Supporting Your Health Through Unique Times

    Schedule a Consult with our Naturopath by Kristin Zanotti, Naturopath For many of us the pace of life has slowed considerably offering beautiful opportunity to move with the season of Autumn, a time of transition, a time to honour our need for rest and regeneration. However, it is not all garden beds, stock […]

What is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?

    By Simon DuBois, Psychologist Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychological treatment that enables people to heal from the impacts of difficult and intense life experiences.  Whether it’s the impacts of an accident or abuse, EMDR can assist. It is widely assumed that emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  […]

Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study – Health, Happiness and The Vagus Nerve

    By Reine DuBois, Clinical Director and Hannah Hempenstall, Wellness Writer Feeling lost, lonely and lacklustre? Maybe it’s not all in your head… Picture this: it’s first thing in the morning and you’ve just brushed your teeth. Next? You stick your toothbrush down your throat. The very idea of that may make you gag. […]

How Traditional Chinese Medicine can support your mental health

    By Joshua Leishman, Acupuncturist It is estimated that one in five Australians – roughly five million people – have suffered from mental health issues over the past year. Mental illnesses are far more than feeling sad or stressed, as they can have debilitating effects on our cognition and emotional balance, but conventional medications […]

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mental health

    Written by Alexandra Preston A common view of depression and anxiety is that they are purely biological, caused by a chemical imbalance. However, psychological trauma can play a key role in their development. Stressful life events are more closely associated with the onset of depression than genetics, and a survey of over 22,000 […]

Moving Forward from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Written by Alexandra Preston Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where our natural response to threat is constantly heightened. It is characterised by recurrent flashbacks, including nightmares; avoidance of reminders; and emotional over-reactivity. Any traumatic event can trigger it, such as the death of a loved one or domestic violence. As PTSD can be […]