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SMALL STUFF When people are stressed, anxious or depressed they often 'sweat the small stuff'. A tendency to minimise positive situations dominates at times. Further, unknowns or ambiguous situations are microanalysed for evidence of psychological threat, with a negative bias. Helpful evidence based thinking becomes difficult or ignored, resulting in a worsening of symptoms. It is important to check your thinking, behaviour and emotions during times of distress. Remember, just because you think it, doesn't necessarily mean its true. Sometimes a thought is just a thought... Challenging unhelpful or irrational thinking is part of the recipe for improving your mental health. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #counselling #talkingtherapy #psychologistsofinstagram #changeprocess #thinkaboutit #thinkaboutyourthinking #dbt #cbt #healthymind #mentalhealthmatters #psychologytips #cognitivedissonance #youmatter #cognitivebehaviouraltherapy #depression #anxietytreatment #stressrelief #beatingtheblues
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Жизнь – это череда уроков, которые нужно прожить, чтобы понять. АВГУСТ - наполни смыслом каждое мгновенье#Live_without_regrets #Follow_your_ heart❤️#LIFE #LOVE #summer #gestalttherapy #milgotin_coach #psychology #gestalt ##Живи_без_ сожалений#Следуй_ за_своим_❤️#psychologistsofinstagram #psychology #gestalt
Life is short. There is no time to leave important words unsaid.Жизнь коротка. Нет времени оставлять важные слова несказанными. @lilia_runa @jkozovaya #psychology #gestalt #psychologistsofinstagram АВГУСТ - наполни смыслом каждое мгновенье#Live_without_regrets #Follow_your_ heart❤️#LIFE #LOVE #summer #gestalttherapy #milgotin_coach #psychology #gestalt ##Живи_без_ сожалений#Следуй_ за_своим_❤️ ❤️
If you have a problem that can’t be fixed, what does worrying change about the situation? #shiftyourmindset #tuesdaytip
With #resultsday this week thousands of #teenagers are anxiously waiting to find out how they did. This is of course a stressful time and having some #anxiety about it is normal. But if you or someone in your family is struggling to cope with their level of #stress take a look at my tips below to help you #reducestress ✨ Remember if you don’t do as well as you expected it is not the end of the world. Life is never linear and you can hold onto to the idea that there is more than one way to get what you desire in life ✨You matter for who you are not for what you achieve. ✨Trust that you will find a way forward and that exam results do not determine your fulfillment in life ✨Do not settle for being defined by your grades. People love you for your courage, your warmth, your attitude, your personality and how you make them feel ✨Meditation - especially a self loving one reduces stress. Practice it! ✨Do not drink loads of coffee or eat sugary foods- it increases stress ✨ Exercise is really important and helps to reduce stress so make sure you do your thing✨ Make a plan to spend the day with people who really support you and get you ✨Express your sadness but see it as a spiritual lesson and grow from it✨Practice self compassion. Not self judgement. I will be posting more on this-so stay tuned. You can also find more useful tips on @calmzone and @themixuk Go check them out and show your support for others suffering with exam stress❤️ #examresults #stress #destress #look after you #parentingsupport #selfcare #selfloving #selfloving #copingwithstress #alevelresults #wellbeingwarrior #wellbeing #mentalhealth #mentalhealthtools #mentalhealthwarrior #drchloe #psychologistsofinstagram #getthroughit #instazine #GramFam
I’m collaborating with @makingmindfulmagic this week, to giveaway a copy of their children’s picture book, Making Mindful Magic, an illustrated book full of mindful activities for kids and adults to share together, to pass on the gift of mindfulness to our kids. To enter: 1. Like this post and make sure you’re following both my account and @makingmindfulmagic. 2. Tag a friend (each tag per line) Giveaway closes Sunday 19.8.18 and we’ll be announcing the winner on Monday 20.8.18 so make sure to get your entries in! Australian Residents Only.
🙌🏻🗣Very wise words from @psychology_specialists 🙌🏻🗣 #Repost @psychology_specialists with @get_repost ・・・ In my experience the term ‘mental health’ still carries a lot of stigma, and with stigma usually comes shame. Sometimes this shame can be a barrier to progress, and that in itself can feel tough. . . This is one of the reasons I post on Instagram - post by post, little by little, getting the word out that it’s ok to struggle, it’s ok to ask for help, it’s ok to get help. . . #itsok #mentalhealth #stigma #nomorestigmatomentalhealth #struggle #gethelp #wellness #wellbeing #fight #noshame #progress #london #bishopsstortford #clinicalpsychology #psychologyspecialists #psychologistsofinstagram #instagood #instadaily #treatment #mentalhealthawareness #endstigma
MENTAL HEALTH ILLUSTRATED Increased stigma remains around Male mental health so I am really pleased that men have joined this project. @ginger_webster Sent me this picture of a brain tied in knots, which really spoke to me as this is a description people I work with frequently use. He told me that “ ‘Mental Knots' depicts the the constriction that anxiety can put on my mind and tie up my normal thought.” Paul also blogs at gingerwebster.wordpress.com Thanks so much for taking part Paul. Here’s his responses: 1. What does being mental healthy mean to you? It means understanding what your triggers are and being kind to yourself when you hit a bad point. 2. Most people have a physical health first aid kit. What 3 items would you put in your mental health first aid kit? A relaxing scented candle, a hot chocolate packet and a chill out CD. 3. What should the mental health equivalent of brushing your teeth be? (Something you do everyday to look after your mental health) Sleep, sleep and more sleep. If you aren't getting enough sleep, it is so detrimental to mental health. Also, give yourself a compliment every morning, on how you look or something you like about yourself. 4. What are your tell tale signs that your mental health is suffering and What helps keep you mentally healthy when you notice this? When anxious, I stop being able to focus on any other task than my racing thoughts, my throat and stomach get tense and I clench my jaw. Depression hit me differently and I stopped caring about a lot of stuff and felt like I was watching my life from an out of body experience. Taking time to breathe slowly, listen to music, go to bed and sleep it off, all help in various situations. If I can't do these, I try to message or talk to someone who understands and can help me work it through. 5. What fictional or real life character do you think is a role model for mental health. My role model for mental health is a fellow Instagram person, someone I got to know through her account and who grew into someone who I chat with on many a mental health topic. Her account is @totally.mental and she is such an inspiration to so many people #mentalhealthillustrated
Just a reminder for the day....
