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Overwhelmed? Here's some coping strategies

overwhelmed? here's some coping strategies

Radio National's Life Matters hosts Hilary Harper and Michael Mackenzie had an interesting talk-back session last week on what these days is an increasingly common phenomenon: feeling overwhelmed. As bushfires swept the northern States, and The Age assured us that Victorians too will face catastrophic conditions later in the year, I was beginning to feel a touch overwhelmed myself. These days,...

Even older brains can change

Edited by Jill Wright,

Coincidentally, after I spent Sunday morning at an APS study group on ageing - an area that we at Psychology Melbourne are developing particular expertise in -quite coincidentally this morning  I came across a mention of BBC Radio 4's program on The Science of the Mind, which last week explored the latest research in neuroscience and brain plasticity.  That research...

Neuropsychotherapy: The evidence of hope

Edited by Jill Wright,

neuropsychotherapy: the evidence of hope

One of the exciting things for those of us who work in the field of psychology is the scientific evidence that is emerging from the more recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and brain imaging that confirm that the techniques we use - the so-called "talking cure"- produce positive physiological changes in the human brain. What this evidence also suggests is that...