A health psychologist is a university-qualified allied health professional who specialises in promoting health behaviours.
Seven daily essential mental activities to optimize brain matter and create well-being
When we closely focus on tasks in a goal-oriented way, we take on challenges that make deep connections in the brain.
Ways to switch off work without feeling guilty
Relaxing after work can be hard in our over-stimulated world, but researchers are proving that “switching off” improves well-being and productivity.
Drug free treatments for Depression
Exercise: One of the most studied natural approaches to treating depression. Regular physical activity lifts one’s mood in part by increasing the release of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin.
Anger is a normal human emotion and when it is managed properly it is not a problem. Everyone gets angry, and mild anger can sometimes be useful to express strong feelings and deal with situations.
Anxiety refers to feelings of worry, nervousness or a sense of apprehension, typically about an upcoming event where the outcome is uncertain and the individuals feels they may not be competent.
Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness
The range of human emotions includes many more negative than positive feelings for a good reason. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings with normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders.
How to Boost Optimism and Develop a Balanced Mindset
It is easy enough to quit after a failed attempt or bad experience, however the ability to bounce back from defeat or “hang in there” is a strength that isn’t just for elite athletes or sports stars, its for all of us.
Developing Better Skills for Managing Stress
When we are experiencing times of stress, it is important that we have the tools to manage that stress. If we are unable to manage our stress, it can result in negative outcomes, such as poor physical and psychological wellbeing.
Fatigue refers to mental or physical exhaustion that stops a person from being able to function normally. It is more than simply feeling tired or drowsy. It is caused by prolonged periods of physical and/or mental exertion without enough time to rest and recover.
Everyone experiences feelings of sadness, disappointment, or “the blues” from time to time. Depression, however, refers to a range of mood and other symptoms that are more intense, pervasive and long-lasting, are distressing to the person, and interfere with their day-to-day life and relationships.
Wind Down in 5 Minutes
Finding time to relax can be difficult. We all have incredibly busy lives, but it is important to take a moment to find some calm. Extended periods of stress can be detrimental to our health, and while stress is not inescapable, you can offset some of the potentially negative impacts of stress by finding just a few minutes here and there throughout the day to relax.