Relationships

When I meet new clients I often find that some of the ways they’ve been attempting to cope with their problems are likely to have been making their problems worse. In fact, its common that...

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I’m quoted a couple of times in an article by Alice Treloar in the current issue of Women’s Health Magazine (Australia/New Zealand edition). Thanks Alice! Women’s Health Magazine have kindly provided a copy of the...

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One of the most useful things I learned from science training?… …is to pay attention to “disconfirming evidence”. Huh? Our brains have evolved to be very efficient but sometimes this efficiency leads us astray. Human...

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I’ve written before (part of an article containing very important basic info about relationships psychology) about the difference between complaints and criticism, and how criticism is corrosive to relationships – To recap briefly, A complaint...

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1. Nesting If you’ve moved out of your family home it’s important you create a “nest” for yourself in your new home. e.g. Stock your cupboards with fruit and veg and supplies for cooking. Put...

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Susan has the belief that’s its good to spend money enjoying herself now since there are no guarantees she won’t be run over by a bus tomorrow. Her partner Patrick has the belief that its...

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Travel Psychology

February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Extended travel (sabbaticals, Big OEs, moving overseas) is a common pursuit of happiness tactic. How to Maximize the Psychological Benefits of Travel How to understand the emotional dreams that are fueling your travel dreams Let’s...

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One of the first things I do when I’m working with couples who want to have a happier relationship is to help them understand the following info. Couples who are having problems are typically stuck...

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This quick and easy tip is applicable to struggling couples who need help to overcome problem patterns of interacting with each other AND to partnerships that are already in generally good shape for further enhancing...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: What Am I Feeling?

November 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Something EXTREMELY important (and reasonably simple) you can do to improve your psychological health and coping abilities is to improve your ability to correctly identify your negative emotions. Identifying what specific emotions you’re feeling is...

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