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Psychologist in Greenslopes

The mind and body are integrated and one cannot be healthy without the other

The connection

Many think that the mind and the body are two completely separate systems that work independently of one another. While it is true that they have many different responsibilities, they are also extensively intertwined. What happens to one most definitely affects the other. 

For instance, let’s look at one thing that everyone has experienced: stress. 
Stress can make you forgetful, damage brain cells, create a build-up in an area of your brain called the amygdala, lowers many brain chemicals, can cause inflammation in your brain as well as many other negative effects.

These effects then take a toll on emotional well-being. The amygdala is the fear centre of the brain and it affects your level of anxiety. A change in your brain chemicals causes depression. Damaged brain cells and forgetfulness will make your mind slower and more prone to mistakes, which can greatly affect your self-image. 

This, in turn, affects your body. Weight gain, tremors, high blood pressure, agitation, a high heart rate and bouts of intense sudden anger, sadness or frustration are common. This then causes an effect on your mind and emotions and it starts all over again.

So you see, there is a vicious cycle of your mind, body and emotions all influencing one another. So how can you get out of this endless circle? 

Individualised treatment every time

How we can help

We believe that you cannot treat only one aspect of your wellness. If you are attempting to treat anxiety but your body and mind are agitated and cannot focus, then it will continue to hinder all progress. 

However, if we treat the body – such as with calming yoga or Pilates – to calm your mind and release tension and energy, we can then treat your mind and emotions without hindrance.

To treat one is to treat the other. 

We can help. 

Alessandro Suppini

I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and I've been offering counselling services for more than ten years in clinical settings (public and private) in Europe and Australia. 

Over this period I've developed an interest in treating anxiety, stress and trauma related issues, eating disorders and depression. I’ve also developed an expertise in the treatment of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (children, youth and adults) while working previously in another private practice specialised on clients on the ASD spectrum. 

More recently I’ve started a training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which takes into account the connections between the mind and the body in a more holistic way.

Individual and couple sessions

Personalised counselling

At your initial 60-minute appointment, we will establish an individualised mind-body integrated therapy plan. We get to know what aspect of your daily life are most critical right now and introduce you to the therapeutic options available at the centre.

A program that suits your needs will be developed and may include regular face-to-face appointments as well as sessions with our other health professionals or group programs. 

Review appointments can be 30 – 60 minutes depending on your preferences.

Group sessions

Our group sessions at the centre cover a wide range of topics and are presented by our brilliant team of experts, which includes dietitians, exercise specialists, yoga and Pilates instructors and psychologists. 

These sessions are designed to be a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment in which to hear real-world stories of success and develop practical skills that you can apply in your own life. 
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