3 Self-Care Ideas To Decrease Stress

Hands up, who’s stressed?? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Try these self-care ideas to decrease stress: Deep breathing: taking deep breathes throughout the day helps decrease stress and anxiety. It also keeps you grounded and feeling good. Try it here. Move your body: go for a walk in the park, take your dog to…

Where There’s A Will There’s A Way: What Therapists Should & Shouldn’t Do In Session

We can't count how many times therapists are poorly depicted in film & TV, which often gives people the wrong idea about the work we actually do with clients. A lot of the time people think that therapists are there to agree with clients & go along with whatever they like. Yes, therapists can go…

The Mid-Week Pick Me Up You Really Need

Happy Wellness Wednesday SMP fam! We hope you’re all doing well. The middle of the week can be difficult but hopefully this post makes it a little better. Do you ever get to Wednesday and start thinking about some things that happened from Monday and Tuesday, like, “why did I say that to so and…

What Childhood Trauma Looks Like & How To Overcome It

Childhood trauma is common, which is sad but true. We have all been brought up with parents going through their own shit, with different parenting styles, sometimes with siblings, sometimes not- either way it can be just as lonely. Often, we don’t even know that the things we experienced as kids was considered trauma. Trauma,…

Stop “Resetting” Your Life Every Time You Struggle

Okay, that’s it, we’re officially over the trend of resetting your life when you’re finding it hard to cope or not doing the best you can. It’s a ridiculous notion because no one can reset their lives, you just do better or change what you’re doing now so you do better in future. Instead of…

Therapeutic Tools Psychologists Use In Session

Okay, so, it’s just occurred to us that we haven’t really spoken about strategies or types of therapy that has helped our clients develop better mental health, take control of their lives & invest in their wellness. Honestly, we don’t know why it’s taken us this long to write about it, given that mental health…

Turning A Difficult Year Into A New Beginning

How would you describe your year? Was it good? Was it bad? Was it unbearable? Was it all of the above? For so many 2020 sucked. It was a rollercoaster of a year with up & downs, with highs & lows, with relaxation & burnout. It’s safe to say, for many it was the hardest…

Mentally Preparing For The Holidays

Hey SMP fam, we hope you're doing well! If not, hang in there, you got this! Today we thought we would mention some previous posts we've written to help you get through the holidays! First up, the widely unspoken hardship on the holidays surrounding suicide. Did you wince? Yeh, that's unfortunatetly normal, but nonetheless still…

Setting New Intentions For December

Intentions* *Noun. Meaning; aim or plan. Holy Moley, where did November go? How is it already the start of December? Oh, that’s right, the world shut down because of a deadly airborne virus…. Say no more. So, SMP community, do you have any aims or goals for December? Tell us in the comments below. Every…

It’s Okay To Need A Break

Hey gang, Shae here (owner of SMP), yesterday I posted an IGTV, getting real with you on instagram about my mental health, the struggle of 2020, the pressure of being a [baby] psychologist & what's going on behind the scenes of SMP. To be honest, it was a bit of a rant but that's okay.…