Psychologists in Brisbane help clients to address a number of different mental health problems including; depression, anxiety, low self esteem, anger management, workplace bullying and harassment etc.  They also help people to improve their functioning in all areas of their life.  For example, athletes to improve sports performance, students to improve academic performance and with workers, managers and executives to improve work performance.

One of the biggest things that a psychologist will do is to provide you with an unbiased 3rd party professional perspective to give you a fresh insight into your problems.  In psychology land we like to call this developing awareness.  “we don’t know what we don’t know”.

blind_spot_sticker-p217805598220859586qjcl_4001A psychologist Brisbane will help you to identify your blind spots that are holding you back in life.  Once you have some level of insight into your situation you will be in a much better position to set goals etc in life (and more likely to achieve them).

Psychologist’s will also give you a number of practical psychological skills that you can easily apply in your life.  Some common skills include:

(i) Meditation Exercises.  You will receive a number of 10-minute mediation exercises to do before bed, before an important meeting or as a morning routine to help you to manage your thoughts and emotions.
(ii) Lifestyle design.  To promote mindfulness and productivity you receive a number of recommendations for how you can manage your day.  What to do from waking up to going to work.  How to manage your workday.  Even how to manage your weekends.
(iii) Critical Thinking.  A psychologist will teach you the critical skill of contemplation as a way of understanding your difficult thoughts and emotions.  If you can challenge your response to certain events in life then you can ultimately change your life.  Most people do not do this.
(iv) Goal Setting Exercises.  A psychologist will teach you the SMARTER goal setting methodology to help you identify what you want in life.

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Framed, Ecological and Reason.

(v) Assertiveness Skills Training.  You will learn the art of standing up for yourself and saying no!  We will transform your relationships or let you get out of bad ones and to know what a good one looks like.
(vi) Emotional Education.  We learn a lot of things at school but having an emotional education is not one of them.  Emotional intelligence is critical if you want to be happy in life, progress in your career and have a good relationship with your wife and kids.  The biggest thing that you will get is learning the art of emotionally communicating with others that is appropriate to the situation (i.e., with children vs with wife vs with work colleagues and even with friends).
Ultimately you will learn the basic building blocks of what it means to be human.  How to have good relationships, how to manage your life and how to live your life with a perspective of the bigger picture.

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