Lindsay Spencer-Matthews:
Speaker | Author | Mentor | Psychologist

Therapeutic Strategies

What to say if they R NOT OK

What to say if they R NOT OK

I think the ambition, thought and desired outcomes behind the R U OK campaign are wonderful. Did you know that the R U OK campaign was initiated in Australia. Sadly it came about as a result of Gavin Larkin’s Dad, Barry, who committed suicide in 1995. Gavin wanted to honour hisContinue Reading

R U OK day – what to say when you are NOT OK

R U OK day – what to say when you are NOT OK

The Australian R U OK campaign is a fantastic initiative which was unfortunately brought on by heartache. The Larkin family were devastated in 1995 when out of the blue they lost their Dad to suicide. Suicide has enormous implications and many unanswered questions for those leftContinue Reading

Dealing with Disaster

Dealing with Disaster

  The tragedy of the Germanwings plane disaster is an incredibly sad experience for everyone who has any association with the innocent parties and also those who knew the clearly mentally ill co-pilot. As a psychologist I see two aspects of this tragedy that deservesContinue Reading

I’m done with Domestic Violence!

I’m done with Domestic Violence!

  Did you know that 1 woman a week dies from domestic violence in Australia! This statistic in itself is shocking. However the survivors of family and domestic violence can suffer long lasting consequences. These consequences include the obvious physical impact as well asContinue Reading

How to go from Pessimism to Optimism

How to go from Pessimism to Optimism

Many of my clients will hear me talking about how we can retrain our brain if we pay attention to the things that work for us as well as the things that don’t. The trouble is that people find themselves repeating behaviour again and again even if it doesn’t work for them..Continue Reading

Its not too late to change!

Its not too late to change!

Have you ever said or heard someone say ‘It’s too late for me to change – its just the way I am’ . At the Great Change Maker we are happy to report that this way of thinking is flawed!  In fact there is a growing area in science called neuroplasticityContinue Reading

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