Bushfire Recovery Program

My name is Bernadette McCarthy and I am a Psychologist and local resident living in East Kurrajong. Whilst my family escaped direct damage to our property and have come out relatively unscathed during the recent bushfires, I have been keenly aware that others in our...

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Mastering Mindfulness

So what is Mindfulness?   Mindfulness practices are emerging as an amazing antidote to the more negative effects of the way we currently live in modern societies. To be mindful is to be in the ‘now’ – not re-hashing things that have happened in the past or creating...

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More Joy, More Fun, More Pleasure? Why not!

Do you remember that tingly feeling you would experience as a child when you were anticipating something fun coming - like Christmas, holidays or birthdays? The bubbly ripple of excitement that you could almost feel vibrating through your body whenever you thought...

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Live a Life Less Stressed – Part 1

Are you chronically stressed? If you are a human being living in a first world country right now, the chances are you are chronically stressed! Chronic stress refers to the experience of feeling emotionally pressured and overwhelmed over a prolonged period of time....

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Top tips for a REALLY healthy relationship!

It is pretty rare these days to find a couple who have a continuously harmonious relationship. We know that divorce is common and research also tells us that even among those who remain married there is a great deal of dissatisfaction. I spent many years in my...

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Live a Life Less Stressed – Part 2

Somehow chronic stress has become acceptable in our modern cultures... ... and it's not good! I’m not referring to the periodic stress that energises and galvanizes us into action but rather that background hum of feeling constantly overwhelmed and fatigued by all...

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