Mental Health Maintenance During the Same Sex Postal Vote

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Maintaining Mental Health During the Same-Sex Postal Vote The internet and media have been flooded with the conversation about marriage equality for the past few years now, however, nothing has compared to the level of exposure it has received over the past few weeks. Along with it has come an alarming amount of anxiety and shame that many had felt they had dealt with and resolved long ago. While we can’t prevent people from voicing their beliefs, we can learn how to ensure we protect and maintain our own mental health and allow ourselves to become mentally stronger and resilient. Since the idea of a marriage equality plebiscite was first presented, there has been strong resistance to it from mental health organisations who were concerned that it would cause mental hardship on the LGBT community. In the past week, many mental health organisations have spoken about the sharp increase on their services from LGBT youth who are struggling with this vicious debate with some organisations having a 20% increase in their calls. While the government promised a ‘civilized debate’, the ability to facilitate this around such a personal topic that people care passionately about was always going to be in…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 27/8/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 27/08/17 Getting Mental Health On The Line is our weekly post that acts as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as counselling skills, Jungian Archetypes philosophy, Reality Therapy, creating morning habits, a look at the psychological impact of the marriage equality postal survey and, lastly, even a bit of Ericksonian work to deal with grief. Counselling Practical Basics By Marc de Bruin Your Amazing Brain – BB4 Thinking differently By Your Amazing Brain 3.0 Information and exploration about the brain and how to use that information in daily life and psychotherapeutic practice. See the whole series and much more at www.richardhill.com.au/ 10 Morning Routine Habits of Successful People By Practical Psychology Jungian Archetypes and Personality By AllCEUs Counseling Education Ericksonian Hypnotic Storytelling: The Farmer: Bedtime Story Which Helps The Grieving Process By Dan Jones Hypnosis This Ericksonian hypnotic bedtime story is about a farmer and his experiences of farming and of having a family. Not only does this bedtime story help you to sleep, but if you need it to with regular…

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OUTthink – Talking About Marriage Equality with Joe Busuttil

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OUTthink – Talking About Marriage Equality with Joe Busuttil OUTthink returns just as the debate on same sex marriage heats up While we only took a short break, the reignition of the marriage equality debate proved to be something truly worth discussing. Even the Australian Medical Association recognises marriage equality as being a physical and mental health issue. For Joe and I, the discussion isn’t so much about wanting to marry as it is around being seen as equal and able to explore that option if we decided that was what we wanted to do. For many LGBTQIA couples in long term relationship, the ability to have marriage equality is going to see them have the same rights and experiences as their non-LGBTQIA family and friends. The debate leading up to the postal vote is only going to get nastier and nastier, and it will be wise for LGBTQIA folk to distance themselves from some of the more hateful and personal attacks that they may encounter over the course of the next few months. Time out from social media and being able to recognise that the insecurities being projected say more about the people making the claims than them themselves…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 06/08/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 06/08/17 Getting Mental Health On The Line is our weekly post that acts as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as looks at therapies such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy in relation to anxiety and PTSD, a look at the keynote presentation from the American Psychological Association, how to live a purpose-driven life, what behaviours limit success and, lastly, checking into the Heartland Hypnosis Conference for a presentation on Rapid Rapport. SFBT Moments Volume 49: The Power of Hope and Expectancy By Elliott Connie Learning to use the Solution Focused Approach effectively is as much about inspiration as it is information. This is because only the inspired person will be able to stick to it in session when the content gets tough. This video is about an experience that occurred early in my career that inspires me to this day. It is about an early experience that taught me just how truly capable people can be. CBT Explained – Dr Sarah Edelman PhD By SMART…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 30/07/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 30/07/17 Getting Mental Health On The Line is our weekly post that acts as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as some tips on learning hypnosis, a complete hypnosis relaxation session, looking at requisites for change, getting out of the way of your own success, double binds in hypnotherapy, a look at time line therapy, improving self esteem and the impact of mindfulness. Learn Hypnosis – Live Hypnosis Demo and Q&A By UK Hypnosis Academy This was a FACEBOOK LIVE in 28th July 2017. Hypnosis Demo, Questions and Basic Psychology lesson. This was directed towards people on my friends list who have little or no experience with Hypnosis. It was a simple but direct way of explaining Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. #329 – Complete Relaxation Sleep Hypnosis Session (Rain Background) By Joseph Clough Facebook Live 27 – The 3 Requisites For Change By The Performance Partnership Limited There are actually 3 things that have to happen to create long term change and 2 of them are after the therapy, training or coaching. dirtydancingsoul…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/07/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 16/07/17 Getting Mental Health On The Line is our weekly post that acts as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as a look at belonging and how to belong, a 2 minute daily gratitude meditation routine, how to create binaural beats, a strengths based approach to treating anxiety, tips to breaking bad habits, changing subconscious programs to improve your life, and lastly a chat with the fantastic hypnotherapist Ines Simpson via the excellent Work Smart Hypnosis by Jason Linett. If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. Belonging and How to Belong – Teal Swan By Teal Swan This episode on belonging and how to feel like you belong explores our feeling of being isolated, lonely and alone. Teal Swan discusses how sometimes we feel that we only belong in places where we didn’t wish we belonged. In other words, we either don’t feel we belong or we feel that we only belong where we…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 09/07/17

