Health

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

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

Presenteeism: costs that can’t be seen

2019-04-11T14:36:50+10:00

Presenteeism; people being at work but so tired they are not productive is costing Australia an estimated $10 billion a year. The Buttery Private program addresses workplace burnout and exhaustion and gives participants strategies to address these problems. Read the article  

Presenteeism: costs that can’t be seen2019-04-11T14:36:50+10:00

Strategies for work-life balance

2019-04-11T14:37:59+10:00

The ideal for most people is to achieve what people call “work-life balance”. In this competitive world this is easier to say than achieve. This useful article gives useful tips to achieve a more balanced life while still maintaining one’s work and personal commitments. Read the article  

Strategies for work-life balance2019-04-11T14:37:59+10:00

How’s your work-life balance?

2019-04-11T14:39:04+10:00

An interesting read from news.com.au exploring the idea of 'tilting', rather than seeking that perfect balance everyone wants but few achieve. ...this idea of striking a work-life balance is a complete myth. It’s damaging and pressures us to achieve something impossible, where a more fluid approach provides the flexibility required to meet the different [...]

How’s your work-life balance?2019-04-11T14:39:04+10:00

Self-compassion

2019-04-11T14:40:49+10:00

Research has shown repeatedly that high levels of self-compassion are associated with greater happiness and stronger resilience. This article from The Sydney Morning Herald (right) covers how being too self-critical affects mental health and performance at work. It discusses the benefits of Compassion Focused Therapy (a part of The Buttery Private program), and recent research. [...]

Self-compassion2019-04-11T14:40:49+10:00

Exercise for health and wellbeing

2019-04-11T14:41:31+10:00

Regular exercise is very good for you, it's preventive of and helps manage all kinds of ailments including depression, arthritis, and diabetes, according to extensive research detailed in this Sydney Morning Herald article by Aaron E. Carroll.  Carroll explains that regular exercise has been hailed as a "miracle cure".  In 2015, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges put [...]

Exercise for health and wellbeing2019-04-11T14:41:31+10:00