The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-15T05:29:02Z Prahran Psychology Clinic Useful Tips For Mental Health Improvement 2017-03-15T05:29:02Z prahran-psychology-clinic-useful-tips-for-mental-health-improvement It is seen that people who are emotionally and mentally healthy are happier as compared to those spending a stressful life. They are able to accept the challenges of life more confidently. But it requires some efforts to build and maintain a strong mental health. Your mental health is directly connected with your physical health that gives you a rewarding experience.  Prahran Psychology Clinic encourages the people to enjoy their healthy mental state. It is important to let your mind function every day which is important for you to feel confident so that you can grab the opportunity of growth and build a confident personality, says experts. Explore the useful tips shared by Prahran Psychology Clinic for the better mental health: Connect with People: Build and maintain relationships with people around you. Having people in contact who will support and enrich your life will encourage you and leave a great effect on your well-being. Take time to Have Fun: Set aside some time for activities you would love to do. Be spontaneous and active throughout the day. Take a walk alone, read a book, draw pictures or play with the pets or accompany your kids.   Share Interest: Join a group or club to have an interaction with different people. Being part of the creative, impressive and people with the common interest will motivate you to do something for yourself which is actually good for your mental health. Take Care of Yourself: You will have to take a good care of yourself as a good diet is important for the improvement of physical and mental health. Spend some time every day for exercise, dancing, pampering yourself.  Deal with Stress: Observe the things trigger your stress and change the way you react instantly. You can avoid some triggers and learn how to deal with the stress in an ideal manner. A balanced lifestyle can help you manage your stress in an ideal way where you would find it very effective to get relaxation breathing yoga and meditation every day.  You would find these useful tips to improve your mental health extremely beneficial by all counts. Psychology Clinic : An Effective Approach To Psychological Treatment 2017-03-02T08:44:29Z psychology-clinic-an-effective-approach-to-psychological-treatment It's no wonder that the modern lifestyle is highly responsible for growing physical and mental stress and if the stress is not stored out it could be further extended or result into depression, anxiety, and insomnia. In fact, there are many reasons in life that trigger mental disorders and few are the most common facts are unhappy marriage life, disappointments, and failure at work, loneliness , huge loss in business, conflicts with others, unbreakable sickness, so on. With the growing problems, the life becomes so difficult to live and generally people thinking to commit suicide to get rid of this situation.                              This is the time when the people needs professional services of an expert psychologist in Melbourne. A reliable and true psychologist in Melbourne should be a well learned person of psychology . A therapist must have his own proven methods of curing the patients suffering from the mental disorder. A professional yet certified psychologist is the only person who will not only listen your issues but also provide you best suitable solution and assure you early recovery. Their main job is to remove those bad patches of stress which are largely responsible for the mental disruption. One of the leading psychologic clinic in Melbourne "Prahran Psychology clinic" that offers you widely proven services for the various mental related problems such as marital and relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety and addiction management, sleeping problems, loss appetite and rapid weight loss problem, grief and loss, self-development, so on. Their major aim is to provide the best psychology clinic based treatments to cure mental related problems and to improve the good being. With the help of the certified services, you can easily improve the quality of life and get assistance under difficult situations. Proven psychological treatments largely help the patient to overcome his emotional problems and tries to restore his original mental state so that he would be able to take potential decisions on his own and start trusting his intuitions. The best part about their services is that they support you when nobody even likes to sit with you. They give you a positive hope and ensure a healthy life. You just only need to speak up your issues and don’t worry about the privacy as they keep your issue with them only as per their policy. Prahran Psychology Clinic Offers Range Of Therapies For Mental Wellness 2017-02-04T08:25:14Z prahran-psychology-clinic-offers-range-of-therapies-for-mental-wellness Mental wellness is important to a healthy and fulfilling life as physical wellness. When you are feeling depressed or find yourself helpless, you should see a doctor. It is true that many people hesitate to share their very personal feelings and incidents with unknowns but believe me Such reputed and professionally managed psychology clinics not only listen to your issues but also help you recover fast. A Melbourne based, fully licensed clinic - A Prahran Psychology Clinic