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Importance of Self-Compassion

At some point in our lives, we all have heard the phrase that ‘charity begins at home’! Most of us accept it and even preach it to others when the opportunity for sharing wisdom arises (yeah, we are good at that!). The essence of the above phrase is seated in the value of compassion or […]

Dealing with marital separation and divorce

The ‘D’ word…. It sure isn’t something that you would fathom when you decide to marry. Yet it happens so frequently. Many believe that marriage is forever and for some, it is quite stigmatising to end a committed relationship. It can be scary.  What will people think?  How will I rebuild?  Not only do you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Navigating the NDIS

Are you new to the NDIS? Below we have answered some of the common questions asked by families. Once I have my funding, what happens next? First things first, you will need to have a good look at the details of your plan and then think about what therapies you would like to engage in […]

Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination is the term used to define the act of avoiding or putting something off. We can all relate to holding off on doing something. Putting a task off occasionally is not so much a problem, as when we begin to do this on a regular basis. For example, putting off your washing for a […]