This image came up on my newsfeed the other day titled ‘the weight of grief’ and led with the assumption that this was @celesteroberge intention when she created it, which I further read that it wasn’t although she was apparently happy with the interpretation of how others experienced it. I instantly viewed it as a powerful image of grief and the weight of pain it can cause. I suppose it led me though to think about the multiple meanings that such an image might have and more specifically how the meanings we make of our pain can contribute to our own feelings, like a secondary suffering. The image perhaps illustrates a multilayered perspective of what it means to be a human. There are few of us, if any that can get through life without some form of suffering, whether this is loss, illness, disappointment, unexpected life transition and the list goes on. Our suffering will naturally weigh us down initially as this would be a normal response, the problem arises when we allow it to weigh us down permanently and for any subsequent suffering to add further weight. In the sculpture this person could be weighed down by accumulative pain or suffering that has collected like stones over a lifetime or perhaps illustrating how an event can present pain that can paralyse us in its raw form until we have processed through it. Perhaps it’s a symbol of hope with someone rising up and choosing to move forward because now they feel ready to let go and not live being weighed down by their suffering and pain. Perhaps it may have a different meaning on different days depending on where we are at and how we feel. It’s a very powerful image no matter which perspective we hold. #risingcairn #celesteroberge #suffering #loss #psychologistsofinstagram #lettinggo #makingchanges #psych #psychologists #therapy #griefandloss #grief #linkpsychology #counsellingpsychology #counselling #therapistsofinstagram
✨Take it a step at a time 🙏and allow yourself to slow down every now and then. ✨I am heading back into a hectic working week this evening and thinking about how to hold on to the positive vibes of this beautiful island. ❤️How are you going to #pace yourself today? Lunch break? Yoga? Pilates? Long walk with a mate? Make it a priority to safeguard your #wellbeing and #mentalhealth . Goodbye beautiful #mykonos 🙏❤️✨ #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthmatters #wellbeingwarrior #drchloe #psychologistsofinstagram #positiveenergy #positivemindset #positivevibes #awesomelocations #slowdown #slowmonday #mondaymotivation #selfcare #selfcompassion #resilience #destress #reduceanxiety
Setting boundaries for yourself is an important part of looking after yourself and your mental health. Having healthy boundaries can support your wellbeing and help prevent burnout at work and home. If you or someone you know struggles with this, our team of Psychologists can help you build healthy boundaries. #bebrave
Stages of Change I don't usually post scientific diagrams, but this one was worthy of posting. The figure illustrates the stages of change by Prochaska, DiClemente & Norcross 1992 (InPsych Oct 2017, p.10). . In my role as a Psychologist, an important evaluation is the change readiness of each client. This varies considerably and influences the effort, commitment, motivation of each client to the change process. A strong intention to change helps, but ongoing effort and ownership of the new behaviours or thoughts is pivotal to therapeutic outcomes. Relapse prevention counseling after the change has been adopted increases the likelihood of the change becoming integrated long term. It is important to be patient with yourself and commit to the change process - there are few quick fixes for psychological issues or disorders. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #counselling #talkingtherapy #psychologistsofinstagram #changeprocess #therapyoutcomes #recoverysolutions #relapseprevention #psychologytips #psychologyfacts #healthymind #commitment #youareworthit #youmatter #selfhelp #mentalhealth #mentalillnessawareness #maketheuncomfortablecomfortable #gettinghelp #faceyourfears #edrecovery #challengeyourthinking #instapsychology #makingachange #changeprocess #achievinggoals #readyforchange #newmindset #youareincontrol #makingchanges
Empathy 🙏 Empathy has no particular script, there’s no “perfect” way to be empathic, it’s simply non-judgemental active listening, holding space, & emotionally connecting. Communicating the incredibly powerful message of “I’m with you, you’re not alone” and for the recipient to feel this message being communicated to them. Empathy should happen in all good therapy! 💫 • • • • #empathy #compassion #humanity #bethechange #togetherness #diversity #diversityandinclusion #kindness #selfcare #mentalhealth #selfworth #mentalhealthawareness #psychology #mindfulness #help #healing #selfconfidence #anxiety #psychology #psychologist #counselling #counsellingpsychology #psychotherapy #drvictoriagalbraith #psychologistsofinstagram #bekind #choosekind #listen #quote #inspirationalquotes
Self care is is not a luxury. Self care is not a "save for a special occasion" kind of thing. Self care should be whenever, wherever. Don’t wait for the burnout. #eatthecake #selfcaresunday (#repostfrom @mytherapistsays )
Am I a narcissist or what? 😎 For more follow @theerraticchild , turn on the post notifications. If you think you're as erratic as we are, connect with us! #quoteoftheday #quotesofinstagram #shortlines #thoughts #thoughtcatalog #narcissist #narcissism #psychologyquotes #psychologyhumor #psychologyclub #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealth #theerraticchild
