Episodes
Published 11/01/22
Hello lovely listeners, We are back in your ears with a special episode featuring our wonderful newest employee Maddie! Maddie has started with us at our Private Practice the Psych Collaborative + we are so excited to debut her to our lovely audience. Join us as we talk to Maddie about her role as a social worker, how she decided to go into social work, Uni pathways, and the important role of social workers for supporting mental health. We hope you enjoy this episode Kat + Aimee If...
Published 11/01/22
Hello lovely listeners, We are back in your ears for a crowd favourite a Q+A! Join us as we answer questions about how to navigate uni stressors, understanding our relationship with alcohol and many more. We hope you enjoy! Kat + Aimee We would like to thank our lovely friends at Cambridge University Press for sponsoring this episode with their book, Everything You Need to Know About OCD  written by Lynne Drummond and Laura Edwards. See link below for your...
Published 09/06/22
Hello friends!   We are back this week for a special episode chatting with the incredible Jess + Sian from the Chronic Sisters podcast. Join us for a candid chat around discussing life with a chronic illness as Jess and Sian share their experiences and stories of living with invisible disabilities. We also break down the psychology of living with chronic illness. We hope you enjoy! Kat + Aimee Where to find Jess + Sian: Chronic Sisters Pod:...
Published 08/16/22
Hello friends!   After a little mid-year break, we are feeling refreshed and ready to be back  in your ears today for a chat around all things vulnerability. In this ep we look at vulnerability from an adaptive and attachment lens to delve into what exactly what vulnerability is,  how and where we learn about vulnerability,  why it can be so difficult for some to be vulnerable and strategies to help to feel more safe to open up to those around us. We would like to thank our lovely friends...
Published 07/20/22
TW: disordered eating behaviours and eating disorders  Hello friends!   We are back in your ears today for a very important chat discussing shame. In this ep we delve into what exactly shame is, how it differs from guilt, where we learn about shame, how it manifests psychologically + behaviourally + strategies to manage. We hope you enjoy! Kat + Aimee  Shame resources:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C6UELitWkw https://www.shortform.com/blog/12-categories-of-shame/ The Psychology...
Published 05/24/22
TW: disordered eating behaviours and eating disorders  Hello friends!   We are back in your ears today for a very important chat discussing our complex + multifaceted relationship with food.  In this ep we discuss different types of relationships with food, how our relationship with food is shaped and tools to help to improve relationship with food. We also answer some listener questions  We hope you enjoy! Kat + Aimee  The Psychology Sisters Instagram:...
Published 05/04/22
Hello friends!   We are back in your ears today for a very important chat around wedding planning.  It can be such a stressful time for so many, throw in complex relationship dynamics, financial stress + a pandemic, it can be a perfect storm of anxiety and stress.  In this ep we hope to normalise the stress that goes into wedding planning process in that it may not always be easy and fun. Kat shares some of her own personal experience when planning  her wedding and Aimee discusses the...
Published 04/13/22
Hello friends!   We are back in your ears today for a very important chat around toxic positivity.  Positivity is a good thing right?  Absolutely, however can it be too much of a good thing?  Today we chat about the toxic positivity trap, whereby expressing overly positivity thoughts actually minimises emotions, leading to (ironically) lower moods, suppression and unhealthy coping strategies.  We answer all your questions + some in this episode.  We hope you enjoy! Aimee + Kat The...
Published 03/22/22
Hello lovely listeners! After what feels like a very loooong hiatus, we're back for season 8! Join us today in a very important + topical conversation, talking all things financial self-care. What is it? Why do we need it? And how can this impact on my mental health? We answer all your questions + some in this episode.  We hope you enjoy! Aimee + Kat The Psychology Sisters Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en The Psych Collaborative...
Published 03/01/22
Hello lovely listeners,  We are back in your ears for the final ep of 2021.  Join us as we reflect on the year that was, as well as answering some of our listener questions.  We hope you enjoy this ep + we wish you a wonderful festive season. Kat + Aimee 
Published 12/22/21
Hi besties, We are back in your ears this week talking all things infertility. In this ep we dive deep into the common highs and lows couples or individuals may face when on their journey to become pregnant. We discuss the grief cycle and common psychological impacts, as well as strategies for support. We hope you enjoy this important episode 🤎 Peanut app: https://www.peanut-app.io/blog/dealing-with-infertility The Psychology Sisters Instagram:...
