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.

It’s International Women’s Day – Celebrating women all around the world

Today is International Women’s Day.  A day on which we celebrate women around the world, and their contribution that they make to securing women’s rights and helping to shape more equitable, tolerant societies. But equally important, it is also a day in which we are called to take a moment to reflect and consider those [...]

By |2019-03-08T16:16:31+00:00March 8th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

V is for Vitamin O – Are you getting your daily dose of the love hormone?

What a money-spinner Valentine’s Day is.  How much money is made on this day, playing on our emotions, and the need to show love and to feel loved?  And without trying to be too cynical and dismissive of the romantic fluff surrounding this day, the essence of what can be learnt on Valentine's Day is [...]

By |2019-02-15T11:23:48+00:00February 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Searches for eating disorders increased in 2018

A search of Google’s Top searches of 2018 shows some interesting statistics on the topic of eating disorder. Although not the top search in the category of "eating disorder", the fastest rising search term was for "arfid eating  disorder". In fact, searches for the term "arfid eating disorder" were up 700% from 2017. So why [...]

By |2019-02-15T11:23:01+00:00January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who and What is our Best Selfie?

Today, with the advent of smartphones, Photoshop is no longer the domain of airbrushed celebrities and famous stars glossing the headlines.  Smartphones allow John and Jane Ordinary Citizen access to filters and photo-editing applications that can take years off, smooth out any wrinkles and creases, remove acne and blemishes, miraculously take centimetres off waistlines all [...]

By |2019-01-15T18:11:40+00:00January 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Government investing in the treatment of eating disorders with additional Medicare support

I am pleased to hear the great news that the Australian federal government has taken additional steps to recognise the seriousness of eating disorders. In my practice I see the effects of these debilitating conditions in both men and women, so it gives me confidence that recognition for these issues is becoming more widespread. The [...]

By |2018-12-13T16:58:05+00:00December 11th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Mindful Eating this holiday season

I was just on the phone with a friend talking about how fast this year has gone and what she has coming up.  End of school celebrations for the kids, preparing for holidays, catching up with friends, and of course, the all important Christmas drinks.  Do you get stressed about how you can enjoy yourself [...]

By |2018-11-22T16:25:43+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Eating and Feeling, Feeling and Eating

“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits & their habits decide their futures” F M Alexander The notion that what we put into our mouth has a direct impact on our mood is not a new one.  Who can dispute that feel good feeling that comes with eating a couple or more [...]

By |2018-11-15T11:34:26+00:00November 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

If I eat fat, I will get fat –  Fat is bad for me – Debunking the Myth

Do you remember listening to nana and pop reminiscing about slathering on thick butter onto their toast when they were growing up? How they had full cream milk in their tea and coffee? Eating potatoes with thick cream? Fat has been unfairly villainised It was only in the late 60’s and early 70’s when scientists [...]

By |2018-11-15T08:34:27+00:00October 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Are you a rules person? Some of yours may be toxic nutritional beliefs

Are you bogged down by counting calories, tired of obsessing over what foods are healthy and what foods are unhealthy? Do you spend way too much time reading the labels of each item of food you consume? Do you label foods as “good” or “bad”? Do you judge yourself based on what or how much [...]

By |2018-11-15T08:34:42+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

6 ways to perform at your best for HSC success

Taking a holistic approach is the best strategy for managing stress and anxiety around HSC exam time. Your mindset, what you eat, how active you are, and who you surround yourself with are all important factors in ensuring negative stress doesn't get the better of you. Mindset Your mindset can be the difference between success [...]

By |2018-10-25T10:15:23+00:00October 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments