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HSC STRESS: Tips for Surviving and Thriving through the HSC Exams

Category :  |  by goodmood

It’s a very tough time, no one can deny that.  I just had a look at the 2016 English HSC paper and I could feel my body start to tense up with the memory of when I sat the HSC – 30 years ago, yikes!  I remember being so stressed-out, that ...

Put the Glass of Muddy Water down next to you.

Category :  |  by goodmood

Imagine that your mind, your worrying mind is a glass of water into which you have just dumped a handful of muddy sand. If you keep agitating the glass, if you keep turn...

The truth about your Inner Critic and why you really shouldn’t listen

Category :  |  by goodmood

Where are you when you notice that inner voice saying how much better you’d be if only you’d  ______ (you fill in the gap). Are you at home with the kids, at work in a meeting, looking in the mirror, or just alone with your thoughts? That n...

The Forgotten Girl

Category :  |  by goodmood

The Forgotten Girl She lives within, the child inside She’s known the depths of sorrow, The forgotten girl, she shouts so loud But you’re headed for tomorrow And there are times, you cannot know Her anger squashed, restrained with ...

Self-compassion

Category :  |  by goodmood

Self-compassion is a human imperative.  Self-compassion is the ability to look at ourselves wi...

Let’s get real about how we handle our kids’ emotions

Category :  |  by goodmood

Let’s get real about how we handle emotions in our kids.   The other day I was talking with a schoolteacher who was also a mother. She was amazed and concerned about the extent of mental health issues and self-harm...

Are you in a relationship with a Narcissist?

Category :  |  by Dr Gemma Gladstone

The term narcissist gets used quite a bit these days. It carries pejorative connotations and people use the tag to describe family members, workmates or media personalities who act in an obnoxious and overly self-involved manner. Like any person...

What is Interpersonal Mindfulness?

Category :  |  by Dr Gemma Gladstone

Mindfulness as a concept and practice has been in existence for at least 2500 years in the Buddhist tradition both as a form of meditation and an approach to Human existence. Today it forms a component of several of the modern psychotherapies an...