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To play or not to play

Playing is such a wonderful expression of our aliveness. Its lightheartedness warms the heart and soul. We start off playing as infants, children and adolescents, and there is a sense that play belongs to the domain of children. Watching a child play and explore can be delightful: […]

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Dreams

Have you ever been woken up by a dream that stunned, scared or left a huge impression on you that you just couldn’t forget? Many people have such a significant experience at least once in their lives. Dreams can move and shake us up in profound ways, […]

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An Ode to Friendship

Friends! – What would life be like without them?! How much poorer would it and would we be? Friends give our lives a sparkle and depth, they enrich our lives immeasurably. Friends share those special moments in our lives with us: Important experiences like the beginning and […]

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Time in Therapy

We live in a quick fix culture that tries to pack into living as much as it can, and the quicker we can get one job done the quicker we can move on to the next one. There also seems to be an increasing discomfort with empty […]

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Third Party Payments, Psychological Services, Medicine, and Evidence-based Practice

Medicare Rebates for Psychologists Since the introduction of Medicare rebates for psychologists in 2006 there has been an explosion in Medicare funded, privately operated psychological services in the community.  Whilst there has been a corresponding increase in community awareness of the availability of government subsidies for these […]

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The Power of the Mind

Largely throughout the 20th century, Western culture has discovered the power of the mind on an unprecedented scale. These days we are confronted with some extreme versions of this. On the one hand, there is the increasingly widespread phenomenon of a cultural malaise called depression and anxiety. […]

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Reflections on psychological absence

Some time ago my wife gave me an inexpensive skin care product, and due to its nature, she gave me several of them at once. This was a new and unusual experience for me: Up until this point I would always keep one of these products for […]

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Intentional Communities: Some pitfalls and questions

Authenticity: An Example I have recently come across a website called authenticworld.org, a business run by a group of coaches, relationship, leadership and communication experts. On their ‘Authentic Community Leadership’ training site (http://acl.authenticworld.com/training/)  it is stated that: “At Authentic World, we’ve created an “Authentic Community” that flies […]

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