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10 Back to School Tips (for a stress free transition)

Words by psychotherapist Jane Faulkner If your family is anything like mine, your school routine will be out the window, you will all be a little holiday feral and the thought of school being just 2 weeks away will make your stomach tighten. It’s funny how at the beginning of the holidays I always think- what Read More

I am a woman, what’s your super power?

I am a woman, what's your superpower?

Words by psychotherapist Jane Faulkner In my work with women certain themes stand out – it doesn’t matter who they are or what they do most women undervalue themselves, they take on too much responsibility and they give to everyone else but themselves. Sound familiar! I can relate to all of these themes and I Read More

The Impacts of Screen Time

Words by Psychotherapist Jane Faulkner My son is pre-teen and started to develop all of the attitudes and resistances of a teenager. One of our biggest battles is over screen time. I have a rule of one hour a day of any screen TV and computer included – I think that is more than enough! I Read More

Weed, Seed and Feed for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Words by Jane Faulkner Have you noticed how sensitive you are to other people’s attitudes, words and beliefs? How you can be feeling okay and then a conversation with someone will leave you feeling drained and down in the dumps or you may see a Facebook post or an Instagram feed and it sends you Read More

13 Tips to get your Partner on Board

Words by Psychotherapist Jane Faulkner When I began my parenting journey 11 years ago I was very idealistic, my son was not going to eat sugar or watch TV – I was a little extreme in fact! I look back now and role my eyes, my idealistic notions of parenting were exhausting and ensured that Read More

16 Tips to help bridge the gap with Teenagers 

Words by psychotherapist,  Jane Faulkner Teenagers! Just the word is enough to strike fear and concern into many parents hearts. It’s a time when our children transition into adulthood and as parents we are forced to let go and trust that our children will make good choices and that the foundations that we have laid are Read More

Finding the Courage to Make a Difference

Words by Psychotherapist Jane Faulkner The news this week has been heartbreaking; women being battered and killed, child abuse victims sharing their stories and the faces of Syrian refugees trying to get to safety. Many people are concerned about the world and the future of the human race and we are all quick to lay Read More

How your ‘control freak’ may serve you

Words by Psychotherapist Jane Faulkner Many people come to my practice complaining that they want to be less controlling and more relaxed. They want to be able to just ‘go with the flow,’ rather than have a schedule for everything.  Because of competing demands and limited resources of time and energy, they feel as though life is passing Read More

Mother Guilt – 8 Ways To Let It Go

Words by Psychotherapist Jane Faulkner Motherhood is a journey of constant learning, letting go and creatively adjusting to what life brings you. As my children have grown, I have watched myself become consumed by guilt – guilt about choices I have made, the time I didn’t have to spend with them, problems they have, all kinds of Read More

10 Ways to Support the ‘mama’ in you

Words by psychotherapist Jane Faulkner With Mothers Day fast approaching, I was thinking back to when I first became a Mum. I remember being overcome with a depth of love I had never felt before.  I also remember a huge sense of gratitude washing over me; it was like I had taken part in a sacred Read More

Kind words…

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