is here to offer you wide range of therapies and personal counseling that help you determine your actual mental condition. This clinic has been backed by various specialized counselors who have years of experience in various mental illness fields. A Prahran Psychology Clinic does not believe in providing a single type of therapy that fits all, instead, they first diagnose your mental state and identify the actual causing roots to provide you right therapy and counseling for early recovery. In their recent studies, they have rounded up few surprising issues for mental health for men that usually begins as a "silent crisis". Aside from that the core of the problem stems from existing or emerging stressors for men that originating from societal pressures, frequent changes in overall work dynamics and from family or personal life matters. In fact, there are many causal factors that can result in mental issues and enable them to mask it or often going undiagnosed. Well, it is important to recognize such barriers that are creating a room for mental illness in men. Having this awareness may assist any individual in feeling supported and having their willingness to seek right advice regarding what they are experiencing. A right mental health takes many aspects into account like having a sense of well-being, being able to function during everyday life and feeling confident to meet challenges and stressors that present themselves. All these things are applicable to everyone whether it's male or female as it can aid in boosting your mental health and overall well-being.  Some of these actions include:- Connecting with others to develop and maintain relationships that support and enrich your life. Be sure to get plenty of sleep- it is an important to step in restoring your body and mind. Plan your well to enhance your time management skills as it will free up some time to do something new and manage your activities rightly. Group Homes Australia is so confident in their unique model of care that they are offering a free trial to live in one of their homes. 2016-12-28T02:14:42Z group-homes-australia-is-so-confident-in-their-unique-model-of-care-that-they-are-offering-a-free-trial-to-live-in-one-of-their-homes Sydney, Australia, 28th of December 2016, Group Homes Australia offers respite, dementia and high care in a sophisticated and luxurious environment, supported by a team of fully qualified homemakers who are there 24/7. Each home is designed to accommodate the needs of people living with dementia but looks, feels and smells like a home. Each group home houses 6 to 10 residents in beautifully appointed, private bedrooms. There are numerous living and dining areas for residents and their visiting families to enjoy. Each home boasts gorgeous garden and outdoor leisure settings. The homemakers focus on residents’ abilities and interests. The residents are encouraged to participate in weekly outings and the activities that they enjoy such as baking, gardening and laundry. Alzheimer’s Australia ranked GHA significantly above 80 aged care competitors. Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder, Group Homes Australia, states: "We are so confident in our unique model of care that we would like to invite you to trial living in one of our group homes completely free of charge*. Please get in touch mentioning this offer. Places are extremely limited. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our homes so that you can experience the GHA difference for yourself." For more info about the free trial go to: http://grouphomes.com.au/freetrial/ To learn more and to arrange a visit contact call 1300 015 406. *** About Group Homes Australia: Group Homes Australia offers a unique model of care in a luxurious, friendly and safe, home environment. Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity. We have homes located across Sydney, including in Waverley, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, St Ives and Warriewood, and were recently independently benchmarked by Alzheimer's Australia as best in class in every area of dementia care against over 80 competitors. Our model is the first of its kind in Australia and focuses on creating a non-institutional way of living that emphasises a resident’s abilities rather than their disabilities. Our homes are traditional houses in traditional streets and are an integral part of the community, with a maximum of 10 residents living together in private rooms. Each home has trained staff on site 24/7 and approximately 1 member of staff for every 3 residents. Our caring team members are homemakers, and they support and assist residents with their daily needs and activities. They encourage residents to be engaged in shopping, cooking, gardening… The full range of daily tasks that bring a sense of purpose in a home. We have no call bells or nursing trolleys, no rigid routines around waking, personal care or singalongs. We actively welcome friends and family to come and visit and stay for a cup of tea and sample our latest freshly baked treats. www.grouphomes.com.au or 1300 015 406 5 Christmas Tips for those with older parents or parents who have dementia 2016-12-22T06:37:08Z 5-christmas-tips-for-those-with-older-parents-or-parents-who-have-dementia Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder of Group Homes Australia has some great advice for making the most of this festive season. 