Contact

11 Silver Street
South Fremantle W.A. 6162
T: +618 9335 9747
E: chris_stress@hotmail.com

"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning."Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi



Services

Chris conducts workshops and seminars in stress management for the community as well as organisations. She has consulted to The Ministry of Justice, teaching anger management and stress management to young offenders and to the Ministry of Education teaching stress management to teachers, school psychologists and students. She is currently a service provider for St John Ambulance Association counselling paramedics and has run workshops for managaers in mindful management, stress management and anger management. She has produced a Skills Training Manual for Teaching Stress Management for Teachers called “Children in De-Stress” which was commissioned by the Education Dept. of W.A. in 2000.

Chris has also run seminars for the General Practitioners’ Association, Dept. of Community Development, Disabilities Services and the Cancer Foundation. She has been a service provider for the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services, counselling long term unemployed. Chris regularly participates in local communities' Public Health & Awareness promotions and is a long time volunteer in the Fremantle community running short courses in stress management and meditation as well as counselling.

Topics Include:

  • Progressive muscle relaxation/meditation
  • Mindfulness (and mindfulness based cognitive therapy)
  • Exercise and diet information
  • Breathing and calming techniques
  • Meditation techniques
  • Time management/anti-procrastination
  • Assertiveness training
  • Humour therapy
  • Goal setting
  • Anger management
  • Managing difficult behaviour (Behaviour modification)
  • Self esteem/self worth issues
  • Client responsibility in the recovery process
  • Cognitive analysis and restructuring (using various techniques to identify thought errors and challenge irrational thoughts and beliefs which contribute to anxiety and depression)
  • Systematic desensitisation (phobias) and EMDR
  • Stress management skills as supplementary therapy for pain management
  • Couples counselling
  • Study skills for TEE students
  • Positive psychology