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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Calm Your Body and Your Mind with these Grounding Exercises

Grounding exercises are used to help bring us back into the present moment. These techniques can be used in many different situations, like when we’re feeling “spacey”, anxious or overwhelmed. They can be used when we are distracted by unhelpful or distressing thoughts, memories or impulses. Or if we’re experiencing difficult or strong emotions like […]

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Keeping up those Home Workouts!

We all have different mental health ‘pick me ups’. For some of us it’s meditation, or music, perhaps gardening or golf; but for the majority of us nothing beats a good workout. Many of us are missing the routine of a gym visit at the moment, and are understandably feeling a bit agitated or low. […]

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Staying Calm and Sane in a Pandemic

Like it or not, stress will always be part of our lives, and now we have a one in a hundred-year event on top of it! Chronic stress reduces our immunity to viruses, so more than ever it’s important to relax and unwind the body and mind. We’ve gathered some activities for you to explore […]

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