We have moved

From the 29th of June 2015 Thrive Wellness will no longer be in James Street and will now be delivering services from 268 Margaret Street Toowoomba. We are moving into rooms at the practice of Renew Psychology & Rehabilitation – so until we have our own signage up, you can find us by looking out for the Renew Sign. There is ample parking in the grassed area at the rear of the building. We look forward to continuing to provide our services from this convenient new location near the heart of the Toowoomba CBD.

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The Science on Mindfulness

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Mindfulness forms an important part of a range of strategies we use at Thrive Wellness to facilitate psychological well-being. So far we have never written on the subject on our blog. Now, once again, the Radio National program All in the Mind has done a great job summarising what mindfulness is and the current state of the science on its usefulness. Also included are some good personal accounts of its benefits. Have a listen to the program, or read the transcript, here: All in the Mind – On being mindful.

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Interpersonal Problem Grid

The Interpersonal Problem Grid is a tool to assist looking at an interpersonal problem or conflict from a variety of perspectives. This can help to develop a fuller picture of the nature of the problem and where change may be possible. A more detailed explanation and example of how the interpersonal problem grid can be used can be found in the article “It’s not me – it’s you” – a problem of perspective.

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Subjective Units of Distress scales

This scale can be used as a “thermometer” of a variety of emotions, for the purpose of grading and comparing the intensity of an emotion in different contexts. The name of the emotion is recorded at the top of the scale, and a description of what is experienced at different intensities is recorded against different values on the thermometer, with 0 representing the absence of the emotion, and 100 representing the most intense experience of that emotion you could ever imagine experiencing. There are two versions of this tool available: Subjective units of distress – anxiety version Subjective units of…

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