“COVID Reminders” and How They Can Bring Up Some Big Emotions

If you're wondering why you have waves where you suddenly feel bowled over by big emotions, "COVID reminders" might be part of the reason for the sudden shift. Think of COVID reminders like triggers. They're anything that reminds you that you're living in a pandemic. They can be subtle or [...]

Some of the Ways COVID Makes Life Feel Contradictory

For many of us living in Victoria, particularly Melbourne, reality right now is messy and confusing. Here are just some of the ways that life might feel contradictory during COVID: We’re all in this together (which is comforting) AND our experience of this is different (which can leave us feeling [...]

Now is the Time for Connection Not Perfection

Usually when we’re wading our way through something so draining and life changing, there’s someone we can turn to for a pep talk, a vent or a big cry. What’s tricky though is that at least some of your support network is also likely to be experiencing the same struggles [...]

Why Less is More When Life Feels Like a Lot

Life feels like a lot right now. That's because most of us are operating in survival mode. We're working our butts off just to meet our basic needs. Figuring out what to cook for dinner, trying to push yourself out the door for some fresh air and exercise, wrangling kids, [...]

How Journalling Can Boost Your Mental Health + Prompts to Get You Started

Here are some of the ways that journalling can boost your mental health: The act of writing can help us to understand what’s happening around us. When we can make sense of things, even if we don’t want or like what’s happening, we can feel a little calmer and little [...]

Coronavirus: When to Seek Professional Help for Your Mental Health 

Coronavirus: When to Seek Professional Help for Your Mental Health  Coronavirus has dumped us all into a new and harsh reality. Our lives have changed dramatically and quickly, and we have no certainty about when things will return to normal. Collectively we’re processing an unbelievable amount of change and loss [...]

How Getting Back to Basics Will Help You Through COVID-19

How Getting Back to Basics Will Help You Through COVID-19 Self-care is something we're passionate about here at Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology, not just for our clients, but for us as psychologists too. We believe self-care is the foundation of good mental health and healthy relationships - now more than [...]

Grounding and Compassion for Uncertain Times

The text below comes from an audio exercise that we created to help us to feel more grounded, connection and compassionate during such uncertain times. You can access the audio file on the resources page on our website here. At times like we’re experiencing at the moment it’s common to [...]

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