02 Apr 2024

Psychology for Pain

Did you know that more than 90% of women with fibromyalgia, and about 76% of chronic lower back pain sufferers have suffered psychological trauma ?Furthermore, chronic pain sufferers are more than twice as likely to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. Through science, we are learning more and more about…

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12 Mar 2024

Dieting doesn’t benefit weight loss in the long term 

Set Point Theory  To protect you from injury, disease and illness, your body tries to maintain your weight at a ‘set point’ which is determined largely by your genetics and your environment (e.g. stress, nutrition and exercise). Because of this, most people who exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet…

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26 Feb 2024

Alluring addictiveness of fast food

Dopamine makes us feel good. Feeling good can become addictive to some people in the same way people become addicted to alcohol or drugs. Eventually your body craves more of that good feeling, meaning we eat junk food more frequently or in larger quantities. Moreover, fast food is usually higher…

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12 Feb 2024


What looks like a good nights sleep for one person may be quite different from another's. Some feel refreshed after 6 hours sleep, some like 8 or more hours. Sleep can be affected by night work, children, illness, pain, depression, anxiety, trauma, life events and many other factors. Not enough,…

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06 Feb 2024

Your Burnout Survival Toolkit

In the journey to combat burnout, the first step is often recognizing the triggers that contribute to its onset. These triggers can vary widely from person to person and may include factors such as overwhelming workloads, lack of work-life balance, unresolved conflicts, or unmet personal or professional expectations. However, by…

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23 Jan 2024

The role of exercise in persistent pain

Persistent pain, otherwise known as chronic pain, is generally defined as any pain lasting longer than 3 months or beyond the expected healing time. Persistent pain affects over 3.6million Australians and is the leading cause of disability.  For persistent pain, exercise plays a role in:  Regulating sleep  Increasing energy levels …

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15 Jan 2024

SMART GOALS for 2024

What is a SMART goal? SMART is an acronym for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. When you put all these components together you end up with a really clear goal that should (if you’ve done it correctly) be really easy and enjoyable to achieve! Here are some examples of…

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