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Dogs really can chase away loneliness

Feeling lonely? A dog may help. Our research out today confirms what many dog owners already know: dogs are great companions that can help you to feel less lonely. Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general lift in mood all likely help. But our study, published today in [...]

By |2019-11-08T11:48:23+11:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Wellbeing Education for Teens

“Participating in this event helped me see where my fellow peers sit in terms of different things that impact us in our teenage lives. Seeing the amount of people across the country who are thinking about the same things I am is encouraging and empowering” said a year 12 student from last year’s Generation Next [...]

Want to be happier? Try getting to know yourself

The unexamined life is not worth living, said the Greek philosopher Socrates. He was reflecting on the expression “Know Thyself” – an aphorism inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi and one of the ultimate achievements in ancient Greece. While we walk around the world more or less successful in our endeavours, many of [...]

By |2019-01-22T09:45:48+11:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Prepare for the Transition from Year 11 to Year 12

The transition from Year 11 to Year 12 can be challenging. The workload increases, expectations change and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. While some students find they are well prepared for the transition, other students can find it much more difficult. No matter how one finds the transition, looking back in hindsight, all students realise [...]

By |2018-11-20T10:02:20+11:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why Getting Motivated is Hard (and How to Do it Anyway)

As a trainer, I consider it a personal failure if I'm unable to motivate a client to make important health and lifestyle changes. Sure, there are people who just don't care, but I can spot them from 100 metres away. I'm not talking about them. I'm referring to the clients who really want to lose [...]

5 Self-Care Pillars for Helping Professionals

Today’s post is an interview with Ellen Rondina, the author of a new book called Self-Care Revolution. It's an important book I wish I'd had when I started my career as psychologist. Barb:  What’s the story behind your new book, SELF-CARE REVOLUTION? Ellen:  Helping professionals who have committed their life to serving others are committed to an ethical practice that includes self-care, [...]

By |2018-06-25T16:14:26+10:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

12 Ways to Keep Your Children Healthy in the Digital Age

According to a newly published report by the Global Wellness Institute, Wellness in the Age of the Smartphone, “Whether we like it or not, whether we feel confident that we can deal with the change or not, this technological revolution will disrupt everything in a trend that is inescapable. Its scale, speed, breadth and complexity will be unlike anything [...]

5 Things To Stop Saying Today If You Want More Success And Happiness

Here are the top five things you need stop saying to yourself and to others, if you want a better career and life: “This is not so bad – I can tolerate it.” So many people I’ve worked with seem to want to remain blind to how their daily work-lives are hurting them. They think [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:46:35+10:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

8 Reasons to Forgive

Forgiveness within psychology is relatively new, having emerged as a research focus in the later 1980's (Enright, Santos, & Al-Mabuk, 1989). Over the next three decades, a host of studies have emerged within the mental health professions showing that Forgiveness Therapy is beneficial for the client, for the one who forgives (Baskin & Enright, 2004; Wade et al., 2014). We have to [...]

By |2018-04-30T16:00:04+10:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

10 Tips for Teacher Wellbeing

Tips for teacher wellbeing from ReachOut Schools The busyness that comes with starting the new school year can come as a shock to the system when you’re still in relaxed holiday mode. Check out ReachOut Schools’ 10 tips for surviving the shift, and for making your wellbeing a priority in 2018.   How to keep [...]

By |2018-01-23T09:10:23+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments