Janine Rod

About Janine Rod

As a psychologist and hypnotherapist I hope to create the highest quality of care for you in a supportive and nurturing environment. I work psycho dynamically which means that you and I will look at how your conscious and unconscious minds interact and influence your thoughts, behaviours and attitudes. I am not rigid in the kind of therapy I use with you; each person is an individual and I tailor your sessions to suit your specific needs. My therapy tends to be more varied than others, and I incorporate techniques from a variety of evidence -based sources, rather than relying on a single system of intervention. I offer you a safe, supportive environment in which you can communicate, gain insight, and develop new skills. I listen to what you say, what you feel and what you need in order to help you to clarify your inner conflicts, confront the barriers to your success and well-being, and reach your goals.

Self-care – make time and space for self-care essentials

Another day, another week in lockdown. It seems that is the way of the world and the new reality we are coming to terms with. Even here in Australia where Covid numbers are comparatively lower than in other countries around the world, this little critter has an insidious power that is threatening both our economic, [...]

By |2021-07-09T09:22:39+00:00July 6th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Food Friendship and Connection

In this new Covid world of 2021, where life is a little different, making time for connection and friendship has taken on an even greater meaning. In fact, research now shows that one essential ingredient for living a long and healthy life is our connection with others. Friendship is a vital ingredient in longevity and [...]

By |2021-05-07T12:54:48+00:00May 6th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Perfection? Who cares?!

“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect 
- and I don't live to be - 
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure your hands are clean!”
― Bob Marley Such wise words. Have you spent weeks, months, years trying to get it perfect! Precise? Please everyone? Don’t disappoint, don’t fail? Don’t [...]

By |2021-05-07T06:12:27+00:00April 9th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Good Riddance 2020 – The Lesson of Friendships

When 2020 came to an end, I breathed a sigh of relief and welcomed in 2021. How wonderful I thought. No more lockdowns, a vaccine in sight and perhaps life will resume a new normal. Change is good right? It moves us out of our comfort zone, it helps us grow and evolve. I’m all [...]

By |2021-05-07T06:12:35+00:00March 20th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Filling Yourself Up

How often do you find yourself opening the fridge and mindlessly reaching for those olives or a block of cheese? And before you know it… gone, finished. The entire block of cheese including the packet of crackers to go with the cheese, and Every. Last. Olive. You didn’t even taste a mouthful, but have the empty wrappers [...]

By |2021-05-07T06:14:07+00:00November 30th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Filling Yourself Up

Our Feelings and Emotions are like Babies

When babies are born, they demand attention. Even in the animal kingdom, newborns are tended to by their parents. Imagine if we noticed and gave attention to our emotions and feelings in the same way. Our emotions are the core to our world. They drive our behaviours, our relationships and our day to day experiences. [...]

By |2020-10-27T08:09:02+00:00October 27th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Future of the HSC – Interview on The Wire – a daily current affairs program on Community and Indigenous radio

The reality of working online has taken its toll on students in the form of adverse effects on mental health. With the HSC exams just two weeks away, students this year will face one their greatest challenges ever with different classroom conditions, new legislation changes in the university sector and an uncertain future. I shared [...]

By |2020-10-07T07:49:06+00:00October 7th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Connection in the time of Disconnection

At our very core, humans have evolved to survive and thrive on connection. Our very being is based on having an “other”, or many “others” in our lives. Despite moves to come out of lockdown and back into a new kind of living, for most of us, our lives are still pretty much disconnected. For [...]

By |2020-09-22T22:43:17+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments