Staying Focused: How to Manage Smartphone Distractions!

Struggling to focus? You’re not alone! According to a 2010 Harvard study the average person’s mind wanders nearly 50% of the time. And in 2020 (the year we will never forget), we are experiencing unprecedented levels of distraction. Turns out, on top of the kids and our own monkey minds, a main culprit (you guessed […]

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Feeling Fatigued?: Take the Time to Avoid Digital Eye Strain!

Do you find yourself rubbing your eyes quite often? Are you feeling more tired than usual? A new headache towards the front of your head, or neck pain perhaps? Turns out, ‘digital eye strain’, or ‘computer vision syndrome’ is a thing. Your fatigue, and/or neck and shoulder tension could be a result of the epic […]

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Taking a Chill Pill During COVID-19

It’s been a long year here in Melbourne. Many of us are at our wits end, aren’t we? I mean who has had enough?! But we’ve all pulled together and as the sun comes out from behind the clouds, we are looking forward to a prosecco or two on a balmy evening. We can almost […]

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How Getting Back to Basics Will Help You Through COVID-19

Self-care is something we’re passionate about here at Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology, not just for our clients, but for us as psychologists too. We believe self-care is the foundation of good mental health and healthy relationships – now more than ever, as we are faced with the growing challenges of COVID-19. We also understand that […]

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Six Mindfulness Apps to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Day

It’s never been more important to look after your mental health. As our knowledge around mental health, wellbeing practices and meditation increases, so do the number of apps available to consumers. There are hundreds of mindfulness and meditation apps available – and that number will continue to grow. To help you make an informed decision, […]

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Coronavirus: six ways of turning anxiety into positive mental health habits

Meditation might be one way of calming anxious thoughts. fizkes/ Shutterstock Dusana Dorjee, University of York Given the constant stream of negative news about the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to feel anxious and uncertain. Anxiety is also an understandable reaction, since coronavirus has made many of us change our daily routines, and threatens our […]

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Creating Healthy Routines During Covid-19!

It’s a chilly Melbourne winter. There’s still COVID-19. Time to reflect on health, wellness and routine! As we all begin to kickstart a new habit of having a freshly laundered mask (or winter scarf) in our pockets and handbags, let’s take the opportunity to reflect on creating healthy habits and routines. Habits can be positive, […]

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