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The Role of EMDR in Addressing Recent Traumatic Events

The Role of EMDR in Addressing Recent Traumatic Events

In today’s fast-paced world, individuals often find themselves confronting unexpected and challenging situations that can lead to trauma. Whether it’s a natural disaster, a personal loss, or witnessing a distressing event, the psychological impact can be profound and long-lasting. At Mindful Living Counselling and Psychology, we are dedicated to providing effective and compassionate support through a variety of trauma-informed approaches, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

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Therapy Without Borders: Accessing EMDR Therapy Anywhere in Australia

Therapy Without Borders: Accessing EMDR Therapy Anywhere in Australia

In the expansive and diverse landscapes of Australia, the need for accessible and effective mental health care knows no bounds. From the remote reaches of the Outback to the bustling streets of Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth, Canberra, Tasmania and Melbourne, Mindful Living is committed to bridging the gap, ensuring that high-quality therapy is available to everyone, everywhere.

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EMDR THERAPY FOR COUPLES

EMDR THERAPY FOR COUPLES

Discover the transformative power of EMDR therapy in couples counselling. Explore how this innovative approach can help partners work through past traumas, reframe negative beliefs, and build stronger connections. Learn how EMDR therapy is reshaping couples therapy for a more harmonious and resilient relationship.

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ENHANCING RELATIONSHIPS: THE GOTTMAN METHOD OF COUPLES COUNSELLING

ENHANCING RELATIONSHIPS: THE GOTTMAN METHOD OF COUPLES COUNSELLING

Discover the transformative Gottman Method of couples counselling and learn how building love maps, nurturing fondness, and turning toward each other can revitalise your relationship. Explore the keys to fostering emotional intimacy and effective communication while gaining insights into overcoming destructive behaviours.

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ONLINE EMDR THERAPY

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ONLINE EMDR THERAPY

Online EMDR Therapy is a wonderful option for most people. This article describes both the basic requirements needed for successful online EMDR therapy, along with some additional things to consider to optimise your experience.

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EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY FOR COUPLES

EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY FOR COUPLES

Our couple therapist Rosemary has been working with couples since 2009 and uses a powerful, evidence-based model called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is considered the gold standard approach for therapy for couples.

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TRAUMA AND ADHD: HOW THEY OVERLAP

TRAUMA AND ADHD: HOW THEY OVERLAP

Living with trauma can feel very similar to living with ADHD. There are many symptoms shared by both disorders, including difficulty with concentration, memory problems, impulsive/reckless behaviour, difficulty sleeping, overactivity, and substance abuse. Furthermore, responses to trauma are sometimes mistaken for signs of ADHD.

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I’M TOO BUSY OR STRESSED FOR MY THERAPY SESSION

I’M TOO BUSY OR STRESSED FOR MY THERAPY SESSION

Life can be super busy – with work, study, socialising, relationships, and family commitments – it can often feel impossible to make time for yourself. When you are juggling multiple responsibilities, you may think there’s no room in your schedule to squeeze in therapy.

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ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is essentially therapy with an animal present. That animal may play a significant role in therapy or just be there as a calming and enjoyable presence.

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UNDERSTANDING EMDR THERAPY

UNDERSTANDING EMDR THERAPY

EMDR is a treatment that utilises bilateral stimulation to activate the brain to resolve ‘stuck’ traumatic memories. In a sense, EMDR ‘kick-starts’ the brain’s natural healing process and gets it going again.

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GROUNDING TECHNIQUES

GROUNDING TECHNIQUES

Grounding is a set of strategies to help you get anchored in the present moment. As a trauma survivor, it is common to experience memories, flashbacks and nightmares that can make you feel like the trauma is happening all over again.

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ONLINE EMDR THERAPY

ONLINE EMDR THERAPY

Some people feel apprehensive about doing therapy online, which is completely understandable. The great news is that with a few adjustments and clever use of technology, EMDR Therapy can be safely and effectively delivered online.

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4 STEPS TO HELP YOU BE CALM

4 STEPS TO HELP YOU BE CALM

We all get stressed and anxious at times. It can be very helpful to have some go-to strategies to support us in these moments. Here are some ideas to support yourself to settle when you feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. With practice and patience with yourself, it gets easier!

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HELPFUL MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES

HELPFUL MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES

Mindfulness involves non-judgementally paying attention to what we are experiencing in the present moment. This might involve following our breath going in and out, listening to the sounds around us, or noticing our feet on the floor.

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TIPS TO MANAGE PANIC ATTACKS

TIPS TO MANAGE PANIC ATTACKS

A panic attack is a sudden and unexpected surge of physiological arousal that can occur unexpectedly or in response to encountering or thinking about a scary situation. They can be very unpleasant, but there are some helpful strategies to manage them.

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DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

The way that we treat ourselves impacts on the way that we feel and how we treat others. Take a look at our strategies to help you develop some self love. Click the button at the bottom of the post to download our helpful PDF version of these steps.

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TOP TIPS TO REIN IN A WANDERING MIND

TOP TIPS TO REIN IN A WANDERING MIND

Do you struggle to stay focused at times? We have put together a few tips to help you keep your mind on the task at hand. Click the button at the bottom of the post to download our helpful PDF version of these steps.

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MANAGING NIGHTMARES AND FLASHBACKS

MANAGING NIGHTMARES AND FLASHBACKS

Nightmares and flashbacks are a common response to traumatic or stressful life events. They can be a very unsettling and cannot always be predicted. Good news though – we can learn strategies to manage them.

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