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.

Loneliness, Social Isolation And A Surge In Disordered Coping Responses

It feels almost surreal today, sitting at home writing this blog post. I would usually be sitting in my office typing this up, waiting for my next client to walk into my office, but today, I’m waiting for the sound of Skype. And in this world of change, uncertainty and the new buzz word of [...]

By |2020-03-24T20:17:43+00:00March 24th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Staple My Lips Together? There has to be another way!

Never mind fillers, botox, pills and potions. I found the answer, it’s so easy. If we want to wear the exercise gear promoted by those international brands we all love, and some of fashion labels we all love- it seems that we have to be the size of a toothpick, with gaps between our thighs [...]

By |2020-02-11T09:58:13+00:00February 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Staple My Lips Together? There has to be another way!

Pediatricians Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads And Electronics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report in December of 2018 saying that simple toys hold the most benefits for children. They warn parents against filling their toy box with flashing lights and gadgets. This quote from one of the lead authors, Aleeya Healey, MD, FAAP, is taken from the article published on [...]

By |2020-01-09T19:30:25+00:00January 9th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Your Brain Has a Delete Function – Here’s How to Use It

Here's a great quote from an article about your brain, sleep, learning and focus. "Thinking with a sleep-deprived brain is like hacking your way through a dense jungle with a machete. Its overgrown, slow going, exhausting." Sleep gives your brain the best chance to build the strong synaptic connections that help you learn. Read the [...]

By |2019-12-16T07:46:44+00:00December 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Grounding in the Midst of Chaos

According to Deepak Chopra, “all great changes are preceded by chaos”. As we move closer towards the holiday season and the end of the year, I wonder if it is possible to even contemplate healthy change in the midst of the chaos and overwhelm that is all too present at the moment? Navigating the daily [...]

By |2019-12-16T07:47:06+00:00December 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A more relaxed state of mind can bring us better focus, greater energy and more creativity

I recently came across this great article about how being in a more relaxed state of mind can bring us better focus, greater energy and more creativity to tackle our responsibilities. The author encourages the use of three ways to develop a resilient mind. 1. Practice Breathing 2. Practice Self-compassion 3. Practice Compassion for Others [...]

By |2019-12-10T17:47:20+00:00December 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Dopamine Fasting – an expert reviews the latest craze in Silicon Valley

It's the latest fad in Silicon Valley. By reducing the brain's feel-good chemical known as dopamine—cutting back on things like food, sex, alcohol, social media and technology – followers believe that they can "reset" the brain to be more effective and appreciate simple things more easily. Some even go so far as avoiding all social [...]

By |2019-12-10T17:47:13+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments