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Mental Illness in Older Ones
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As we grow older and begin to age, our habits, appearance, and lifestyle change too. While physical health may start to slowly deteriorate, so may an elderly one’s mental health too – which they may even try to conceal from loved ones. According to studies by WHO, approximately 15% of adults aged 60+ suffer from […]

workplace stress
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It’s normal to feel a little stressed at work from time to time. However, for some employees, this workplace stress becomes all-consuming and can begin to affect their daily life. In time, this can leave workers feeling burnt out, exhausted, or depressed. However, many people may not consider seeing a psychologist for work-related issues. Yet, […]

Fertility Issues and Mental Health
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According to the Fertility Society, one in six couples in New Zealand and Australia suffer infertility. While the problem may be caused by genetic and physical factors, the inability to conceive can have a large impact on a person’s mental health too. The stress that comes with trying month after month can lead to emotions causing anxiety, depression, […]

Binge eating
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Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in Australia and New Zealand. It can affect your sense of well-being, quality of life, and your health. However, despite the negative effects, it can be difficult to overcome. While everyone overeats occasionally, binge eating disorder is different. This article will discuss what binge eating is, what […]

Panic Attack Treatment
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Do you suddenly experience a surge of overwhelming fear and anxiety? Panic attacks are common, and up to 5% of Australians may experience one or two at some stage during their lifetime. To help, we’ve put together a guide to panic attacks, including the symptoms, management, and self-help tips. What is a Panic Attack? A […]

Feelings of Guilt
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Likely at some point, we have all done a thing or two that we regret. It’s natural to make mistakes and these are part of normal human growth. However, sometimes excessive feelings of guilt over these mishaps can take over and cause physical and emotional distress. Regardless of the situation, guilt can be a heavy […]

tension
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Are you always tense? Shoulders hunched, fist and jaw clenched? If so, it is important that you take the time to learn how to relax and release that pent up tension. Those who master their stress levels have a higher quality of life than people who are unable to ‘let go.’ People who are tense […]

pre-wedding stress
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There’s no doubt that wedding planning can be stressful. It takes a lot of time and effort to organise your special day, and there are several decisions that need to be made – so it’s no wonder why many couples experience pre-wedding stress and anxiety. Most brides comment that the largest source of pre-wedding stress […]

mental health
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There’s no doubt that 2020 will forever be remembered as ‘the year of the pandemic’. It was also the year that took a huge toll on our mental health. For many, it brought along issues such as depression, anxiety and was a cause of much stress, loneliness, and uncertainty. That said, let’s all do our […]

stress and the holidays
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While purposed to be a joyful time, the holiday season can bring along much unwanted stress and hassle. It often creates an overwhelming array of demands such as shopping, baking, cleaning, cooking and entertaining. In addition, there is also the current worry of the COVID-19 virus. Concerns about whether you can be present with your […]

secrets to a long lasting relationship
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Experiencing issues in your relationship is inevitable – any partnership will have its ups and downs. What counts is how you deal with these problems together. The good news is, there are many strategies that you can implement to help improve your relationship and get it back on track. Here are a few secrets to […]

pain psychologist
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To treat chronic pain effectively, we must address its physical and psychological aspects. According to new research, 1 in 3 Australians are living with chronic pain but many are not aware that treatment and support from a psychologist can help them to live more enjoyable and comfortable lives. Most think of chronic pain as a […]

treatments for depression
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  Depression is a mental health condition that is characterised by feelings of low mood, sadness, a loss of interest in activities, and an inability to focus on day-to-day tasks. While we all have down periods throughout our life, if you experience the above feelings intensely for weeks, months, or even years – you may […]

Online Therapy
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Modern technology has enabled the expansion of health services such as psychology by providing access to therapists from the comfort of your own home. Many clients we speak with are looking for online therapy and recognise the numerous advantages. However, some feel that it may not work for them and feel they would be better […]

Psychiatrist Cost
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A psychiatrist can help you in many ways. From medication prescriptions to recommending other treatments and therapies, a psychiatrist can help you become a healthier and happier version of yourself. In many cases, receiving a proper diagnosis from a psychiatrist can help you find the correct mental health professional to guide you on your healing […]

Zoom Fatigue
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Due to COVID-19, countless people around the world have been thrust into working from a virtual space. Many businesses now depend on the use of video conferencing platforms such as ‘Zoom’. While this seemed like an effective solution at first, many people have reported feeling much more exhausted at the end of a typical workday […]

Feel Carefree
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In this fast-paced, modern world that we live in, do you find it hard to feel carefree? We seem to spend more time than ever feeling anxious or worried. A common complaint that we notice from many of our clients today is that they feel like stress rules their lives. Would you like to learn […]

