relationship

Would you like to improve your relationship?

          Would you like to learn how to communicate differently and fight fair? Around Valentine’s Day many singles and couples reflect on their relationship and wonder if it could be better. Most people would answer YES to wanting to improve their relationship and many would not know that there is an enormous body of research into …

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy, as explained by Sekneh Beckett (MAPS)

“Every time we ask a question, we’re generating a possible version of a life.” – David Epston   “The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem.” – Michael White and David Epston Narrative Therapy Recent movement in the neuropsychotherapy field examine the positive significance of engaging with peoples’ ‘narratives’ to benefit therapeutic outcomes. For example, Seigel & Bryson (2011) …

Longevity

Exercise by prescription Q&A – meet Longevity, one of our partners

Why does our partnership make perfect sense? Longevity’s team of Accredited Exercise Physiologists prescribe bespoke exercise as medicine for both the treatment and prevention of disease particularly mental health, by working together for a collaborative approach to treating and managing mental health issues. As part of a treatment plan research shows us that exercise can make a positive difference to people …

Mindfulness and Meditation Q&A - meet Janelle

Mindfulness and Meditation Q&A – meet Janelle

Meet Janelle-The aim of mindfulness and Meditation is to be non-judgemental   How were you introduced to meditation? Many years ago when I was working in a corporate job I met someone who was doing meditation classes and I signed up with the same teacher. I had been curious about learning to meditate but it wasn’t as popular back then, …

Eating your words

Eating your words

Eating your words-Language shapes thought. Over the week, try paying attention to the words you’re eating… try experimenting with introducing descriptive, realistic, less judgmental words in there, like ‘nourishing’ (if it is), ‘satisfying’, ‘filling’, ‘balanced’, ‘crunchy’, ‘crisp’, ‘fresh’, ‘creamy’, ‘tasty’, ‘enjoyable’, ‘salty’… and see how your relationship with food might start to change… It might sound small but starting small …

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

  8th November 2016 2:15pm – by Dr Ashlen San Ng   Ever chosen to stay home and watch Netflix over going to that party? Or called in sick rather than face a problem at work? Held your tongue and stewed inside instead of being assertive? I can’t see you right now but I can sense some knowing nods through …

Parent Parenting

Parenting With The End in Mind

Who are the parents you most want to be in 5, 10, 20 years from now? What do you want your children to say about what it was like to grow up in your home? Imagine yourself ten years from now. Your children are grown up, and a documentary film crew are in your house, interviewing your family about what …