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December 2021
This Month:
Happy Holidays & New Year Update! 

We are also thrilled to announce that we have 8 new psychologists joining the team in the New Year and are now accepting bookings for January onwards. You can learn a little more about each psychologist via the below links:
Dr. Katrina Leonard
Miriam Wilkinson
Deborah Trachtenberg-Ray
Stephanie Kumar
Edwina Reid
Erin Cunio
Jill Cheever
Isabella Kidd

If you would like to book in please send us an enquiry here.

While the holidays can be a time filled with joy, laughter, and love, they can be quite stressful for other people. There is often an expectation to feel joyful around the holiday period, but not everyone does. For others, it is a time when feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, or social isolation increase. 

Below are some tips that you may help manage stress and increase joy throughout the holiday period....
Read our Blog Post Here
Strategies to Increase Joy & Minimise Stress Here

If you are looking for clarity around what you are spending and saving during the holiday period, a budgeting app like Pocketbook can help you stay on top of your expenses and minimise future feelings of overwhelm when the holiday season finishes up.
Russ Harris' The Happiness Trap is a great starting point for anyone interested in exploring Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Whether you’re lacking confidence, facing illness, coping with loss, working in a high-stress job, or suffering from anxiety or depression, this book will show you how to build authentic happiness, from the inside out.

Below is an example of one of the many resources found in the book that can help you explore how to open up and make room for your emotions... 

Once you’ve got a hang of naming those four basic emotions, you can go further.

1. Learn to name different degrees or intensities of those emotions,

2. Once a week (or once every few weeks) look through the emotion list above and pick a new emotion to work on. Practice noticing and naming this new emotion when it occurs.

Holiday Period Opening Hours & Medicare Updates 
We are pleased to share that the additional 10 sessions under the Medicare mental health treatment plan have been extended to December 2022. This is part of a suite of health announcements from the Government, which also includes an extension of medicare-funded telehealth appointments for the next four years. 

As we reach one of the busiest times of the year, our psychologists will be conducting mostly telehealth sessions over the holiday break. If you need additional support over this period please get in touch our friendly admin team via or (02) 8080 9601
P 8080 9601 F 8080 9602
A 58 Grosvenor St, Woollahra, NSW 2025

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