16 08, 2018

Bibliotherapy

2018-08-09T17:18:17+00:00 August 16th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Peer Support Products, Psychosocial Hazards|

Reading as therapy? I now have a solid excuse for spending hours indulging in one of my favourite pastimes! Bibliotherapy is defined as ‘an expressive therapy that uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy’ (Wikipedia). Intrinsically I understand that reading can introduce different insights, increase knowledge, capture imagination and inspire. However reading, whether it be self-help books, philosophical texts, or

5 06, 2018

Are You Lonely?

2018-05-25T17:43:49+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Peer Support Products|

When we think of being lonely we often conjure the image of someone who lives alone and doesn’t work. Yet this doesn’t seem to be the case. Many people are lonely despite going to work, having friends and family, and being connected on social media. A recent national Lifeline survey found that 60% of Australians reported they ‘often felt lonely’ and nearly 34% of people said they did not have

7 02, 2018

Turn Lemons into Lemonade – ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’

2018-01-18T18:34:38+00:00 February 7th, 2018|HR Consulting Services, Peer Support Products|

So many quotes and proverbs strike a chord within us. Advising us how to become or stay happy many of these ‘sayings’ have been around for decades, centuries even. This adage, penned over one hundred years ago suggests making sweet and delicious lemonade, after life throws you a sour lemon. It is arresting in its simplicity. Don’t dwell on an unpleasant turn of events, it calmly encourages. Take control