Trauma and EMDR

What Is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychological treatment that has been used effectively for over 20 years in a variety of international settings and cultures with many different types of psychological distress. How Was EMDR Developed? In 1987, psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro made the chance observation that eye movements

Childhood Psychological Abuse as Harmful as Sexual or Physical Abuse

October 8, 2014 Childhood Psychological Abuse as Harmful as Sexual or Physical Abuse Often unrecognized, emotional abuse prevalent form of child abuse, study finds WASHINGTON — Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as children who are physically or sexually abused, yet psychological abuse is rarely addressed

DVA Mental Health Support

Factsheet HSV99 – Mental Health Support Article from: Purpose This Factsheet outlines mental health services for the veteran and ex-service community. When do I seek mental health support? If you are worried about how you are feeling or coping, then help is available. You may be feeling sad, anxious, or angry. You may be

Help my Family to Grieve

Help my Family to Grieve Grief is a normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and can affect every part of our life. It is varied and different for everyone, including children and adolescents. Common grief reactions (Adults and children) Anger Anxiety (including separation anxiety) Bedwetting Behaviour changes Changes in eating pattern Guilt Physical complaints

Trauma Exposure and EMDR

TRAUMA EXPOSURE A degree of psychological distress is very common in the early aftermath of traumatic experience and can be considered a part of the normal process.  However, when distress continues, following a traumatic event, and is severe enough to interfere with important functioning of your life, it can no longer be considered as a

AUTHENTICITY – Are you living authentically?

You hear about living authentically but what does it mean? It is simple. It is about being GENUINE                    ACTING HONESTLY                                                            LIVING IN SYNERGY WITH YOUR VALUES! This sounds easy you may say. If it were that easy, there wouldn’t be: bullying in the workplace people wouldn’t be having extra marital affairs people wouldn’t

Trauma, PTSD – Why Me?

We all deal and react to trauma differently. I’ve experienced this while working with children and young people in the child protection system and their natural and foster families, working with children with challenging behaviours, veterans, people with acquired injuries (permanent disabilities), victims of crime and their perpetrators, adult survivors of child sexual abuse, people

Life Coaching Improves Lives

People from all walks of life often ask me why Life Coaching is said to improve lives. My answer is always the same … Coaching assists and enables people in any part of life where they want to see or experience some kind of change.  Coaching is reflective and flexible and enhances individual life transitions. Coaching

Attitudes to Violence against Women

Conducted by VicHealth, NCAS is a nation-wide survey of community attitudes towards violence against women. The 2013 survey, a Department of Social Services funded initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022 (the National Plan), is the third survey of its kind, with the first undertaken in

Loving Your Inner Child

Loving your Inner Child When I tell people to start talking in a loving way to themselves, they look at me a with a little confusion.  I have often been asked how to do this, as they haven’t done this before.  So, what does it look like when you tell your inner child loving things?  I

Bullying in the Workplace

  Is your perfect job beginning to lose its shine?  Are you starting to feel emotionally overwhelmed?  Have you lost or are losing your confidence?  Do you feel manipulated and you are not sure who you can trust? Are you are confused because things don’t seem to be what they are meant to be?  Are

Workplace Wellbeing

There are so many people who are currently experiencing mental illness in the workplace.  People in the workforce are increasingly showing the initial signs of mental illness such as fatigue, worry, insomnia and the like… Depression and Anxiety are two of the most prevalent long-term illness that people experience.  This not only costs over $12