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  • Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday evenings)

    Are you looking for coping skills to deal with life’s challenges? You may have a stressful job. a challenging relationship or a difficult health issue. Or maybe there’s just too much going on in your life right now and you’re feeling the strain. This introductory Mindfulness course will teach you how to manage stress and … Continue reading Mindfulness Skills For A Balanced Life (Tuesday evenings)

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  • Mindfulness and The Emotional Brain

    In this video one of my favourite authors, Daniel Siegel, talks about how the regular practice of focusing the attention (meditation) can enhance the integration of the brain and empower us to have better mental health. He talks about how the practice can improve our relationships, moods and outlooks on life. Although he speaks of this … Continue reading Mindfulness and The Emotional Brain

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  • Surviving the Stress of the Festive Season

    It’s that time of year again. For some people, the end of each year is filled with excitement as they prepare for parties, family gatherings, giving and receiving gifts, fireworks and perhaps even travel. For others it can be a time of stress, over-indulgence and even loneliness. One thing is for sure, if you live in … Continue reading Surviving the Stress of the Festive Season

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  • Meditation Isn’t Weird

    When I was 10 years old my Year 5 teacher told us a story about a scientist who happened to be a microbiologist. I don’t remember who she was or the context of the story but I clearly remember deciding at that very moment that this would be my future profession. And it was. Eleven … Continue reading Meditation Isn’t Weird

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  • Mindfulness: An Answer To The Challenges Of Today’s Men

    Mindfulness is one tool today’s man can use to develop the emotional resilience to successfully surf the ups and downs that are unique to his generation. Ever-Evolving Gender Roles When my parents married nearly seventy years ago, a man’s role was clear: support your family. My parents were refugees from war-torn Europe and as such, … Continue reading Mindfulness: An Answer To The Challenges Of Today’s Men

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  • Facebook Live Event

    If you want to learn about the Science of Positivity and it’s role in good mental health, join us for our Facebook Live event this Tuesday 26 September at 12pm and learn about the most powerful exercise to boost your positivity. Just click on the link below at 12pm to be connected to our live … Continue reading Facebook Live Event

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  • Mindfulness One-Day Workshop

    Over the past few years, the word Mindfulness has come into common usage, leaving many people wondering what does it mean, why should we do it and is it really as good for us as they say? Make space in your busy life to come to our five hour workshop where you will learn The … Continue reading Mindfulness One-Day Workshop

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  • Are You Living With Chronic Pain?

    When you read the title of this week’s blog you may think I’m only referring to physical pain. But what about chronic psychological pain? If you regularly experience anxiety, stress, recurring sleeplessness then you’re living with chronic pain. If you often feel loneliness, grief, sadness then you’re living with chronic pain. If you struggle with … Continue reading Are You Living With Chronic Pain?

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  • The Challenges of Being a School Leaver … Or Living With One

    There’s no question that for many Australian families having a teenager in the final year of their schooling is stressful.  As 2017 passes its mid-point it may be timely to consider some simple strategies that students (and their parents) may undertake to relieve or even prevent some of the end of year stress. The final … Continue reading The Challenges of Being a School Leaver … Or Living With One

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  • Five Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp

    It’s not news to most of us that as we age we can lose some of our ability to think quickly and clearly. And we don’t have to be elderly to feel this. In fact, this is a normal part of the brain conserving energy: it puts its resources into pathways that are being used … Continue reading Five Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp

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