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Self care, happy, balanced life Self Care: The Foundation to a Happy Balanced Life - Is self-care low on your priority list? Do you often feel exhausted? How about stressed? Well you are not alone, according to the 2015 Australian Psychological Society Stress and wellbeing survey, 35% of Australians report having a high level of distress in their lives. In this survey the top five reported contributors were, personal finances, …
stress management, hypnosis for stress management 5 Positive Stress Management Tips - What is Stress? Stress is an imbalance between the demands being made on us and our resources to cope with those demands. Stress is not a diagnosis like anxiety or depression, it is a process. Stress is neither good nor bad, it depends on our perception of the situation to whether we feel we can handle …
hypnosis for weight loss, hypnosis, weight loss, hypnotherapy 6 Tips to Find Your Ideal Weight and Keep It! - Do you want to lose weight and keep it off? Are you tired of feeling sluggish a like food controls you?   You are not alone, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare almost 2 in 3 Aussie adults are overweight or obese. How this is calculated is by your Body Mass Index …
quit smoking hypnosis, quit smoking, quits smoking hypnosis Melbourne 6 Ways to Quit Smoking and Get Your Freedom Back - Do you want to stop coughing, be able to breathe easier and get your freedom back? You are not alone, the majority of people who smoke today want to give it up, and want to give up for good. With the 12 per cent annual taxation increase on tobacco products in Australia, more and more …
How to Choose the Right Hypnotherapist - Hypnotherapy might be one of the most beneficial and powerful things you ever do for yourself. Choosing the right hypnotherapist to help you achieve your goals is an important factor to your success. In Australia hypnotherapy is not a regulated field like medicine or psychology so it’s important to know what things to look for …
hypnotherapy, hypnosis, hypnotherapy for Anxiety, hypnosis for anxiety Can Hypnotherapy Help Anxiety? - Most people will experience anxiety from time to time. According to BeyondBlue, more than 2 million Australians have anxiety in any one year. Anxiety is a response to a stressful external event/s. Many of us can deal with external stressors, however when we start to worry about them, feelings of anxiety kick in. Anxiety can …
How to stay focused on your goals - We all have goals some are big, some small, many we only partly accomplish or never achieve. Goals are important to have because they keep us motivated in all aspects of our lives. For example have you ever set your self a fitness goal to run a 10k and you trained for it diligently then …
Strategies for Managing Insomnia - Insomnia is an incredibly common disorder that has an enormous impact on our physical and mental health. A community health study on sleeping habits in the Australian population found that some 13-33% of adults regularly struggle with getting to sleep or staying asleep. Insomnia can be triggered by anything from excess stress at work to …
Creating a Balanced Morning Routine - For many of us, getting out of bed in the morning any time earlier than is absolutely necessary can be a struggle, but by convincing yourself that you’re not a morning person and hitting the snooze button, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Having an iron clad morning routine enables you to take control and set …
Love Your Body Learning to Love Your Body - We are bombarded on a daily basis with images and messages that emphasise the importance of conforming to society’s extremely limited understanding of what an attractive, healthy body happens to be. It’s only natural that as social, empathetic beings, we internalise these cultural narratives of physical perfection but unfortunately, they bring nothing but unhappiness and …
Self Care Strategies Self Care Strategies for When You’re Feeling Low - When you’re feeling depressed, everything seems overwhelming and all you want to do is hide under the doona and shut out the world. However, the key to managing states like this is not retreating into yourself but rather taking affirmative action in the form of self care. In this article, we take a look at …
Understanding the Challenges of Weight Loss as a Diabetic - Whether you have been diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic, or you are concerned that your lifestyle may be taking you in that direction, you’ve probably been told that one of the best ways to manage the effects of diabetes or prevent the disease entirely is to lose weight. Statistics show that intensive lifestyle intervention can …
Teaching Your Child to Interrupt Appropriately - As adults, we tend to take our social skills for granted and forget that they are learned, rather than innate abilities. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than when you encounter a young child who, when they have something to say, have no qualms about jumping in and expressing themselves, regardless of who is talking. Interrupting …
Taking a Practical Approach to Postpartum Weight Loss - The pressure that society places on women to ‘snap back’ into their pre-baby body is enormous and unrealistic. Whilst it is possible for some women to attain a flat stomach just weeks after giving birth, the reality is that every body is different, and sometimes it can be hard, if not impossible to regain the …
How to Develop Healthy Sleeping Habits - Sleep plays a fundamental role in our health and mental wellbeing, yet many Australians struggle to get enough of it. The average Australian aged between 14 and 70 sleeps for around 7 hours, the recommended amount of sleep for most is 7-9 hours and one in three Australians are so sleep deprived that they report …
