War, selfishness, greed, poverty, the abuse of power – all modern day problems...or are they? Psychologist Cynthia Hickman ponders whether the sages of the past may have the answers to our modern maladies, if we are willing to look within ourselves.
The news reported recently that another celebrity, model Annalise Braakensiek, has committed suicide. This is on the back of the high profile suicide deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain last year. These famous deaths serve to highlight the awful and distressing matter of suicide in our societies. Indeed, Lifeline reports [...]
Cynthia is a counselling educator and psychologist working in private practise. She is the author of the book, ‘Return to the Soul’. Here she comments on the latest incident in Bourke St, Melbourne. Another incident of terrorist violence on Bourke St in Melbourne, Australia. Another death, another round of sorrow. Another inquiry into the state [...]
After a very well-attended book launch in Melbourne, Return to The Soul is now available at Readings bookstore Melbourne and selected regional bookstores. You can also buy the book online. See video from the launch at Readings book store in St Kilda: About the book Return to the Soul by Cynthia Hickman The book, [...]
Sometimes it can seem that the world is going crazy. There is the threat of terrorism, distress at the international refugee crisis, disgust at political and banking systems and violence on our streets and in our homes. While these things can make people anxious and concerned, the tension wakes many people out of their comfort [...]
You are the life of every party, own all the must have accessories and boast 1000+ friends on Facebook, but are you showing people who you really are? It seems our aspirations for glamour, popularity and wealth may be masking a modern identity crisis.
Great relationships don’t just happen. A good relationship may develop through time spent together and experiences shared but a great relationship requires something more.
While most of expect a certain amount of give or take in a relationship, it can become a commercial transaction if we are not careful. So what do we do if an emotional trade-off becomes our usual currency. Words by Cynthia Hickman, Psychologist.
Making healthy sexual choices in life can be a confusing task, especially if pop-culture is used as the barometer of what is "normal." Setting boundaries and knowing what is right for you, however, can help in so many other areas of your life. By Cynthia Hickman
Think you don't have a drinking problem? Your alcohol use may be masking deeper issues that need to be addressed. Words by Cynthia Hickman.