JULY PROMOTIONS

JULY PROMOTIONS

JULY AT PTC: PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES

Below are a list of promotions specially selected for JULY.  

If anything interests you please book in early, and feel free to pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.  Remember we are all here to do the best we can and be the best versions of ourselves.  Good luck.

So far the promotional packages have served to be rather inviting for individuals and small groups.  I am also flexible to meet individual needs.  If you would like to make suggestions or changes, you are welcome to let me know.

Anxiety Management Technique Audios

$100  1 hour 

Suitable for adults (small groups welcome)

Allow your subconscious mind to create a new learning so you can achieve strategies to manage anxiety.

Learning breathing techniques to decrease panic.  Being mindful by shifting your attention to a more state of calm, discovering techniques to relax, and practicing them.  Learning techniques to decrease catastrophising.  Finding ways to divert our anxious thoughts (and engaging the help of our bodies to do this).  It may be time to learn that worry is normal, and there is a way to learn to contain worry.  Its also ok to tolerate what you feel in your mind and body so that you can change your reactions (and responses, to more desired behaviours).  And just as important, being able to ground yourself and stay in the present moment without worrying and fearing what surrounds you.

This audio helps you to make changes to your mindset which ultimately leads to promising results.

Weightloss 12 Week Challenge

$40 PER WEEKLY SESSION FOR GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE

OTHERWISE INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS ARE $150 PER WEEK

WITH A COMMITMENT OF 12 SESSIONS TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

SESSION OPTIONS ARE MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY AND GROUP SIZE, AND POSSIBLY SATURDAY AFTERNOONS 

[YOUR COMMITMENT IS ONLY ONE DAY PER WEEK]

GROUP WEIGHT RELEASE, HEALTHY MINDSET & HEALTH PROGRAM

If you are ready and determined to make a change in your weight, your eating habits, your health, mind set, and your body image

…THEN THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!

Introducing a 12 week program to start, maintain and accomplish your desired goal.

THIS PROGRAM IS LIKE NO OTHER:  USING NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP) AND HYPNOTHERAPY ACCOMPANIED WITH PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING TECHNIQUES DELIVERED BY A  QUALIFIED AND DETERMINED PROFESSIONAL.

You already know it wont happen overnight.  A 12 week participation with patience is a “must”

ONLY ENROL IF YOU ARE DETERMINED TO SUCCEED.

PROGRAM OUTLOOK

Getting Started (this covers the basics: goal setting, nutrition and exercise outlines for the coming weeks)

Creating a positive mindset

Planning and preparation

How to use your focus to achieve your results (this covers focus and visualisation exercises and positive vs negative goals)

Dealing with triggers (this covers internal and external triggers that cause emotional eating etc and how to recognise and deal with them)

Oh no…I slipped up (this covers lapses and relapses and how to stop a lapse turning into a relapse)

Finding your internal motivation

Self esteem and confidence 

Surviving the supermarket shelves

The benefits of weight loss and exercise on your long term health

Eating out – your survival guide

Dealing with a weight loss plateau

Keeping your success on track (this covers tools for on-going success)

Self Compassion and Mindfulness [tweens]

One session: $50 [1 hour]

Suitable for teens and tweens

Talking about certain topics such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, body image, LGBTQI, school and more…can sometimes be uncomfortable for the adult and the child.  But these sessions use compassion, self-compassion, mindfulness, care and kindness to talk about such difficult issues.  Teens can contribute to the conversation as much and as little as they like.  What we aim for is a safe environment where we can listen and contribute in our own unique way, even if its just about scenarios, questions, curiosities etc.  We may engage in some activities such as sand trays and moulding, or drawing during these sessions.  

Singe Session Hypnosis on Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Head related symptoms.  Eg dental, dyslexia, migraine…..contact me for an extended list.

Single [1 hour] session for $200

A single hypnosis session is not a cure and I encourage any person interested in this session to consult with their treating doctor.  Hypnosis is a supplementary tool, and should be treated as such.  I look forward to making any difference to anyones life where I can.  Most of the time, when clients find the ability to relax and allow room for their inner mind to empower through new learning of skills, they often excel in many other Chanels of their life such as managing headaches /migraines, coping with dental work, speech, noise sensitivity, and more.  Remember, the best client is the one who is looking forward to change, not the one who wonders if the therapist can change them.  Each individual is uniquely powerful and has transformed many symptoms over their lives,  this shall be just another successful transformation, shall they allow themselves to be that best client /participant.  Good luck with your decision.

I hope some of these packages appeal to your wellbeing or personal development.

Amanda Dounis

Psychotherapist (Positive Thinking Clinic)

1/7 Magdalene Terrace Wolli Creek 2205

www.positivethinkingclinic.com.au

Book now amanda@positivethinkingclinic.com.au or 0458 850 850

I have noticed that a lot of work I engage with in kids has to do with 

emotional wellness.
Kids need support in this area. And in saying that, this is an area that 

can be easily damaged /affected. 

This is an important area of development. 

For this reason I have created a face book group called “Emotional Wellness and Kids”. 

This is a group that is made up of anyone who is interested in this topic. We welcome parents, carers, siblings, counsellors, teachers, etc… anyone involved with kids. 