Where’s the manual... . A perfect repost by @dr.chloe_do.it.like.a.mother . Absolutely love this image by Jess Racklyeft (@jessesmess ) which was created for the Centre for Perinatal Psychology: https://www.centreforperinatalpsychology.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CFPP_Manual.pdf . We always say “parenting doesn’t come with a manual”, but what about if we consider baby as being the manual. By watching baby closely and curiously, over time we will start to work out what they might be trying to tell us . Babies are social creatures, right from birth. Every cry, wriggle, body posture, eye movement, facial expression etc. is a potential communication - the only way they can try to let us know what’s going on for them. Their communications can seem really mysterious - we’ve all stood there rocking a crying baby and feeling exasperated - “What do you want baby?!” . When we learn any new skill, we start by stopping and observing. What is the teacher/instructor trying to tell us/show us? Often the teacher will say “watch me first”. Learning to parent is also a new skill (even if you aren’t a first time parent - as all babies are different!), so let’s stop expected too much of ourselves. Stop, slow down, and watch your baby with curiosity - “What are you trying to tell me, baby?” . #perinatalpsychology #emotionalwellbeing #maternalmentalhealth #paternalmentalhealth #parentalmentalhealth #infantmentalhealth #parentinfantpsychotherapy #psychologistsofinstagram #doitlikeamother #newborn #baby #newmother #newparents #babymanual #watchyourbaby #listentoyourbaby #shellyeah #doulalove #bathdoula #doulalife #doulashell #thecalmintheroom
Inner child 🧒 Brought these out of hiding & they still fit, decades on!! Looking forward to embracing my inner child on the North Wales coast this weekend! Relating to my last post, this will be me truly out of my comfort zone, taking a risk rather than stepping back to the safety of non-wheeled shoes! What could possibly go wrong??! 😳😳 • • • • • #80s #80sfashion #retro #nostalgia #80sstyle #rollerboots #safety #risk #personaldevelopment #personalgrowth #dailymotivation #mindsetiseverything #selfgrowth #believer #selfhelp #inspireothers #parenting #mummy #motherhood #rollerblades #psychologistsofinstagram #drvictoriagalbraith #psychologist #psychology #northwales
✨Beautiful places in foreign destinations feed your soul ✨ They expand your horizons and remind you that the world is bigger when you change your lense✨ I am not saying it is easy to eradicate your feelings of #anxiety or #depression but certainly what helps is an opening of your ❤️to let in the wonder of beauty and the willingness to treat yourself kindly. You matter ✨Let some beauty into your life. Life is hard anyway. So make it a little lighter and feed your soul with #positiveenergy and direct that critical mind to embrace a #positivemindset ❤️You can do this! #selfcare #psychologistsofinstagram #wellbeing #loveyourself #loveyou #bekind #bekindtoyourself #bestrong #behappy #bewell #livewithlove #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #wellbeingwarrior #drchloe #mykonos #greece 🇬🇷 #overcomeanxiety #overcomedepression #destress #anxietyhelp #depressionhelp ✨Beautiful destinations feed your soul ✨ It may not be easy to eradicate your feelings of #anxiety or #depression but certainly what helps is an opening of your ❤️to let in the wonder of beauty and the willingness to treat yourself kindly. You matter ✨Let some beauty into your life. Life is hard anyway. So make it a little lighter and feed your soul with #positiveenergy and direct that critical mind to embrace a #positivemindset ❤️You can do this! #selfcare #psychologistsofinstagram #wellbeing #loveyourself #loveyou #bekind #bekindtoyourself #bestrong #behappy #bewell #livewithlove #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #wellbeingwarrior #drchloe #mykonos #greece 🇬🇷 #overcomeanxiety #overcomedepression #destress #anxietyhelp #depressionhelp
I love sharing psychological principles with dietitians and @thebarossadietitian is the perfect example of this work in action. After doing my webinar series with @dietitianconnection last year Suzannah has been doing 1 on 1 supervision with me via Skype, so it was wonderful to see her in 3D when she flew up for my @dietitians_association_aus 3 day workshop. The best part - in our supervision session yesterday she told me that she had ALREADY helped one of her clients with an ABCDE (thought reframing activity) in session and done some tapping with other health professionals in her clinic - she used both of these tools ethically and within her scope of practice - and THEY BOTH WORKED - that’s what it’s all about for me! The world needs more psychologically-minded, weight inclusive, progressive dietitians and there’s certainly one more developing in the Barossa! . . . . . #psychologyofeating #dietetics #psychology #psychologist #dietitian #interdisciplinary #workshop #brisbane #skyline #barossa #interdisciplinary #eating #health #fitness #wellbeing #teamwork #dietitiansofinstagram #dietitiansunite #psychologistsofinstagram #skype #tapping #cbt #positivethinking #appreciationpost #grateful #weareallinthistogether
Personal growth 🌳 Growing & developing can be painful. Whether you’re a child with physical &/or emotional growing pains; an adolescent/with hormone ridden teenage angst; whether you’re experiencing the heartache of the various life stage/developmental phases; or whether you’re an adult striving for growth or personal development. It can appear so much easier, when faced with challenge, to take a step back to a place of safety but in the long term, this isn’t necessarily so helpful. People can find themselves avoiding feared situations (for example, someone who’s afraid of spiders may run a mile to avoid them, perhaps opting for city dwelling rather than the countryside; someone who is afraid of the judgement of others may choose to avoid social situations for fear of being scrutinised) in order to reduce the accompanying anxiety. But by doing this, we never get the opportunity to realise that, perhaps, spiders aren’t so dangerous and that people may actually react positively towards us. So to develop personally, it’s sometimes worth taking the risk, to test out whether our preconceived ideas are actually true. Are they really based on evidence or are they based on previous experience or learning? (E.g. do you wince when you see baked beans because your parents most tumultuous argument when you were a child was when you were eating a meal of beans on toast)? For some, life can become so challenging because threat is deemed to be everywhere. In these instances, the support and comfort of a safe place seems like the only option....but this comes at a cost of not living life to the full, of merely surviving rather than living or thriving. If you find there are certain situations, events, objects, people you avoid, then psychological therapy can help with this. In the words of the great Abraham Maslow, “you will either step forward into growth” by taking that calculated risk, “or step back into safety” by not testing the status quo! • • • • • #growthquotes #growth #wisdom #change #phobia #personaldevelopment #anxiety #selflove #personalgrowth #inspirationalquote #dailymotivation #quotesdaily #mindsetiseverything #selfgrowth
