This article was written by Sydney psychotherapist Jodie Gale. Psychosynthesis is known worldwide as ‘a psychology with a soul’. It integrates the best that western psychology has to offer, along with eastern and western spiritual theories, practices and techniques; such as the art of presence, mindfulness, meditation and visualisation.  Psychosynthesis is a holistic approach and…

This article was written by Australia Counselling member and Sydney psychotherapist Roby Abeles. What is Somatic Experiencing (SE)? Although humans have virtually the same regulatory mechanisms as animals, the function of these instinctive systems is often overridden or inhibited by the ”rational” part of our more highly developed brain, the neo cortex, or by learned behaviours. These…

PTSD is an anxiety disorder usually developed as a set of psychological reactions exhibited after witnessing or experiencing a traumatising incident. The event may have endangered your life or your loved ones leading to feelings of helplessness, intense fear and terror. Individuals most likely to suffer from PTSD have either experienced physical and sexual abuse…

Children are the essence of purity and innocence in our world. Forming a disturbing mental image where your young ones are vulnerable and exposed to the dangers of child abuse and molestation is indeed a frightening thought. The cases of child molesters committing criminal acts are increasing at an alarming rate. Many such criminals are…

1 in every 5 Australian women and 1 in every 20 Australian men have become a victim to the curse of sexual abuse according to statistics. Surprisingly enough 93% of these offenders are male and most of them have received an average of only 5 years of custodial sentence. Child sexual abuse has crept into…

We have a tendency to formulate judgements about people from the moment we see them. We appraise facial expressions, tone of voice and body language before someone even expresses themselves. People suffering from asperger’s syndrome find it difficult to pick up social cues and express normal human emotions like the average person can, which leads…

We have long been aware of the physical benefits of regular exercise. It helps decrease the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and fights the menace of obesity. Most runners describe feeling more energetic after they perform exercise. The countless health benefits of exercise cannot be ignored but recent research has also shown that…

Obesity has increased significantly in recent years in Australia putting it in the 21st worldwide rank and the 3rd rank in the Anglosphere for obesity according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Overweight, often defined as weighing 20% more than your healthy ideal, affects more than 17 million Australians with 4 million falling in the…

Sexual dysfunction or a sexual problem is defined as facing problems in any part of the sexual response cycle, which prevents the individual or couple from experiencing sexual gratification. It is most correctly described as sexual dissatisfaction because of this reason and can lead to intimacy problems in your relationship. The sexual response cycle is…