1.Don't try and replicate Christmas of the past - be prepared to approach it differently. Bring food in, or offer to do the cooking. Instead of eating in, head to the beach and use the public BBQ. 2.Try and focus on creating new memories and living in the moment, rather than focussing on how things “used to be”. Celebrate what your parents can do, rather than what they can no longer do. 3. Do not waste time and energy worrying about whether Mum or Dad will be around for next Christmas, but instead enjoy the fact that they are around for this Christmas. Be sure to tell them how much you love them and how happy you are to be spending this Christmas with them. 4. Christmas is a popular time for reminiscing. Looking at old photo albums or mementos is a very powerful tool to help remind that person of who they are, what they were capable of, and what makes them unique, rather than just being a person who is living with a diagnosis of dementia. 5. Not everyone who is living with dementia has family around to help care for them. Suicide rates peak at this time of year as it can be an incredibly lonely and isolating experience if you are not surrounded by friends and family. If you know someone who is living with dementia who will be alone this Christmas, please reach out to them and include them in your celebrations. Tips for driving, flying and camping holidays with kids! 2016-12-21T01:25:47Z tips-for-driving-flying-and-camping-holidays-with-kids Paediatric Sleep Consultant, Cheryl Fingleson offers tips on driving with little or bigger kids. 1. Leave at night or very early in the morning It’s a good idea is to leave at night when children have all been fed and it is bedtime so they can have a good long sleep, as the motion of the car will also help them sleep. If you prefer to drive when it is lighter then leaving in the early, give bub a feed and get the older children in the car so you can get a good start while they are tired and still need to sleep. 2. Pack Refreshments Drinks and snack foods are a must for the car age appropriate. 3. Stop for breaks If you have tired, grumpy or bored children in the car it is no fun. Remember children are hard wired for movement. Stop for breaks so the babies can crawl, walk and the older kids can run around for a while, then back into the car. Put the nursery rhymes on, sing along. 4. Pack the technology Ipads, mobiles and movies can be one of the most valuable things you pack and more importantly may keep you sane.. This may be the key to eliminating whinging and fighting children. 5. Routine. Routine. Routine. While travelling try keep to your babies and toddlers usual routine. 6. Clean as you drive Keep a roll of paper towels and a box of wipes in the front seat for easy cleanups. Keep a rubbish bag handy too. There are five things I tell people when they ask about taking kids camping or hiking or paddling: They get cold faster. They get hot faster. They get hungry faster. They get bored faster. They get tired quickly. Cheryl Fingleson, The Sleep Coach, says: "Babies and kids need to eat regularly and sleep on their schedule. I recommend you make sure kids nap and sleep at their usual time. Babies can nap in a front carrier, pram or backpack. Having their schedule and routine the same makes them feel secure. Take their own toys, games, books and anything you child loves to play with from home. Making them have their own belongings helps them adjust to the different surrounding. Consistency and routine will be the magic that make a great relaxing holiday." If you are travelling by plane, then pack these life saving products that were invented by Mums: Cozigo (formerlly Fly Babee) can be used as a sleep, sun and travel cover. It is air permeable, UPF 50+ and 100% breathable. It also blocks out 97% of the light allowing bubs and toddlers to sleep whilst travelling anywhere, anytime... www.cozigo.com Fly Tot Once your baby is too big for the air line bassinet, make sure that he or she is comfortable so they he or she can sleep in their seat. Fly Tot is an inflatable cushion for older babies, toddlers and kids to stretch out, relax and sleep. www.flytot.com.au Please contact candice@candicepr.com for more info. Wishing you all a beautiful, relaxing Festive Season! My Emergency Dr App launches just in time for Christmas 2016-12-18T06:25:23Z my-emergency-dr-app-launches-just-in-time-for-christmas Sydney, Australia, 18th December 2016, The future of healthcare has launched in the form of an app that puts you directly in touch with an emergency specialist doctor. Save time by avoiding the hospital trip and long wait. My Emergency Dr is a video-based smartphone app that puts you in touch with an Australian-trained and qualified Emergency Specialist Doctor when you need one. If you or a family member are sick, the team of Emergency Specialist Doctors at My Emergency Dr can remotely assess you, make a diagnosis, provide expert medical advice and in many cases arrange the treatment you need. Justin Bowra, CEO and Founder of ConnectedMed and an experienced senior emergency specialist physician states: “Our vision at My Emergency Dr is to give every Australian urgent video access via your smartphone to an Emergency Specialist, wherever they live and whenever they call. All of our doctors are qualified specialists in Emergency Medicine. Simply download the app and connect to an Emergency Specialist who will be able to assist you wherever you are.” Dr. Bowra adds: “Registered clients have 24 hour-a-day immediate phone and video access to a team of