Do you want to understand the power of self compassion to help you when in pain, anywhere and anytime? Does it sound too good to be true? When people experience something going wrong at work —whether it’s a bad sales quarter, being overlooked for a promotion, or a conflict with a colleague—it’s common to respond […]
Depression can be helped with self compassion. Are you feeling flat, low and basically suffering because you are critical about what is happening in your life? Or perhaps you are aware you as a person are the problem and you are just not happy with yourself right now. These feelings can spiral you down towards […]
- Can’t get out of bed
- Low energy, dragging yourself through the day?
- Keep thinking about things you’ve done in the past that make you feel bad? (Check out how to stop thinking about the past)
- Feel hopeless about your future?
- Negativity eating you from the inside out?
Increasing mastery makes you feel competent […]
There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and what you do. No one else can choose either one of those for you. Thinking about the past with regret can become negative and robs you of your present well-being and, over time, can lead to serious problems like anxiety
Why do we […]
You have discovered your partner has cheated on you. You are shocked… feel like the rug has been pulled from under you and now angry that you have been lied to and betrayed so easily. After you get over the initial shock, you can’t stop chasing down every last detail of what happened. You need to […]
I watched Australian story Beyond OK and was touched by the amount of tragedy that can strike just one family some times. It’s awe-inspiring to see how they responded with such bravery to significant challenges. So random in this life who gets dealt such a tough hand. Gavin Larkin set up R U OK? […]
Ignore the hype
We get bombarded with images of happy families, jingles and expectations of a bundle of endless joy at Christmas. If you, like me have some killer memories of awful fights at Christmas involving copious amounts of alcohol, this time of year may not be your favourite time. In fact, it may a time […]
The truth about mental health in this country.
Did you know there are 3.2 million Australians who suffer from a mental illness every year?
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15 – 44.
“It has been described as a national emergency. While the Turnbull government has begun to implement some structural reforms affecting […]
Melbourne based psychotherapist and trauma specialist Lyndall Russell
Guest post by Lyndall Russell – Melbourne Based Psychotherapist and Trauma specialist.
In the sad and sorrowfully confusing hours and days after finding out of Robin Williams’ tragic death, I was left with […]