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Tara's Traffic Tips - regulating not raging

Posted on 10 November, 2016 at 5:05 Comments comments (3)

For most of us, we dread a Monday morning and no doubt thousand of Melbourians felt this way even more the other morning with an accident on one of our busiest freeways. So after I witnessed a car speed past everyone patiently queued, and later someone beeping a motorcyclist who slowly passed - it made me think about how do people cope in these unexpected situations to remain calm?

 

Some of the foll...

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Write it down! Recognise. Reinforce. Remind.

Posted on 10 October, 2016 at 5:30 Comments comments (0)

Write it down: Recognise. Reinforce. Remind.


Many, in and out of therapy, are quite familiar with the idea and instruction of writing things down. Write things down so you can remember them. Write down your maladaptive thoughts - so you can view them more objectively and mindfully... Write down what you are grateful for - so you may develop more positivity and a more optimistic outlook...


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The seemingly innocuous lesson of teaching kids about healthy versus unhealthy eating

Posted on 31 August, 2016 at 9:20 Comments comments (0)

The seemingly innocuous lesson of teaching kids about “healthy” versus “unhealthy” eating


I have had numerous conversations about how categorising food and eating behaviours as “healthy” or “unhealthy”, while it may seem intuitive and helpful, is actually counterproductive and potentially damaging. Hearing that this was being promoted at my daughter’s kindergarten this week, however, has prompted me to write about ...

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Setting up a Sleep Contract with your Child

Posted on 14 June, 2015 at 8:15 Comments comments (0)

SETTING UP A BEDTIME/SLEEP CONTRACT WITH YOUR CHILD

Situation: Your primary school aged child is:

a. Having difficulty getting to sleep by themselves

b. Having trouble staying asleep

c. Resisting bedtime

d. Clingy at bedtime

e. Being ‘difficult’ at bedtime

f. Anxious about sleep

g. All of the above…?

h. ___________________________________

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Resolving Relationship Conflict

Posted on 21 April, 2015 at 8:35 Comments comments (0)

Resolving relationship conflict

Your partner has hurt you – and they’re also feeling hurt by you. You’re both feeling upset, saddened, anxious, angry, resentful, or pissed off with each other. A stalemate: neither of you are apologising or making amends. Attempts to talk about the problem, (when you’re not avoiding it, or each other) turn into blame exchanges, leaving...

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