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.
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.
Discover how EMDR therapy offers a safe and creative approach for children to process trauma, anxiety, and distress. Learn how our Child EMDR Therapists adapt techniques, engage with play therapy, and involve parents to support your child’s healing journey.
At Mindful Living, we offer family therapy as part of trauma recovery. Learn how family therapy can help heal from past events, build secure relationships, and communicate about difficult topics.
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.
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.
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.
Some of us may feel like we only need therapy when something stressful or upsetting has occurred, and we are in crisis. After receiving such support, we start to feel better, and it is easy to simply say “I don’t need therapy anymore”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.