We aim for positive discussions, questions /support, tips, and more. Anything to help members. Please join this group if you have the same enthusiastic interest and concern, and invite other members.  Our kids are our future, and we influence this.  Let’s do what we can so that we can have a positive contribution.

This is why I hold workshops that will focus on Emotional Wellness for kids. 

All kids welcome.
We cover: 

Emotional intelligence and expanding our emotional vocabulary 

Being able to recognise our strengths and resources within; as this assists with problem solving skills 

Communication skills (for speaking assertively)
Using courage (and giving things a go)
Using self compassion and being mindful (wellness tool) Using our imagination to visualise ourselves in our best form 

I aim for this group to interact with not just me but with each other. This 

is how we will grow and develop our interpersonal skills. 

I welcome individual goals so that I can assist each child to get the most out of it. 

Please email me asap to book a time for any future dates [not just school holiday – sometimes I run them on a Saturday]

Places are limited, you please book. 

Each session is different so kids may attend more than one if they choose. 

See you next time, 

Amanda Dounis
0458 850 850 amanda@positivethinkingclinic.com.au 

Kids just love coming to my workshops during school holidays and I have lots of regulars that attend.  I welcome all new kids and I ensure all kids are happy, well socialised, privacy ensured and everyone feels comfortable.  It is always a pleasure working with kids as they represent our future.  Emotional wellness is a real important topic that we need to stay on top of.  I look forward to continuously working with kids.  

Till next time…

Ill leave your with an interesting read that I have already circulated in the past as this is a relevant time of year where some teens begin to feel the pressure and lash out on parents.  This is not acceptable.  I hope you find the following interesting (feel free to skip it if its a topic that does not interest you)

Keep following me on social media as I am releasing important dates and sessions for our HSC kids as the pressure may begin to intensify.  I regularly post tips and invite kids to sessions.  

TEENS ABUSE ON PARENTS – I have had this in my previous blog and so I am adding it here again, as I am hearing more about it.  

Parents, just like anyone else can be abused by a child or teenager.  This can become criminal behaviour.

Many people consider parent abuse to be the result of bad parenting, neglect or the child suffering abuse themselves, but many teen abusers have had a normal upbringing and have not suffered from these issues.

Note:

Your safety is important.

You are not alone with this.

Rely on yourself and your friends.

It will take time to fix this.

It is usually the mother (or main caregiver) who is most affected (but may involve fathers and siblings too).

Where possible, both parents (or caregivers) should unite and work together.

Parent abuse is a form of domestic abuse and is a serious problem which may result in physical harm, depression, damage to property, job loss, and family breakdown.

Quite often the child is wilfully abusing the parent for enjoyment, since the ability for empathy and compassion is not present in the teenage psyche, and is a way of dealing with anger management issues, psychological disturbances and hormones. But this is not acceptable.

Help your teen understand what you expect.

Use behaviour contracts and family meetings.

Remove privileges when necessary and spend time together doing things you both enjoy.

Remember, you are not your child’s only or sole influence.  You may not have a part in causing what is happening now, but you do have some power to direct how your relationship can move forward.

Parents must take the time to learn their child so they can have a meaningful relationship that the child will want to keep healthy.

Each case is unique, but here is an example of a typical adolescent-parent abuse interaction; 

Adolescent makes request

Parent asks for clarity

Adolescent provides information

Parent acknowledges but decides to say no

Adolescent tries to change parents mind

If the parent stays firm, abusive remarks, threats, destruction of property etc may occur.

Types of aggressive behaviours are very important to recognise for appropriate treatment of adolescents and parents abused by the same.

The more tendency towards abuse and negative behaviours that the parent exemplifies, the more reactive the child will also be, more often in a negative manner.  Balancing these two dynamics is key to health family dynamics reducing potential abuse within families, whether it be parental abuses or child abuses.

Intervention is perhaps the best solution to confront adolescent parental abuse (though this may not always work).  There are times where the child may have mental illness, thus he or she may act out emotions in the only way they understand.  This can present itself as violence, emotional abuse, destructive behaviours such as destroying personal property or self bodily injury.  Seek help.

You are not at fault, and you do not deserve this.  So, speak to a friend, or your GP, or contact a domestic abuse support group.  Seek professional help.  Let the school know and have your child referred to a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, informing them you are suffering parent abuse.

Do not suffer in silence.  Take back your control.  

You do not have to give your power away and you can put a stop to this abuse.

Keep a record of events with dates and times etc.

You may, confront your teen with his /her behaviour, calmly letting them know you will not tolerate it anymore.

Explain to them that it is abuse.

Explain they need professional help.

Re-assure them you still love them.

Remove all privileges, rights to mobiles, computers, video games, money etc and refuse to become a taxi or uber service for them.

If they refuse to come home, report them to the police as missing (sometimes police intervention is enough of a wake up call for them).

A very useful article on Violence towards parents can be found on www.parentlink.act.gov.au and then click on Violence towards parents – parent link

It’s a useful read. And explains parent abuse, why kids do it, what you can do, getting police help, and looking after yourself.

I hope you found this useful.

Amanda Dounis