Published 12/13/21
Hello lovely listeners,  We are back in your ears to talk all things thinking fallacies or cognitive distortions.  From catastrophising, to labelling to jumping to conclusions we explore the 12 cognitive distortions, why we experience them + ways to help. We hope you enjoy!  Kat + Aimee 
Published 11/23/21
Hello lovely listeners!  Happy Thursday 🎉  In this episode, we are answering some of your questions ranging from depersonalisation, to panic attacks + co-parenting with a narcissist. We hope you enjoy! Aimee + Kat The Psychology Sisters Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en The Psych Collaborative website: https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au The Psych Collaborative instagram https://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/ n.b this episode is for...
Published 11/03/21
Hello lovely listeners!  We're back for a much requested episode talking all things perfectionist behaviours + perfectionism.  In this episode, we delve into what causes perfectionism, the function of perfectionism  + strategies which can help if you are a serial perfectionist. We hope you enjoy! Aimee + Kat The Psychology Sisters Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en The Psych Collaborative website: https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au The Psych...
Published 10/06/21
Helo lovely listeners!  We're back for a much requested episode talking all things people pleasing behaviours In this episode, we delve into why we people please, where it stems from + strategies which can help if you are a serial PP! We hope you enjoy! Aimee + Kat The Psychology Sisters Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en The Psych Collaborative website: https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au The Psych Collaborative...
Published 09/22/21
Helllllo lovely listeners!  We're back for a much requested episode talking all things adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In this episode, we delve into the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, the stigma surrounding ADHD and the neuroscience behind what causes ADHD.  We also answer some listener questions ranging from coping w. ADHD, supporting a partner with ADHD, + how to talk to your therapist/ doctor if you feel you want to explore this. We hope you enjoy! Aimee +...
Published 09/07/21
Hello we're back We are back in your ears for the first ep of Season 5  In this episode, we speak candidly + honestly about our lockdown experiences . We also provide some understanding around how to care for mental health during these times of uncertainty.  We also answer some listener questions ranging from coping w. lockdown, to high functioning anxiety + maladaptive daydreaming. We hope you enjoy! Aimee + Kat The Psychology Sisters Instagram:...
Published 08/24/21
Hello lovely listeners!! We are back in your ears for part 2 + our last episode of this season! In this episode, we continue to dive into LT relationships on a mission to normalise some very human phases + experiences in relationship.  We explore sense of self,  trust, changing timelines,  identity loss, disconnection, falling out of love AND we answer some of your questions! We are taking a short break to work on something new and exciting! We will be back for season 5 in a few weeks....
Published 06/15/21
Hello friends, We are back in your ears for another deep dive episode! This week we were toooo ambitious with our time (classic!) so we have decided to turn this ep into a two-part series, and we're focusing all things long-term relationships. After the honeymoon period the dust begins to settle, our serotonin + dopamine  regulates back to normal, our desire for sex with our partner changes, their annoying habits emerge and the cracks of monotony begin to show. All this often leaves us...
Published 05/18/21
Hello friends! Today we have a very insightful and important conversation to share with you all. We are delighted to have Dr Sarah Ashton (psychologist, founder + director of SHIPS psychology in Melbourne) on this episode, who answers some of our...
Published 04/20/21
Tw: sexual assault and self harm Hello lovely listeners! On today’s podcast we are lucky to be joined by Dana (also known as lifeas.dana) to explore what it’s like living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and complex Post Traumatic Stress...
Published 04/01/21
tw: domestic violence, abuseHello! We are back in your ears for the second Q + A for the year :)We are answering a whole bunch of interesting questions, such as dealing with toxic parenting, panic attacks, dermatillomania, grief in relationships + more...
Published 03/25/21
Hello lovely listeners!We are back in your ears on this fine autumn morning (apologies for the lateness of this), with our new Ten Minute Tuesdays, where we get straight into a deep dive episode. Obviously in our true Aimee + Kat fashion,  we couldn't...
Published 03/08/21
Hello! We are back in your ears for another deep dive ep! We are discussing the complex world of adult friendships. We often receive so much guidance on relationships, but rarely do we receive assistance with navigating adult friendships. How do we know...
Published 02/23/21