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What role do emotions and memory play in ADHD? 
14 May 2024
What role do emotions and memory play in ADHD? 
Our ability to control our reactions and manage our emotions can be challenging on any given day, let alone trying to remember everything on our to-do list as well. For those who are neurodivergent, managing how we feel and retain information can be challenging as our main ‘management system’ in charge of memory and emotions may function differently. In this article, we will begin to understand why this may be occurring and explore ways to cope and navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease.
Embracing Mindfulness to Soothe Anxiety
8 May 2024
Embracing Mindfulness to Soothe Anxiety
Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention to the present moment with openness and curiosity. It can help reduce anxiety and depression by breaking the cycle of negative thoughts and emotions, enhancing self-awareness and acceptance, and improving coping skills and resilience. In this article you will learn more about strategies to integrate mindfulness into your life. 
Understanding Acute Stress  
29 April 2024
Understanding Acute Stress  
Acute stress is a heightened stress response following an event that places immediate and unexpected demands on a person’s psychological functioning. Recognising the initial symptoms and discovering strategies to cope with an acute stress reaction can help alleviate these symptoms over time, preventing them from escalating into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this article, we will explore how acute stress differs from chronic stress and post-traumatic stress to help you identify and manage an acute stress response.
Navigating Stress: A Psychological Perspective and Practical Strategies
9 April 2024
Navigating Stress: A Psychological Perspective and Practical Strategies
By Dr Valeska Berg and Mary Brennan, Clinical Psychology Registrar Stress is an inevitable part of life. While low levels of stress can help us to get motivated, high levels of stress can interfere with our day-to-day functioning. Learning how to manage stress effectively helps to maintain mental well-being. In this article, we will explore...
The wonder of sleep with Dr Nick Mabbott
4 April 2024
The wonder of sleep with Dr Nick Mabbott
When was the last time you truly experienced deep restful sleep? It is well-documented that sleep benefits the body and mind in various physical, physiological and mental health and wellbeing ways, but what are the well research and tested methods to assist people in getting the sleep they deserve? Oqea was fortunate to share a...
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia
2 April 2024
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia
When was the last time you truly experienced deep restful sleep? It is well-documented that sleep benefits the body and mind in various physical, physiological and mental health and wellbeing ways, such as: Improving mood and energy levels. Promoting cardiac health and regulating blood sugar. Enhancing mental function, memory, learning, and problem-solving. Restoring the immune...
Tips for a good night’s sleep with Clinical Registrar Mathew Walczak
22 March 2024
Tips for a good night’s sleep with Clinical Registrar Mathew Walczak
How early in the day to you mentally and physically prepare yourself for the night’s deep and restful night sleep? Oqea  posed the question to our  Oqea Cares psychologists inviting them to reflect on their nightly routines and recommendations they provide their patients. For our Clinical Psychologists, Registrar Mathew Walczak his sleep ritual begins first thing...
Tips for a good night’s sleep with Psychologist Kim Edwards
19 March 2024
Tips for a good night’s sleep with Psychologist Kim Edwards
When was the last time you truly experienced deep restful sleep?  What is your sleep hygiene process before hitting the comforts of your bed and tapping into a well-deserved night’s sleep of recovery?  Interested in some user-friendly tips to enhance your sleep, check out the following video loaded with some very actionable ideas.   Oqea  posed...
Tips for a good night’s sleep with Psychologist Chris Pastor
13 March 2024
Tips for a good night’s sleep with Psychologist Chris Pastor
When was the last time you truly experienced deep restful sleep? It is well-documented that sleep benefits the body and mind in various physical, physiological and mental health and wellbeing ways, such as:  Improving mood and energy levels. Promoting cardiac health and regulating blood sugar. Enhancing mental function, memory, learning, and problem-solving. Restoring the immune...