Clock into Happiness

How Happiness Can Help Your Workplace And How To Achieve It  Happiness is a personal experience, easily influenced by a number of personal and impersonal factors. In a workplace, it can be easy to lose sight of why it matters to hold happiness as a priority. However, research suggests that happiness could be the cog […]

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The Power of Humour

Most people would not associate the word ‘humour’ with ‘power’. Humour is a positive attribute that is recognised cross-culturally. It is defined as the quality of being amusing or comical, especially when expressed in literature or speech. Positive psychology research suggests that humour is a key component of a happy workplace. This is because it […]

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Leading with Laughter

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge Why Choose Laughter? In our brave new world, it has become harder than ever to foster creativity, connection, and well-being among our work colleagues. However, research has shown that laughter is an untapped force that leaders can use to build genuine human connection and […]

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The Domino Effect

Mental Health Inevitably Impacts Physical Health It may not occur to most people that mental health and physical health are very interconnected. However, a large body of research shows how your brain effects the well-being of the rest of your body. Our thoughts, feelings and behaviours relate to one another and sometimes accumulate certain habits […]

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Are Manipulators Messing with Me?

Have you ever felt pressured, controlled or questioned what you are thinking or doing by another person? It may be a sign that manipulation is at play. What is Manipulation? Manipulation is defined as the exercise of ‘unscrupulous’ influence or control over others. Rather, then asking for something in an upfront, direct, truthful and clear […]

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Only Mine: What is Possessiveness?

What is Possessiveness in Relationships? Possessiveness is defined by collinsdictionary.com as “having or showing an excessive desire to possess, control, or dominate”. Think of possessiveness as a line with two ends. On one end, we can feel uncomfortable when our partner is out at a bar, being hit on by someone else. On the other […]

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All About Narcissism

What is Pathological Narcissism? Narcissism has become a term known among almost everyone. For example, in Woody Allan’s 2006 movie, Scoop, when asked what religion he is, he replied that he had converted to narcissism. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) or pathological narcissism is associated with ways of thinking and feeling about oneself and others that […]

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Patience

You may have heard the saying (or have said), “I am losing my patience!!”. What does this saying around losing our patience actually mean? If patience is described as “waiting calmly for what I want”, losing patience means we are no longer calm, and no longer waiting. We have given into our impulses (our thoughts […]

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Applying Groundedness to Deal with Challenges

1.    Get in your Body…Slowly Take five slow breaths. Focus on breathing from your belly and count each breath in and out. Try to slow it down…. Get up and do your favourite stretches Walk or stand barefoot on grass or sand or lie down in a forest or on a beach Place your feet […]

Reality

What is actually going on for me? During our day-to-day reality, we may often experience strong emotions. These emotions may cause anxiety, restlessness, burnout, and other negative feelings. Grounding yourself in the present moment is a simple, evidence-based technique that can quickly soothe unpleasant emotions and provide psychological benefits.   Focusing on Our Reality Focusing […]

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#1 Blog of 2021

We Didn’t Start the Fire   What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse whereby an individual will manipulate the targeted person into believing they’re wrong, even when they’re right, causing them to doubt their perception of reality. The target may be convinced that their memories are wrong or that their feelings are […]

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2nd Most Popular Blog of 2021

Women’s Equality Day Special What is Women’s Equality Day? Women’s Equality Day is an American celebration of allowing women to vote. Just because it’s American doesn’t mean we can not take this time to reflect on what Australian women have achieved. Women’s Equality Day is a day of reflection. A day of appreciating the sacrifices […]

3rd Most Popular Blog in 2021

‘Stress-Mas’: The Stressors of Christmas   Christmas can be a very stressful time for some people for a variety of reasons. Maybe you are finding this year difficult or had a difficult holiday experience previously, this can make you worried and stressed for the coming Christmas. On the other hand, you might enjoy Christmas but […]

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4th Most Popular Blog in 2021

Identifying Identity What is Identity? Identity can be viewed as the unique puzzle pieces that when put together, make you, you. Identity includes your memories, experiences, values, beliefs, relationships, strengths, weaknesses and many more. Your identity is something you can’t control. However, you can help it develop over time as you learn, grow and experience […]

The Gift of Self-Care

Holiday Stress The holiday season is here. It is a time to make good memories with family and friends and to celebrate getting through to the end of one turbulent year that was 2021. Despite the premise of relaxation and fun, the holiday season can also bring about increased stress. With Christmas and the New […]

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Flow and Relationships – Finding Your Mojo in Social Interactions

Returning to Socialising After Lockdown Over the last year and half our country, and the broader global community have become used to living in a state of lockdown isolation. The limits of our conversations over this time have been reduced to nodding along in Zoom meetings. Previously, we enjoyed chatting with housemates before dissolving to […]

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Flow and the Self – Have you Lost your Own Mojo?

