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According to Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA), one in seven new mothers and one in ten new fathers experiences postnatal depression or anxiety. In this latest Up Close & Personal essay, Diana Kirk shares with us her intimate experience with postnatal depression following the birth of her first son.
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It is not uncommon for people to come into the clinic seeking strategies to manage their fears about having an MRI or other scans such as bone scans or CT scans, particularly if they are a part of the monitoring and management of a chronic health condition.
Published in The Coping Toolkit
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 20:05

Anxiety & the MRI

Sometimes we have bad days and sometimes those days turn into weeks. We don't always know why, often because it's what's happening subconsciously that's causing the problems. In those cases, it can help to work backwards to try to figure out what's wrong. I just had one of those weeks and this is what I figured out.
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Welcome to the third article in a series of three related to chronic pain or chronic discomfort. The first two articles are located in the Analyse This category, titled A New Way to Explain Pain - The One by the Physiotherapist and The One by the Psychologist. Moving into the Moment is an Up Close & Personal account of how I used mindfulness to cope with extreme physical discomfort due to cancer treatment. The same strategies could apply to emotional discomfort. I hope you find it helpful.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:20

Everybody Wants a Piece of Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally. It’s about knowing what is on your mind.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 19:31

10 Things That Set Me Free

That's a bit melodramatic isn't it? Set me free? I mean what am I, a prisoner? Well, of course not, but sometimes I wonder if I'm a slave to my mind. Do you ever feel that way too?

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:27

Striking the Perfect Balance

Just like any stable and reliable structure, good mental health requires a solid foundation. The keys to a secure foundation are balance and consistency.
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