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 09/07/17 Getting Mental Health On The Line is our weekly post that acts as an additional resource for both clients and fellow therapists alike. This week, we’re presenting some of the best from the past week featuring topics as diverse as an exploration of the brain-body connection in neurological rehabilitation, a look at Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), utilising NLP to create meaning and purpose in your life, how our brain is being hacked by social media, mindfulness meditation, and a look at the psychology of drag! If you have a video that you would like featured in our weekly roundup, then drop Lawrence a line with a link to your video. Train the Brain: Exploring the Brain-Body Connection in Neurological Rehabilitation By University of California Television (UCTV) ACT What Every Counselor Should Know | Counselor Toolbox Episode 149 By AllCEUs Counseling Education The Secret To Creating Life Defining Moments – NLP Mind Hack By NLP Gym In this video, Damon Cart explains how we create life defining moments even though it may seem like it’s just chance. If you want to know more about using NLP to create meaning and purpose…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 25/6/17 – Jeffrey Zeig Special

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 25/06/17 – Jeffrey Zeig Special This week, we’re doing something a little different with our ‘Getting Mental Health On The Line’ blog. We have an enormous amount of admiration and respect for Jeffrey Zeig. As someone who trained with Milton Erickson and who set up the Milton Erickson Foundation, Dr Zeig is just a wealth of knowledge. This weekly series has been set up to offer five minute tips in therapy around a range of topics. 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 00: Introduction 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 01: Anxiety 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 02: Grief 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 03: Depression 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 04: Pain 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 05: Smoking Cessation 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 06: Meta Model – Establishing Goals 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 07: Meta Model – Gift Wrapping 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 08: Meta Model – Tailoring 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 09: Meta Model – Process 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 10: Meta Model – Who Will You Be As A Psychotherapist? 5 Minute Therapy Tips…

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OUTthink Podcast – David Clark On Exploring Bipolar Disorder

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OUTthink Podcast – David Clark On Exploring Bipolar Disorder David Clark was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder back in 2011. Up until that point, he had absolutely no idea that he had been living with bipolar although he acknowledges that there had been signs. In this OUTthink, David shares his experience of being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, the experience of ‘brain snaps’ and how he has been able to take this diagnosis and turn it into something positive. About Our Guest, David Clark Dave is an accredited Master Practitioner in NLP, drawing on past skills and experience as a Project Manager and Business Excellence Model assessor. During his career he has worked in a variety of fields including social research, evaluation, training, project management, change management and Board capacity and capability development. More recently he has embarked on a more personal voyage of discovery exploring the field of personal development and is now coaching others drawing on the skills, knowledge and experience he has gathered over the past 25 years. For more information about David, check out his website The Lime Green Solutions. You can also find information about David’s book ‘WTF! Life Is Not Always What It Seems’ on Amazon…

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When Is a ‘Workplace Bully’ Not a ‘Workplace Bully’?

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When Is a ‘Workplace Bully’ Not a ‘Workplace Bully’? Last week, I wrote my blog on what you should do if you feel you’re being bullied in the workplace. I have to say that I’ve been blown away by some of the feedback that I’ve had to the piece, both directly from friends and also on LinkedIn where the article was originally published. One friend of mine had just gone through a very difficult and painful bullying situation in her workplace and, while it has since been resolved, she forwarded the piece to her HR team as she knew how important this topic is. This week’s blog has come from one comment that I received in one of the LinkedIn groups that I do wish to share. I share this because I actually agree with much of what this person writes and it provides an interesting additional point that can only enrich this conversation further. Dawn wrote, “ If you are ‘feeling bullied’, you should confront your colleague and say that their behaviour is offending your dignity at work. It may feel uncomfortable to say but you are being fair, you are giving the ‘bully’ the opportunity to change. Not…

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