GETTING OFF THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER
PRESENTER: Jenifer Skues – Christian & Health Psychologist
We were created with a brain that is programmed with emotions.
If we didn’t have feelings then we couldn’t experience the joy of our relationship with God and with others.
I have met many people suffering from stress and trauma that has resulted in negative emotions and a daily spiritual battle.
SO . . . . . .
The good news is that scientific research has found when the brain understands how it works it works lot smarter. You can rewire the thinking brain and the emotional brain so you can deal with those pesky feelings and experience mental, emotional, physical and spiritual balance in your daily lives. This means you can truly live and enjoy one day at a time with God, even when we have stress and trauma in your lives.
I’ve been practicing what I preach over a long period of time so know how powerful it is to rewire the brain and be able to deal with those pesky feelings that negatively affect yourself and other people in your life. My quality of life, especially my relationship with God and other important people in my life is a testimony to the power of changing your emotional brain. It’s easier than you think!
About the Presenter
Jenifer Skues is a Health Psychologist working in private practice on the Gold Coast. Even though she treats many types of disorders including mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health problems, the main focus of her work is in treating people who have had abuse and trauma in their lives which has manifested in various mental health problems and physical illnesses.
She did her studies in psychology while living in Melbourne, which included a BA majoring in Applied Psychology and Communication Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Studies in Health Care, and a Master of Applied Science. More recently she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in “Nutritional Medicine for Mental Health” as she isa a great advocate of treating the whole person and not just the mind. This means that she can now work with nutrition and lifestyle changes relevant to a healthy mind, body and spirit.
She spent 16 years both full and part time working at a private psychiatric hospital on the Gold Coast. she describes this as:
“This was a wonderful training ground as I worked closely with people who were diagnosed with mental illnesses so was given a more intimate view of their reality, underlying causes, and possible treatment options. I was the Senior Psychologist and Allied Health Senior so also supervised the Allied Health Team. Prior to that I did part time work in Melbourne including an addictions unit, Adventist Family Life Centre at Nunawading, and Warburton Health Care Centre.”
She has been registered as a Psychologist since 1993 and has had extensive experience helping people with stress and trauma related disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, and relationship problems. She also facilitates small group programs with those suffering from stress and trauma related disorders. The focus of her work involves psycho-education to help clients understand the brain and its function as well as the relationship between the mind, body, emotions and spirit. She also uses Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Relaxation strategies, Neuroplasticity skills (rewiring the brain) and Stress management skills.