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Workplace burnout: taking a summer holiday is not enough

2018-12-12T14:31:30+00:00

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 [...]

Workplace burnout: taking a summer holiday is not enough2018-12-12T14:31:30+00:00

Meet the Buttery Private’s chef: “Cooking for recovery is my passion”

2018-08-16T15:51:57+00:00

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 [...]

Meet the Buttery Private’s chef: “Cooking for recovery is my passion”2018-08-16T15:51:57+00:00

Treating behavioural addiction: gaming, gambling and internet addiction

2018-07-04T11:31:41+00:00

  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 [...]

Treating behavioural addiction: gaming, gambling and internet addiction2018-07-04T11:31:41+00:00

LOVE YOURSELF: The science behind why self-compassion is essential for recovery

2018-05-03T12:43:58+00:00

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 [...]

LOVE YOURSELF: The science behind why self-compassion is essential for recovery2018-05-03T12:43:58+00:00

Marco goes to The Buttery Private after five stays in rehabs

2018-04-03T09:51:29+00:00

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 [...]

Marco goes to The Buttery Private after five stays in rehabs2018-04-03T09:51:29+00:00

Meet the team

2018-08-16T16:02:28+00:00

Jenny McGee, psychologists at The Buttery Private. Jenny McGee is the Clinical Manager and a Psychologist at The Buttery Private. Her professional experience includes working in physical education, the juvenile justice system and organisational consultancy as a counsellor, change facilitator, trainer and mediator and more recently as a psychologist at The Buttery’s long-term [...]

Meet the team2018-08-16T16:02:28+00:00

A residential treatment program for problem gamblers

2018-03-20T15:50:02+00:00

In increasing numbers, problem gamblers are seeking out The Buttery Private as a way to turn their life around. As one of the very few residential programs in Australia which can focus on gambling addiction, The Buttery Private’s psycho-social model has proven itself to be very successful for treating gambling addiction. Emma Ryan, Program Coordinator [...]

A residential treatment program for problem gamblers2018-03-20T15:50:02+00:00

Quiz: Which positive affirmation do you need?

2018-03-18T17:40:12+00:00

The Buttery Private takes a unique holistic approach to the treatment of issues such as anxiety, depression, work related burn-out and substance misuse The evidence-based program is based on the drug and alcohol rehab program of our parent organisation, The Buttery. This program has been developed over decades and helps its participants achieve a documented very high [...]

Quiz: Which positive affirmation do you need?2018-03-18T17:40:12+00:00

Why digital detoxing is the new New Year’s resolution for anxiety

2017-12-29T15:16:06+00:00

Traditionally, the new year is a time to kick-start healthy habits, with resolutions to quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption. However, in 2018 more Australians than ever are looking to form a healthier relationship with their smartphones, says clinical psychologist Jenny McGee at The Buttery Private. Increasingly, Ms McGee said people were presenting at The [...]

Why digital detoxing is the new New Year’s resolution for anxiety2017-12-29T15:16:06+00:00

This Christmas, know the signs of stress, anxiety and overwhelm

2018-11-12T16:37:44+00:00

Is your loved one on the verge of a full-blown addiction or anxiety disorder? Know the signs. The best thing you can give friends and family suffering from stress, anxiety and burnout this Christmas is your presence, not presents. Family and social gatherings over the holiday period provide the perfect opportunity to check in with [...]

This Christmas, know the signs of stress, anxiety and overwhelm2018-11-12T16:37:44+00:00