COVID 19

COVID 19 Update for our North Shore Psychology Practice

Well, 2020 has been interesting so far for us in Australia, but here at NorthPsych your mental and physical health is and always will be paramount to us. The COVID 19 pandemic has been a very confusing and worrying time for all of us, causing increased stress, anxiety and fear. Whether COVID 19 pandemic has affected your finances, employment status …

telehealth

What are telehealth sessions and how to make the most of them at NorthPsych?

Telehealth refers to the use of communication technologies to deliver health services, for example, seeing your GP via a video call. In light of COVID-19, the Australian Government has expanded Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians and is providing extra incentives. All of our amazing NorthPsych psychologists are working from home, and although this is new for our Lindfield psychology …

Italians

10 Days Later: What Italians Wish They Had Known

Quarantined Italians record messages to themselves 10 days ago, when the pandemic hadn’t yet killed 1,809 people and infected more than 24,000 across the country. When the Italian media began reporting on the increased community spread of the novel coronavirus across the country, Olmo Parenti, like many Italian citizens, didn’t take the threat of the pandemic too seriously. “My friends …

Obsession and Compulsion

Obsession and Compulsion

Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. ‘There’s AIDS on this doorknob’. ‘I could step right out into this traffic’. ‘I might stab my wife with this kitchen knife’. ‘I’m going to get cancer’. ‘I think I ran someone over’. ‘Did I lock the door?’. ‘What if I’m a sex offender?’ ‘Am I dead?’ We …

mental health

Bushfire Recovery Mental Health Support

Support can also be provided by specialist mental health Bushfire Recovery Clinicians who are available in bushfire-affected regions across NSW. Medicare has introduced new support for people whose mental health has been affected by the recent bushfire crisis. If you or your family have been impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires, you can claim rebates for up to 10 psychologist sessions, until 31 …

happier person

20 Ways To Be A Happier Person In 2020, According To Therapists

Looking to make 2020 yourself A Happier Person, most fulfilling year yet? If your mental and emotional wellness took a backseat in 2019, there’s no better time than right now to prioritize it. Your mood affects everything in your life ― your relationships, your work, your self-care ― so improving it should be at the top of your goal list. …

Hypnosis

Is Hypnosis Real?

Hypnosis is a genuine psychological therapy process. It is a trance-like mental state in which people experience increased attention, concentration, and suggestibility. While is often described as a sleep-like state, it is better expressed as a state of focused attention, heightened suggestibility, and vivid fantasies. It’s often misunderstood and not widely used. However, medical research continues to clarify how and …

bullying crisis

Research reveals shocking new statistics of Australia’s bullying crisis

Horrible bullying in Australian schools show the issue is reaching crisis point. Going to school is a key shared experience, it is the bottleneck through which all Australians pass. Currently, one in six Australians go to school. Yet despite the constant improvement in school facilities, education curriculum, teaching methods and training, it is a serious problem in Australian schools. The Make Bullying …

Christmas card

Make your own NorthPsych Christmas card!

Easy way to Make your own Christmas card and Simply download the .pdf file, then print it, cut out and stick it together! Other resources to make yours Easy way to Make your own Christmas and Simply download the .pdf file, then print it, cut out and stick it together! Easy way to Make your own Christmas and Simply download …

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy

            “I don’t fit in”… “If people get to know the real me they’ll reject me”… “Good enough is not good enough”… “Everybody leaves”… “People can’t be trusted – they always have ulterior motives”… “No one will ever love me”… “People are dangerous – they’ll hurt me if I let my guard down”… “I’m a …