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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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A Soldier And A Sex Worker Walk Into A Therapist’s Office. Who’s More Likely To Have PTSD?

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A soldier and a sex worker walk into a therapist’s office. Who’s more likely to have PTSD? Mary-Anne Kate, University of New England and Graham Jamieson, University of New England When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we most often think of soldiers traumatised by their experiences of war. But the statistics tell another story. While about 5-12% of Australian military personnel who have experienced active service have PTSD at any one time, this is about the same (10%) as rates for police, ambulance personnel, firefighters and other rescue workers. And while these rates are significant, they are not vastly different to rates in the general Australian population (8% of women and 5% of men). PTSD is actually most common in populations with a high exposure to forms of complex trauma. This involves multiple, chronic and deliberately inflicted interpersonal traumas (physical and sexual abuse and assaults, emotional abuse, neglect, persecution and torture). Sex workers, women fleeing domestic violence, survivors of childhood abuse and Indigenous Australians are far more likely to have experienced this complex trauma. In these groups, between 40% and 55% are affected by PTSD. So, how and why does their complex trauma differ from the PTSD we…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/03/17

By | Anxiety, Confidence, Habits, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, Mindfulness, NLP, Phobia, PTSD | No Comments

Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 19/03/17 This is a weekly post to act 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 the infamous rewind technique for phobias with a Dan Jones twist, a Trolls Mindfulness exercise for kids, looking at Persuasion, overcoming challenges for public speaking, hypnosis and PTSD, self-sabotage and PTSD, and lastly, a look at how mental health, sexual health, HIV, and Drugs are all tied together with gay men. 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. Overcome a Fear of Needles: Phobia Treatment: Rewind Technique By Dan Jones Hypnosis In this video I guide you through the rewind technique to help you overcome a fear of needles. The process is interactive and quite fast, so you may need to listen a few times to get used to the process and to following the process, and to deciding on what memories to use to de-traumatise. It is usually best to use the first memory (often the cause),…

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Australians Understand Depression, So Why Don’t We ‘Get’ Anxiety?

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Australians understand depression, so why don’t we ‘get’ anxiety? Anthony Jorm, University of Melbourne Australians have come a long way in understanding depression. Most recognise the symptoms and believe in the value of professional help. But anxiety disorders have been left behind. National surveys of “mental health literacy” show Australians are far less likely to recognise symptoms of anxiety. Around 15% of Australians suffer an anxiety disorder in any given year. This includes generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. When given a description of a person who is depressed, around three-quarters of survey respondents recognise the person is “depressed”. With PTSD, only a third get the label correct. For social phobia, it’s less than one in ten. Australians are also less likely to see a person with an anxiety disorder as warranting professional help. Everyday worry One reason for lack of understanding is that anxiety is something everyone experiences. And it’s not always a bad thing. Anxiety is necessary for our survival, because it protects us from danger. It can also motivate us to improve our performance in situations such as exams, sporting competitions and public speaking. But, like many good things,…

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