Author: laura

Adapting to Change

The one constant thing in our lives is change, as it is constant and inevitable. Change can come into our lives as a result of a crisis, as a result of choice or just by chance. In either situation, we are all faced with having to make a choice.  The reality is we cannot avoid […]

How to get a better nights’ sleep

We all have crummy sleep from time to time, so here’s what you need to do… (no, you don’t necessarily need to go to bed earlier!) For more information regarding sleep cycles, head here: https://www.howsleepworks.com/types_c… For other basic sleep hygiene ideas to improve sleep, check this sheet from the CCI website: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/~/me…

Animal-assisted therapy at Your Mind Matters Psychology Services

Animal-assisted therapy, or AAT involves a situation where an animal is assisting a therapist to reach a specific goal with a client. Many animals can assist in a therapeutic environment, such as dogs, cats, horses, and even rabbits! Research has shown that there are many benefits to animal-assisted therapy. The most consistent improvements have been […]

Why Everyone Needs Their Beauty Rest

Many people say that sleep is important and that we need to rest up, but why exactly is that so? What are the actual benefits of sleep, and what could go wrong when we don’t actually get a full night’s rest? A good night’s sleep doesn’t just lay in the amount of time that you […]

Are you trying to cope with a loss?

Grief is a natural response when facing a life limiting illness and the death of someone you love. Each person experiences grief in their own way. It can change from day to day and over time. There is no right or wrong way of coping with grief.  Grief can feel overwhelming, and at specific times of the […]

How We Feel in Our Body and Intense Feelings

Have you ever felt so angry that your stomach hurt and your head pounds? Well, I have. In a recent event, I felt disrespected and taken advantage of. My blood boiled, my anger arose, and disappointment set it. Sounds familiar? I realised the physical sensations that I was experiencing were a reflection of the internal […]

Maintaining emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 sure hasn’t turned out like we envisioned. What started as a regular year, soon turned into something very different. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have all been faced with uncertainty and a level of fear and anxiety. Coupled with that are the frequently changing guidelines/rules we have been asked to adhere to and this […]

How YMM can support you during the COVID-19 pandemic

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY AND CLIENTS In the wake of community concerns around COVID-19, we’re committed to providing our clients with ongoing support, so that you can continue working on your health and well-being.   WHAT CAN YOU (AND WE) DO TO REDUCE RISK OF INFECTION?We are committed to ensuring our team are healthy when they […]