9 Tips to Help You Cope with Pet Loss

If you are reading this blog you know the excruciating pain of pet loss. You haven't just lost your pet you have lost your friend, companion and family member. Our most recent loss was this year when we made the difficult decision to euthanise our little Gold Coast cat Cheetah…

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Are You Experiencing Relationship Challenges? Couple Counselling Can Help

Before we look at how couple counselling can help with the issues you are experiencing in your relationship, it’s important to recognise how much romantic relationships have changed. Esther Perel describes it as a shift from the Cornerstone Model of your parents. E.g. marriage in their early 20s, family, children and…

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The Silent Pain of Loss: When Grief Counselling Can Help

I witnessed a tree fall today. I heard the crashing sound first, and then saw it falling through the trees and shrubs before hitting the ground. We have lost a number of trees into the water at the back of our home. But unlike this tree they had laid there for…

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Is Your Emotional Style Sabotaging Your Immune System Or Boosting it?

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” ~ Lord ByronFor decades researches have recognised a connection between your emotions and immune system. Understanding the mechanisms behind this incredible mind body connection is still in its infancy. But what is understood is that a positive emotional style is linked to…

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The Loneliness Cure for Isolation and Depression

It may seem obvious that the loneliness cure for isolation and depression is connection. But for many the skills required to make and maintain meaningful relationships have been lost in the pace of our fast moving society.  This is a problem because your health and happiness is strongly linked to how…

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