Understanding Neurodiversity: Embracing the Spectrum of Minds

UNDERSTANDING NEURODIVERSITY: EMBRACING THE SPECTRUM OF MINDS with Simon DuBois The concept of neurodiversity or neurodivergence is gaining stronger recognition as a very helpful way to consider and understand the varied ways our brains function. We are hearing the term neurodiversity more and more in everyday conversations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of neurological conditions […]

Weight Loss: The Power of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Clinical Nutrition

WEIGHT LOSS: THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT) AND CLINICAL NUTRITION with Reine DuBois Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as “tapping”, is revolutionising the weight loss journey by addressing the critical, often overlooked emotional and psychological aspects of weight management. This innovative approach goes beyond traditional diet and exercise, targeting the root causes […]

Supporting psychological wellbeing through a deep connection with our natural environments

SUPPORTING PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING THROUGH A DEEP CONNECTION WITH OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS with Simon DuBois I’ve been fortunate enough to embark on an incredibly enlightening and enriching journey lately. My latest venture has led me deep into the realm of nature connectedness – a concept also known as forest bathing and Shinrin-yoku. This deepening voyage commenced […]

Why Telehealth Is Working For Psychological Counselling

By Simon DuBois, Psychologist I confess, I felt pretty disappointed when we had to close our doors at The Health Lodge and I had to rely on the internet and phone to keep connected with my patients. How was I going to give my patients what they really needed through my computer? And this doubt […]

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Treatment of Depression and Pain

    By Simon DuBois, Psychologist The idea that an electric current through the brain might improve its functioning isn’t new. The physician of Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar described how placing live torpedo electric fish over the scalp could relieve headaches (1) . Most people associate brain stimulation treatments with electro-convulsive therapy – a psychiatric […]

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.  EMDR demonstrates […]

How chronic illness effects mental health

    Written by Simon DuBois, Psychologist Being under the load of a chronic health issue is emotionally and psychologically stressful in the extreme. It creates a lot of uncertainty and fear about how we will cope. Our brains have been designed over millions of years to identify and ward off threats, but it really […]

Clinical Psychologist, Simon DuBois, offers 5 self-empowering tools that can make a positive impact on YOUR Relationship…  

By Simon Dubois  DipCouns, Grad Dip Psychology  DON’T LET ANXIETY RUIN YOUR RELATIONSHIP… Here are 5 self-empowering tools that can make an impact on your relationship ––>>FOR THE POSITIVE 1. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR STUFF First and foremost work out what’s your responsibility to sort out, that will improve the way you participate in relationship. Identifying your […]