Prioritising Maternal Mental Health During the Perinatal Period
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by Jen Sandilands
2w ago
The journey to becoming a mother is often depicted as a time of great joy and fulfilment. During this time there is excitement about bringing a new life into the world. However, behind the smiles, many mothers also struggle silently with their mental health. The ‘perinatal period’ is the time during pregnancy and into the first year postpartum, the period of time after childbirth. This is a time of huge physical changes, but it can also come with increased emotional vulnerability. Mothers may grapple with feelings of anxiety, worry, doubt and sadness. In the midst of preparing for the arrival ..read more
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Mental Health Challenges of Being or Becoming a Mum
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by Rachael Beckley
1M ago
Maternal mental health looks at the psychological and emotional health of a mum, mum to be or trying mum from the fertility journey, through conception to birth and post birth adaptation to being a mum.   Stages of Motherhood Mental health challenges can vary depending on the stage of motherhood that you are in. The Fertility Journey- trying to conceive or going through fertility assisted treatment can be a tiring and mentally challenging time for a lot of people. It can cause stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. The journey looks different for everyone and this can be unsettling for ..read more
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Late Notice Policy: Understanding the Value of Your Time and Therapist’s Commitment
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by Kellie Cassidy
1M ago
At Prosper Health Collective, our mission revolves around your well-being, ensuring you have the support you need to flourish and thrive. As part of our commitment to your care, we want to talk about our late notice policy and why it matters. We get it—nobody likes unexpected fees. But let’s take a moment to explore why this policy exists and how it benefits both you and us. Picture this: You’ve set aside time for a therapy session, mentally gearing up for the appointment ahead. Then life throws a curveball—maybe a sudden work meeting, a family emergency, or feeling under the weather. It happe ..read more
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Accessing Support in the Perinatal Period
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by Eshani Gunawardena
1M ago
It can be extremely common for women to experience a wide range of emotions during pregnancy and the post-partum period, whether this be excitement, joy, anxiety, overwhelm, doubt and sadness. The transition to motherhood brings about significant changes to a woman’s life including physical changes, hormonal changes, and lifestyle changes. This stage can bring about changes not only to a woman’s sense of identity but to her relationships.   Seeking support During pregnancy and the transition to motherhood, seeking support from friends and loved ones, and other parents can be helpful. Whe ..read more
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Tips to Stay Motivated
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by Elizabeth Ang
1M ago
It’s a brand new year, and we are few months into the year. Most people start off the year with new year resolution, and sometimes we find ourselves struggling as time progresses into the year. That’s normal, because creating and sustaining habits takes time and some practice. Here are some tips to build motivation, and keep you motivated. Purpose. Identify what it is that you are trying to achieve, and why. For example, if it is to hit the gym 3 times a week, why is that important to you? This is an important question because we will not be inclined to naturally engage in activities that is ..read more
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Overcoming Procrastination: Practical Strategies for a Productive Life
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by Hazel Loo
1M ago
Are you tired of constantly putting off tasks and falling into the procrastination trap? You’re not alone. Procrastination is a common challenge that can hinder productivity and lead to increased stress. However, with the right strategies, backed by Cognitive Behavioural approaches, you can break free from procrastination and achieve your goals. In this blog, we’ll explore practical techniques supported by research, incorporating CBT principles to help you overcome procrastination effectively.   1. Break Tasks into Manageable Steps (Chunking): One of the foundational principles of Cognit ..read more
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The Cycle of Procrastination
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by Eshani Gunawardena
1M ago
The procrastination cycle refers to the pattern of behaviour we typically repeatedly go through when we delay certain tasks or activities, which ultimately increases the likelihood of the same procrastination patterns in the future.   The cycle starts with us having to engage in a certain task, activity or goal. Procrastination arises from a pattern of unhelpful rules and assumptions that we may have about ourselves, others and the world. These may be thoughts such as “It has to be perfect” or “people will judge me”. When these come up, they lead us to feel or detect some kind of discomf ..read more
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Signs of Procrastination
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by Rachael Beckley
2M ago
Have you ever felt like you are not getting much done? That you have a long list of tasks and to-do items and there’s something blocking your path to getting it done, or something else more important always comes up. This could be procrastination. Procrastination is the act of delaying or putting off tasks until the last minute or until its too late.   Types of Procrastinators There are three types of procrastinators. Firstly the passive procrastinator. This person delays starting the task because they have trouble making decisions. We tend to see these individuals scrolling on their pho ..read more
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Enhancing Connection: Tips to Forge Deeper Bonds
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by Jason Leong
2M ago
Hi, I’m Jason Leong, Clinical Psychologist at Prosper Health Collective. In our bustling modern world, where technology connects us in a myriad of ways, genuine connection seems to be an elusive pursuit for many. Despite the constant influx of social media notifications and virtual interactions, a profound sense of connection often remains elusive. However, understanding a few key psychological principles can pave the way for fostering deeper bonds and experiencing genuine connection in our relationships.   1. Practice Active Listening: Effective communication forms the bedrock of any me ..read more
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The Benefits of Social Connectedness
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by Darren West
3M ago
Humans are naturally social creatures. The need to connect with other human beings is programmed in our DNA. We are wired for social connection. Since prehistoric time, people have lived together in groups where they found protection, help, support, common identity and shared knowledge.  Throughout history, families lived under the same roof, where the young cared for infants and old, incapable to fare for themselves. . So strong connections to others are one of the most important factors in our health. Social connection refers to our relationships with the people in our networ ..read more
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