Locking away your feelings means that you may even start to lock the good ones. When you refuse to let yourself feel sadness or grief, you may find that you’re unable to express joy. Don’t be like this @newyorkercartoons. #letfeelingsleadtheway #inmyfeelings #feelthefeels
"SOME PEOPLE HAVE A TROUBLE BUBBLE.... YOU STEP IN THEIR BUBBLE, YOU GOT TROUBLE." ~Dr. Shawn Horn 😉 . Be intentional about who you invite into your life. Assess wisely....you have a choice. 💜 . Here are some traits to avoid: gossip, critical/judgemental mindset, entertained by conflict, unwilling to accept influence, avoidance of emotions, quick to anger, bitterness, jealousy, envy, vengefulness, "knows all the answers", "one upping", unwilling to hear your point of view, belittles others, abusive in any way, non-reciprocal, entitled insensitive, rejects correction, inflexible thoughts....yikes this list is icky. Lets look at the otherside! . Safe people: loving. kind, patient, personally accountable, open to conflict resolution, humble, forgiving, comfortable with being uncomfortable, able to agree to disagree, open and appreciates correction, desires (and does) lift people up, celebrates your successes, says they are inspired by you vs. jealous etc., want the best for you, accepts and celebrates your individuality and uniquiness, emotionally avaiable, reciprocal, gives as much as they recieve, grateful, generous, able to see how their feelings and emotions affect others (reflective functioning), not abusive, uses words intentionally for the best interest of others, desires to make a positive impact on this worls, is accountable, honest, ethical, values and nutures relationships, accepts their imperfection (and others), pursues wisdom....this is a good list to get started! What traits do you look for? How do you recognize a safe person? . #mytribe #dramaalert #troublemakers #healthyrelationships #youhaveachoice #boundariesarehealthy #noboundaries #assertiveness #interpersonalskills #likeattractslike #liveintentionally #intentionalliving #discernment #codependentnomore #findyourtribe #friendship 👭 #mytherapistsays #psychologistsofinstagram #youhaveachoice #selfempowerment #selfcareeveryday #positivevibes 💯👍👍 #newbeginnings #transformyourlife #safepeople #agoodfriend #choosewisely
❤️A post about boys and their wellbeing ❤️Sadly they are so often pressured by their peers and society to be tough, to hide their emotions, to appear strong. Boys and young men tend to internalise their anxieties and troubles. As a society we can do more to educate them that #resilience is developed when you accept what you are dealing with, expressing it and making sense of it. Not burying it somewhere deep inside. This always fails as it builds and comes up to bite you. It is not easy to get our boys to talk - being on holiday of course is a great opportunity to speak loads and connect - but making open accepting space for them anyway any day to vent and release their worries is good for their #mentalhealth and their #psychologicalhealth . Here are your tips to make it ok and easy for them to talk ✨1. Let them talk when it is quiet, and they have your undivided attention ✨2. Listen. Do not judge, suppress, correct, fix. ✨3. Tell them you want to know what it is like for them to be them. Reassure them they are strong to share and release their feelings. Often boys feel that they don’t want to burden their parents with more worries. Tell them that it is more important to you to know them and what is going on for them. ✨4. Normalise their feelings and educate them that it is absolutely ok for them to feel what they do ✨5. Recognise your limits. If they need professional help to reduce #anxiety #fear #confusion #stress #depression get it for them. You can’t solve everything. Some issues will be beyond you and it is not your fault if things are a bit too tricky to address. ✨6. Help them to be #selfcompassionate and #selfloving treating yourself kindly is the number one ingredient in #mentalhealthrecovery . Model this whenever you can. ❤️Let’s do this! We can #breakthestigma If you need help or got any questions DM me #drchloe #psychologistsofinstagram #boys #livewell #wellbeingwarrior #mentalhealthwarrior #overcomeanxiety #teenagers #parentingboys #parentinghacks #boysmentalhealth #selfcare #depression #destress #instazine #kids
Sometimes we need to stop and remind ourselves that this is possible and indeed where your power is. #psychologists #powerofpositivity #psychologistsofinstagram #positiveoutlook #takingbackcontrol #makingchanges #psychology #psych #psychological #begoodtoyourself
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What’s at the end of the rainbow? A pot of gold? Hope? New goals? Exciting opportunities? Therapy can’t promise to make you a millionaire, but it can help you to review your life, to address anxiety and depression and to make changes for the better. Those sorts of benefits can be worth more than their weight in gold. #mentalhealth #hope #millionaire #goals #askforhelp #rainbowsend #rainbow #newarkpsychologist #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #newark #lincs #worthmorethanitsweightingold #gold #notts #psychologistsofinstagram #therapy #psychology #flourishnewark #flourish
Absolutely love this image by Jess Racklyeft (@jessesmess ) which was created for the Centre for Perinatal Psychology: https://www.centreforperinatalpsychology.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CFPP_Manual.pdf . We always say “parenting doesn’t come with a manual”, but what about if we consider baby as being the manual. By watching baby closely and curiously, over time we will start to work out what they might be trying to tell us. . Babies are social creatures, right from birth. Every cry, wriggle, body posture, eye movement, facial expression etc. is a potential communication - the only way they can try to let us know what’s going on for them. Their communications can seem really mysterious - we’ve all stood there rocking a crying baby and feeling exasperated - “What do you want baby?!”. . When we learn any new skill, we start by stopping and observing. What is the teacher/instructor trying to tell us/show us? Often the teacher will say “watch me first”. Learning to parent is also a new skill (even if you aren’t a first time parent - as all babies are different!), so let’s stop expected too much of ourselves. Stop, slow down, and watch your baby with curiosity - “What are you trying to tell me, baby?” #perinatalpsychology #emotionalwellbeing #maternalmentalhealth #paternalmentalhealth #parentalmentalhealth #infantmentalhealth #parentinfantpsychotherapy #psychologistsofinstagram #doitlikeamother
