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Grief Cannot, and Should Not, Be Rushed

Von was about my fourth patient in as many months who was struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. She was in her late 60s and her husband, who had been considerably older than her, had been ill for many months with severe heart failure, so his death hadn’t been [...]

Young Men Need To Talk More About Their Feelings

In the debut of a new Life Matters series clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller, long time educator and resolution consultant John Hendry, and our very own Michael Mackenzie sit down once a week to do what men should do more. Talk about feelings. They begin with the treacherous path to finding Love. - Andrew Fuller, John [...]

By |2017-06-08T09:06:19+10:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The One Number that’s Eerily Good at Predicting Your Success in Love

iStock When people are looking for a significant other, they often try to find someone whose values, education, earnings, hobbies and even height match their own. But new research suggests there's one promising measure for finding a committed partner that most daters overlook -- credit scores. A credit score is a number that is supposed to [...]

Building Trust With Your Teen 

The definition of trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth or strength of someone or something. Trust is a two-way street. It is incredibly difficult to trust another person if they are not behaviourally or verbally reliable. While your teen may trust that you will provide food, a home, education and clothes, it does not end there. Teens also [...]

By |2015-04-06T22:46:36+10:00April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Tiny Moments Of Connection With Kids Matter

Most parents would never question that they love their children wholeheartedly — even when their little darling has done a lipstick drawing on the wall, won’t eat their vegies or sleep in their own bed, or thumps their brother. Even though we might get annoyed, we still love them absolutely. However, children don’t always feel [...]

3 Ways To Improve Your Mood And Wellbeing

Research by Barbara Fredrickson and Martin Seligman has shown that individuals can boost their wellbeing by improving the way in which they view their life. 1. What Went Well? A simple way to reframe your outlook on life is to ask, “What went well today?” and list them. Try to find three positives. This also [...]

By |2014-11-28T07:45:56+11:00November 28th, 2014|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

10 Things You Might Not Know About Love

1. It can be hard to talk about love in scientific terms because people have strong pre-existing ideas about it. The vision of love that emerges from the latest science requires a radical shift. I learned that I need to ask people to step back from their current views of love long enough to consider [...]

William Glasser, Psychiatrist Who Promoted Mental Health as a Choice, Dies at 88

Dr. Glasser trained therapists and others mainly through the William Glasser Institute, a nonprofit organization he founded outside Chicago. In his book “Choice Theory,” he summarized its strategy as helping patients and schoolchildren to shift their view of reality fundamentally — from one where behavior is controlled externally by coercion, to one where individuals control [...]

Are nice people born or made?

Oxytocin and vasopressin, two hormones that inspire feelings of love and generosity when they flood our brains, bind to neurons by attaching to molecules called receptors, which can come in different forms.   The new research, led by psychologist Michel Poulin of the University of Buffalo, suggests that if you have the genes that give [...]