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12 06, 2024

The Price of Love


I think it was Alfred Lord Tennyson who said ‘it is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all’. I personally agree but am aware that loving comes with an eventual price tag. The price of love, at some point along one’s lifespan, is ultimately loss. It won’t stop me [...]

The Price of Love2024-06-12T10:12:27+10:00
5 09, 2023

Bring your Sticky Stories to Counselling


What exactly are sticky stories, you might ask. This is a term I coined to describe our personal stories, often from long ago, but also possibly from recent experience, which refuse to be buried. They often disturb us in the night, causing the heart to thump in the chest, or tears to silently roll. They [...]

Bring your Sticky Stories to Counselling2023-09-05T11:33:45+10:00
21 07, 2022

Counselling can be Brief


There still seems to be a prevailing belief amongst many, that the counselling journey must be a laborious and long-winded one; a steep and winding path up a high mountain. This is possibly a hangover from earlier times when psychoanalysis reigned supreme. That WAS a journey requiring weekly visits over years. It focused more on [...]

Counselling can be Brief2022-07-21T11:45:57+10:00
13 03, 2022

Private Health Fund Rebates!


Great news! Michael is of course covered by most private health funds for acupuncture treatments and now by these funds for Counselling: BUPA, Medibank Private, AHM, Police Health Fund, St Luke’s Health, Emergency Services Health, Phoenix Health, Doctors Health Fund Grand United. The heart of Michael’s approach to healing is treating Mind and Body, Using [...]

Private Health Fund Rebates!2022-03-13T11:48:35+10:00
19 09, 2021

Counselling: Private Health Fund Rebates available with Michael


Michael now has Medibank Private and BUPA Provider Numbers for his services, and is able to provide rebated counselling sessions, if you are with these funds. More provider numbers for other health funds are only weeks away. These will cover members of: AHM, Phoenix Health, St Luke’s Health, Police Health Fund and Emergency Services Health. [...]

Counselling: Private Health Fund Rebates available with Michael2021-09-19T09:45:54+10:00
22 02, 2021

Therabytes: Quick clinical tips for busy people


A Shoulder Issue We have heard a lot about this body part. If you aren’t enamoured with someone, you possibly give them the ‘cold shoulder’. It is where we carry around things of a serious nature, i.e., ‘shouldering our responsibilities’. We are asked to put in our best effort by putting ‘the shoulder to the [...]

Therabytes: Quick clinical tips for busy people2021-02-22T11:54:39+10:00
11 11, 2020

Anxiety: Trouble outside the comfort zone


I think it is safe to say, we all know what it feels like; it is just the degree of severity that might differ. Anxiety is one of the most common reasons that people seek assistance through acupuncture. It can present as a feeling of being unsettled, at one end of the spectrum, to a [...]

Anxiety: Trouble outside the comfort zone2020-11-11T09:04:58+10:00
19 06, 2019

THERABYTES: Energetic Ageing


‘Energetic ageing', means aspiring to being a healthy, contented and resourceful ageing person.  Below is a quote featuring ideas on navigating our latter years, with poise and dignity. It speaks to letting go, grasping the reality of ‘ambiguous loss’ and shedding redundant beliefs and ideas that can inhibit our freedom to be our authentic selves. [...]

THERABYTES: Energetic Ageing2019-06-19T15:18:31+10:00
14 05, 2019

THERABYTES Quick therapy and lifestyle tips for busy people


A simple meditative technique Meditation is now a widely recognised and accepted practice. There are a smorgasbord of approaches and techniques out there to choose from. So, what is your preferred style and why? It is important to be aware that meditation is not something that is necessarily beneficial for everyone at all times. In [...]

THERABYTES Quick therapy and lifestyle tips for busy people2019-05-14T08:02:52+10:00
22 04, 2019

THERABYTES : Quick therapy and lifestyle tips for busy people


We are moving into the colder months of the year. It is time to stop eating vegies and fruit that are very hydrating and meant for the warmer seasons; e.g., melons, grapes, salad vegies and quantities of raw foods. For example, you should choose fruits that are locally seasonal, not seasonal in the northern hemisphere. [...]

THERABYTES : Quick therapy and lifestyle tips for busy people2019-04-22T10:32:01+10:00
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