Oftentimes we view things as black or white. Something is either good or bad, right or wrong, all or nothing. But, there are several shades of gray that exist in between where it does not have to be one or the other. @Ktzhu and her #100daysofandnotor highlight this concept by recognizing you can be more than one thing at the same time. Swipe ⬅️ to see more! #wellnesswednesday
PERSERVERANCE This beautiful turtle on Lady Elliott Island was a fine example of perserverance. This wonderful creature pushed itself to exhaustion, slowly moving up the beach, digging a huge nest in the sand, laying eggs and then slowly returning to the Sea. We watched from a distance quietly, as they are sensitive to noise. We greatly admired its determination. Motivation, success and the ability to perservere are interconnected. It is believing in yourself even in moments where obstacles are in your way. Interestingly, the ability to perservere, be effortful and show grit are powerful predictors of success, more than IQ or talent. Pushing through difficulties and creating challenging opportunities for you and your children to try, fail, rebound and succeed are very psychologically beneficial. They teach you to believe in yourself and fosters self efficacy beliefs and self esteem. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #perserverance #selfesteemmatters #selfefficacy #effort #grit #motivate #motivated #youmatter #selfbelief #growthmindset #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #successmindset #perservere #mindovermatter #determination #determined #maximumeffort #motivational #motivated #raisingkids #raisinglittlehumans #rolemodelling #kidsmatter #parentingadvice #parentingtips #inspiredbynature #mindsetiseverything #beautifulnature
Last night our Girls Support Group spent their session learning and practicing Mindfulness techniques. Each participant received a jar with items they can use to support them in this practice, and to help cope with stress and emotions.
MENTAL HEALTH ILLUSTRATED Hands up who else, like @rosiejohnsonillustrates , has Poirot in their cloak of sanity (me 🙋🏻‍♀️). I love this concept Rosie drew to illustrate what being mentally healthy means. I’m off to discover Hannah Gadsby while you read her responses: 1. What does being mental healthy mean to you? I think it’s about awareness and acceptance of things out of my control. It’s about acknowledging feelings and allowing them in but also knowing that I’m not at their mercy. 2. What 3 items would you put in your mental health first aid kit? Comedy - be it in the form of a podcast, a box set, some stand up- whatever. It’s my go to cure for feeling low. Fresh air. Such a mum thing to say, but it really does help bring perspective to a situation to get outside, preferably somewhere open and big so I can feel reassuringly insignificant. Tea and toast and the opportunity to switch off from whatever is niggling. The auto pilot nature of making something as familiar as tea and toast let’s my brain take a little break and then I’m rewarded with tea and toast. 3. What should the mental health equivalent of brushing your teeth be? I’ve started reminding myself of everything I have. I do it with the kids on the way to school when my instinct is to tell them to hurry up and stop moaning- I take a deep breath and we take it in turns to say things we're grateful for. Even if the eldest has said, “I’m grateful that we’re nearly at school and we can stop playing this annoying game.” Parenting five 🖐 For me, if I go a few days without drawing or at least getting ideas on paper, then I feel like I need recharging, so I’d definitely add doing something creative to my daily mental health routine. 4. What are your tell tale signs that your mental health is suffering and What helps keep you mentally healthy when you notice this? I’ve had quite a turbulent year and have been going to a counsellor. She has helped me to listen to my gut. Not necessarily act on what it’s telling me, but definitely listen to it. It’s sound advice and it’s helping me move beyond my previous way of dealing with stuff which was to bury it and scamper. Question 5 in comments below
Low mood ⛅️ I was reminded of this lovely quote today, and how true it is!! You can interpret it in whichever way you wish but I like to think that in the midst of difficult moments, it can be helpful to remember that sometime (perhaps soon), the clouds will pass and you may see the sunshine again, whether that’s in the scent of a beautiful flower, a kind gesture, a loving touch, a beaming smile, a wagging tail... the clouds WILL pass if you pay attention 🙏 • • • • • #mindfulness #meditation #mindful #meditate #consciousness #gratitude #enlightenment #innerpeace #mindfulliving #mentalhealth #drvictoriagalbraith #selflove #namaste #positivity #awareness #beherenow #selfcare #wisdom #mind #affirmation #psychologist #psychology #mentalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #anxiety #depression #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #compassion #selfcompassion
✨Sunset magic ✨ Taking time to feed off the wonder of this awesome view ❤️ Totally stunning and grounding ✨#mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthwarrior #wellbeing #wellbeingwarrior #investinyou #loveyourself #sunset #heal #natureheals #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #drchloe
