How Effective Is Mindfulness for Kids?

Mindfulness brings awareness to emotions, thoughts and sensations in the body. It is about taking note of breathing and how the mind is manifesting itself in the body.

Research demonstrates that practicing mindfulness for kids is just as effective as it is for adults. Mindfulness has a positive impact on people no matter what age they are.

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Helping Your Child or Teen With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety can have a negative impact on your son or daughter by preventing them from communicating effectively, joining activities, performing academically and making friends. If your child or teen’s shyness is standing in their way there are many strategies and treatments that may help.

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10 Strategies to Overcome Test Anxiety

In order to perform well in challenging situations people need to be psychologically and physically alert. While feeling ‘psyched up’ prior to an exam can enhance performance too much psychological arousal can lead to feeling ‘psyched out’. Although most people feel nervous before a test, some students experience a debilitating amount of anxiety that involves feelings of dread, racing thoughts and an inability to concentrate. This is commonly referred to as test anxiety.

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10 Strategies For Parenting an Anxious Child

Being a parent is not an easy job and being the mother or father of an anxious child is even more challenging. The good news is that while there is no cure for anxiety it is very treatable and there are many strategies that have been proven to help manage and ease anxiety in children. Here are some of our top strategies for parenting an anxious child.

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7 Steps to Combat Bullying

Bullying awareness is increasing. The problem pervades school communities worldwide and is associated with negative outcomes for all those involved. However, targets of chronic bullying are particularly vulnerable to experiencing physical, emotional, social, and academic problems, both in the short and long term.  

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11 Anxiety Management Strategies

We all experience anxiety to varying degrees. For some it is an occasional occurrence while others experience it as a crippling problem that is present throughout each and every day. Anxiety can be unpleasant and overwhelming, quickly taking over our ability to think clearly. Fortunately, there are many strategies that have been proven to effectively manage anxiety.

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Dr Jodie Lowinger
Bedtime For Adults: The Importance of a Calming Evening Routine

The foundations of a goodnight’s sleep begin long before we close our eyes. To get a better idea of what a healthy evening ritual looks like we asked two of our own expert therapists at the Sydney Anxiety Clinic some questions about how they end their day.  Anna Kellerman, Art Therapist, and Linda Hayes, Clinical Psychologist and Parent-Infant Therapist, were happy to share their evening routines. 

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