Emergency Specialists who can remotely assess, diagnose and arrange treatment. My Emergency Dr will email you a copy of the consultation record to take to your GP. If medications need to be organised, we can email you an electronic prescription. Similarly, we can also email you referrals for x-rays or blood tests.” Just download My Emergency Dr from the App Store or Google Play, open it and follow the instructions. A free trial of the service is available until 25th December 2016. Media Enquiries: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com -ENDS- About My Emergency Dr: My Emergency Dr is a video-based smartphone app that puts you in touch with an Australian-trained and qualified Emergency Specialist Doctor when you need one, at the touch of a button. We can be there at times when your GP can’t be, as our service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that this is not a replacement for the emergency 000 service. If you suffer a time-critical emergency such as chest pain or difficulty breathing, call 000 without delay. The key steps are: Download our app My Emergency Dr from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Open the app & register your name & mobile number. When an urgent health problem, illness or injury affects you, open the app and connect via built-in video to the emergency specialist doctor. The doctor will assess you and make a diagnosis, then arrange what is needed, e.g. prescription for medication, referral for an x-ray, or even urgent admission to hospital. The doctor will also email you a summary of the consultation for your GP. http://www.myemergencydr.com/ Email: admin@myemergencydr.com.au Prahran Psychologic Clinic Provides You Right Medical Treatment For Mental Disorders 2016-11-18T10:54:13Z prahran-psychologic-clinic-provides-you-right-medical-treatment-for-mental-disorders Are you suffering from any mental disorder or seeking for professional help? If yes, then Prahran psychology clinic is the place where you can get the right medical treatment for any type of mental disorder. Their team of high qualified counselors allow you to feel positive and treats you with number of therapies. In fact, the way they treat their patients, nobody else can reach to that level as they not only hear your problems but also provides you right solution as well. Prahran Psychology Clinic had been founded in 2009 and after gaining the huge experience in both the public as well private sectors they launched an Unique " Employee wellness programs" for various corporate sectors. By implementing this program at their workplace, many business owners can increase their workforce productivity. In fact, the great part about this program is enables your employee to focus on their projects and able to manage the things more efficiently. Aside that, they are specialized in providing best counseling to every those people who are suffering from mental disorder. There are different types of mental disorder and each of that has their own symptoms and effects, so it is important to get professional assistance while suffering from any of the below-mentioned disorders:-   1. Anxiety Disorder When a person starts to react abnormally to certain people, things become tough to manage on your own. The major symptoms of anxiety disorder is sweating, rapid heartbeat, abnormal breathing, and nervousness. Under this panic situations, you can ask randomly to help you out so it is better to concern Prahran psychology clinic to get right treatment in real time. 2. Organic Brain Disorder Usually, it is a disorder caused by changes and other diseases of the body that affects your brain. This type of disorder lead a person to confusion, anxiety, delusions, and irritation. In order to treat it in right way, it is important to contact the highly experienced psychologist who can understand your situation and able to support you under pressurized situations. 3. Personality Disorder This disorder is linked with poor coping skills that are witnessed in school, work or social relationships with people. A suffering person always feel shy or hesitate in presenting himself in front of other. If you are also one of those people, then Prahran psychology clinic is the right place to visit. Visit http://www.prahranpsychologyclinic.com.au/ for more details Introducing CoziGo - Sleep on the Go (formally Fly Babee) 2016-11-16T02:10:34Z introducing-cozigo-sleep-on-the-go-formally-fly-babee The Award Winning Fly Babee - Travel Made Easy was launched in Australia and was so successful that we're already going global. We've decided to time our international expansion with a name change. Fly Babee isn't just for flying - it's universal to every stroller. So we'd like to introduce you to CoziGo - Sleep on the Go! Emma Lovell, Creator and Director at Fly Babee states: "Fly Babee is going global and we have decided to time our expansion with a new name!" New features 2 way zippers for even more flexibility 2 hidden Velcro slits so that Cozi-Go will fit on even more airline bassinets www.cozigo.com www.flybabee.com Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com Prahran Psychology Clinic : The Best Destination For Mindful Solution 2016-11-02T09:05:40Z prahran-psychology-clinic-the-best-destination-for-mindful-solution If you are looking for the psychological depression treatment the expert team of Prahran Psychology Clinic is here to help you deal with both minor or chronic state of depression... One of the important roles