‘SCREENING’ YOUR OWN WELLBEING

We keep hearing the narrative that technology (gaming and social media in particular) is ‘ruining lives’. Can this be true, when so much of our lives is now intrinsically linked to technology? Studies on the effects of technology on the brain, mood and mental health...
LOCK DOWN LIFE HACKS

LOCK DOWN LIFE HACKS

Does being in and out (and in and out) of lock down feel like a terrible game of Whack A Mole (where you’re the poor mole)? You’re not alone. Both the lock down and the pandemic itself are taking their toll on many, many people’s mental health. As we deal with the...

FIGHTING THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA

What is PTSD? While there is growing awareness around trauma and PTSD, there is still more work to be done in understanding complex trauma and C-PTSD. Trauma is generally considered to be an individual’s response to a singular traumatic event (e.g. an assault,...

PRACTICING SELF-CARE TAKES PRACTICE

What is self-care? Marg Brassington stopping to smell the roses Self-care involves practices, routines and rituals which we undertake to care for and maintain all aspects of our own individual wellbeing. Self-care practices can look different for everyone. Our...

PUTTING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ON THE ‘LINE’

Are you ‘stuck’ in a past relationship? The ghosts of unhealthy relationships past – hurt, anger, sadness, resentment, guilt and fear – can affect your wellbeing in the present (and the future), unless you take steps to become ‘unstuck’ and clear these...

THE ‘INVISIBLE’ IMPACT OF PAIN

Throughout your life, you will have experienced at least some degree of physical pain (unless you’re a super hero?). The ability to experience pain is actually a good thing – in small doses. Pain is our brain’s ‘alarm system’; warning us to immediately stop...