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Workplace burnout: taking a summer holiday is not enough

2018-12-12T14:31:30+11:00

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+11:00

SCHEMA THERAPY: How these childhood experiences affect your mental health and wellbeing

2018-10-23T14:20:27+11:00

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 [...]

SCHEMA THERAPY: How these childhood experiences affect your mental health and wellbeing2018-10-23T14:20:27+11:00

Mums put everyone else first to the detriment of their own wellbeing

2018-07-25T11:33:14+10:00

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 [...]

Mums put everyone else first to the detriment of their own wellbeing2018-07-25T11:33:14+10:00

Buttery Private wellbeing program was his ‘circuit breaker’ from anxiety

2019-04-11T14:25:06+10:00

After completing The Buttery Private residential wellbeing program, Cooper*, 34, was able to implement self-care strategies to stop the cycle of anxiety and work-related burnout. “This program taught me how to nurture my soul. It gave me access to self-nurture and compassion. By nurturing one’s self the rest takes care of itself,” he said. The [...]

Buttery Private wellbeing program was his ‘circuit breaker’ from anxiety2019-04-11T14:25:06+10:00

Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, psychologist Jenny McGee talks about wellbeing

2019-04-11T14:28:32+10:00

In a radio interview for Bay FM, Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, psychologist Jenny McGee talks about wellbeing. Achieving true wellbeing is about more than just having an absence of disease. It’s about thriving as a person. Key to this is being connected; being connected with oneself and with others. Listen to the [...]

Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, psychologist Jenny McGee talks about wellbeing2019-04-11T14:28:32+10:00

According to the WHO, alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one.

2019-04-11T14:29:55+10:00

Alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one (according to the World Health Organisation). However, excessive alcohol consumption has more devastating effects on the health of women. Death rates among female alcoholics are 50 to 100% higher than for men. This first person article sheds light on problem [...]

According to the WHO, alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one.2019-04-11T14:29:55+10:00

Is this psychologist correct in saying the pursuit of happiness can be a dead end?

2019-04-11T14:32:25+10:00

Rather than pursuing happiness as an end in itself, author and Harvard psychologist Susan David is an advocate of emotional agility. She's investigates what it takes internally to thrive in the world, in the world as it is, not in the world we wish it to be. Read the article [...]

Is this psychologist correct in saying the pursuit of happiness can be a dead end?2019-04-11T14:32:25+10:00

Media release: wellbeing program launches for people suffering work stress

2019-04-11T14:34:46+10:00

The Buttery is launching a new social enterprise: The Buttery Private. It will allow The Buttery to use our accumulated knowledge and expertise to help more people in need. Surplus funds the program generates will  be applied to The Buttery’s charitable works. From the media release: A new program, The Buttery Private aimed at [...]

Media release: wellbeing program launches for people suffering work stress2019-04-11T14:34:46+10:00

Personality traits mark teenage binge drinkers

2019-04-11T14:35:23+10:00

Binge drinking and other substance misuse are prevalent among many teenagers. Many display higher than average levels of impulsiveness, sensitivity to anxiety, sensation seeking and hopelessness. These four personality traits have been shown by researchers to predict those teenagers at high risk of becoming binge drinkers with 90 per cent accuracy. Read the article [...]

Personality traits mark teenage binge drinkers2019-04-11T14:35:23+10:00