of the psychotherapist is to provide the right knowledge and treatment to the suffering people. Moreover, the therapy which they carry out is a relationship between the patient and the therapist in which both are expected to change through their interaction in the process of therapy. They procedure include asymmetrical process as it required patient involvement and commitment more than that of a therapist. The main goal of a therapist is to develop a positive relation between the patient and a therapist so that patient can feel comfortable while sharing their issues. By developing these factors, a therapist can easily identify the causing roots. In general, a psychotherapy is a term of treating mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. The whole therapy involves verbal and nonverbal communication which is also called face to face interaction with a therapist regard to the related issues. With the help of psychotherapy, a counselor is able to identify the actual condition of patients and also becomes aware of his patients mood, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Using the insights and knowledge gained therapy, an individual can develop effective, healthy coping skills and proficiency in personal stress management. The specialist working at Prahran Psychology Clinic understands the situation of the people and give them positive hope of early recovery. They not offer the range of treatments but also support you under your challenging situations. You can get certified yet experienced services at a very competitive price. Prahran Psychology Clinic understands the pain of your hard earned money thus offer you their services under special packages. Yes, you can get such amazing discounts if you opt for multiple therapy sessions and even have the facility to pay in installments. Generally, short term therapies are used to reestablish emotional balance and to clear thinking. They help people restore the patient to a former level of functioning. The counselor or the therapist is less concerned with how problems arose than with the current factors sustaining it and preventing change. The main aim is to learn the coping techniques and problem-solving skills that can help a person regain a sense of control and balance in their social and professional life. Leading dementia care provider, Group Homes Australia, introduces yoga to residents 2016-10-21T04:00:11Z leading-dementia-care-provider-group-homes-australia-introduces-yoga-to-residents The innovator in aged and dementia care, Group Homes Australia, has introduced yoga to their residents. Most of the residents living at Group Homes Australia are living beyond a diagnosis of dementia. According to a UCLA study, yoga and meditation was found to be even more effective than memory enhancement exercises for managing mild cognitive impairment. Yoga practice and meditation have been essential in helping adults improve their memory skills, reduce anxiety, and improve their navigation and location skills. These added benefits are key elements in the fight to reduce the risk of dementia Locally in Australia, the University of Adelaide conducted their own research which discovered that visual-spatial memory was increased to a greater degree in the yoga-meditation group. Participants practising yoga and meditation were also less likely to be depressed and anxious, and were better able to cope with stress. If you would like more information on the Group Homes Australia yoga classes or to book an interview or photo shoot, please contact Candice. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com References: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/10/yoga-better-than-crosswords-for-preventing-pre-alzheimers-memory/ http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/reduce-risk-alzheimers-skip-lumosity-get-onto-yoga-mat A couple's start up story and tips... 2016-10-20T01:35:54Z a-couple-s-start-up-story-and-tips Party Planner in a Box: The Kit Source Start Up Success Story A ‘couples’ start up story 20th October 2016, Sydney, Australia, Husband and wife entrepreneurs, Lel and Khai Ngo, are both event enthusiasts who enjoy celebrating life. The co-founders of The Kit Source want to take the hassle andstress out of celebration planning. The duo source, curate and package bespoke, beautifully themed party supplies and deliver them directly to your door. Every theme is carefully styled and assembled. All the party organiser has to do is unpack and enjoy the party. They share their unique start and start up tips: It’s about embracing change... In mid-2013. we both lost a little motivation with our jobs and decided we needed a challenge. Khai was keen to study again and I planned to start a career as a freelance event consultant, so moving overseas would be the perfect way to get a new perspective and start afresh. We considered a few locations (even the Netherlands - I have a Dutch passport), but as we'd both traveled to the States before, and fallen in love with San Francisco, an international program at Berkeley - just outside San Francisco - fit the bill. One afternoon in February 2014, after being in Berkeley for a month, I was completing an assignment and had to find classy, themed party ware for a few hypothetical events. I realised that I loved putting together colour and pattern combinations (mood boards) for these different themes, and before I knew it, I was off Googling whether Party Kits existed - all I could find