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 …

anxiety or stress

Stress or anxiety?

Am I anxious or stressed? by Lisa Wood Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at one time or another. The difference between them is that stress is a response to a threat in a situation. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, unease or concern which can occur in the absence of a threatening situation. It becomes a problem when it starts …

Psychological assessment

Psychological assessment for children and teens: Sun Herald

Our Psychological assessment for children and teens was featured in The Sun Herald, and you can now read the article online! Contact Us Our Psychological for children and teens was featured in The Sun Herald, and you can now read the article online! Our Psychological for children and teens was featured in The Sun Herald, and you can now read …

Lapse

Lapse Not Relapse

by Dr Ashlen San Letho I’ve always found the expression ‘falling off the wagon’ kind of upsetting. I mean, you’re rolling along all on track, putting in all that effort, doing all these right things, then suddenly you hit a speed bump – and a jerk and a wobble later you’ve ‘fallen off’. Is this wagon meant to stop for …