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July 30, 2020

Do I Need a Mental Health Check Up?

Sure, you haven't been feeling great lately, but how bad is 'bad enough' to see a therapist? At Sage & Sound, we believe mental health should be managed just like…
Woman at emotional breaking point Anxiety
June 16, 2020

5 Telltale Signs You’re Reaching an Emotional Breaking Point

Noticed yourself feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or completely exhausted lately? You’re not alone. Right now, we’re facing some of the MOST challenging times of our lives. Yet with so many…
snowflakes are all different Helpful Articles
June 7, 2020

What Makes Sage & Sound therapists different?

From any good psychologist or counsellor you can expect a caring therapist, with many years of training and experience, using a variety of treatment approaches, treating a range of problems.…
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May 18, 2020

How To Overcome Comfort/ Emotional Eating

Do you use food to change your mood - to avoid feeling sad, lonely, disappointed, angry, or ashamed? Then you’ve engaged in comfort eating (aka emotional eating). Don’t worry –…
Symptoms of Anxiety Anxiety
March 20, 2020

Recognising & Managing The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

With all the uncertainty and change in the world right now, you might be feeling a little different to usual. Do you know how to identify if what you’re feeling…
Conscious Parents in Nature Relationships
February 12, 2020

Conscious Parenting: How I Learnt To & How You Can Too

Oh no, not another person telling us how to best raise our kids! But I just couldn’t resist picking up “The Conscious Parent” by Shefali Tsabary. Partly because Tsabary is…
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January 30, 2020

Feeling Anxiety At Work? How To Identify Work Stress Signs

Yes, you really can have THAT conversation in the office! Have you been struggling with anxiety at work, motivation and stress levels and are wondering if you might be getting…
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May 8, 2018

How To Make Good Decisions: Proven Tips from a Psychologist

Making quick, confident decisions is something a surprising number of people struggle with. The ideas below are designed to improve both your ability to make a choice you’re happy with,…
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May 8, 2018

5 Ways to Stress Less in 60 Seconds

The general advice for managing stress is focussed on ideas such as get enough rest, eat well, exercise, and take time just for you. But if you read that sort…
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May 8, 2018

Improve your relationship with the 5:1 Rule

Do you ever get anxious about your relationship, wondering if you’re doing enough to keep the relationship strong? Maybe you know your anxiety about your relationship is because you know…
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May 8, 2018

How To Get More Motivated

Do you want a quick, easy shortcut to feeling more motivated? Who doesn't! Motivation is something that ebbs and flows for all of us, and the more motivational tips and…
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May 8, 2018

How to Say No: Setting Boundaries in Relationships

Do you find yourself saying ‘Yes’ when you want to say ‘No?’ Follow our easy three-step guide and learn to tell people how you really feel (nicely, of course!). Step…
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May 8, 2018

Top 3 Habits of Successful People

Successful people are people who know how to bounce back from setbacks. They believe they can cope when life doesn’t go their way. And because they keep going even when…
Preventing burnout through self-care, Psychologist Personal Development Mentoring, Sage & Sound Psychology, South Brisbane Australia Helpful Articles
May 8, 2018

Easy Self Care Activities To Combat Work Stress & Burnout

The five building blocks that underpin optimum mental health are to eat well, sleep enough, exercise, socialise and do something just for you, on a daily basis. Most people understand what…
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May 8, 2018

Healthy Eating for Mental Health: What & How Much?

Most people accept that ‘You are what you eat’ is a valid statement –if you eat unhealthily, you’ll end up with an unhealthy body. But what about an unhealthy mind?…
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May 8, 2018

2 Quick Steps to Improve Your Time Management

Without resorting to less sleep, fast food or outsourcing, here are two new ideas on how to get extra time in your day. First Way: Pay attention to what you’re…
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May 5, 2018

Breathing Exercises to Calm Your Anxiety

Your breathing is deeply connected to your mental, emotional and physiological states. When you become agitated, feel anxious, or get mad, your breathing becomes faster. When you consciously slow your…
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May 5, 2018

Forest Therapy

Forest therapy is a simple enough idea. Find some trees, go for a walk, and by the end, you'll be feeling less stressed and anxious. Despite its simplicity, the benefits…
Expressive Writing, heal trauma, experiences, Psychologist Personal Development Mentoring, Sage & Sound Psychology, South Brisbane Australia Helpful Articles
April 17, 2018

Expressive Writing

Putting experiences into words is helpful. It’s why talking works to heal trauma, and why writing can do the same thing. Putting experiences into words contains them. There’s a lot…