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Did you know obesity, alcohol addiction and suicide rates are higher in rural and regional Australia?

In Temptation by Yuliya Richard

Today, I have joined with other mental health experts from across Australia at the Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health in Hobart to confront the amplified concerns of suicide and harm prevention for rural and remote Australians. Our Aussie farmers are in the midst of one of the worst droughts we have ever seen. While the country is remarkably pulling …

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Understanding impulsivity: Never-ending cycle of impulsive behaviour (Video Explainer).

In Temptation by Yuliya Richard

Many times, people describe a cycle of impulsive behaviour that they repeat again and again. This cycle often starts with some type of stress that leads to the experience of an urge or impulse. The person acts on this impulse, then feels guilty or remorseful afterwards. Sometimes they try to excuse or justify their behaviour or promise themselves or others …

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Have you noticed how your automatic thoughts are the cause of pain and frustration? Do you make these mistakes?

In Temptation by Yuliya Richard

Overly optimistic or Overly Pessimistic? Your interpretations and inaccurate predictions are the cause …of pain for your and others. Stop sabotaging your career, relationships, and health by interpreting uncertainty in a way that is damaging. We might think that our mind (the thinking part of our brains) is responsible for helping us think things through and solve problems, but our …

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Supporting all Australians – presenting at the 2018 Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium.

In Temptation by Yuliya Richard

One of the reasons we created our course is to help Australian people in remote and rural areas. Oftentimes, people in smaller towns are less able to find a psychologist whom they can see on a regular basis. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017), 69% of people in rural communities are obese or overweight, and 23% …

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Marginal Adjustments – Achieve your most desired goals!

In Temptation by Yuliya Richard

All you need to do is to make this one change, if you want to help yourself to achieve your biggest ambitions. Yes, this is only one change, but it is an extremely significant one and will help you to achieve your goals, even thought you might be struggling to concentrate, pay attention, and stay focused. You need to make …

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Help yourself in recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction: You might be at risk of relapse even after years of sobriety.

In Temptation by Yuliya Richard

For people in recovery from drugs or alcohol, life can be very challenging at times. You have to think about staying sober, and working your recovery, on top of all the other day to day life problems that people face. And relapse is a real threat, even for people who have been clean and sober for years. Let’s look at …

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How To Not Be Impulsive – 5 Practical Tips & Tricks

In Self-control, Temptation by Yuliya Richard

Learning how to not be impulsive can seem tricky for people who aren’t used to it. Acting on urges may feel like an immediate reflex that you can’t control. But there are tips, tricks, and practical strategies that you can use to control your impulses. So in this article, we’ll discuss 5 of the most popular ones so that you …