In May 2019, 'Burn-out' was included in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. Contrary to what has been widely reported in the media, burnout is not classified as a medical condition. However, as a recognised 'occupational phenomenon', WHO is about to embark on the [...]
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The longer you leave workplace burnout, the harder it is to recover from. When you’re burnt out, the world looks bleak and everything feels too hard, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to care — let alone do something to help yourself. Dismissing the warning signs and ‘soldiering on’ in this state can [...]
“A dance between connection and separation”: A Family’s Understanding of Developmental Processes in AddictionMelissa Gulbin2019-04-03T10:56:49+11:00
Recently, Lily Schmelzle, The Buttery’s Family Support Program Manager, gave a moving, nuanced and evidence-based presentation to Buttery staff titled: Developmental Processes and how it plays out in addiction within families. We thought it would be valuable for anyone with a loved one experiencing drug misuse. Lily Schmelzle: The Buttery’s Family Support Program Manager [...]
It makes sense that Australia’s wellness tourism industry is booming. One in four Australians report worrying levels of anxiety symptoms and mental stress claims are now the most expensive type of workers’ compensation claim. It is no wonder Australians are looking to heal in their holidays. However, psychologists are encouraging people to think beyond the [...]
The Buttery Private uses Compassion-Focused and Schema Therapy to successfully treat a range of mental health problems. What is Schema Therapy? It was developed by Jeffrey Young to assist individuals with mental health and substance use difficulties who did not respond to traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Schema Therapy places an emphasis on the therapeutic [...]
SPROUTING PASSION: Buttery Private chef, Linda, has a passion for cooking for health and wellbeing. Here, she is sprouting buckwheat to add to her special Buttery Private granola. Good food is an integral part of The Buttery Private wellbeing program. Where possible, produce is sourced locally and all meals made from scratch. The [...]
It may be time to check in and ask: Are you so busy looking after everyone else, that you don't have time for yourself? The Buttery Private is seeing increasing numbers of mothers who prioritise the health and happiness of others to the detriment of their own wellbeing. We tend to celebrate the fact that [...]
Many things in life can affect our wellbeing but none more so when we become preoccupied on one behaviour or activity to the detriment to other parts of life such as our self-care, work, study and relationships. With the explosion of the use of digital devices, behavioural addictions such as online gambling and gaming [...]
If there is one certainty in anyone's recovery journey, it’s that life will throw you scenarios that will trigger negative self-talk and self-criticism. It is in these testing times that self-compassion practice is your go-to. Fortunately, you can learn to change your brain and behaviour via neuroplasticity by behaving differently towards yourself. Moving from self-criticism [...]
Marco, 31, tried many rehabs before The Buttery Private. At 31, Marco* had been to five other rehabs before going to The Buttery Private. He said his stay at The Buttery Private was different from his experiences at other rehabs because it was an invaluable opportunity to learn more about himself and [...]