Working with the Feeling of Shame, by Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

What is shame? According to Brene Brown, a world leading researcher of Shame…..Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging. “I am bad.” “I am a mess.” The focus is on self, not behaviour, with the result that we feel alone.  How we relate to shame Shame, … Read More

Dietary Analysis – The ketogenic diet by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education

This is the second instalment of my analysis of some of the dietary trends that are currently popular. In this article I’ll discuss what the ketogenic diet is about, analyse the scientific evidence available and give you my verdict on whether it is worthwhile or not. The diet While the ketogenic diet has been a very popular diet over the … Read More

Dietary Analysis – Detox and Cleansing Diets by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics

Spring has sprung, and with it has come another onslaught of misinformation about dieting and weight loss. You may have noticed an increase in articles on how you can lose that “winter weight” and get your body ready for summer.  Over the next few months, I am going to analyse some of the more popular diets,  discuss the scientific evidence , and give … Read More

The Wisdom of the Ages by Dr Johanna Lynch, GP Psychotherapist

Ilze Groblergeneral

Sometimes in these days of amazing technological advances, we forget the wisdom of our communities, the knowledge of how people have coped with adversity for generations, and the uniquely human capacity to see the hope of the mountaintop while still climbing out of the valley. This last week – I had a lovely poem sent to me – written by … Read More

Diabetes Week – It’s About Time by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics & Diabetes Education

Too many people are diagnosed with diabetes too late.  It is estimated that up to half a million people in Australia may have undiagnosed diabetes, putting their health at risk.  Early diagnosis can greatly reduce this risk. This week is Diabetes Week and Diabetes Australia is asking us to take the time to learn about the early signs and symptoms of diabetes … Read More

Grief, by Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

Grief will touch us all at some point in our life. For me, it was when I assisted the death of my 18 year old dog, Cassie. I have never experienced something so earth shattering. My life wasn’t the same for sometime.  We often hear of grief as an experience felt after the death of a loved one, but in … Read More

Maple roasted vegetables, by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

4 beetroot, peeled and cut into wedges 3 carrots, peeled and quartered lengthways 3 parsnips, peeled and quartered lengthways 1 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 400 g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp canola oil 2 tbsp maple syrup 200 g hummus  Preheat oven to 200C.  Place the beetroot wedges in a large baking tray. Drizzle with 1 … Read More

How our life stories impact our bodies By Dr Johanna Lynch (GP Psychotherapist)

Christina ReynoldsPsychology, Uncategorized

Our very own Dr Johanna Lynch has had a chapter included in a new mental health textbook launched this month, entitled Humanising Mental Health in Australia: a guide to trauma-informed approaches. Her chapter, co-authored with eminent Norwegian GP researcher Anna Luise Kirkengen, is entitled Biology and Experience Intertwined: trauma, neglect and the physical body. We asked her for a sneak preview of … Read More

How to Respond to FEAR By Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsPsychology, Uncategorized

Let’s start by leaning into this emotion, to help you understand it a bit better….. What is FEAR? FEAR is a normal and natural feeling we have to address threat in our environment. FEAR helps us automatically organise a response to that threat. FEAR motivates us to survive It helps us attend to the threat and it directs our thinking … Read More