were 'packs' with the exact same tacky image on each item - a lazy and tacky approach in my eyes. It’s about finding the gap…. That afternoon, when Khai walked in the door to our tiny, dingy college-town apartment, I told him about the apparent gap in the market and, without really thinking about it, joked that we should fill it by opening an online store that curates party supplies into kits. Khai, inspired by his Entrepreneurship subject, pulled out an article on writing a Lean Canvas and said they'd complete it the next day. That next afternoon, they planned the entire business out in about four hours, and were so tired from all the idea generation that they couldn't discuss it again for weeks! Lel then began researching shopping cart platforms, suppliers and the market, and listened to hundreds of podcasts such as eCommerceFuel and My Wife Quit Her Job. Needless to say, the event consultant idea was forgotten about! It’s About Inspiration... At this point, the 'Start-Up' scene hadn't quite hit Sydney to the level it has now - it was something that was born in the Bay Area (SF, Silicon Valley). Not only this, but we were exposed to SO MANY new ways of doing things, especially online or via App - Uber was already deeply ingrained in society, food delivery services were huge, Meetup groups were everywhere... we experienced a lot of new services that were completely different (and more efficient) than the things back home. I decided to follow creative pursuits while setting up my consultancy - studying event and wedding design (online) and floristry at the San Francisco School of Floral Design. During these courses I realised that I desperately needed creativity to be at the core of my career, no matter how successful I was as an event coordinator. When the idea of an online store struck, it was like I found my calling! There was a lot of logistical and organisational tasks, but I could design the website, take all of the photos, and most importantly curate the Party Kits! It’s about excitement, suspense and passion… Mostly beauty, fashion and food subscription boxes inspired us. It was the 'unboxing' of a curated collection of products that really inspired me. As a passionate online shopper, I find it so exciting and suspenseful opening up a box and pulling things out, item by item. I've grown up using Apple products, where packaging and unboxing is so well constructed and purposeful. One day I hope to recreate that sort of experience with our Kits. It’s about like-minded, positive people Khai's Diploma was only for international students, so our friends were from Brazil, France, Spain, Japan, Germany, Argentina, India... they were all at a similar stage in their life - postgrad study to upskill and start something new. Almost every one of our friends had a business idea, or planned to stay in the US to work in a start up... we were surrounded by people who had such a passion for change; they were excited about business and life (sadly this wasn't the case for a number of our friends back home). This meant that when we returned to Australia, our friendship circle changed; we'd realised that being around like-minded and passionate people would keep us motivated. It’s about learning who your target audience is and adapting.. When we started, I actually wanted to focus on the 'young corporates with disposable income' market - I was basically creating the product for myself. After some time on the market and seeing who our customers and followers were, we realised that this wasn't really the market that needed our help - it was the mums who were time poor, that felt the pressure to live up to their fellow mum's expectations. I really enjoy catering for the Mum’s market, they're really grateful for all the assistance and time saving! It’s about being true to creativity and intuition... I usually find one item that is the jumping off point for a kit - as much as I should research upcoming trends, I tend to come across things I love and ideas snowball from there. One of my favourite Kits, the Black and White Party Kit, was inspired by patterned carpet in a hotel we stayed at in 2009. My ideas truly come from anywhere, and I guess that makes it hard to imitate what we do. I'm more about creating timeless products than keeping up with whatever fleeting trend other stores might be pushing. It’s about collaboration… Khai and I have very complimentary skill sets. To put it simply, I'm about form, and he's about function. I love the design side of things, whereas he's very analytical. He's a very successful business manager - handling all of the financial, operational and logistical aspects that I simply don't have an interest in. This isn't to say he isn't creative though, some of our most random (and successful) products or marketing efforts have come from his creativity in problem solving. It’s about quality and honesty.. My main benchmark for quality is "If I won't use it myself, I won't offer it to our customers". Have you ever attended a party and tried to cut your food on a flimsy white plate with bendy cutlery? It's awkward and frustrating - we even filmed a plate test to show how we focus on quality! https://vimeo.com/158722753 In addition to this, Khai and I have taken it upon ourselves to learn as much as we possibly can. Khai's learnt the basics of html, css and SEO; I've upskilled in graphic design programs, photography. One day we'd like to outsource these sorts of things, but it's best we learn what we