Persistent tantrums can be very challenging. Tantrums, like other problem behaviour, typically occur for a specific reason. Analysis of tantrum behaviour can determine the best course of action when treating the behaviour. Find out more @fenwick.psychological.services #halifax #novascotia #psychologists #problembehaviour #skillbuilding #behavioralpsychologist #psychologistofhalifax #psychologistsofinstagram #mentalhealth #mentalhealthprofessionals #halifaxnoisekids #haligonia #therapy #childpsychology #youthpsychology #parentsofhalifax #mentalhealthprofessionalsofhalifax #mentalhealthprofessionalsofinstagram #aba #bcba #behavioranalyst
Often when we are afraid of something, we’re worrying about the future. It appears real, even though it’s not happening right now. Don’t let fear win. #tiptuesday
Check @osafiebine to see my last articles and posts. This one is an honest conffession about how I've changed and accepted change as part of my life. 🎁 #Repost @osafiebine (@get_repost ) ・・・ Mi-a fost dificil să mă gândesc la o schimbare anume, cele referitoare la stilul meu de viață fiind încă în etapa de tranziție, încercare, eșec, adaptare, readaptare și tot așa, așa că am decis să scriu mai general despre cum m-am schimbat eu de când am ales să devin psiholog... 📲💻 #readmore #linkinbio #writing #newarticle #thoughts #aboutchange #osăfiebine #psihiolandamoraru #psychologistsofinstagram #knowyourself #blogger #therapy #aboutme
❤️ Heart living can heal your pain🙏Bring into your life what you love 💕 who you love 💖and remove all fears of being without ❤️ Living with grief is devastating and your heart feels like it is going to break. So heal it with ❤️ #heartliving #overcomedepression #overcominggrief #positivemindset #positivevibes #lookafteryou #bestrong #bewell #livewithpurpose #livewithlove #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #drchloe #reviveyourself #rise #heal #tuesdaymotivation #therapy #resilience #findpeace #peacewithin #loveyourself #wellbeing #wellbeingwarrior #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthawareness #griefsupport
Mood trackers!! I'm a big advocate for these, in whatever form works for you. It turns out (research shows) that we're pretty bad at recognizing patterns on our own. We need to actually do the task of collecting data in order to see what's going on for us. Otherwise, it's so easy to forget, focus only on how we've been feeling in the last few days, overfocus on the difficult days, and not notice the things that are helping or hurting us in the process. So whether you're trying to figure out a mental health issue, starting new meds, or just generally wanting to get a better sense of how your environment is impacting you, TRACK YOUR MOOD. Daily!.⠀ .⠀ Photo by Estee Janssens on Unsplash⠀ .⠀ #moodtracker #psychologistsofinstagram #copingwithanxiety #copingwithdepression #copingwithmigraines
Set goals. Meet them. And then set new goals. #youvegotthis #ibelieveinyou #goaldigging
Relationships: 10 questions ❤️ Coinciding with the end of Love Island, the media are publicising research recently published by the University of Exeter around ways of reflecting on a couple’s likelihood to thrive and survive. According to this research, these 10 questions can help to identify the likelihood of a relationship becoming long-term and can help couples build their relationship:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Are my partner and I a ‘good fit’?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Do we have a strong basis of friendship?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Do we want the same things in our relationship and out of life?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. Are our expectations realistic?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. Do we generally see the best in each other?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6. Do we both work at keeping our relationship vibrant?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7. Do we both feel we can discuss things freely and raise issues with each other?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8. Are we both committed to working through hard times?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9. When we face stressful circumstances would we pull together to get through it?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 10. Do we each have supportive others around us?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ................................................⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love this image of Niall & I captured by @dearestlovephotography at our good friend @emmajhathaway ‘s party earlier this year ❤️🎂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #relationship #relationshipgoals #love #girlfriend #couples #boyfriend #couplegoals #relationship #couple #relationships #dating #hug #kissing #iloveyou #romance #romantic #truelove #facts #feelings #realtalk #lover #awww #tagafriend #heart #soulmate #relatedtolove #loveisland #drvictoriagalbraith #psychologist #psychologistsofinstagram
Start the week with some mindful meditation to reduce your #stress and replenish your resources positively 🧘‍♀️ 😊✨ Find a comfortable position and think of a place or image that brings you #innercalm ✨ Ground your feet onto the earth. Barefoot is better if you can ✨ Relax all the tension in your body ✨Scan from the top of your head all the way down to your feet. Unclench and relax each part of your body✨ Empty your mind and let your thoughts float away in a bubble ✨ ✨Burst each bubble if it is distracting you and return to just enjoy being in your body ✨You are alive✨Each breath is your life force. Enjoy the awesomeness of that ✨Settle into mindful breathing in and out✨ Inhale light ✨Exhale all your negative energy ✨Practice this for a few minutes today✨✨✨ If you can, involve the children too ✨✨ #meditation #investinyou #mentalhealthwarrior #positivemindset #mentalhealthawareness #drchloe #psychologicalsupport #psychologistsofinstagram #wellbeing #mondaymotivation #lookafteryou #positivemindset #positiveenergy #overcomedepression #destress #reduceanxiety #mindfulness #greece 🇬🇷 #liveinthemoment #liveinthemoment #findpeace #findpeacewithin #reducestress #revitalise #bigblue #sea
