#@$%*! The Psychology of Swearing
Do you kiss your mother with that mouth? They say swearing is bad, but yet we all do it. Why? Join us for a light-hearted look at the science behind your potty mouth
Suicide is a worldwide public health problem, with over 800,000 recorded suicides per year, and an estimated 16 million episodes of self-harm per year. It continues to be the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. For every death by suicide it is estimated that as many as 30 people attempt to end their lives. This presentation will help to assist your understanding of suicidal behaviour by examining the risk factors, the warning signs and some common elements of suicide. It will also cover response actions that may equip you with some basic tools to potentially help someone in you workplace who may be at risk of suicide.
Motivation, Purpose & Meaning:
Why we do what we do
This webinar firstly explores some of the basic psychology of what motivates us as human beings. It can be useful sometimes to reflect on why we are doing what we are doing and this session allows some time to reflect on our individual motivations. It also introduces the concepts of purpose and meaning and why these are important to our work lives, and of course our lives more broadly. Research indicates that clearly defined purpose and meaning can contribute to positive wellbeing and overall happiness. Case studies about the usefulness of these concepts are discussed including how purpose and meaning can be used to assist in life crises.
Staying Well Resourced in Times of Change
Life is full of change. We have many examples of life changes (births, deaths, marriage, separation, work restructure, new job) and the stress that can result. This presentation provides constructive approaches that can be taken to prepare for, cope with and benefit from unavoidable change. Covers building confidence, staying optimistic, maintaining good health, recognising stress symptoms, taking opportunities, and using the support of family, friends and professionals.
You are what you like – Exploring Digital Hygiene
The relationships between digital media use and mental health have been investigated by various researchers—predominantly psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and medical experts—for some years. A significant body of research has explored “overuse” phenomena, commonly known as “digital addictions”, or “digital dependencies”. Digital media and screen time have changed how we think, interact and develop in positive and negative ways. Scientists, however, are unsure about the direct links between digital media use and mental health outcomes. This webinar will examine just how much is too much digital consumption, how does wire and change the brain and behaviour and how can you ‘clean up your act’ when it comes to building healthy digital habits online.
Secrets of a Happy Marriage
What is the one thing couples fight about?
In this session, we will examine;
– How fights in a relationship can make or break trust
– Why conflict is inevitable in a relationship
– Why relationships fail
– What makes love last
Improving your Mental Health
World Mental Health Day
10th of October
Good mental health is like physical health. No one waits until the GP tells you the bad news that you have diabetes. You try to avoid diabetes. People seek information on the risk factors such as being overweight or poor physical fitness. They work towards eliminating some of these risks. You try to keep yourself in good shape. It’s the same with mental health. This session will look at identifying and managing some of the mental health risk factors to prepare and protect against life inevitable stress and challenges.
Mind-reading – How is it that we feel the pain of others and know how to respond appropriately?
Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorder in the Western World. This condition ranges from rational fears to irrational phobias and can debilitate people to the degree it impacts on their ability to work and live life normally.
This short presentation will:
– Explain what anxiety is and why people become anxious
– Outline the common indicators of anxiety
– Provide an overview of the 5 types of anxiety
– Give you 8 strategies for effectively managing anxiety.
How’s your Relationship?
Without healthy relationships we can feel ‘lonely’ and ‘isolated’. The FIFO/DIDO lifestyle can also amplify these feelings. So what is the state of your relationship with your partner? Does it need a bit of work or ‘fine tuning’, perhaps an ‘overhaul’, or are you just looking to take it to the next level? Let’s face it, most of us could be doing a bit better when it comes to our close personal relationships. This session will have a look at some Do’s and Don’ts in your relationship, aiming to help you build a stronger, more intimate relationship with your significant other.
Habits! The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
Habits are routine behaviours which are engaged in with little or no conscious thought or mental preparation. Whether it’s parking a car, exercising, eating food, brushing your teeth or any other routine activity what you do follows the same behavioral and mental patterns. While most of our habits are beneficial and essential for everyday living, we all have habits that may be disturbing to others, or destructive to our well-being. This presentation will provide an insight into how habits are formed and maintained. Most importantly, the session will outline the keys to dealing with an undesirable or costly habit and provide strategies for maintaining the changes you have made.
Take a moment or two to brush up on your time management skills! We’ll review self-management and check-in on whether you need to build or re-build your discipline to concentrate and focus on the task at hand amid a deluge of internal and external demands and distractions … which can foster “Monkey Mind”. We’ll revisit some effective time management skills people use to boost their productivity, including a dip into mindfulness and emptying mental clutter.
Many people find the pressures of work, family life, time constraints and challenging inter-personal situations can make stressful demands on their sense of well-being. While we hear a lot about using stress management, the reality is, stress management is self-management that leads to building personal resilience. The process is not complicated. Knowing what to do, then choosing to develop and apply a set of basic and effective strategies can increase your personal resilience and boost your confidence to deal with the demands of day-to-day work duties and personal pressures.