4 Moments in Everyday Life That Present an Opportunity to Practice Mindfulness - When we think of mindfulness meditation, often what first comes to mind is sitting cross-legged with our eyes closed in the traditional meditative pose. But actually, mindfulness is all about being mindful in everyday life. This week, we take a look at four moments in our day to day lives where we can connect with …
Working Towards a Dry Night’s Sleep With Your Child - Sleepless nights spent changing the sheets and finding fresh pyjamas are a common experience for parents of young children and it’s estimated that some 37,000 Victorian children aged between five and fifteen regularly wet the bed. Almost every child has a nocturnal accident once or twice and statistics tell us that one in three four …
A Guide to Overcoming Male Sexual Dysfunction - Sexual dysfunction is an incredibly common problem for men of all ages. Research suggests that some 31% of men experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lifetime, but this number may not represent the true figure of men affected, given the stigma and social pressures surrounding male sexual performance. In this article, we address …
Lose Weight for Your Wedding in a Healthy, Sustainable Way - There has always been cultural pressure to look your best on your wedding day but in the age of plastic surgery, glossy celebrity weddings, and a multi billion-dollar wedding industry the quest to become a flawless bride has reached fever pitch and leaves many women feeling stressed and anxious about what should be an exciting …
How to Be Confident in Your Job Interview - For many people, job hunting is a stressful, frustrating, and deflating experience. It’s unsurprising then, that by the time an interview offer does present itself, many people become anxious about their ability to perform and present themselves as the capable, professional, and skilled individual that they are. In this article, we run through four simple …
5 Ways to Improve the Way You Communicate with Your Partner - It’s no secret that communication is the key ingredient to a successful relationship, and from time to time everyone struggles to effectively convey their thoughts, feelings and needs to a significant other.  In this article, we look at five simple strategies you can use to improve communication with your partner and have both parties come …
Raising Your Child With a Growth Mindset - Instilling your child with the belief that they can work towards becoming whatever they want to be is one of the greatest gifts you can give as a parent. Helping your children attain this outlook on life is only possible if you help them develop what is known as a ‘growth mindset’ wherein a child …
How to Free Yourself of Bad Habits - Humans are famously creatures of habit, and science tells us that once we develop a habit, we tend to stick with it even if we know that it has negative consequences. Breaking free from a bad habit is hard, and involves much more than willpower because the reasons that we take up a vice in …
3 Things to Keep in Mind When You Decide to Toilet Train - Toilet training is one of the great challenges of early childhood but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a positive experience for both parent and child. The important thing to keep in mind is that every child is different and there is no right way or right time to toilet train. This aside, here are …
How to Reconnect With Your Creative Side - Being able to exercise yourself creatively is an underrated skill that can serve you in many areas of your life. Although creativity is nurtured in us as children, it often gets discarded in adulthood when our focus is on quantifiable productivity (e.g. work, parenting and house work) take precedence, often to our detriment. Research suggests …
3 Tips to Manage Anxiety 3 Tips to Manage Anxiety - Anxiety plays a crucial role in our body’s ‘fight or flight’ system but sometimes these feelings of heightened adrenalin and stress can get out of control and affect our enjoyment of life. In this article, we look at three key ways you can manage feelings of anxiety. Breathe The oxygen that we inhale not only …
Positive relationship to food How to Develop a Positive Relationship to Food - It’s no great secret that the Western world has an unhealthy relationship with food. From celebrity trainers flaunting the wonders of the paleo lifestyle to the ‘food porn’ phenomenon which has everyone on Instagram posting pictures of double decker desserts, our culture is guilty of fetishizing food and it has had some serious health consequences. …
Exercise Motivation 3 Ways to Reboot Your Exercise Motivation - During summer when the weather is warm it’s easy to get out and get active but as the days get shorter and Melbourne’s famously unpredictable autumn weather kicks into gear, suddenly there seem to be plenty of other tasks that take priority over exercise. Everyone struggles to maintain their exercise regime and motivation from time …
Toilet Training Managing Children’s Toileting Issues - Toilet training is one of the biggest hurdles for parents and although most children have control over their bowels by age four, the psychological aspect of controlling bodily functions can often make continence a struggle. In this article, we explore some of the most common toileting issues parents encounter with young children. Disruptive behaviour/resistance to …
Increase confidence in social situation 3 Top Tips to Increase Confidence in Social Situations - Not everyone is a social butterfly and for many of us, the prospect of being in a social situation where we have to meet new people is daunting. If you’re one of these people, then make 2016 the year you free yourself from social anxiety and wholeheartedly embrace the opportunity to engage with different people. …