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Combatting Irrational Fears by making them boring

Posted on March 1, 2016 in - 0

Feeling fearful is natural, an inbuilt human survival instinct; stemming from our caveman times when survival really was a matter of life and death. Modern day fears though, are often irrational fears or phobia where little or no realistic threat exists. The reality of the posed threat however, is irrelevant to those suffering from irrational fears, and often those afflicted are imprisoned by avoidance behaviour, preventing them from enjoying life and often leading to depression. Read more

 

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Dr Gino Medoro

Posted on October 1, 2013 in - 0

Gino is a registered clinical psychologist who has experience working with adults and adolescents with a range of complex psychological difficulties. This includes anxiety, depression, complex trauma, eating disorders, substance misuse,

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Towards Better Sleep

Posted on September 4, 2013 in - 0

When you skimp on sleep, your body goes into overdrive and operating on an empty tank can have some pretty heavy side effects. Here’s three reasons why getting better sleep can heal your mind, body and soul.  A recent finding from a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that people ate up to 300 fewer calories when they had adequate sleep and there are many reasons for this. One being the part of the brain that controls sleep, also plays a part in appetite stimulation. It is also true, that when you are tired you are more likely to crave carbohydrates and have less will-power to resist food. The obvious link between weight and sleep is simply based on the fact that you spend less hours awake consuming calories. If insomnia is driving you up the wall, register for the next Towards Better Sleep programme, email: newmarket@psychologyconsultants.com.au 

 

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