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Functional and Dysfunctional Anxiety

 Courtesy of Marie-ange Anxiety is part of being human. It motivates you to perform and allows you to adapt to changes (The Home Therapist, Dr. Matthew Bambling, Mental Health Issues, 2012). Being anxious is a signal that something is wrong, so you do something to keep safe and protect you from harm. For instance, feeling anxious [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Common Responses to Trauma

Courtesy of Eera Photography What is Trauma? The American Psychiatric Association (APA,2000) defines a trauma as a - direct personal experience of an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury, or other threat to one's physical integrity; or witnessing an event that involves death, injury, or a threat to the physical integrity [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grief and Loss

Courtesy of porcelaindoll13 Traditionally, Grief and Loss is connected to Death. Specifically, Grief refers to an individual's response and reaction to a loss (Doka, 1989). Grief is energy - an emotional response to loss. Loss, on the other hand, has a broader definition and doesn't only refer to Death. It refers to deprivation or no [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Grief and Loss, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Positive-emotions/engagement

Courtesy of soniaadammurray - Off Would you like to know the secret of life? Well, it's one thing; yes; only one thing, and that's PERMA - as founded by Dr Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology). PERMA stands for: PERMA stands for: P - Positive Emotions E- Engagement R - (Positive) Relationships M - Meaning A - [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Courtesy of Mirwex68 A survey by MinterEllison researching mental health in the workplace was given to a range of organisations to identify mental health challenges. MinterEllison distributed their survey to overseas-owned companies, Australian private organisations, sole traders, partnerships, government organisations, and not-for-profit companies. These organisations came from a broad range of industries, and 226 people [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Anxiety, Stress, and Resilience

Courtesy of Miroslava Hrabusova Anxiety is a normal and common emotion, defined as a perception of threat by something or someone in the environment. If the anxiety is out of control, your body reacts and goes through physical changes that prepare you to fight the threat/danger or escape (fight or flight response). You might also [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Resilience, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Mental Health In the Workplace

Courtesy of Stephen Criscolo A mentally healthy workplace has a positive work culture, reduces risks related to mental health, provides support to people presenting with mental health conditions, and is free of discrimination.  The source of the following information below is from 'Taking Care of your Mental Health in the Workplace - A Guide for [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized, workplace mental health|0 Comments

Would You Like to Change A Habit?

Courtesy of 5chw4r7z Was there ever a time you wanted to change a habit? Maybe lose some weight or increase your fitness level? Well, Charles Duhigg, reporter and author of 'The Power of Habit' did just that. I watched his three-minute video about how to change habits, and he gave his own personal story. Firstly, [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Habits, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anxiety and Performance

Courtesy of Urban-Chill I know that when I'm anxious about performing in front of others, I freeze or struggle at times. My chest tightens, my heart races and my mind ruminates about every possible thing that can go wrong. It's part of my 'worrier' personality, so I tend to over-think things at times. However, it's [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Anxiety and Performance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reduce Stress By Journalling

Courtesy of sincerely kellyy Whenever I feel stressed or anxious about a challenge, I find that writing in a journal helps to clarify my thoughts and emotions. I write at the very moment I'm in the stressed-out stage so that I can accurately write about my real feelings. What the journalling does is help me [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments