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The anatomy of the brain

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

What is it?   Generalised Anxiety Disorder, also known as ‘GAD’, is characterised by excessive anxiety and worry about a variety of daily stressors for a period of 6 months or more (Rowa & Antony, 2008). Anxiety disorders are the most … Continue reading

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TED Talks

As of late I have been watching a lot of TED Talks.  It is addictive! This is one I’d like to share with you from Health Psychologist Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend!

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Face-to-face with China, Shanghai

As an Australian-Chinese psychologist, I’m what they call ‘multicultural’; I live in two worlds. Recently my partner and I travelled to Hong Kong, returning to my roots, and then on to Shanghai. The purpose of this trip went beyond a … Continue reading

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Cross Cultural Psychology

Recently, I was invited to present to a class of students working toward a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Primary Health – Social and Emotional Well Being. The student group were mainly Aboriginal Health and Community workers who work in Aboriginal … Continue reading

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Stress and personal management

Over the years I have worked with lots of people who were experiencing levels of stress that had become unsustainable and a detriment to their wellbeing. Because of my focus on Work and Organisational Psychology, the causes of stress were … Continue reading

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West vs East – Anxiety Disorders

Diagnostic tools used to assess mental illnesses appear to be largely based on a Western sample. Currently, to our knowledge, there are no peer reviewed studies detailing worrying as a construct in the context of Asian sample population groups. Earlier research … Continue reading

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