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Wanting to do what we can to support the mental health of a lot of people who are doing it tough right now, we recently extended an invitation for those signing up to our self-education program to email us and have their account extended (https://www.securenest.org/offering-support-at-this-challeng...). We are offering an extended free trial to OzBargain members who would like to try our self-education program.
- Create an account on Secure Nest: https://www.securenest.org/app/registration/client (leaving the optional field for your therapist's username blank)
- Email [email protected] from the email address you used to register your account (put "OzBargain account extension" in the subject line of a blank email)
- We will extend your trial access (no limitations on content) for an additional 2 months
Normally those signing up without a therapist would only have a 7 day free trial, with an ongoing price of $29/month following. No payment details are needed in the signup process.
What You Are Provided
Our personalised self-education program dives into the following:
- Gain insight into the patterns which impact your life
- How to set and reach your personal goals
- Understand your core emotional needs
- Use imagery to connect with your feelings
- Get in touch with your healthy inner-self
- Learn how to break the cycle of self-defeating behaviour
- Make significant changes in your life and relationships
Through your Secure Nest account you will also have access to 40+ mindfulness recordings, a mode diary, journal, an online art program and more.
Secure Nest is based on 'schema therapy'.
About Schema Therapy
Schema therapy combines theories and techniques from various therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT, which you may have heard of), Gestalt Therapy and Client-Centred Therapy.
Schema therapy is an approach that empowers people to change negative life patterns or themes in thinking, and the related emotions and behaviours. In schema therapy clients work together with their therapist to address and modify these deeper patterns or themes, also known as "schemas".
The schemas that are targeted in therapy are enduring and self-defeating patterns that typically begin early in life (during childhood and adolescence).
In schema therapy clients work together with their therapist to identify and explore the origins of their schemas. After understanding why their schemas have developed, the emphasis is on working towards healing the schemas. The aim of schema therapy is to truly shift the way a person feels about themselves and others, not just to change the way that they think.
Schema therapy occurs with the assistance of a professional schema therapist, but our self-education program can provide you with knowledge of the therapy approach, a personalised introduction to your own schemas and needs, as well as tools to begin the process of change.
Secure Nest allows you to connect with your therapist on the platform (if they have an account), to continue your work post the self-education content if you begin working with someone who offers schema therapy.
Happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below too (either about Secure Nest or schema therapy)
For Additional Support
If you are in need of mental health assistance, visit your GP and seek a Mental Health Treatment Plan to access financial support to cover the costs. Many mental health professionals are now offering video sessions and some are still seeing clients in person. Some will bulk bill (no out of pocket expense) and some will charge a co-payment.
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please use the available services below (all phone numbers are 24/7):
If a life is in danger call 000
Mental health emergency call 13 14 65
beyondblue (depression, anxiety) call 1300 22 4636
Lifeline (crisis support, suicide prevention) call 13 11 14