Remote appointments from today
As of 12pm today I am moving all appointments to Zoom Video or phone adhering to the Australian Governments request to stop all non-essential in-person contact aiming to limit Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in our communities.
I will contact you again when In-person appointments become available.
My services support mental health and wellbeing and I will continue to offer my services remotely. I will primarily be using Zoom Video Communications - a remote conferencing service - that is…
Supporting yourself in times of distress
I’ve been noticing that many people around me – clients, family, friends – have been struggling with maintaining a positive mindset recently. It’s as if the widespread devastation and death caused by the catastrophic bushfires we’re currently experiencing in Australia have tipped many of us off the edge to what we can readily cope with; where our emotional capacity is stretched beyond our limit and despair and sadness is clouding our experience.
In times of distress, it’s crucial to remember th…
Calm your mind using deep breathing
When I start working with a new client, I start at the beginning - supporting your wellbeing through cultivating a calm mind. When you have a calm mind you can think clearly; you can then begin to access your real truth, desires and challenges.
The process of developing and maintaining your personal wellbeing first begins with learning how to calm your mind — and by doing so learning to reduce stress and anxiety.
This in turn begins with learning how to breathe more slowly, efficiently, mindf…
The many benefits of Mindfulness practice
A couple of months ago I embarked on advancing my skills and knowledge regarding best and latest practices helping support clients with trauma and I’m so grateful I did. Not only am I better equipped at helping the many clients that walk through my door (given everyone has experienced trauma whether small or big), I’ve also learned the latest findings on mindfulness and it’s link to reducing inflammation and disease. I was already a strong advocate for mindfulness and this new knowledge has give…
Create a plan to maximise your efforts this year
Spring is here and I’m loving the longer and warmer days. Many people experience increased energy and motivation with more bounce in their step as summer approaches… this also bring us to the reality that Christmas and the end of year is a little more than three months away.
Now is the perfect time to take a deep breathe and do some reflection and planning to help you maximise your efforts for the remaining months of this year.
Schedule some ‘you’ time into your diary - an hour will be adequa…
9 tips to manage self loathing
Most people I know - even those that are well studied in mindset management and personal development as well as people that are highly functional and successful - have times in there lives where they experience dislike or hate themselves and struggle to manage self loathing.
It's helpful to remember that self loathing is common and normal at some point in your life for short or long intervals. The important aspect to remember is to be able to see it and identify it for what it is (self-loathing…
Nurture yourself for success
Do you nurture your 'self'? Do you support your 'self' for success in your life? Do you want to learn how to support and nurture your 'self' even better?
Success in life starts with learning how to best support yourself and this starts with developing a supportive nurturing relationship with ‘self’. Most people find this a challenge! Childhood and life experiences combined with conditioning and cultural expectations leave many burdened with limiting beliefs believing they are no good, not enoug…
How to create the best plan upon a new year
2017 is upon us - despite many of us being in holiday mode - what's your plan for this year?
There are many ways to create a vision when a new year begins. Some like to create new year's resolutions or create vision boards or specific goals or some like to invite new experiences, states, or emotions. It's a worthy use of your time given that it's a proven fact that if you know the results you want you will be more likely to move toward it and achieve it!
I encourage you to write, paint, or pla…
Mindfully manage your emotions!
Mindfulness is about being aware of your present experience with acceptance - being conscious of what you're doing, seeing and experiencing - whether that's tying your shoelaces, walking on the beach, or sitting quietly being present without the usual distractions (including phones and technology) while being aware of feelings as they arise as the observer without being overwhelmed by them. Mindfulness is often mistaken as mediation - which in basic terms is about quietening the mind.
3 quick tips on managing anxiety:
Over the last few months I’ve been constantly reminded of our shared social challenge of increasing levels of anxiety; average anxiety levels are reaching new highs as we set out to multi-task even more, managing the 24:7 distractions of being on and the ever-present pressures of having it all and being successful. Your health is the most important factor in your life, without it, you will struggle to lead a fulfilling life.
I personally know what it’s like to completely lose your health havin…