‘Sleep hygiene’ is the variety of different habits and activities performed around your night’s sleep. Poor sleep hygiene is when bad habits start to form, preventing you from getting your seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Poor sleep hygiene is linked with health, productivity and relationship problems, all of which can have a […]
A panic attack is a physical sensation of fear which is a brief episode of anxiety. Panic attacks may occur unexpectedly as they are not usually due to any external threat. A panic attack can last from a few minutes to half an hour. However, the emotional and physical effects of a panic attack can […]
Is abstinence necessary to recover from substance abuse? Psychologist Jim Adsett has written an interesting article on abstinence versus cutting down.
Only 1 in 5 women in Australia are satisfied with their body weight. The constant exposure from social media and tv adverts showing bodies that are not realistic or representative of the general population can easily stir up feelings of anxiety and impact our sense of self. If you are struggling with body image issues, and/or would […]
Life events that are frightening, harmful or disturbing may have lasting effects on our psychological health. Trauma is the psychological injury incurred from being involved in or witness to such events. If left untreated, those who have experienced a traumatic event may find it difficult to continue normal functioning or cope with their daily schedules […]
Burnout is the consequence of excessive work, stress, and other related factors. It can be described as a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion, and not having enough resources to cope or manage tasks and situations that are presented to you. If you find that you are no longer able to maintain the same level of […]