THE BIPOLAR COACH
Clinical Social Worker, Family Therapist and NDIS Provider
Save yourself effort,
and do what matters
for you and others
Our Amazing $20 Deal
conversations with outcomes
wellbeing and recovery
being our best self
I named The Bipolar Coach for the teamwork it reflects working with people to achieve goals. I saw wellbeing and recovery of psychosocial ability not in isolation but naturally part of relationships with others. This includes physical, psychological and social aspects that make up life. This clinical social work provides service unique to each participant, in ways that work for them to achieve outcomes.
A coach helps us feel supported, stay accountable, keep perspective, navigate the system and achieve our goals. I call it conversation with outcomes.
In particular, I draw on the work of:
- Dr Liz Miller – Mood Mapping – Plot your way to emotional well-being and happiness, Video explanation
- Tom Wootton – CEO of Bipolar Advantage – excellent youtube videos and training resources)
- Julie A Fast – a bestselling mental health author (excellent package of books/resources). How to get things done when you are depressed. The Health Cards System for Bipolar Disorder – A 3 step program. Loving someone with bipolar disorder – Understanding and helping your partner.
- The Blackdog Institute – for traditional approaches to dealing with bipolar disorder
- JULIE TO EDIT… SEE MORE
- Dr Russ Harris – ACT Made Simple, The Happiness Trap – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy writer and trainer
- John Gottman – for managing relationships better, based on good research/observation and practice.
The original meaning of perfection is not without error. Rather, perfection means working toward a goal.
Habits are accumulations of memory and reminder, rhythm and forgetting. Create luck. Join our newsletter. Broaden 'your team'.
The language of the procrastinator/perfectionist is 'I should', 'I must'. The language of the Producer is 'I choose'. It's a different energy.
PS. no info sharing, no spam, promise.
How Are You Funded?
For participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Visit our top 10 tips to secure therapy and NDIS funding. To get a ball rolling, start rolling. Anticipate time, start early. We are here to assist. Whatever it takes. Make it happen. For your self. We can help.
For anyone with Medicare or self-funded.
For child referrals, a parent will need to have their own referral too, as we work with everyone in the system, so ask your doctor. This speeds healing and relieves stress on you.
To Start The Conversation
If you would like to arrange an appointment, talk with Liz at my office who helps with the details 🙂
If you want to speak with me to see if we are a good fit, have a question or enquire on behalf of someone, then ask Liz to book you for a free 15 minute chat with me on 0423 737 018.
Discover The Creek Escape
Our Rainforest Walk, Ancient Plants, and Meeting of the Creeks.
We are part of the Waterways Conservation Project in Ipswich and Land for Wildlife. Our rare native Cunjevoi understory rainforest plants are unique in the world. Platypus, Koala and Wallabies do visit. We are committed to looking after what is a very special place. It is a relaxing and lovely ambience for a therapy centre. You are welcome to walk the land, enjoy the space and breathe. Discover the contemplation maze. Or select one of the paddocks with the creeks winding through if you prefer to sit outside for our session. Everything is possible.
Our Resources and Links
Get the conversation going. Here’s some places to start.
One of the great things about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is the breadth of services that it is able to offer, and this is particularly exciting in the field of mental health services. Hi to the folks at The Clubhouse, Toowoomba, whom I recently...read more
Dr Manaan Kar Ray said: "Without risk, there can be no recovery." You can read the first post in this series here. Dr Manaan Kar Ray went on to share these stories from his hospital. They had numbers of long-term patients who self-harmed and would come to hospital for...read more
We all want recovery, don't we? Recovery from illness, from the things holding us back, from doubt and fear. Recovery itself is something embodied by hope. The potential for recovery means that there is always hope. At the Asia Pacific International Mental Health...read more
Stay alive. The conservation of hope is one of the strongest forces in maintaining life. If you have never been hospitalized for assistance with mental distress, it goes something like this (with variation because understandably we all independent and unique and no...read more