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

An Urge is Just and Urge

Today, there is so much information and so many courses offered on how to stop binge eating. Everyone is selling their story, their fix, their solution. And it’s like diets. You know, if you go on this diet, eat this food this way, then you will lose this amount of weight, in this amount of [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:43+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on An Urge is Just and Urge

Come as You Are: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Did you know that this week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)? How much coverage has there been on TV? In the newspaper? On social media? I haven’t seen any. Quite sad and rather disappointing I would say. According to the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:45+00:00February 27th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Come as You Are: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Alarming Effects of Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence

This is a timely article from Psychology Today. Here's an excerpt. "Domestic violence (DV) takes many forms, including chronic arguing and yelling, controlling behaviors, intimidation, threats of suicide or murder, threats involving weapons, and serious injuries. There is always, however, a destructive undercurrent of power and control, with offenders commonly and compulsively grasping for in [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:46+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Alarming Effects of Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence

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!

Divorce! Break up! It’s over!

My soulmate, my best friend. My despised enemy. My judge. My tormentor. That’s right…. It’s complicated. Is it love? Is it hate? Is it indifference? We have been in a relationship since the age of 13, 14, 15. Really. Every single day, very few days skipped. And in very bleak times, twice a day. That’s [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:47+00:00January 30th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Divorce! Break up! It’s over!

How prevalent is a psychologist that accompanies sports teams?

How prevalent is a psychologist that accompanies football teams, cricket teams, swimming teams etc? Physical health is supported by good mental health. This article in Forbes focuses on the NBA’s player-led initiative around mental health which forced the league to be proactive in confronting stigma and long-standing stereotypes of masculinity and toughness in sports. Mental [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:48+00:00January 29th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on How prevalent is a psychologist that accompanies sports teams?

Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

"Sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to those observed when addictive drugs are consumed." This article explores the work from researchers from Aarhus University who examined what happens in the brains of pigs when they drink sugar water. Read the article Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain at Medical Xpress

By |2020-07-04T16:47:49+00:00January 16th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

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