Blog

Mental Health Days, School Refusal, and Coping with Stress: Part III

See Part I and Part II of this series for a background to this article.   Year 10 Student, Martin* attended treatment for a school refusal problem. He was anxious about school and coped by avoiding all reminders of school. Year 11 Student, Mary*, attended treatment for sleep loss, strong emotions, and panic symptoms. She was anxious about school and...[ read more ]

Mental Health Days, School Refusal, and Coping with Stress: Part II

See Part I of this series here.   Year 10 Student, Martin’s* parents were shocked to discover that their son had missed almost half of his classes in the current term. Along with these missed days, Martin had not submitted any major assessments. Year 11 Student, Mary*, had missed no school days in the current year. However, Mary had been...[ read more ]

Mental Health Days, School Refusal, and Coping with Stress: Part I

Martin’s* parents were called by his Year Ten Coordinator to discuss his ongoing absences from class and his assessment non-admittance. Martin’s parents were shocked to discover that the problem was even bigger than they’d thought.    Mary*, Year 11 student has been attending weekly psychology sessions in the lead up to starting the HSC. Her grades were outstanding as was...[ read more ]

Focus on Patterns, not on Events

Pattern: a particular way in which something usually happens or is done Event: a thing that happens or takes place, especially one of importance   Patterns People often see me to get their life in order. My first assumption about a new client walking through my door is that some aspect of their life is not being lived well. Anyone would assume the same...[ read more ]

Toxic Security: Feeling Safe vs Being Safe

Feeling Full In 2016 premier medical journal, the Lancet, reported that obesity had become a bigger global problem than malnutrition. There are now more obese people than underfed people. Hunger, the great scourge of humankind, is on its way out. Malnutrition has been a problem for humans for as long as humans have existed. Malnutrition is still a problem now,...[ read more ]

The PLAY System: Experimentation, Joy and Preparation for a Social Life

This article is the seventh and final in my series in my series on the late Dr Jaak Panksepp’s model of the neurological origins of human and animal emotions. Follow these links or earlier articles on the CARE, FEAR, RAGE, SEEKING , LUST and GRIEF Systems.   Children of this age (age 6) have games which come by natural instinct;...[ read more ]

Digital Disembodiment: Part 3

A recent study of 10,000 young adolescents (average age 12) found that bullying increases the incidence of suicidal thoughts. Sadly, old news. This tragic effect of bullying has been known for years. However, the same study found that cyberbullying led to a significantly greater risk of suicidal thoughts than regular plain old in-person bullying.   See earlier articles in this...[ read more ]

Digital Disembodiment: Part 2

A recent study of 10,000 young adolescents (average age 12) found that bullying increases the incidence of suicidal thoughts. Sadly, old news. This tragic effect of bullying has been known for years. However, the same study found that cyberbullying led to a significantly greater risk of suicidal thoughts than regular plain old in-person bullying.   Cyberbullying and Suicidality Why should...[ read more ]

Digital Disembodiment: Part 1

A recent study of 10,000 young adolescents (average age 12) found that bullying increases the incidence of suicidal thoughts. Sadly, old news. This tragic effect of bullying has been known for years. However, the same study found that cyberbullying led to a significantly greater risk of suicidal thoughts than regular plain old in-person bullying.   Disembodied Life There is a...[ read more ]

Phone Use vs Phonocentrism

The written word doesn’t know to whom it should speak and to whom it should not. And when it is faulted and attacked unfairly, it always needs its father’s support; alone, it can neither defend itself nor come to its own support. Socrates, as described in Plato’s Phaedrus   I was recently listening to the radio. An expert on human...[ read more ]



Suite C5
102-106 Boyce Rd
Maroubra Junction, NSW 2035

info@hendriks.net.au
(02) 8958 2585

Have Questions?
Send a Message!

By submitting this form via this web portal, you acknowledge and accept the risks of communicating your health information via this unencrypted email and electronic messaging and wish to continue despite those risks. By clicking "Yes, I want to submit this form" you agree to hold Brighter Vision harmless for unauthorized use, disclosure, or access of your protected health information sent via this electronic means.