How Avoiding Emotions Effects Mental Wellbeing

What is Experiential Avoidance Behaviour? Experiential avoidance is defined as when a person tries to escape the feelings of distress they experience through emotions, memories, thoughts, and physical sensations. The individual becomes resistant to staying with their feelings of discomfort and distress and will try to avoid their feelings of anxiety in an attempt to …

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Mental Fetigue

Mental Fatigue: Is your brain exhausted?

Mental fatigue defined: Also known as mental exhaustion or burnout; it arises from prolonged stress – whether it comes from work, relationships, life events, or all of these. After you’ve been physically working for a while then your body may begin to feel tired and drained. Suppose you continually ignore the physical symptoms from overwork …

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The benefits of Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? Everyone has heard that mindfulness benefits our physical and mental health and well-being. But what effect does it have on our brain in terms of neuroscience? In short, Mindfulness means being present without judgement. To be moment-to-moment in gentle awareness of our thoughts, feelings and environment. It involves being aware of the …

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Dysfunctionality of Guilt

The Dysfunctionality of Guilt

The Dysfunctionality of Guilt   Have you ever called someone by the wrong name? Broken something that wasn’t yours? Spilt a drink on someone, irreparably staining their favourite shirt? If so, you’ve likely experienced guilt. Guilt describes the sense of regret, responsibility, and self-consciousness we experience after we have done something we consider wrong. Typically, …

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empathetic reactivity

Empathetic Reactivity

What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experience and imagine their situation, as if it’s being experienced by themselves, without actually taking place in that person’s objective reality. Empathy is important. It allows us to build social connections with others. As social creatures, prosocial traits like empathy have developed in humans as …

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Coping with loneliness: strategies for a happier life

Loneliness is a complex, universal feeling many of us have experienced at various stages in our lives – with 1 in 2 Australians (51%) reporting experiences of loneliness at least once per week. Despite its commonality, particularly during Covid-19 lockdowns, extended periods of loneliness and social isolation can have significant impacts on our mental health …

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