If you take your time to explore yourself, you will understand you are here for a reason. You are your own sunshine.☀️ You are important. Never question your worth. Never question your potential. Everyone is unique.👧Believe it or not everyone possesses unique talents and abilities. . Who you choose to be matters. Letting go of negativity matters. Your happiness matters. Your life matters. It does get better when YOU MATTER.✔ . Share, Like and Tag your loved ones ( friends and family) and let them know YOU appreciate them! 🤗➡️🙋‍♀️ #psychology #counselling #ilovepsychology #psychological #you #matter #therapy #motivation #beingyou #counsellingpsychology #psychologists #psychologistsofinstagram #healing #mind #positivepsychology #bepositive #positivity #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness
It is so important to our self esteem to truly recognise and own our achievements, no matter how big or small. This can be tough and uncomfortable if we have a strong critical inner voice that likes to point out our flaws, imperfections and failures. . . . So, even though this feel uncomfortable for me (my mind is saying all sorts of things to discourage me!), I would like to share my recent achievement of upgrading my website. Many many hours of my free time have gone into it, and in doing so enabled me to tap into my creative side. Link in profile 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻I hope you like it. Thanks to @reflectionsworkshops for pointing me in the direction of @wix . . . #newwebsite #upgrade #newbeginnings #selfpromotion #business #privatepractice #clinicalpsychology #psychologistsofinstagram #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #gethelp #wix #achievement #selfesteem #ownit #wixwebsite #newandimproved #development #marketing #instagood #bishopsstortford #london #ec2m #hertfordshire #liverpoolstreet #uk
You are enough of a reason. #takecareofyourself #selfcaresunday
Sunday vibes • Taking it slow •. Hanging with the kiddies • 💕 To nourish and centre your #wellbeing take a few mins to focus on what you are #grateful for in your life. 💕 Write it ✨ Say it ✨ Share it 😍 It really helps to build your #positivemindset and brings you #peace 🌟 #overcomeanxiety #lookafteryou #mindfulness #drchloe #wellbeingwarrior #wellness #bestrong #focusonthenow #destress #investinyourhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #drchloe #psychologicalhealth #psychologistsofinstagram #livewell #livewithpurpose #mentalhealthwarrior #investinyourwellness #happy
Especially if it’s negative. Or dumb. Or past 10pm at night. Not every thought you have is true. Learn to be self-aware of your own thoughts and critically evaluate them rather than simply believe them to be true because they just pop into your head. . . . #thoughts #quotes #quotestoliveby #psychology #selfcare #positivevibes #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #wellness #dallaspsychologist #psychologistsofinstagram #selfawareness #wokeaf #resilient #teens #teenlife #teenpsychologist #selfharm #selfharmpsychologist #selfharmmmmm #selfharmrecovery #selfharmm #parenting #depression #anxiety #hope #life #motivation
Who will win the battle of brain versus algorithm- swipe to find out. That pesky algorithm that felt like a battle for so many people this week feels like it can never been beaten. That’s maybe because it can’t. . The algorithm is made to draw us in and engage us so that we are rewarded for engaging, or being social, in social media. So even if you feel like you, or your brain, is beating algorithm and your social media is on the rise, the likelihood is that the algorithm is still winning. . Why is this? Because as we engage more in instagram, it’s playing into our brain’s reward system, making us want to engage more. You get a few likes, a few more comment, oh brilliant a few more followers and it makes you feel good. Your brain’s reward system is working by releasing dopamine and making these achievement rewarding. Because we feel good we seek them more and our behaviour increases to try and achieve that feel good hit again. . Now our brain reward system was made to help us survive. it makes us feel good when we do things that are good for us, which make us more likely to do that again. Essentially it’s a motivator for positive actions, producing pleasurable sensations that reinforce behaviour that is beneficial to survival. . . But brains were built long before social media, and they didn’t anticipate the rewarding and reinforcing impact of instagram on our brain. This can draw us in as it Makes us feel good, but ultimately it’s not necessary for survival, and it’s not always good for us. That’s the downside of the brain’s reward system- it can also draw us into behaviours that feel oh so good in the short term, but can be unhelpful in the longer term, like over use of social media to the detriment of real life. . . yes, the brain reward system makes social media addictive. And due to this the algorithm ultimately always tends to win, whether it beats us up for not being social enough or succeeds in drawing us in constantly for that ever needed social media hit. . #inthewordsofalanis #isntitironic #shesspentaaboutfivehoursonthispostalone #anditsoninstagram #likeraaiainonyourweddingday #ihadhail #andabbq #yesinscotlandinjune #whatanumpty
When #lassie doesn’t feel the stigma of seeking help for mental health #endthestigma #fridayfunnies
I wondered how much history this tree has seen? What stories lie in it roots and branches? We are all our own little parts of history and telling our own stories generationally plants the seeds of pride, questions and hopes in our own offspring#psychologistsofinstagram #narratives #wonderingaboutwandering #treeoflife
Jenna & Gail were privileged to be invited to be the speakers to grades 7-12 at the annual Healthy Minds Expo. Jenna and Gail presented about learning to thrive through failure & how to understand, recognize, and prevent or manage mental health problems. All of these are issues that teenagers face on a day to day basis! They finished the day hosting a stall & answering loads of student questions ✌🏼 . If you’re interested in having Involve Psychologists present or deliver workshops, contact us at reception@involvepsychology.com . 👉swipe for pics
