Interoception: Interoception refers to one’s feeling and interpretation of internal bodily signals such as hunger, fullness, pain, thirst, temperature, fatigue, pleasure, or heart rate.  Interoceptive confusion is common among autistic people as well as ADHDers. Interoception is connected to time processing, perfectionism (motivation, attention, memory, emotional responsiveness, sense of self, and goal-directed behaviours). …

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Here’s a list of some podcasts I love:

  Here’s a list of some podcasts I love: Nutrition & exercising for mental health:  Blood sugar:  https://drchatterjee.com/how-to-control-your-blood-sugar-cut-cravings-and-get-your-energy-back-with-jessie-inchauspe/  Exercising: https://hubermanlab.com/science-supported-tools-to-accelerate-your-fitness-goals/  Diet and mental health: https://hubermanlab.com/dr-chris-palmer-diet-nutrition-for-mental-health/ Strength training: https://drchatterjee.com/the-critical-importance-of-strength-training-and-eating-more-protein-with-dr-gabrielle-lyon/  Exercising and anxiety: https://drchatterjee.com/why-anxiety-is-your-superpower-with-dr-wendy-suzuki/  Ageing: https://hubermanlab.com/dr-elissa-epel-control-stress-for-healthy-eating-metabolism-and-aging/ Sleeping: For neurodiverse people: https://omny.fm/shows/the-neurodivergent-woman/sleep-and-neurodivergence   and more here: https://omny.fm/shows/the-neurodivergent-woman/treating-sleep-disorders  Toolkit: https://hubermanlab.com/toolkit-for-sleep/ General: About change: https://drchatterjee.com/bitesize-how-to-thrive-in-times-of-change-julia-samuel/ Intro to CBT:  https://feelinggood.com/2016/11/09/podcast-7-m-methods-you-feel-the-way-you-think/ Trauma and …

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Neurodiversity adhd autism

Neurodiversity and neuroaffiring approach (in treatment of ADHD and Autism)

“Neurodiversity, which means recognizing and celebrating the diversity of brain makeups instead of pathologizing some as “normal” and others as “abnormal.” (From ”Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You” by Jenara Nerenberg ) In other words: Neurodiversity refers to differences in brain functioning.  No two brains are the same; as such, …

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“THE UNDENIABLE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EATING DISORDERS, TRAUMA, AND PTSD”

“THE UNDENIABLE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EATING DISORDERS, TRAUMA, AND PTSD Recent studies validate the importance of assessing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in treating eating disorders. A relationship between eating disorders, particularly bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, and trauma has been discovered among participants in various studies (Brewerton 2007). While child sexual abuse has …

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New location – come see us in Flourish Kirribilli -Body Positive Healthcare

We are super excited to start in new location- Flourish Kirribilli. Flourish Kirribilli is a body positive healthcare practice. It is beautifully furnished and focused on body diversity and body respect. As you can read on their webiste: “Flourish Kirribilli strives to provide health care services so that people of all shapes and sizes feel …

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Adult ADHD tips

When you struggle with adult ADHD you struggle with time management. Also, reading can be challenging. For this reason we’ve started a series of Facebook posts with some practical adult ADHD tips. Follow us on Facebook to find out more.

setting boundaries

Setting boundaries

A lot of people will know what’s best for you. They have opinions and they will share them with you. ” You should this and that” and “have you tried this”? It can be very overwhelming and confusing to receive so many opinions and ideas, especially when you didn’t ask for them in the first …

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Books I read- “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk”

If you have looked at my page well, you might have notice a section on parenting. I have created a ” 12 week challenge” to practice parenting skills based on “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk” and “The Whole-Brain Child”. But let’s talk a little bit more about …

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Anxiety treatment- how to does it work?

First let’s start by explaining what anxiety is. As we read on APA ( American Psychological Association): “Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may …

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Relationship difficulties? What can you do to improve your relationship?

Recently I’ve completed training in Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. Gottman has been studying couples for the last few decades, as such his method is solidly evidence based.By attending treatment provided by a Certified Gottman therapist you will learn evidence based practices which will help you become a better partner. As long as you want …

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Anxiety – if I’m perfect then you will be gone….

As we can read on Beyond Blue website: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety “Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed. Everyone feels anxious from time to time. …

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Books I read 1

I’ve decided to share with you my opinion about what I read. Or listen, that’s probably more accurate way to describe it. I walk a lot, so I walk and listen. Here’s what I’ve been enjoying recently:1. “First, we make the beast beautiful” by Sarah Wilson. / Topic: anxiety? As a journalist Sarah makes sure …

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