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Demystifying Hypnobirthing?

What is hypnobirthing? Some people think hypnobirthing is too alternative for then, however, hypnosis is not some kooky woo-woo thing. For some people, the word hypnosis conjures up images of swinging watches and stage shows with people dancing like chickens. Hypnotherapy is different from what you see at stage shows and movies. During hypnosis, you […] Read more…

The Person-Centred Approach

The Person-centred approach focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. Carl Rogers an American psychologist developed the person-centered approach, he put forward the theory that the quality of the client-relationship was crucial for the process of change and development of the client. Rogers (1962) stated, “the quality of the interpersonal encounter with the client…is the […] Read more…

Delayed Parenthood

  What constitutes being an adult has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. There is an increasing trend for people to delay parenthood, with a growing number of women having their first baby at around the age of 40. This phenomenon has contributed to many developed countries having low fertility rates. Australia’s fertility rate […] Read more…

Attachment Theory

I am studying Postive Psychiatry at Sydney University and learning about the Theory of Attachment. Psychologist  John Bowlby was the first to coin the term Attachment Theory. Children need care from their caregiver and without this care, their physical health and mental health can be affected. Types of Attachment: Secure Anxious-resistant Anxious-avoidant Disorganised – may have […] Read more…

Carlo Napolitano “Don’t worry about failing, worry about not trying”

Carlo Napolitano, CEO of Castle Debt Solutions. Who are you?  My name is Carlo Napolitano, I live in Menai, Sutherland Shire and I am the proud Father to Ava (20 mths). Tell us about what you do? I have my own business called Castle Debt Solutions. I work with clients to find them a solution to […] Read more…

happiness, growth mindset

“Stop Thinking Start Living” by Richard Carlson

I have just finished reading “Stop Thinking Start Living” by Richard Carlson. This book is a must-read for when you are feeling blue. The teachings in the book can instantly change your mindset. I believe many people could benefit from this book I have briefly summarised the main points, as I believe the common-sense strategies […] Read more…

Swap your bad habits for new healthy ones.

The Key for Me  We are living in a hectic fast-paced world and are constantly bombarded with things we have to do, places we need to be, feeling overburdened with our never-ending to-do lists. Balancing family and work commitments never-ending making us feel stressed and anxious. If you suffer from stress or anxiety, get stuck in old patterns […] Read more…

Key Mindfulness The key for me

Nyepi, Balinese New Year – A Special Key

Balinese A special key: Our visit to Bali happened to coincide with the Balinese New Year called Nyepi.  Nyepi Day is a Day of Silence. On the eve of Nyepi Day when “Ogoh Ogoh”, giant paper and bamboo puppets symbolising evil spirits are paraded around the streets before being burnt to ashes.  It is symbolic of slaying […] Read more…