The Anger Iceburg

Have you ever wondered why we get angry? According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, “emotions are, in essence, impulses to act, the instant plans for handling life that evolution has instilled in us.” In his book Emotional Intelligence, Goleman tells us … Read More

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas

 Eat, drink and stay merry over the festive season Christmas is upon us! As well as being a joyous time of eating, drinking and being merry, for many people the festive season can be one of the most stressful times … Read More

Think Before You Freak: 3 Things To Keep In Mind About Anger

    1. Anger must be released. The dangerous thing about anger is it demands to be acknowledged. Whether it’s breaking, throwing, slapping, screaming or crying, it needs an outlet to be released. Unfortunately, this usually leads to impulsive decisions … Read More

Six Steps for Healthy Lifestyle Change

Emotional Labour: A significant interpersonal stressor.

    Over recent decades, industrial restructuring in the Western world has witnessed a significant shift of employment from agriculture and manufacturing industries to the services sector. This shift has seen an increase in face-to-face and voice-to-voice interactions in such … Read More

Stress and Wellbeing in Australian Women

  For the fourth successive year, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) commissioned a Stress and Wellbeing Survey of the Australian adult population. The key findings found for Australian women are: Wellbeing: Women reported significantly lower levels of wellbeing than men. … Read More

Young Adults Stress and Wellbeing

For the fourth successive year, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) commissioned a Stress and Wellbeing Survey of the Australian adult population. Key findings for young adults Depression & anxiety: Young adults (18-25) reported highest levels of depression & anxiety of … Read More

Stress and Wellbeing in Australia

Australian Psychological Society annually examines the levels of stress and wellbeing experienced by Australians. Read the published report on the 2014 key findings which include: Level of Stress and Distress in Australians Mental health Wellbeing Impact of stress Causes of Stress … Read More

Managing Anxiety

How is anxiety treated? Psychological treatment, particularly cognitive-behaviour therapy, has been found to be very effective in the treatment of anxiety. Cognitive behaviour therapy is made up of two components. The first component, cognitive therapy, is one of the most common and well … Read More

Understanding Anxiety

Everyone occasionally experiences some anxiety. It is a normal response to a stressful event or perceived threat. Anxiety can range from feeling uneasy and worried to severe panic. What is anxiety? Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling of fear or impending disaster and reflects … Read More