Trauma psychologists
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Any kind of distressing event – from a global health crisis like COVID-19 to a personal tragedy – can take an emotional toll on our mental health and cause traumatic stress. It’s normal to experience stress after experiencing a disturbing or abnormal event. You may feel confusion, fear, intense shock or you may even feel […]

Online Psychiatrist
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Many people suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their lives. From anxiety and depression to insomnia or ADHD, there may be some form of a mental imbalance that you may need help with. Fortunately, there are now ways to seek out the advice you need without even setting foot outside your […]

Negative Thinking
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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin How we view the world depends much on our mental attitude. If our attitude is predominantly negative, it can have a huge impact on our life, affecting our family, career health and more. Negative thinking stops our brain from running […]

Build Resilience
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The year 2020 will no doubt go down in history as a period of prolonged uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every single one of us, in one way or another, leaving many people feeling overwhelmed and unsure about the future. With experts uncertain as to when this pandemic will abate, resilience is one trait […]

loneliness
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We all experience feelings of loneliness from time to time. However, it’s safe to say that this year – thanks to COVID-19 – feelings of isolation have increased. In fact, new data shows that the most widely reported source of stress during the coronavirus crisis is loneliness. While feeling lonely is a normal reaction to […]

emotionally numb
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If you’ve ever experienced the feeling of emotional numbness, you will know that it’s a sensation that’s quite difficult to put into words. It’s not sadness, anger or confusion; it’s simply just a feeling of ‘nothing’ or ‘emptiness’. People tend to explain this sensation differently. Some report that they feel a large wave of nothingness […]

NDIS Psychologist
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Positive Mind Works is proud to be able to work with NDIS participants. Our NDIS psychologists have many years’ experience in supporting Australians with disabilities across a range of ages. We understand that those living with a disability may be exposed to many challenges that are unique to each individual. That’s why our dedicated team […]

emotional overwhelm
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Financial strains, work pressures, parenting and family responsibilities are all part of the daily stresses that we face due to living in a fast-paced world. The problem arises when these pressures become too much and last too long – it paves the way for feelings of emotional overwhelm to surface. Feeling overwhelmed is a normal […]

Working from home
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Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, millions of people across the globe have been forced into a remote work setting, to help flatten the curve and slow the spread. While this is unknown territory for many, it’s realistic to assume that for now, working from home will become the new normal – at least for […]

Emotional Eating
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Gyms are closed, stress and anxiety levels are running high and the fridge is just a few feet away. It’s a time of new routines and severe isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes choosing healthy food options more difficult. We have to make fewer trips to the supermarket and often essential groceries are out […]

COVID-19 Psychology Funding
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During this uncertain and challenging time; keeping your mental health can be a real challenge. We understand that many people are feeling anxious and concerned over this recent pandemic and seeing a psychologist is as important as ever. As a result, PMW has provided options that allow you to access the help you need with COVID-19 […]

Social Distancing
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Social distancing is difficult – but it’s important. To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, people around the planet are being asked to stay indoors and reduce their contact with the outside world. This is changing everything. From the way we interact with our loved ones to how we do business – not to […]

coronavirus anxiety
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 As news about the Coronavirus dominate the headlines and the number of cases continues to rise, there is no doubt that this pandemic has brought about much worry and uncertainty to many Australians and New Zealanders. Being concerned over this recent health crisis is understandable. However, for people with existing conditions such as OCD, anxiety […]

Adults with ADHD
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Work can be a very frustrating place for adults with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) but finding effective strategies to help you stay focused can make a big difference to the success of your career and in turn, your overall happiness. Why is the workplace harder for adults with ADHD? If you struggle with attention […]

self-care
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The phrase ‘self-care’ has become popular in recent years and we see many services and products promoting it. But, with so many responsibilities in life and never-ending ‘to-do’ lists, it can be hard to prioritise something even as simple as taking a bath. To keep up with the fast pace of life, we may find […]

Online Psychiatry
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It can be hard to reach out and take the necessary steps towards making your first online psychiatry appointment and we know that many people feel nervous in the lead up to their initial session. While we understand that seeing your online psychiatrist for the first time can leave you feeling anxious, knowing what to […]

health anxiety
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The coronavirus is dominating the news at the moment, causing a great deal of fear and anxiety for many people worldwide. Any time there is a public health concern, like a new strain of a virus, worries and fears can be amplified, even in those who don’t usually manifest signs of anxiety. Health anxiety is […]

stress-management
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Now the holidays are well and truly over and the children are back at school, many of us are back into our regular day-to-day routine. Despite having a well-earned break, sometimes it doesn’t take long before the pressures of life begin to build up again. These pressures can come from many different areas, whether it’s […]