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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The Pleasure and the Pain of Intimate Relationships

By Dr Michelle Garnett, Clinical Psychologist Being in an intimate relationship with someone is one of the most intensely joyful and painful experiences we can have. The ecstasy of finding love, being in love, and loving someone is so incredibly uplifting that most people would declare that they ”would rather…

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Meet Ms Rebecca Kuhn

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 monthly segment on our team member’s perspectives, areas of passion and purpose in their career, and some…

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Autistic Women in the Workplace

by Barb Cook Typically, autism is viewed as a male condition with stereotypical preconceptions that all autistics must, for instance, be mathematical savants and their career paths are in IT. Wrong. In this article I want to highlight some of the inaccurate perceptions of autistic people, in particularly women, look…

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‘Eco-Mon’

By Ms Amy Cleator, Provisional Psychologist Pokémon is a game-based phenomenon that has attracted both children and adults across the globe.  Originating in the 1990’s, Pokémon was developed by Satoshi Tajiri’s (diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome), whose early love of insect collecting allowed him to observe the impact of urban development on the…

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Mindfulness: Why is it so important?

By Dr David Zimmerman, Clinical Psychologist Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. When we engage in deliberate mindfulness practise, it provides a window of opportunity…

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