Tag Archives: psychology

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking, and is one of the most common of all phobias. National statistics show that in 2013 74% of the population experienced some level of speech anxiety, and this is regardless of gender. More often than not it goes hand in hand with social anxiety. In both instances the […]

Plugged in and Disconnected – The emerging social media addiction

Recent studies show that Social media addiction is now being recognised as a real problem. Social media use that has been seen to be more addictive than alcohol or cigarettes. The likelihood to this rise may be attributed to the availability of access and the social acceptability of its use. The symptoms of addiction include […]

Coping With Family Conflict This Christmas

With Christmas and other end of year festivities fast approaching, so too come the family get- togethers. Whilst for some this is a relaxing and wonderful time to be with loved ones whom you don’t often have the opportunity to see throughout the year, for many the words “dreaded” and “obligatory” precede any mention of […]

Perpetual Dissatisfaction: Why Striving for more is leaving us with less

Most of us take for granted the sheer amount of stress and expectations from society today. Research shows that 1 in 4 Australians will, at one point, suffer from a mental health problem in their lifetime; with Depression and Anxiety as the leading diagnoses. This epidemic is proof in a shift in the way we […]

5 Steps to cope with school holiday pressure!!!

School holidays are fast approaching, and with that excitement also comes the common stress that most mothers feel. “What are we going to do every day for 2 weeks??!?!?” So how can you prepare yourself psychologically for the juggling act of school holidays?