What is Flow? To be in a state of flow is to be utterly absorbed in an activity, with time seeming to pass in the blink of an eye. It is a mental state in which one’s whole being is completely immersed, typically in an activity which one enjoys and is skilled at. While flow […]

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How’s Your Team’s Mojo?

Flow and Organisations Organisational cultures are transforming and shifting to new models. New importance is being placed on employee well-being and the need for a culture that supports employee mental health and engagement. Organisations that only focus on profitability have seen their employees lose their drive to work, particularly where their job is viewed as […]

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Let’s Rezone

What is Flow? Have you ever been so absorbed by an activity that you lost all sense of time? Were you ever so focused on your task at hand that all your worries drifted away? If so, you may have been in a mental state psychologists refer to as, ‘flow’. According to psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, […]

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health for Gen Z

There is extensive research suggesting that members from Generation Z (Gen Z) are growing up in an age of increased stress, anxiety and depression. Members of Gen Z are individuals who are born between 1995 and 2010. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a mere 45% of Gen Z report that their mental health […]

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The Sandwich Generation: Stuck between Life and Stress

The sandwich generation is the lesser-known generational category. It doesn’t refer to the birth year but instead, middle-aged individuals who support their parents as well as their own children. People within this generation are usually women in their mid to late 40’s who are also employed and caring for ageing parents as well as children […]

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Booming Mental Health for Baby Boomers

You’ve probably heard people referring to others by their generation. There has been an increase in young people using humour and stereotypes to address different generations. October is Mental Health Month, here at Veretis we will be sharing an insight into the mental health landscape of generations spanning from Baby Boomers to Generation Z. Together […]

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Finding Yourself within Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome (IS) is the continuous psychological belief that you are a failure or a fraud. People with IS constantly brush of their achievements, qualifications, intelligence or social skills and believe they don’t actually meet the standards other people expect of them or they have for themselves. It’s important to note that IS is not […]

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The Fraudulent Five

Imposter Syndrome What Imposter Syndrome Can Look Like The concept of Imposter Syndrome is the idea of someone not being able to internalise their success. They believe their success or accomplishments are dependent upon external factors. Such as luck, fluke or even the stress they applied to their preparation. There are five patterns that have […]

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R U OK? Day

We have been faced with many challenges as a community over the past few years and sometimes it can be hard to know if people are really ok. Technology has been a fantastic way to connect with friends, family members and colleagues even when we can’t physically see them, but distance can make it hard […]

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Identity Crisis In a World of Technology

What is an Identity Crisis and How Can it Occur? An identity crisis is a developmental life event where a person questions themselves, their purpose and their place in the world around them. This is a time of deep analysis, reflection and exploration of various ways a person sees themselves. An identity crisis is not […]

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Fire Up Your Awareness

Changing Your Habits of Gaslighting and Recovering From Gaslighting Do you stoke the flame? Gaslighting can be difficult to identify, it can be even harder to identify if you’re the gaslighter. The main concept of gaslighting is an assertion of power and control. Denying other people’s feelings and perspectives and further reiterating yours is the […]

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Burnt by the Flame – Recognising the Signs of Gaslighting

Gaslighting Gaslighting has recently come to light on social media and is being increasingly spoken about. It’s not a new concept though, it’s been around for a long time and was actually named after the 1944 movie, ‘Gaslight’ where the husband manipulates his wife into thinking she is losing her sanity. Gaslighting is a form […]

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We Didn’t Start The Fire??

What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse whereby an individual will manipulate the targeted person into believing they’re wrong, even when they’re right, causing them to doubt their perception of reality. The target may be convinced that their memories are wrong or that their feelings are overreactions, leading them to rely on […]

Living in an Unpredictable World

The world is an unpredictable place, it always has been. However, the recent experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly heightened this experience for us humans. So how do we stay positive? This might sound counter intuitive, but one strategy is to let yourself go with your thoughts (to a point), with the aim of […]

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Mental Health in the Pandemic

The pandemic has placed us in a brave new world where we have been challenged to adapt and survive in an environment that is continuously changing and leaving us on edge. What’s going to happen today? Will there be another case? Should I wear a mask? This constant state of uncertainty has generated frequent feelings […]

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Challenges are an Important Part of Life

A health crisis. A marriage breakdown. A death of a close friend. A workplace crisis. A global pandemic. Life is no doubt full of life challenges. Challenges that are unexpected and hard to overcome. Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them makes life meaningful. It’s inevitable that you will experience adversity and challenges […]