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  • The biggest lies we tell ourselves in relationships

    Our relationships can be rewarding and enriching but they can also be confusing and painful. Because relationships are so meaningful and important to us, we can sometimes tell ourselves lies to avoid having to confront harsh truths about ourselves or our partners, (and recognise that the relationship might not be right for us).
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  • What you’re afraid of is smaller than you imagine

    As children, without the increased knowledge or experience to rationalise and put things in perspective, we find fear in lots of places. We learn from the world around us what is dangerous and what might hurt. And we pack up that fear and store it inside our bodies in order to keep us safe as we grow and explore the wider world.
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  • Memes and mental health with Michael

    Michael Magee, a Clinical Psychologist at The Indigo Project (a psychology clinic based in Surry Hills, Aus that thinks creatively about mental health) has a chat about meme's. He discusses if meme's can be therapeutic, and what role mental health memes might play in us connecting with other people and our own conditions.
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  • Time to Say Goodbye

    In her ground-breaking book On Death and Dying, the Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross claims that “people in mourning have to come to grips with death before they can live again”, and dealing with a break-up is no different.
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  • Moment of Truth

    We are always so quick to be there for others. To help, to listen, to lend a hand to those who need us. But in our quest to help others, we've forgotten to even think about ourselves. We look at how Manuel J. Smith's tenpoint plan for assertiveness known as his “Bill of Rights” can help measure how true we are being to ourselves in any given moment.
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  • The best ‘My Therapist’ memes

    Unless you’re living under a meme-rock, you’ve probably seen the latest trend of folks sharing some amusing interactions between themselves & their “therapists”. We love how interactions in the therapy room (however embellished) are hitting the mainstream and shaking up the stigma of getting help and seeing a therapist.
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  • Get Out of Your Own Way

    Let’s cut right to it: sometimes, you get in your own way. This week, we’re exploring the way Self-Sabotage Sally shows up in our lives, what she usually sounds like and how to get her out of the way.
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