Did you you that kissing is great for your physical and mental health? Kissing triggers your brain to release feel good hormones, including serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine. It helps you feel more bonded and connected to another, and improves your self esteem. It reduces stress and anxiety, boosts your immune system and lowers your blood pressure. And while social distancing currently may make it harder to give someone a kiss, take every opportunity to kiss those closest to you.... you will both benefit ❤️ #alifesimplylivedpsychology#rural psychology #feel good hormones #mental healthbenefits #physicalhealthbenefits... See MoreSee Less
Today is #crazysocks4docs2020 . And with my not so crazy, but very warm and bright work socks, I honour especially the many rural doctors who work tirelessly and selflessly in their communities. We value you and support you. And we remember that as amazing as you are, you are human too. You feel the pressure and carry the problems and burdens of the communities you are part of and integral to. Covid19 has been hard, not least of all on you. We thank you, and ask you to be kind to yourselves and take great care of your own wellbeing too 🙏 #ruralpsychologist#alifesimplylivedpsychology#ruralGP#gratitude#gpwellbeing... See MoreSee Less
Consider for a minute the decisions you make in your life. The small ones and the big ones. The life changing ones and the everyday ones. Ask yourself, what are your decisions based on? Are they based on the things that hook you, the unhelpful thoughts, memories, and difficult feelings? Flimsy and easily knocked down, and heading you in a direction you don’t want to go? Or are they based on the solid foundations of your values and strengths and what is important to you? Values based decisions are not necessarily easy, but they will lead you where you want to go, and allow you to be the person you want to be. It’s your choice 🌟 #alifesimplylivedpsychology#ruralpsychologist #ACT #valuesbaseddecisions #choicepoint #hooksversushelpers... See MoreSee Less
Private practice internship for a provisionally registered psychologist. A background working with children and an interest in assessments would be preferred, but not essential. If you would like to have an internship experience which is broad in terms of ages and presentations, and well supported in a motivated team environment, then this may be the job for you. As we outreach to other small communities to provide services locally, there will be some travel involved in the position. Relocation to the region is likely necessary, and will offer the benefits of a rural lifestyle. The internship includes all primary supervision requirements, weekly group supervision and occasional weekend group study retreats with the internship team. No ... See MoreSee Less
I tell myself that being in a helping role, I am no good if I burn out, so sometimes less will have to do. But my employer also support work life balance so that helps tremendously.