can first so we don't get 'screwed over' later (I've heard too many horror stories about entrepreneurs paying thousands in SEO a month, with no results!). It’s about celebrating life... I was always on the fringe of the event industry, but when we began The Kit Source I became really involved and interested in what other party stores, stylists, cake makers, etc. we’re doing. It was then I realised that throwing parties should be simple. I was no longer just interested in coordinating party items and selling them in kits, I wanted to simplify party planning and show people that less is more. I vividly remember parties from my childhood, with home-made cakes and silly games - it wasn't about expensive decorators or how much my parents invested, it was about the memories - it's cliché but it's true! If we can get people who are hesitant about throwing a party because of time restraints (or perceived lack of creativity), to grab a kit and celebrate, then we'll be pretty happy no matter the occasion. -ENDS- Lel Brassel Ngo / Co-Founder and Curator lel@thekitsource.com The Kit Source http://www.thekitsource.com.au Media Contact: Candice Meisels Candice@candicepr.com Strategies to boost memory and cognition 2016-09-13T00:47:03Z strategies-to-boost-memory-and-cognition Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder of Group Homes Australia, rolls out the following strategies in all of the Group Homes Australia homes: Pets- residents are able to bring in their own pets. Some of the residents choose which pet they would like and purchase accessories for the pet that they have chosen. One house has a chicken coup and chickens. Residents care for the chickens and collect their eggs. They interact with the pet and this makes them feel needed. The interaction with their choice of pet assists them to achieve self-actualisation. Exercise- Group Homes Australia takes residents on community and excursion based outings. The residents enjoy walking outdoors in the sunshine. By exerting energy, the residents are not sitting down all day and they sleep better at night. Sunlight also provides Vitamin D which fights depression. Fresh air and walking provides an oxygen boost to the brain. Residents walk on the beach and in national parks. They also walk in the roads of their familiar suburb. Inter-generational interactions- Group Homes Australia has a Story Time program where toddlers from a local daycare centre visit and bond over books with the residents. This gives the residents a sense of purpose. Group Homes Australia also encourages grandkids to visit loved ones and to come to the homes to bake and read books. A local school in Sydney also visits one of the homes and plays musical instruments. One of the houses has a pool which was specifically placed there for grandkids to use. Grandparents can watch their grandchildren swim. Healthy food- At Group Homes Australia, residents choose foods that they enjoy. All produce including fruit, veg, dairy, poultry and meat is ordered from local Australian farms. Group Homes Australia wants to support local communities and farmers. Personalised routines- There are no institutional routines. Residents can wake up early and shower early or wake up late morning and shower when they prefer. Each person is encouraged to partake in their own routine and to eat healthy foods that they enjoy. Personalised iPod lists- Group Homes Australia homemakers ask family members what types music residents used to listen to and enjoy. Music is then uploaded to an IPod for residents to enjoy. Music stimulates the memory. Engaging in real life activities such as doing the laundry, cooking, baking, shopping etc. Residents use their long term memory to tap into activities that they used to enjoy and partake in. This also gives them a sense of purpose and credibility. They remember that they used to cook or bake for their children and that they used to run a home. Doll Therapy/Baby Therapy- This is very specific and has to be appropriate and tailored to the specific resident. A real life looking doll that looks like a newborn and in some cases family or friends’ babies are brought in to calm the resident requiring the therapy. If a specific resident is feeling agitated by handing them a baby or doll, it soothes and calms them down. The shush and pat motion and sound regulates breathing and assists to calm the resident down. About Group Homes Australia: Founded in 2012, Group Homes Australia offers a new model of care for people living with dementia. The model is the first of its kind in Australia and focuses on creating a non-institutional way of living that emphasizes the resident’s abilities rather than their disabilities. The homes look and feel like traditional houses in traditional streets and are part of the broader community. The homes exude a warm, safe and friendly environment for 6-10 residents. Each resident receives personal, tailored care and lives with dignity and a sense of purpose. Website: www.grouphomes.com.au Media Contact: Candice Meisels Candice@candicepr.com Tips to Spring Forward into Daylight Savings Time 2016-09-12T23:24:23Z tips-to-spring-forward-into-daylight-savings-time Tips to help when switching to Daylight Savings Time: Keep consistency with sleep times and routines Exposing your child to natural light in the morning will help reset their own internal clock Due to longer days and shorter nights; rooms will be lighter, so ensure that rooms are darkened with shades or block