3 Songs to Express Sadness, Sorrow, and Melancholy

“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem” – Anne Frank Some songs touch us so deeply that they evoke strong feelings of sadness, sorrow, and melancholy. At once, one can also sense an eruption of heavenly magic. Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist, coined the term ‘peak experience’ to describe … Continue reading 3 Songs to Express Sadness, Sorrow, and Melancholy

5 songs to spark joy, excitement, and reflection

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” — J. K. Rowling The five songs featured here embody the structure of a happy and uplifting piece of music. They all have a moderate to fast tempo (>76 BPM) and a major tonality, that is, a happy, joyful feel. So … Continue reading 5 songs to spark joy, excitement, and reflection

The Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation is a cognitive behavioural approach aimed at children, young people, parents, and teachers. The program is designed to teach self-regulation and emotional control: students learn to be more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and find new ways to manage their sensory needs and improve problem solving. As the Zones … Continue reading The Zones of Regulation

Why do psychology services cost so much?

Many clients and therapists don’t understand why a Psychology session costs $150, $180, $200 or more for 50 minutes of talking. Some people think “my Psychologist sits in an office with minimal overheads – why am I paying so much”? At face value, a Psychology service looks like a low tech, low expenditure service, but … Continue reading Why do psychology services cost so much?

Wesley Mission Psychological Therapies Program

SQPsych is now approved to provide services under the Wesley Mission Psychological Therapies Program. The Psychological Therapies Program replaces the former Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program, effective from the 23rd of October 2017, across the entire Brisbane South public health network (PHN) region. The Psychological Therapies Program provides treatment for people who experience … Continue reading Wesley Mission Psychological Therapies Program

Manly QLD consulting space

My hope is that when you visit the Manly location you will feel comfortable and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The room is located at the Embrace Wellness Hub, on the Silky Oaks campus 218 Manly Road, Manly, QLD. Next door you will find Silky Oaks Medical Center, and also on site are a range of … Continue reading Manly QLD consulting space