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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...
How to get a good night’s sleep 
6 March 2024
How to get a good night’s sleep 
Sleep is a vital natural process that allows the body and mind to rest and recover. It plays a crucial role in our physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life. This article covers the science of sleep, its benefits, sleep patterns by gender, Australian sleep statistics, the connection between sleep and mental health,...
PTSD: It’s more common than you think
12 February 2024
PTSD: It’s more common than you think
Capitalize on low hanging fruit to identify a ballpark value added activity to beta test. Override the digital divide with clickthroughs.
Art Therapy: Creating a Safe Space for Self Expression
7 February 2024
Art Therapy: Creating a Safe Space for Self Expression
The term art therapy is often referred to as "an activity that completely engrosses the mind" (as well as the fingers). This week we delve in to Jasmin's art therapy journey who has benefitted immensely from participating in art on her own mental health journey.