Mindfulness: A buzz word?

By Radhika Tanksale, Clinical Psychologist The term mindfulness has seeped into people’s vocabulary in the last few years. Not just adults but children too have heard the word. Back in 2004, I remember completing my predoctoral degree in psychology at the University and coming back to live with my mother…

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Dealing with conflict using the EAR technique.

By, Sonya Blandford, Psychologist Have you noticed that some people are more upset than usual during this time of social isolation?  Matching their emotional level can lead to escalation of an incident and can affect relationships in a negative way. The EAR statement (created by Bill Eddy) is one strategy that…

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Alexithymia and Autism

By, Dr Michelle S Garnett  Clinical Psychologist, Author and Autism Consultant MPsych(Clin) PhD  MAPS FCCP The term “alexithymia” is coming up more and more in the research literature on autism. You may have wondered what it is and how is it is relevant to autism? Alexithymia describes someone who has difficulties…

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Meet the Team: Dr Coralia MacHatch

Cora is passionate about delivering evidence-based treatment in a warm and supportive manner, with a client-directed focus. She is committed to achieving positive outcomes for her clients. Cora believes in working collaboratively with you to help you gain insight and understanding of the problem, and to formulate goals you would…

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Latest Research on Camouflaging

By Professor Tony Attwood, Clinical Psychologist Children who have autism will know at quite a young age that they are different to their peers with regard to the ability to read facial expressions, body language and social cues, and are different to their peers in the ability to make and…

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How to help young people manage climate anxiety.

By Rebecca Kuhn, Psychologist. Exposure to constant news about climate change in Australia has many young people feeling worried about its impact on their future lives. ReachOut and Student Edge recently released survey data consisting of over 1500 students aged 14 to 23 which indicated that up to 80 percent…

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Facing COVID-19

By Nicola Stigter, Provisional Psychologist Our world is currently full of uncertainty and rapid change. These feelings of worry, stress, fear, anger and loneliness are going to be normal given the ongoing concerns and safeguards enacted around the unprecedented situation we are all experiencing with COVID-19. During this uncertain time, it is important…

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Interoceptive Awareness – How to Make Sense of Big Emotions!  

By Sarah Ormond, Psychologist Our ability to feel what is going on in our body is an important skill; tuning into to our physical sensations can give us important clues towards our physical needs and emotional states. Paying attention to these internal signals allows us to understand our emotions and…

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Introducing Dr India Whitehouse Clinical Psychologist

India is thrilled to be working at Minds and Heart. She first became interested in psychology because she was drawn to understanding how some people who experience extremely difficult life events are able to stay open hearted and heal. She wanted to learn how and why and harness this in…

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Meet Nicola Stigter

We are honored to meet and get to know our clients, colleagues, and community on a daily basis and thought it would nice to share a little about us! We will provide a segment on our team member’s perspectives, areas of passion and purpose in their career, and some quirky…

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