The Kare Psychology Blog
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) typically involves obsessions and compulsions, obsessions can take the form of intrusive thoughts, these thoughts are often “unwanted” “involuntary” and very automatic in nature. A person that experiences unwanted thoughts will...
We all know that the gender gap is real – women are generally paid less than men for the same work, and face more barriers in making progress in life. But did you know that there is also a gender gap in the recognition and diagnosis of ADHD? While this is changing,...
If you’ve heard the term executive function impairments, it may seem a bit clinical and, in a word, confusing. For parents who may have questions about this, let’s take some time to explain what is meant by executive function and potential effects from having...
You may have recently heard of the term psycho cybernetics. While it is an older concept, it has received renewed attention in recent years. Psycho Cybernetics is a psychological concept for understanding how people achieve, or fail to achieve, goals. Let’s take a...
Self-esteem is about how you feel about yourself. Balanced self-esteem means that you have positive, healthy self-perception and feel good about yourself. People with healthy self-esteem are self-assured, with a developed sense of self-worth and self-acceptance. These...read more
Mental illness doesn’t affect just a person who suffers from it. It usually profoundly penetrates every pore of family life.read more
Conscious and Subconscious Mind. Your brain is a vastly interesting object. In fact, it is likely one of the most complex things in the universe.read more
Breathing is a function that we subconsciously perform, continuously from the second we are born. During my recent studiesread more
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Melbourne’s independent Montessori school to conduct further research into the need for a reformed education system.read more
Is your child falling behind at school? Or perhaps their teacher has expressed concern about their behaviour in class. As a parent, it can be upsetting and frustrating when you feel like you’re doing all the right things at home, but your child is still struggling or...read more
Have you ever avoided taking up a new hobby, because you were concerned about what your friends and family might think if they found out? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to put your hand up for an opportunity at work, but decided not to out of embarrassment? Often, we avoid...read more
By Maria Karefilakis If you are anything like many of my clients, you will have moments where it feels like your mind is consistently commenting, judging and having opinions about you, your behaviours, your feelings, etc to the extent that it feels like it will never...read more
Increasingly Attention Deficit/ Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) is being recognised as a disorder that can stay with a person past childhood and into adult life. A recent study states that up to 75% of children with ADHD will continue to experience significant...read more
Do you toss and turn all night? Lie awake wondering when you’ll fall asleep? A simple change to your bedtime routine can make a huge difference. You’re probably thinking, yeah right “in your dreams”. Cut back on caffeine, alcohol and nicotine Relying on caffeine such...read more