Mental Health First Aid for Teens and Young Adults

Written by Ivette Moutzouris We are living in a time which has many pressures for youth and young adults. In fact Australian statistics show that Anxiety and Depression and other related mental health conditions are at an all time high...

Juggling Life

It appears that we are constantly packing more and more into our lives.

“Till Death Do Us Part” – the marriage journey

Marriages and partnerships are hard work and many people enter it without exploring some of the necessary ingredients to make it work and thrive. Sometimes however it is life’s challenges such as having children, financial hardships or health issues that...

What is Mindfulness and How is it Useful?

  Written by Ivette Moutzouris Mindfulness appears to be the new fad at the moment. It has become so popular that it is even being called ‘the mindfulness movement’ and has expanded beyond the therapy room and into everyday life....

How the internet is changing us and what we can do about it.

  Written by Ivette Moutzouris   A few decades ago studies in Neuroscience believed that the brain was hardwired, that is that the way a person thought and acted was largely dependent on genetics and childhood experiences and therefore there...

What Happens When We Forgive

Written by Ivette Moutzouris Forgiveness is an important aspect of moving forward and experiencing healing from previous hurts and pain. It is often difficult to do and can involve a slow process whereby we cognitively and emotionally forgive only to...

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Written by Ivette Moutzouris What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, you have to meet certain criteria to be diagnosed with this disorder. It is important to understand this...