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Wellbeing Resources

Books, online programs and plenty of personal growth reading: Your Weekly Therapist A weekly online program offering a positive, proactive approach to mental health, well-being and self-care with Q&A opportunities and encouragement to keep you on track with positive mental health strategies, motivation and resilience building. Enrol now! Lovelands A personal-development memoir of relationships, loss …

Philosophy & Mental Health – Ideas from the French Education System

Growing up in Australia in the seventies and eighties, I barely knew what philosophy meant. It wasn’t until I arrived at university that I discovered, (with some relief!) that I was not the only person who frequently pondered the mysteries of existence and the intricacies of the human condition. I’ve been writing recently for the online magazine and collective …

Existentialism and Mental Health

I’ve recently written a series of pocket-sized philosophy articles for the online magazine and collective Ma Vie Française (My French Life). These short pieces focus on identifying some fundamental lessons and strategies we can immediately employ in every day life, drawn from great French schools of philosophical thought. Check out my Philosophy Gems for Mental …

How to Cope with Lockdown Fatigue

I’ve just completed another day’s work in COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne, via telehealth sessions with patients. It’s our sixth lockdown in Melbourne Australia, just for the record, and it looks like we’re in it for another long haul on this one. I’m a psychologist sitting with the pain and struggle of my clients, who are …

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20 Powerful Mental Health Resources

These are strange days, so here are some great mental health resources to support you, calm you, and give you a shot of inspiration.   1.Calm  App Calm is a very beautiful app with gorgeous nature pictures and sounds. You can just listen to a river or a storm if you want to, and I …

Writing for therapy

Write It All Out

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. …this book…is a permission slip: …

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Gloomy Day Love

Guilty secret? It’s possible you won’t like me after this because it seems to be a surprisingly polarising topic. I love a gloomy day. In fact, when someone says it’s a lovely day because the sun is shining I get really uncomfortable. I don’t want to lie and agree with them but I know from …

The 3 Great Loves of Your Life

If love is going wrong everything else seems wrong for a while too, doesn’t it? Before you answer – I’m not just talking about romantic love here like it’s the be-all-and-end-all. It’s possible to have a fulfilled, rich life without couple love. But life generally sucks if you’re out of touch with the three big …