Do you feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster? Are your emotions dominating your decisions? Reacting more to events than others? Why is it that so-called ‘negative’ emotions, seem to hinder our life? You finish your day, feeling tense, and as you head home a weight bares down on you. ...Details »
Does your son or daughter have unrealistic high standards? Do they show signs of Perfectionism? Do they often not feel good enough, or think they should have worked harder? Perfectionistic tendencies are often seen in teenagers and young adults studying for their school exams or at university. They can often feel ...Details »
Ever feel like it’s a losing battle to get your teen to interact socially? Do you constantly feel like you are fighting against their social online world? As a parent, we all want our teenagers to learn the social skills to cooperate, negotiate conflicts, develop perspective, as well as make ...Details »
Do you have a teenager at home going through the HSC this year? Or maybe a young adult studying at University or College?
HSC stress - it's a reality for many Australian teengers. The adolescents of today ...Details »
We have been creating change in people's lives for 7 years now, but have you often wondered what to expect from a session with one of our psychologists? Creating Change is proud to be the Hills Districts largest team of Psychologists and Counsellors. If you’ve recently made the decision to change your ...Details »
Are your friends or family questioning you about when you’re getting married? Or making comments that your clock is ticking, saying you better find a man and settle down? Many of us have the tendency to build up ideas and expectations about what we “should” be doing with our lives, ...Details »
Drinking socially - when does one become one too many? Some alcohol researchers insist that because alcohol is a toxin, there is no ‘safe’ level of intake. Whilst most of us might think this is a little extreme, many families and marriages are seriously affected by one person’s drinking. Tolerance develops ...Details »
Why is it so difficult for men to ask for help when it comes to their health? It’s known as the quiet crisis. Men not asking for help when needed, or talking to someone when they could really benefit from advice or a different perspective. Did you know that ...Details »
Do your teenager’s emotions oscillate like a rollercoaster? Are their moods extreme, and they are finding it all too much? Maybe their behaviour has become more withdrawn and avoidant? 1 in 6 young people have considered self harm at some point, with 1 in 10 having acted on it. Australian studies suggest that 6-8% ...Details »
Are you feeling like you are always moody? Do you often wonder why you let your feelings get the better of you? Many people experience fluctuations in their moods each day, but you should stop and reflect when your moods are taking over your life, your relationships, ...Details »
Are you drowning in your own thoughts?
Are you struggling to sleep, as your mind won’t let you switch off?
Is your child avoiding their homework, getting easily distracted or finding it hard to read? Does your child have meltdowns, hate going to school or seem to be getting into more trouble? The beginning of each school year can be an apprehensive time for parents. We worry which teacher they will have ...Details »
What is Sadness? What is its purpose in our lives?
The emotion of sadness is essential to our survival and has been a part of human experience since the beginning of time. Sadness is our body’s ...Details »
Did you know that healthy eating affects anxiety and depression? We always hear about how you should eat well – it’s good for you, gives you energy and makes you feel better. However there are many ways healthy eating can help your mental health too, including anxiety and depression. Australian’s every year ...Details »
As each new year rolls around, many of us look to set new year resolutions, but are these achievable goals that are really going to make your life healthier? Now is the time to really think about what you want out of 2018. Many choose to set goals for their physical health – losing more weight, joining ...Details »
It’s a bit of myth that all families are happy. A family can be a place of love, support and encouragement, but on the other hand they can also be a source of judgement, frustration, criticism and irritation. Growing up in our families we play certain roles, and these roles become consistent overtime. For ...Details »
For many people, Christmas time is a happy time of year with the opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. However, for a lot of people, Christmas can bring about other less pleasant emotions such as anger, low mood or loneliness. Family challenges arise. Bringing family together can open up old ...Details »
A divorce or separation is a huge life change, and it’s always stressful for the family. Especially if it falls around Christmas time. It’s often made worse by avoidable mistakes. As therapists, we’ve worked with many people going through these difficult times ...Details »
Christmas Time is not the time to have financial stress. The Christmas season is a time for celebration and enjoyment. Unfortunately, it can also become a time of financial stress and anxiety. Financial stress is widespread and growing, and is a leading cause of stress in Australians. During the festive season we can ...Details »
Are you an expecting new mum?
Are you scared and anxious about the impending birth of your baby, and feel you don’t know what to do or how you’ll cope?
This week, 11-17th November, is Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Week, Details »
IS THERE SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE YOU CAN HELP TODAY? In supporting Australian Psychology Week (#psychweek), we want to create change by helping you to help others! It’s the little things you do that can really make a difference. You could make someone’s day by:
- Making them a meal Details »
Is your teen feeling lost and unsure of who they are? Do you have the tools to support them in deciding what they want to be in the future? Are you worried social media is bogging them down as they endeavour to keep up with their peers or save face? Details »
Are you feeling frazzled knowing exam time is here? Or maybe you leave everything to the last minute, still have to show up for your job and always fall apart by the time you get to STUVAC. Are the people around you noticing differences in your mood? Are you irritable or avoiding friends you enjoyed ...Details »
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, a time to recognise and promote the importance of early and ongoing support for the 1 in 4 parents who experience the loss of their baby in Australia. Lighting a candle is the global tradition each year, to honour the precious life that has been lost. More than half ...Details »
Managing Chronic Pain Do you experience high levels of pain? Has it been persisting for months or maybe years? Chronic Pain can make simple movements in day-to-day life such as sitting and standing feel unbearable. It can disrupt your sleep, reduce your energy, and in some severe cases, you may experience symptoms ...Details »
One day you stopped and noticed the tantrums are getting more intense, lasting longer and becoming more frequent. The whining starts from the moment they get up and its driving you nuts? Everything that crosses their path on TV or with friends is resulting in them badgering you about how unfair life is and that ...Details »
Do you have a teenager at home going through the HSC this year? Or maybe a young adult studying at University or College? The adolescents of today will become part of one of the most educated generations in Australia’s history. While we hope that helpful, consistent messages are being sent to our ...Details »
Do you find yourself eating for the sake of eating, and you're not even hungry?
Have you ever been sitting at your office desk, engrossed in a task or watching television whilst eating, then all of a sudden realise that you finished ...Details »
Knowing when your child’s shyness is a phase or a real problem It can be a challenge to determine whether a child is an introvert by nature or has developed fears around social interactions. Empowering you as a parent to know what to look for and how to effectively manage anxiety ...Details »