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25 Weeks of Self Confidence, Week 14: Set a small goal and achieve it

People often make the mistake of shooting for the moon, and then when they fail, they get discouraged. Instead, shoot for something much more achievable. Set a goal you know you can achieve, and then achieve it. You’ll feel good about that. Now set another small goal and achieve that. The more you achieve small […]

25 Weeks of Self Confidence, Week 13: Increase competence

How do you feel more competent? By becoming more competent. And how do you do that? By studying and practising. Just do small bits at a time. If you want to be a more competent writer, for example, don’t try to tackle the entire profession of writing all at once. Just begin to write more. […]

25 Weeks of Self Confidence, Week 12: Stand tall

I have horrible posture, so it will sound hypocritical for me to give this advice, but I know it works because I try it often. When I remind myself to stand tall and straight, I feel better about myself. I imagine that a rope is pulling the top of my head toward the sky, and […]

25 Weeks of Self Confidence, Week 11: Speak Slowly

Such a simple thing, but it can have a big difference in how others perceive you. A person in authority, with authority, speaks slowly. It shows confidence. A person who feels that he isn’t worth listening to will speak quickly, because he doesn’t want to keep others waiting on something not worthy of listening to. […]

Meet Jenni!

I’d like to introduce you all to Jennifer Phang, one of our Provisional Psychologists. Jenni is a provisional psychologist and has previous experience working as a counsellor in rural and remote indigenous communities. Jenni’s experience and interests include working with trauma and abuse, bereavement, mood disorders, and developmental psychology. Jenni has a special interest in […]

The Power of Vulnerability

We all feel vulnerable at some point in our lives; we associate it with feeling small, helpless, unprotected and powerless. Brené Brown tells us how this vulnerability can actually hold immense power.

25 Weeks of Self Confidence, Week 10: Know Your Principles and Live Them

What are the principles upon which your life is built? If you don’t know, you will have trouble, because your life will feel direction-less. Me? I try to live by “with forgiveness, we discover true freedom”. This is my key principle, and I try to live my life in accordance with it. I have others, […]

Meet Sharon!

I’d like to introduce you all to Sharon Hassall, one of our Provisional Psychologists. Sharon is a Provisional Psychologist with Change Futures who is completing her practical training under Wendy Howarth. She has had previous experience as a mentor working with disadvantaged youth and has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents. You […]

Meet Jess!

I’d like to introduce you all to Jess McDonald, one of our Provisional Psychologists. Jess is a Provisional Psychologist with a special interest in working with children and adolescents, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and personality disorders. Jess aims to work with clients utilising a range of frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, […]

The Link Between Our Connection With The Environment & Our Responsibility

A brief summary of the work Camille Fitzgerald (one of our psychology interns) did on Environmental Connectedness. Humanity is consuming Earth’s resources at an unsustainable rate, which has implications for climate change, biodiversity, and resources. Environmental psychology has typically understood and manipulated people’s pro-environmental intentions and behaviour through variables such as attitudes, norms, values, etc. […]