When couples separate difficult feelings such as anger, bitterness and fear are to be expected. However, if you have children, the challenge is not to let such feelings affect your children, as well as their relationship with the other parent.
Although the couple’s relationship has ended, the parenting relationship, of course, does not. Research has shown ... Read more
You are feeling overwhelmed, the to-do list is ever growing, the demands on you are never ending. You are channelling your inner Dory, just keep swimming, however, if you’ve ever been on a plane, you will be all too familiar with the safety briefing from the flight attendants. Without going into the whole spiel, part ... Read more
Life & Mind Psychology provide counselling services to teens and children, in Sutherland Shire, Sydney.
If you are approaching your HSC, this can be both a challenging and exciting time for you.
Thirteen years of schooling are coming to a close and you’re getting ready for the next chapter of your life. There are decisions to be made ... Read more
Gerri Minshall is a senior child and adolescent clinical psychologist, at Life & Mind Psychology in southern Sydney.
Screentime… so what more can possibly be written about it? It captivates and obsesses us, and makes up the fabric of our everyday lives and yet leaves us reeling after yet another fight with our teenagers about gaming ... Read more
Life & Mind Psychology offer anxiety and worry treatment to clients in Sutherland Shire.
Worry can feel overwhelming sometimes. Don’t you just wish you could flick a switch and turn your mind off for a while? Our mind fills us with “what if” questions, and we get stuck thinking about what may or may not happen ... Read more
Life & Mind Psychology offer treatment for insomnia and sleeplessness to clients in Sutherland Shire.
Let’s face it: life can be really tough to deal with when we feel tired from lack of sleep. Not only can exhaustion make us feel irritable and anxious, it can affect us in other ways like eating more food, exercising ... Read more
Life & Mind Psychology offer family counselling services to parents in Sutherland Shire who are experiencing ‘parenting guilt’.
I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard parents beating themselves up about all the things they are doing ‘wrong.’
I’m concerned when I hear that, because I know how much distress and anguish this self-criticism ... Read more
Your lifestyle choices can have a big impact on your health and quality of life, and the reverse can be true. For example, poor lifestyle choices such as smoking or overeating, can affect your physical health, which might then make it difficult or impossible to enjoy life and get on with day-to-day activities.
Sometimes health problems ... Read more
Puberty is a time of great change for preteens and teenagers. Supporting the emotional and physical health of these young people through this difficult time can be a struggle, but there are many great resources available to help.
In this article, Stephanie Allen of Life & Mind Psychology is interviewed on the subject of puberty — ... Read more
Everyone needs a sufficient amount of sleep in order to keep our body and mind healthy. In fact, we need a certain amount of sleep to keep us alive! In the short term, being sleep deprived may not affect us too much, yet over time a lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on our ... Read more