outs for naps and sleep time Avoid bright lights and limit exposure to electronics, such as TV, computers, tablets etc. well before bedtime which will allow the internal body clock to adjust As daylight saving approaches, most of us look forward to an extra hour of daylight, which will mean warmer weather and a longer day. Although our clocks only change on the October 2nd, I am already receiving calls from anxious parents worried about how that extra hour will throw their child’s schedules and disrupt their sleep. Whether your child is a good sleeper or not, you should have a plan to make the transition a smooth one. There are two basic ways in which to do this: Use one or a combination of these methods and your child’s sleep schedule should be back on track in a few days to a week. 1. Gradual method: This approach is less drastic and is helpful for children that may be more sensitive to change or disrupted schedules, or the kind of children that tend to wake up on the early side. Starting just a few days before the time change, move your child’s bedtime earlier by 15 minutes each day so that by the time you get to Saturday night, he is going to sleep a full hour earlier. For example, if your child normally goes to bed at 6:30pm, put him down at 6:15pm. For example on Friday night put child to sleep at 6:15pm on Saturday night 6:45pm and on Sunday scheduled sleep time of 6:30pm. Remember, these times assume “clock” time, not your child’s internal clock. You can also apply this method to nap times and meal times in gradual 15-minute increments. 2. Adjust as you go: After your child goes to bed on Saturday, simply change the clock an hour ahead and follow your child’s regular schedule according to the “new time” on Sunday (which will be an hour ahead). This is great for parents whose child has been waking at 5.30am will now wake at 6.30am How good is that your early raiser is now waking at an acceptable time, problem solved. Switch all meals, activities and naps to the new time as well. Your child’s wake up times may be a bit off for a few days, but don’t worry, they will adjust. Try not to start the day before 6:00am if possible. Bedtime may be a struggle to start with if you choose this option. If your child normally goes to bed at 6.30pm, (before we changed the clock was 5:30pm), your child may not be tired and ready for sleep at that time. Hang in there. Stick to your child’s normal bedtime routine and make sure that their bedroom is “sleep-friendly,” complete with room darkening shades. You should notice that your child’s internal clock will adjust to this new time within a week. Cheryl is available for interviews, live chats, Q&A sessions and she can supply you with a range of free editorial on paediatric sleep advice. Cheryl Fingleson is a paediatric sleep consultant. www.thesleepcoach.com.au Prahran Psychology Clinic : A Right Place To Get Quick Recovery From Mental Illness 2016-09-12T05:03:35Z prahran-psychology-clinic-a-right-place-to-get-quick-recovery-from-mental-illness At some stage, many people feel overwhelmed and need help dealing with those problems.Good or bad emotions are part of everyone's life but when the feelings and problems go beyond your control then it becomes tough to manage your personal as well professional life without any loss. In fact, stress, depression, anxiety, burnout or abusive language can cause loss of a job or you may lose your loved one. If you are also one those who is dealing with these problems then you can consider Prahran psychology clinic in Melbourne. Prahran psychology clinic is the perfect place to get quick recovery from any type of mental illness and help suffering people live healthier and more productive lives. The professional team of Prahran psychology is licensed and provides you helpful treatment to get recover from various mental disorders. When you feel an overwhelming and prolonged sense of helplessness or depressions. Even you can also consult then when you feel that your problems do not seem to get better despite putting your hard efforts. When should you consider Prahran Psychology Clinic? When it becomes difficult for you to manage professional and personal life together and it start affecting your relations. You are finding it difficult to resolve your everyday activities like lack of concentration when you are on the job, losing your targets and so on. When you are in tough situations or expect the worst from your friends and family. When your habits become harmful to yourself or to others like drinking too much alcohol, abusing drugs or becoming overly argumentative or aggressive. What Do They Do? Prahran psychology clinic offers you wide variety of services at very competitive prices and assists you to get recover from mental illness in real time. Actually, psychological treatments are offered by highly trained professionals with expertise in the areas of human behavior, mental health assessment, diagnosis, and behavior changes. They practice various therapies, counseling and self-assessment test through which they can easily determine the problem causing roots so that they provide you the right treatment. Further, they also provide a supportive environment to talk openly and confidentially about the concern feelings and problems. In addition, they understand the pain of investing hard earned money hence offer you to get a great discount on bulk billing. You can also pay them in installments as once you over with the therapy sessions.