Posts tagged with ‘treatment’

  • What is a Psychologist?

    By Reception on September 18, 2017
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    There has always been – and probably will always continue to be – confusion surrounding what a psychologist does, and what a psychiatrist does. While the names sound similar, there are important differences in their job roles and responsibilities. “Psychologists are university-educated experts in human behaviour, emotions and mental processes. They work with people across the lifespan to help individuals to […]
  • Don’t Panic! How to recognise a Panic Attack

    By Reception on July 12, 2017
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    Up to 40% of Australians will experience a panic attack at some point in their lives. Learn about the various symptoms of a panic attack and what you can do to manage them. (reference reachout.com.au) What is a panic attack? A panic attack is an intense rush of fear or anxiety that causes a person to feel like they’re in […]
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

    By Rachael Willis on April 11, 2017
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    What Is Autism (ASD)? Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. The month of April is Autism Awareness month and to support the cause we wanted to share a helpful guide to understanding ASD and ways to support this disorder […]
  • Help to understand Bipolar disorder on @WorldBipolarDay

    By Reception on March 27, 2017
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    Bipolar disorder isn’t to be confused with simple mood swings. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is characterised by dramatic mood swings, racing thoughts, and restlessness. The condition was once-called “manic-depression” due the extreme mood swings between severe depression and elation, verging on euphoria, or mania. Sometimes people who are perceived to be “moody” are labelled by others as […]
  • Not Sure If You Need Counselling?

    By Reception on February 23, 2017
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    Perhaps you have been thinking about having therapy for a while or maybe you just feel isolated and unsure where to find support? One day you feel really low and want to speak to someone as soon as possible.  The next day you feel a little better and the thought of reaching out passes. Sound familiar?  We all have good and […]
  • Year 12: Managing Exam Stress

    By Rachael Willis on November 3, 2016
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    This week the team at Pure Empowerment is sending best wishes to all the Year 12 students (and parents of students) with the preparation and sitting of the VCE exams. Each year more than 220,000 students go through their year 12 exams, in what can be the most stressful time of their school years. That’s why we’re pleased to share […]
  • Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation

    By Rachael Willis on August 26, 2016
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    What is mindfulness? We often hear this term used frequently but don’t always truly understand what it is! I came across this cute little animation video from ‘Happify’ which nicely describes midnfulness in action. Enjoy! Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing. Want to give it a try? Visit http://www.happify.com for […]
  • Psychological flexibility: How love turns pain into purpose

    By Reception on February 22, 2016
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    What can we do to prosper when facing pain and suffering in our lives? More than a thousand studies suggest that a major part of the answer is learning psychological flexibility. Steven C. Hayes is one of the researchers who first identified that process and put it into action in the form of a popular acceptance and mindfulness method called […]
  • EAGALA Program coming soon to Pure Empowerment

    By Rachael Willis on May 25, 2016
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    Founded in 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is the leading international not for profit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs. We are delighted to announce that Pure Empowerment is now an official member of EAGALA and will be coming to our Shepparton practice in late 2016. The EAGALA Model […]
  • Man therapy is here!

    By Rachael Willis on October 16, 2014
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    Finally a new interactive site has been developed specifically for men or for those who have men in their lives. This site has been developed based on the research that alarmingly at least six people each day die of suicide in Australia, five of these are men. Beyondblue have officially launched this online resource for men. This is a great […]