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.

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

Protecting our children’s brain

I recently discovered a great article by Denise Bosque on the impact of modern habits and use of technology on brain development. One alarming statistic from the article says on average, kids spend between 1/4 and 2/5 of their awake time using screens, i.e. longer than at school. Denise shares a list of tips to [...]

By |2019-11-15T07:50:11+00:00November 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

Mary Cain was the best young runner in the world, breaking American records and winning World Junior titles. Her male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down. She told her story recently to New York Times https://twitter.com/runmarycain/status/1192411785032278024

By |2019-11-08T21:34:12+00:00November 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

The hidden brain in your skin | Claudia Aguirre | TEDxUCLA

We have all heard of the phrase “beauty is skin deep”, suggesting skin has a rather superficial role in who we are. But what if that is not true? Claudia Aguirre tells us about the "hidden brain" in our skin and the surprising things it reveals about our mental health. Claudia Aguirre is a Neuroscientist, [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:32:51+00:00November 8th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments