How to pick a Psychologist

So, you’re going through a difficult time, things are getting on top of you, and you’ve decided to get professional help from a psychologist. Good on you! It takes enormous courage to reach out and you’ve just taken the first step. Where do you go from here though? Do you know how to access a […]

How to beat 5 common stress triggers

Stress is your body’s fight or flight reaction and it kicks in when you believe life’s demands outweigh your ability to cope. And when it continues to build, ‘distressing’ can get tricky. Kim Cullen spoke to The House of Wellness about common triggers and how to deal with them.

Courage under fire

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, stories emerge of the bravery demonstrated by citizens who are choosing to fight back. From a safe distance, we see civilians collectively take up arms, individuals who stand in front of tanks and one determined Ukraine women offering sunflower seeds to a Russian soldier, stating “so flowers will grow […]

Navigating Festive Fatigue

So many people think they manage their stress well, but Kim Cullen believes that most people actually contain it. Stress often accumulates over the year and a lot of us hold that stress at bay until we are on holidays. Then we add Christmas into the mix and it adds even more pressure; it’s got […]

How best to role model working life to our children.

It’s a common theme for working mothers; struggling to be present for work but also function as a parent. Psychologist, Kim Cullen, has experienced doing just that. Working mothers are role modelling – to their daughters in particular – on how they can manage their future lives as a working mother. “I would say this […]

Parents everywhere cry tears of joy as Cleo is reunited with her family

Psychologist Kim Cullen understands exactly why mums around Australia have been so invested in Cleo’s disappearance over the past few weeks. “Because it involved a vulnerable child. We feel a connected to a victim when there are similarities. We as mums have a lot of empathy, and we imagine what it would be like if it was […]

The lesson working parents can teach their colleagues: ‘Flip the guilt’

The working parent juggle is nothing new – particularly for working mums. The tug between showing you’re putting in the hours at the office, only to miss out at home, can lead many to feel perpetually stretched thin. What if there was another way to look at the situation – one where we replaced the […]

The psychological impact of Covid on workers

There are 13 psychosocial risk factors that impact on the health of a workplace and its staff, and the pandemic has highlighted just how important some of them are to us. While working from home has reduced the risk of some factors – environmental factors like noisy workplaces for example – it has exacerbated some […]