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  • When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress | Gabor Maté (2003)
    • Gabor Maté shows that emotion and psychological stress play a powerful role in the onset of chronic illness, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis and many others, even Alzheimer’s disease. When the Body Says No is an impressive contribution to research on the physiological connection between life’s stresses and emotions and the body systems governing nerves, immune apparatus and hormones. With great compassion and erudition, Gabor Maté demystifies medical science and invites us all to be our own health advocates.

Research Articles

  • Effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Deep Breathing, and Guided Imagery in Promoting Psychological and Physiological States of Relaxation | Loren Toussaint et al. (2021)
    • Research suggests that multiple forms of relaxation training (e.g., progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, visualization, and autogenics) can help individuals reduce stress, enhance relaxation states, and improve overall well-being. We examined three different, commonly used approaches to stress relaxation—progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, and guided imagery—and evaluated them in a head-to-head comparison against each other and a control condition. This study showed that progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, and guided imagery all increased the state of relaxation.

Self-Help Guides

  • Relaxation Techniques | Therapist Aid
    • An evidence-based article and guide by TherapistAid about relaxation techniques.

Therapists specialising in Physical Health

Maria Darmanin


Health Psychology Practitioner & Gestalt Psychotherapist
Kezia Aquilina


Health Psychologist & Gestalt Psychotherapist
Gillian Balani


Deborah Giordimaina


Health Psychologist & Gestalt Psychotherapist
Charlene Camilleri Duca


Clinical Psychologist & Gestalt Psychotherapist
Charlene Borg


Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Resources about Physical Health

Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients

Written by Adrianna Borowiec
When diagnosed with cancer, patients are faced not only with challenges to their physical health but a range of distressing and difficult emotions related to loss, sense of self, death, relationships, and so on. In this article, Adrianna Borowiec, Psychology intern from Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland, explains the role and importance of psychotherapy for patients diagnosed with cancer….

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Physical Activity: The Mental Health Booster

Written by Maria Mifsud
Having been an athlete myself all these years, sports has helped me not only survive, but thrive when facing certain difficult challenges in my life. Thus, I would like to share with you the benefits that physical activity brings to our mental health. Since nowadays I am able to integrate physical activity, as well as psychotherapy, into my practice with clients, I have noticed that it proves b…

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Adventure therapy – Self-improvement through challenging outdoor activities

Written by Maria Mifsud
Adventure therapy is a type of experiential therapy which uses challenging adventure activities to aid the therapeutic healing process, with its roots dating back to the 1800’s, when the first Summer camps were held. In this article, Systemic Family Therapist and adventure-seeker, Maria Mifsud, explains the principles behind adventure therapy, and its many benefits….

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1. TherapyPacks come in bundles of 5 or 10 sessions. Prices of bundles:

  • 5 sessions – €270 – must be utilised within 3 months from date of purchase
  • 10 sessions – €520 – must be utilised within 6 months from date of purchase

2. Bundles are not transferable. This means they cannot be used by, or gifted to, anyone else but the person whose name is listed as the TherapyPacks bundle holder.

3. Bundles which are purchased for Couples Therapy and Family Therapy can only be used by members of the couple or family with one therapist. If members of a couple or family decide to take up individual therapy with another therapist, the bundle will only apply to sessions with the therapist originally referred and cannot be also used for the individual sessions with another therapist. Exceptions will be made if the original therapist is unable to see the client or family and the couple or family are referred to another therapist. After referral, the same conditions will apply.

4. Bundles are valid for a limited time period, as listed above. This means that the bundles will expire once the respective time period has elapsed. Any sessions not utilised within this period will be lost. This means that a refund will not be given for unused sessions. Start date commences on date of purchase of bundles.

5. Bundles are only valid for full price sessions (charged at €60) and not for sessions with trainee psychotherapists, reports or assessments.

6. Full payment needs to be made on purchase, via bank transfer, cash or credit card.

7. Management reserves the right to terminate or suspend the use of the bundles. Reasons for such are at the discretion of the clinic.

8. Refunds or extensions of time period within which bundles may be used is at the discretion of management and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

9. Management reserves the right to modify or replace the terms and conditions. In such circumstances, clients will be given adequate notice and time to adhere to such.

10. The clinic’s cancellation policy is applicable also to bundles. Late cancellations or no shows will result in the forfeit of a session within the bundle allocation.

11. Responsibility for ensuring timely use of session bundles remains that of the TherapyPacks bundle holder or, in the case of a minor, their carer/legal guardian.