401093 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au en-nz East Queensland Counselling & Psychology 30 Your Mind as Your 'Bad' Friend https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/psychologist_self_talk.html Ever had a friend who was bad for you? You know, that one person who doesn't seem to have your best interest at heart? It turns out that your mind can be like your 'bad' friend, and what's even worse: your brain prefers to believe your mind rather than reality! 028, 3 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/psychologist_self_talk.html Sex, monogamy, love. https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/586137 Here Sue Johnson, one of my favourite relationship experts, answers some of our big relationship questions: what is love? Are human beings monogamous? How does an affair happen? What can I do to heal my relationship? Is sex important? Worth watching 048, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/586137 Sleep Like a Baby https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/sleep_hygiene_strategies.html Finally! Part 3 of my article on Sleep and Stress provides you with a tonne of strategies to give you the best chance at improving your sleep. Hope these changes help you to sleep like a babe, sweet dreams x 047, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/sleep_hygiene_strategies.html 3am Waking Explained https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/3am_waking_explained.html Ever find yourself waking at 3am, unable to get back to sleep? This phenomenon is related to your body's stress response. Read my simple explanation to find out why you might be experiencing early morning waking in Part 2 of my article on stress and sleep at The Mindset Effect. 047, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/3am_waking_explained.html Stop stressing, start sleeping! https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/sleep_and_stress.html Feeling stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Gaining weight? Experiencing illness? Pain? Sleep disturbance underlies most of these problems and many more, and yet it's still not investigated properly. Learn more about the sleep process in part 1 of this 3 part series here. 047, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/sleep_and_stress.html Breathe to beat stress https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/breathe_beat_stress.html I'm sure you are aware that your breathing changes dramatically when you experience stress and anxiety. 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Follow the link to learn more. 045, 2 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/582402 A four letter word that will help you to manage stormy emotions. https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/psychology_tips_for_difficult_emotion.html Ever find yourself gripped by rage, blinded by jealousy, or deeply, deeply sad? Mindfulness is not just about managing your thoughts, it can also help with emotions and physical pain. Learn about a really neat 4 letter acronym I have stumbled across here. 042, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/psychology_tips_for_difficult_emotion.html Don't let cortisol poisoning get you! https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/stress.html Stress is a word that we toss around quite casually today. And yet the physical consequences of stress are very real and very destructive for your entire body. What is cortisol poisoning and how can you reduce the toxic impact of this deadly hormone? 041, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/stress.html Mental health week is so wrong! https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/mental_health_week.html I object to mental health week! Mental health, or wellbeing, needs to be something that we think about on a daily basis, not for one week of the year! And being mentally healthy encompasses so much more than just the mind. Read more to discover four helpful tips for nurturing wellbeing. 041, 8 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/mental_health_week.html Unhook yourself from self-doubt, shame, and guilt. https://www.eastqldcounselling.com.au/blog/shame_guilt_selfdoubt.html I am definitely not a morning person. Most mornings I listen to a talk as I slowly ease my way into the world. 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