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How to fix a push-pull relationship

push-pull relationship

Love is complicated enough without the added pressure of trying to always second guess what your partner will do at any given moment. Many of us have experienced a push-pull relationship. This is where the balance of power in the relationship isn’t equal. One person seems to chase when the other is pulling away and vice versa. All relationships go …

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Tools for accepting emotions

At times we can all use tools for accepting emotions. Emotional wisdom isn’t the same as rational wisdom. It defies logic and can lead us into trouble if we don’t learn how to temper the intense urges that accompany emotions. So how do you manage emotions better? It’s important to know yourself. What things trigger you? Is it your partner? …

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How To Stop Letting Your Emotions Control You

Emotions are very important elements of our lives. The brain has developed the ability to perceive and generate emotions because they are primarily essential for the survival of the individual and the species.   First of all, you need to become aware of your emotions, to acknowledge them &  to learn how to control them. Gaining control is not an …

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Top Easy Tips to Boost Your Psychology Wellness in Sutherland Shire

So many of us are struggling with emotions, relationships, and coping with behavioral changes. It can be hard to ask for help or share whatever you are going through with your family or friends, in the fear that they might judge you. The issue could get out of hand, and before you know it, you are already battling depression.  Your mental health should always …

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Tips to manage emotional overload

Times of emotional overload aren’t pleasant. We can feel completely out of control and find it difficult not to act without thinking. When we are highly emotional, we aren’t using our rational minds. Here are tips to help you when you experience emotional overload. Opposite Action The first skill is Opposite Action, which can help you stop an intense or …

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Why Suppressing Emotion is bad for you

There are many reasons why we suppress emotions. It is a coping strategy that many people use to avoid pain and unpleasant feelings in life. That negative energy has to go somewhere though and it is akin to filling your body with poison when you internalise negative emotions without dealing with them properly. Ways in which we suppress emotions: Escapism …

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Tips for mood management

Moods fluctuate and sometimes we may wish we could be more in control of our emotions. I have put together some great tips to help with mood management. Mood management Be more aware of your ‘mental diet’. What are you telling yourself on a regular basis? What do you believe? Learn to recognise when your thinking is creating anxiety and/or …

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Am I mentally balanced?

Many people wonder whether they are mentally balance, as in reasonable and able to see the world around them in a healthy, balanced way. The way we perceive the world around us does fluctuate. When we are experiencing high stress levels or clinical depression we are clearly not functioning seamlessly but there are common behaviours that can identify an individual …

How physical can affect psychological immediately

Believe it or not, there are things that you can do physically that will immediately affect your mood. That’s good to know because if you do these things, you might immediately feel cheered up..yayy!! A warm drink makes you friendlier I am one of the few counsellors that offers clients a warm drink before we start a session. I do …

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Am I neurotic?

Are you a neurot? Okay, I made that word up but it sounds fitting… Many people ask themselves, “Am I neurotic?” but many don’t know what defines neuroticism. Neurotic people tend to be quite highly strung. They tend to be emotional, more up and down than the average person. Anxiety, depression and self doubt are part and parcel of neuroticism. …