Obesity crisis/ Diet 🍏 The UK obesity crisis has hit the headlines recently. Weight loss and maintenance however involves more than just healthy eating and exercise, it includes a range of cognitive (thinking processes) and behavioural strategies too. A psychological approach will aim towards amending sabotaging thoughts, will provide skills on how to remain in control and to do so for the long-term rather than just a quick fix, it would work towards transforming your attitude whilst also including favourite foods in the eating plan and no embarrassing weigh-ins! The solution involves many ‘common sense’ strategies but includes others which can really help you to keep on track. It’s a process (as is everything psychotherapeutic!) but an evidence-based psychological approach alongside a diet plan can work wonders! It changes your whole approach to mealtimes and life, not just to food! There are various psychologists and healthcare practitioners who can help with this kind of support if you require it. • • • • • #weightloss #cleaneating #nutrition #exercise #healthychoices #fitnessaddict #obesity #instahealth #getfit #healthyfood #diet #active #determination #motivation #motivationalquotes #strong #psychologist #drvictoriagalbraith #psychologistsofinstagram #instafit #weightlossjourney #healthyeating #physique #health #gymlife #transformation #healthylifestyle #bingeeating #binge #bingeeatingrecovery
Embrace the pain, hug her tight like it’s your favourite blanket, but once you find the power to set yourself free, let go. Here you have my thoughts on fear and courage and their little affair. 🎉 #thoughts #therapy #aboutchange #aboutfear #aboutyou #readmore #psychologistsofinstagram #osăfiebine #psihiolandamoraru
EACH OF US HAS A STORY... "If we wish to know about a man (person), we ask 'what is his/her story-- the real, inner story?' Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us--through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions; and, not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations. Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives--we are each of us unique.” ― Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales It is worth giving others the space and time to tell their narratives. Sharing our lives appropriately is part of a healthy psychological self and being heard has benefits for all, including insight, wisdom, connection, growth, support. Worth thinking about. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #listentoeachother #oliversacks #lifestories #travelinspiration #travelthoughts #travelstory #individualdifferences #diversityandinclusion #culturalappreciation #cultural #payattention #narratives #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologytips #givingtoothers #healthymind #mentalhealthmatters #psychologyfacts #perception #wisewords #meaningful #thoughtprovoking #dailyinspiration #thinkaboutit #healthymindset #psychologydemystified #storiesoflife #narrative #discourse @travelpsychology
Stubborn about getting help? I love this ancient Egyptian sarcophagus in the British Museum. It seemed the perfect image for a post on self help vs stubborn refusal to acknowledge a mental health problem. Unfortunately, denial and symptom minimising can be a powerful barriers to starting necessary psychological treatment for mental health issues. Fear and stigma weave into denial, and the individual continues to suffer. Consequently people deny themselves relief and mental health, and may only seek treatment when their symptoms reach a severe level. I encourage anyone suffering with untreated mental health problems to seek psychological support and proactively manage your wellbeing. Refusing to be honest with yourself hurts you and possibly those important others in your life. Don't self diagnose using Google, but seek professional support. It is your responsibility to care for yourself and there is support around you, starting with your GP. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #depression #generalisedanxiety #anxiety #endthestigma #bebrave #youareworthit #youmatter #selfhelp #selfcarethreads #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #recoverysolutions #psychologistsofinstagram #psychologytips #wellbeingcoach #consciousliving #therapeutic #project1in4 #mentalillnessawareness #recoverysolutions #addiction #avoidance #gettinghelp #faceyourfears #recoverysolutions
Our sherpa Vishnu and a co-trekker fooling around on the suspension bridge at Kukare Dobhan on the Annapurna trek at dusk.  They were mucking around and swinging the bridge ALOT.  I knew that it was sturdy, as I'd seen donkeys, yaks and horses cross before us.  Still, I scurried to cross quickly, as it was full of holes and gaps where I could see the river below. Not these two.. I really loved the way the Sherpa's had a ready laugh and were so playful.  Their jobs are quite hard, but they were always cheerful and very kind to us.  My favourite moment was when they filled a huge laundry bucket with hot water and popped it in my tent as a surprise, so that I could have a bath.  A bit of a squish, but it was definitely one of the best baths I had ever had after days of just using "washing water". They said that they knew how much ladies liked baths and they hoped I would like it. . . Small acts of kindness resonate in our daily lives too.  Kindness means a behavioural response of compassion and actions that are selfless; or a mindset that places compassion for others before one’s own interests.  In fact, kindness is linked inextricably to happiness and contentment—at both the psychological and spiritual level.  Kindness promotes empathy and compassion; which in turn, leads to a sense of interconnectedness with others. . June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified . #actsofkindness #nepal #sherpa #connectedness #compassion #laughter #playful #happiness #kindness #wanderlust #worldtraveller #empathy #interconnectedness #roamtheworld #psychologistsofinstagram #trekker #trekking #roam #adventure #adventuretime #travel #travelstory @travelpsychology
English/Turkce When you feel confused. You overwhelmed with many stress and you have no clue where to begin with. You must try to talk to somebody. Let them help you to line up youre problems and work together to find solutions for a way out. Kafan karisik oldugunda. Kendini cikmazda hissettiginde. Stresin senin uzerine agirlik verdi donemlerde bir danismanla konusup, sorunlarinizi siralayip sizinle beraber sonuclar uretebilicek ve cikis saglicak konumlarla iletisime geciniz. #cbt #therapy #helpeachother #psychologistsofinstagram @lifeisgood #believeinyourself
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