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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Autistic Emotion Regulation

New research from York University's Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. Led by Jonathan Weiss, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health and CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care [...]

5 Most Common Causes of Stress Today

Stress has always been a protective emotional response throughout human evolution (it's what our ancestors used to survive!) but in modern times it's become ubiquitous, everyone you talk to is stressed. In-fact, the Stress and Wellbeing survey in Australia reported that 72% of Australians said stress affects their physical health. What do we mean by [...]

By |2018-01-22T10:55:15+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sydney Hospital Using Emoji Boards to Help Children Express Their Emotions

When you are feeling sick but have no idea how to explain it in words, sometimes an emoji is all you need to get the message across. And that's the tool patients at the Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick are using to communicate to nurses and other medical staff every day. In August the hospital [...]

By |2017-10-06T12:18:03+11:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Not Just A Toy – How Lego is Helping Children Express Themselves

Lego isn’t just a plastic brick loved the world over. It’s also a tool which can be used therapeutically as children, teachers and experts are discovering in Gloucestershire. Education experts in Gloucestershire are using construction toys such as Lego to help children express their emotions and improve their mental health. With data showing that children [...]

By |2017-10-06T12:17:40+11:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When They Sweat The ‘Small’ Stuff – Teaching Kids How To Deal With Disappointment

Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff isn’t it? It’s what adults often say to each other. But a child’s attitude to the ‘small stuff’ is often a different matter. This is an observation that a dad made: Children do ‘sweat the small stuff.’ There’s no doubt, children can get very emotional very quickly [...]

Change Your Walk to Change Your Mood

In a new study, people who were prompted to walk in a more depressed style, with less arm movement and their shoulders rolled forward, experienced worse moods than those who were encouraged to walk in a happier style. “It is not surprising that our mood, the way we feel, affects how we walk, but we [...]

Age of Anxiety: Are We ‘Pathologizing’ Normal Emotion?

In 1994, a study asking a random sample of thousands of Americans about their mental health reported that 15 percent had ever suffered from anxiety disorders. A 2009 study of people interviewed about their anxiety repeatedly for years raised that estimate to 49.5 percent - which would be 117 million U.S. adults. Some psychiatrists say [...]