Coping Skills

May 11, 2019
DBT For Borderline Personality Disorder

DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or DBT is a cognitive behavioural therapy originally developed for treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Since its inception, however, its applicability has been broadened to other psychological ailments such as binge eating, depression, substance use and more. This blog outlines how DBT was developed, what is involved in DBT, and how to engage a Gold Coast DBT practitioner. What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Borderline personality disorder is a severe disorder of instability of mood, chronic feelings of emptiness, severe difficulties with interpersonal relationships, high levels of impulsivity, and often with high rates of suicidal and/or self-injury behaviour. BPD affects roughly 2% of the population at any one point in time and about 6% over the lifespan (Grant et al., 2008). In more […]
June 29, 2017
How to Become More Active and Feel Great

How to Become More Active and Feel Great

You see the constant reminders in the news and in magazines - Exercise, eat better and you’ll be healthier. Easier said than done, right?

September 9, 2016

7 Tips on What to Do When You Worry Too Much

Do you consider yourself to be a “worry wart”, do you spend a lot of time thinking “what if?” or maybe you’ve noticed that you worry about things that may not ever happen?

November 29, 2015

Five Ways to Help Your Anxious Child

What is childhood anxiety? Whilst it is considered normal to experience a level of anxiety at times, there are a number of factors which make more likely that y our child may experience anxiety, such as: their genetics (i.e., if there is a family history of anxiety), their personality type/temperament, environmental influences and exposure to stressors. Children’s worries tend to focus upon things such as being sick or hurt, being away from caregivers, fear of the dark and ghosts. As children age, worries can change and focus more on their relationships, economics, and social issues. Anxiety in children can manifest in a different way to adults, children they may describe their anxiety as being worried or scared, and teenagers may describe it as “freaking out” or […]
November 26, 2015

A Quick Fix

There’s a natural urge to want a quick fix or a magic pill to help us move on with our fast paced lives. Safe to say, life is full of challenges and safety is not guaranteed. This means facing objective stressors such as relationship issues, workplace stress, illness or death… take your pick or collect them all. People often say, “I just want to get over it” and this statement usually comes with a sense of exasperation or a sigh. It would be great to hit the delete key and purge that embarrassing or painful moment from memory. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way, and some argue that trying to forget hurtful moments can paradoxically make the memories stronger. A simplistic exercise to illustrate this point […]
October 23, 2015

The Power of Self Compassion.

Ever since the transfusion of Eastern Knowledge and wisdom into the West there has been a shift to how we view previously taken for granted ideas or beliefs. Self-compassion is a powerful belief and practice with specific steps that can offer those who are inclined, interested or ready to experience themselves in a much more nurturing light. Self-compassion is not to be confused with self-esteem. Self-compassion teaches us how to give with loving kindness, firstly to ourselves and in so doing we have more space and energy to give to others. Self-esteem however can have the tendency to use language that is comparison oriented such as: ‘I must have a ‘low self-esteem’ if I can’t do that…they must have a ‘higher or better self-esteem’? This language […]

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