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A Collection of Posts from Brisbane ACT Centre's talented psychologists, psychiatrist, therapists and social workers.

 

3 Steps To Finding the Right Psychologist For You

3 Steps To Finding the Right Psychologist For You

This is the first in the Brisbane ACT Centre’s two part series on finding a psychology practitioner that’s perfect for you. In this post we look at how to look for psychologists and choose between therapists. In the next segment we’ll explore what research shows makes for a great psychologist.

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Ten things you can do to deal with depression

Ten things you can do to deal with depression

So you find these dark periods are here again.  You may try many things which help somewhat but depression keeps coming around.  You don’t want it, and you don’t like it.  But when it is here anyway, here are some tips which may help: 1. Allow yourself to feel the way...

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Can Washing Dishes Improve Your Life?

Can Washing Dishes Improve Your Life?

When was the last time you looked at your empty coffee mug and realised you had no recollection of drinking it?  Perhaps you even wondered if someone else drank it…. until you realised you were the only one at home! It’s easy to go into “automatic pilot” when we’re at...

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The Struggle with Sleeplessness

One of the key tools that the world’s foremost sleep coaches at the Sleep School use is acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. Guy Meadows nicely described ACT as “a revolutionary research-based psychological tool that recognises that it is our struggle or...

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From Struggling to Striving

ACT can quickly transform struggle into thriving, as it completely changes the psychology agenda. We drop the struggle to rid of difficult thoughts and feelings. We coach skills to quickly handle them more effectively, emphasising living the kind of life you want....

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4 & 1/2 Steps to Vitality

By Nikita Kotlarov, learn more about Nik at his website mindzone. Ever had a day when you woke up and things seemed just right? You couldn’t explain it. The world hasn’t changed. But you felt just good. What if there was a reliable way of producing this effect?...

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What is ACT & Briefly on Medication

Welcome to Brisbane ACT Centre's first ever blog post. I thought I'd talk in a less formal way about "What is ACT" and how we integrate with medication use in psychological problems. Firstly, off the bat, I personally reckon that "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" -...

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Anxiety and Parenting

Courtesy of Dr. Nga Tran. Nga is a consultant psychiatrist working at the Brisbane ACT Centre. Get in touch with our friendly staff to  book an appointment with Dr. Nga. Being a parent is probably the most important role your life.  It is frequently a time of great...

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Winning Your Sweetheart’s Heart… and Again

Courtesy of Brisbane ACT Centre psychologist, Nikita Kotlarov. Check out Nik's website here. Winning Your Sweetheart’s Heart... and again. Perfect relationship? Where? You are different, most of this will not change. Unburdening or Winning Your Sweetheart’s Heart?...

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3 Quick Tips to Improve Confidence

Renae Jarrett People come to therapy for a variety of reasons such as anxiety, depression, work stress, relationship difficulties and substance issues just to name a few. However, in my clinical experience of working with a broad range of clients and their varied...

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Emotional Agility

Mindfulness, acceptance and values are key aspects of ACT which a colleague nicely calls “a new science of the mind that is sweeping the world of psychology and turning conventional approaches upside down.” But they can sound like weird stuff which require you to...

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