Ep 10 Mind Maintenance

Understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours more effectively so you can experience a better quality of life. In this fascinating episode, Meg speaks with Clinical Psychologist Dr David Else as they discuss a range of questions related to therapy. Dr David Else shares thoughtful insights about the therapeutic process to allow individuals to know themselves on a deeper level.

So what’s this episode really about?

  • How effective therapy can build self-awarness and self-regulation for better mental health.
  • How better mental health leads to healthier relationships.
  • How to determine a good fit with a psychologist.

Why you should listen

This episode is beneficial for people who may be struggling to deal with certain issues or circumstances in their lives. You’ll learn why we should start to question ongoing stress and anxiety in our lives and seek support through therapy. We’ll uncover how therapy can help you discover a higher self-awareness of your thought process, circumstances, and responses to challenging situations and apply these skills in your daily life. Discover how to find a psychologist who’ll be a good fit, how the therapy process works and the benefits of embracing these processes.

Practical Applications

  • ‘Mind Maintenance’ – think about what you need to do to maintain your mental health.
  • Create space each day to notice your thoughts and the impact they’re having on you.
  • Avoid the ‘Helper’s Dilemma’ – getting into situations where you’re trying to do too much.

You can quote us on that…

“Any change process, or any growth process, is about readiness.”

Dr David Else

“If you’re not connected to your group, your nervous system essentially is going to say, ‘this isn’t a safe environment.’ And when it’s saying that, it starts to alter the way the nervous system functions.”

Dr David Else

“If we could create a world where it’s more okay to be seen for who we are, the strengths and struggles, and to maybe just pause that need for constant performing and perfecting and to be seen as a certain identity, it would be such a gift for all of us.”

Meg Durham

Links from this episode

Australian Psychological Society

Lsyn – online psychology and counselling service.

Meg Durham – Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Bookings

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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