Archives for Health and Wellbeing

How Hypnotherapy Can Help Your Teenager

When it comes to today’s teenagers, parents can be forgiven for being more than a little overwhelmed. The challenges of hormones and growth spurts has been exasperated by social media and societal expectations, resulting in kids that feel the pressure to react appropriately to all sorts of situations before they’ve even reached puberty. Parents are stressed and confused, kids are strung out and anxious, and life gets hard for everyone, not just in the home environment, but in peer groups, school environments and extended family circles. Some teenagers react well to an increase in physical activity, some need adjustments to
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Categories: Health and Wellbeing and Teenagers.

How Every Day Sadness Can Be Misdiagnosed – What’s the Real Story?

DIAGNOSIS… “SAD, BUT NOT TOO SAD”! I am often asked to “fix” people who are sad, nervous, angry, tired, worried; and many would assume that this is a reasonable ask of therapy.   I agree that there is certainly a level at which therapy is recommended when these “emotions” persist, increase beyond ‘normal’ or interfere with everyday life. However I am often struck by the rush to diagnose and prescribe the standard human emotions.  We know that if people suppress these emotions that it has profound impacts on their physical and mental health; and eventually these (or other) emotions ‘leak
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31st May ~ World No Tobacco Day

[image url=”https://bunburycounselling.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/PPE.jpg” alignment=”center” margin_left=”0″ margin_right=”0″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″]  The Limitations of PPE: Millions of dollar spent annually on Personal Protective Equipment yet smoking is still common in workplaces (image courtesy of Bunbury Counselling) ********************* The cost of smoking to our community and workforce When a person quits smoking, the actual health benefits can be measurable almost immediately. Ms Bev Morton, Consultant with Bunbury Counselling says that “within 72 hours, a person who makes the decision to stop smoking will immediately feel the effects.  Your bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier and lung capacity increases. The ongoing benefits increase over time. Within
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