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Perceptions are meaning-making; they help us interpret experience.  But feelings are experience.  Recognising the difference between when we’re actually feeling something instead of perceiving something gives us the power to soothe our discontent. How to tell the difference? If you can replace the word “I feel” at...

The wedding date is locked in. Invites have been sent. And the day you agree to do life as a legally bound couple is fast approaching. Preoccupied with planning your wedding, the thought of preparing for your marriage with pre marriage counselling may not have crossed...

When we experience stress, trauma, or difficult situations, reactive emotions – sadness, anger, fear – and uncomfortable body sensations – shallow breathing, shaking, tightening – naturally arise.  To a certain extent, responding to stress in this way is adaptive.  Rapid heart racing, muscle tightening, strong...

New Year’s resolutions already getting the better of you?  You’re not alone!  Even with the best of intentions, it’s really hard to start something from nothing.  Resolutions are often brand-new behaviours, attitudes, and/or activities which can be really difficult to stick to if they aren’t...

Have you been affected by the Australian bushfire crisis?  You are not alone.  The country is coping with the most devastating fire season and we want to make sure you have the resources to support not only your physical safety but your psychological safety too. After...

Last month Dr. Elizabeth was interviewed on the radio with JOY 94.9 FM hosts Dean & Robbie where she discussed the benefits of sleep and some top tips to help you get the z's you need.  Click here to listen to the full 15-minute audio...

Empathy is having the ability to understand and share another person’s feelings.  Sometimes there is nothing more meaningful than when you get the sense that your partner ‘gets it’ – not just understands the facts of your situation with their head, but really attunes to...

You’ve probably heard of the Five Love Languages – a notion developed by Dr. Gary Chapman which explains why even if you and your partner speak the same language, you might have different ways that you each like to communicate your love.  There’s Words of...

Ever notice you or your partner’s mind wandering away during sexual activities?  Maybe you have a lot on your plate and there’s a million things occupying your mind.  Maybe there’s a few insecurities about your body, sexual performance, or whether your partner is enjoying themselves,...