Posted 26 March

How to manage your anxiety in response to a pandemic

By Elaine Corcoran, Clinical Director at Brain Training Australia, Perth, WA The world is in troubled times. The WHO (world health organisation) hasdeemed the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and the world feels anxious. Anxiety is your body’s natural response to the stress of not knowing how this virus will impact your… Read more »

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Posted 29 November

Chronic Stress And What To Do About It

Stress can serve us, and stress can harm us. Stress spikes during exams and deadlines actually assist our body and mind to stay alert, sharp and focused. The stressful thoughts surrounding possible failure can often be a key motivator to put in the hard yards of study and work –… Read more »

Posted 17 November

Anxiety And How To Relieve Symptoms Through Breath

If you suffer from anxiety, you will know that you need a quick and easy to use strategy in your back pocket to help you in times of a spike in your anxiety. Breathing Techniques such as the 4-7-8 is a useful and really simple technique: it works quickly and… Read more »

Posted 03 May

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (also referred to as PTSD) is a disorder that can develop in those who have either been involved in or witnessed a traumatic event or situation.  These can include distressing occurrences such as seeing someone die unexpectedly, witnessing an assault or being in a car accident. … Read more »

Posted 04 April

Anxiety – Australia’s Largest Mental Health Problem

Question: You see a large venomous snake in your backyard. What is the appropriate response? If you answered ‘run away and hide,’ or something to that effect, your fear response is entirely appropriate in this situation. Here’s another question: You have an important job interview later today. How do you… Read more »