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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.
Published in Up Close & Personal
"If you're pretty crazy then you're in good company because the human race as a whole is out of its goddam head." Albert Ellis - founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and pioneer in the development of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Published in The Coping Toolkit
Tom is a beautiful proud Warramunga Man from the Wiradjuri Nation. He is a son, brother, husband and friend but touches so many more people every day as he shares his knowledge and stories through his work as the founder of Red Dust Healing. Today we are blessed to learn so much from this very wise man of very few words in our latest Conversation on the Couch.
The following article in our series on depression focuses on the second goal of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommended management plan for the treatment of a depressive disorder - the treatment of depressed mood with psychotherapy. 
Published in Analyse This
The Psychology of It turned one on March 26th, 2017! What a year it's been. Read on to here a bit about our journey creating the website and our plans for the future. Oh yeah, we also announce the winner of our first birthday competition!
Published in New Things
Have you ever faced difficulties in your job because of your gender? Have you ever had to work harder to prove yourself in your role simply because of your sex? Unfortunately people encounter discrimination everyday for many reasons, including their gender. Guest writer Diana Kirk let's us into her world owning and operating a company in the male dominated real-estate industry where sadly, even in 2017 misogyny is alive and well.
Published in Up Close & Personal
"When the dust is settled on our lives, all we get to keep and take with us is our dignity, our integrity and the love and respect we shared with people."
Red Dust Healing Motto
Published in New Things
Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:52

The Psychology of Hair

Last weekend, while walking with my fabulous friend and her nine-year-old daughter, I was called in to "co-parent" (I love that my friend refers to me as that - such a privilege and so generous!). You see, for the first time in her life, little Miss Nine wanted to cut her very long and luscious, thick brown hair which virtually touches her bottom it's that long! The girls at school all have hair just below their shoulders and her mum worried that perhaps the only reason she wanted to cut her hair was to be like everyone else.
Published in Analyse This
Monday, 19 December 2016 21:10

Happy Holidays

Did you know that between November 1st and January 15th there are approximately 29 holidays observed by 7 of the world's major religions?

Published in New Things

Diana Kirk is a hussy. Who just published her first book. It's called Licking Flames and it's like nothing you've ever read before. But don't just take my word for it - check out her interview with The Psychology of It.

Published in Up Close & Personal
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