Not Just Another ADHD Blog

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ADHD is a diagnosis that a lot of people are talking about, and we would like to add to the conversation, but I am going to do it a little…

Freud’s Defence Mechanisms

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Sigmund Freud and his theories are well known, and not just by psychologists and psychiatrists. His opinions and writings have made a home in our collective unconscious, so much so,…

Coffee and The Brain

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If you’re a coffee drinker, nay a coffee aficionado, you have definitely come across your share of unsolicited advice on how you may be drinking too much or too little…

Dahmer: An Assessment of Cultural Obsession

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By now, you have probably heard of or watched the newest series on Jeffrey Dahmer, the notorious American serial killer. There have been many think pieces written on Dahmer and…

Editing bad memories

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Most of us go through life and have some things we wish we could forget, or at the very least change about our past. Regret is a sorely common human…

What Animals Can Teach Us

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If you’ve ever been around a dog, you know that their excitement knows no bounds! They wear their enthusiasm and happiness all over their bodies. Dogs are probably not the…

Personality – How do I know who I am?

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Pop psychology has a lot to say about personality! I’m sure you’ve come across online quizzes claiming to identify what your personality is; what kind of cookie are you? What…

Why is therapy important?

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A consequence of our current lifestyle is that we don’t get to ask ourselves and others; ”how are you doing”. More importantly, we often carry tags of “I’m fine” with…

Anger. Is this a desire for change?

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Anger is physiologically a hot emotion. There are a host of bodily sensations associated with every emotion humans experience, and yet, anger feels different. This is because anger is an…

How do we define trauma?

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As people, we can often find it challenging to associate ourselves with the word ‘trauma’. Understandably so. When we think of trauma, we have ideas regarding what it can look…

Am I Using the Right Pronouns?

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In 2022, for us in Australia, there is now more open gender and sexual diversity that is being celebrated. From a mental health standpoint, this is an incredible feat as…

What Does ‘Psycho’ Really Mean?

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Have you wondered what people mean when they say ‘psycho’? You might have heard stuff like “woaw he’s a psycho” when they cut someone off at such a busy intersection?…

The Power of the Mind

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Have you ever had an experience where you were so worried, nervous or afraid about the outcome of a situation that you became preoccupied with thinking about all the worst…
Doing nothing | Contemporary Psychology

Doing Nothing. We Recommend This.

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Niksen is a Dutch verb which means ‘doing nothing’. Yes. That’s right. Literally nothing. But wait, what is nothing? Ah as much as I am tempted to forge a path…