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April 2020

Exercise and your brain

We all know that exercise is good for our physical health, strengthening muscles and bones and reducing weight and risk of disease. Perhaps a lesser-known fact is that exercise also helps keep our brain healthy and active, improves memory and potentially reduces our vulnerability to dementia.
Posted 23 Apr 2020 by Genea Counsellor Leesa Tinney

Coping with a forced pause (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this blog on Coping with a forced pause, Genea Counsellor Órlaith Sheill advises to be aware of your limits as being overwhelmed is paralysing. It can makes us freeze and can bring on anxiety.  She shares advice for managing this time that adapts the idea of list writing.
Posted 23 Apr 2020 by Genea Counsellor Órlaith Sheill

Coping with a forced pause (Part 1)

Genea Counsellor Órlaith Sheill gives a gentle reminder that it's important to give yourself credit for the mammoth task of adapting to this pause of life as we knew it. There is so much that is changing by the minute and it can be exhausting recalibrating.
Posted 23 Apr 2020 by Genea Counsellor Órlaith Sheill

Update from Genea's Medical Director

Genea’s Medical Director Associate Professor Mark Bowman explains the current situation after the Australian Government directed on 25 March that all non-essential surgeries must cease after 11.59pm on 1 April 2020.
Posted 07 Apr 2020 by Genea Medical Director, A/Prof Mark Bowman

In times of trouble

Having become quite practiced at waiting, you probably have more skills than many to deal with this new reality. We know these are uncertain and scary times, but we would like to give you some ideas as to how you can nurture your resilience, to stay this distance as best you can, while we all wait for the better times that are definitely coming, sometime.
Posted 03 Apr 2020 by Genea Counselling Services Manager, Evelyn Zwahlen