Terri's Projects

Lakeside Rooms

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Terri is a co-managing director of Lakeside Rooms at Robina on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Lakeside Rooms is the first multidisciplinary group private practice for mental health professionals on the Gold Coast.

Located in a leafy established area in the centre of Robina at the heart of the Gold Coast with easy assess to plenty of parking it is an ideal location for Professionals and their clients.

The philosophy of the Lakeside Rooms is to provide a welcoming safe private and comfortable environment for clients and professionals.

Practitioners work collaboratively in the best interests of clients yet run their practice entirely independently at Lakeside Rooms.

The Lakeside Rooms website can be visited at www.lakesiderooms.com.au

Lakeside Rooms Groups

The Lakeside Rooms has recently developed a comprehensive Group Program providing a range of groups that would benefit a broad range of people from those suffering with anxiety and depression through to people who are interested in optimizing their wellbeing.

For more information regarding the Lakeside Rooms Group Program check out www.lakesiderooms.com.au/group


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SlimMinds is a business founded by Terri and her colleague Dr. Peta Stapleton. SlimMinds is a program suitable for all people wanting to change their body shape and size, life shape and self image by using the MIND. The Program focuses on teaching psychological techniques to manage emotions, emotional eating, food cravings, increase motivation to exercise and help people achieve their goals. It is not suitable for people suffering with Anorexia Nervosa.

You can find out much more about SlimMinds through the website at www.slimminds.com

Childhood Charts by Powerful Parenting Tools

Powerful Parenting Tools recognises the importance of consistent messages for children and is dedicated to providing parents with tools and encouragement to provide a secure and loving environment for their children to thrive in. Powerful Parenting tools was developed by Caroline and Reg Williams who approached Terri to be their child psychological advisor in the development of their products.

You can find out much more about Childhood Charts and how to purchase their products at www.childhoodcharts.com

EFT Program

Terri has trained as an EFT Practitioner and provides training workshops for clients and professionals who wish to learn the practice of EFT to benefit themselves and others. Terri co-facilitates EFT workshops with her colleagues Dr Peta Stapleton and Brett Porter.
What is EFT? EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and is commonly referred to as “Tapping”. The developers of EFT see it as being similar to acupuncture without the use of needles.

To us, EFT is a technique of awareness and insight without judgement. EFT helps you to privately and safely discover the personal truths about your discomforts or about the changes you want in your life. As if it were aligning all the aspects of the mind and physical body, EFT forges a singular awareness and a powerful purpose to get the personal differences people want. EFT can be used on Every Feeling Thing; emotional or physical, specific or general, past present or future.

Further Reading: About EFT | EFT Basic Recipe | EFT Tapping Points

FoodCraving.com.au EFT Workshops Information Website

We have launched FoodCraving.com.au as a new website for information regarding upcoming EFT training workshops. Through the website you can find more general information, booking information, upcoming dates, extra links and more. To check the latest from the FoodCraving.com.au website please click here.

EFT and Food Cravings Research

Current Research: In 2102 Terri and Dr Peta Stapleton in conjunction with Bond University on the Gold Coast received another research grant from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (USA) to conduct phase 2 of the research into Food Cravings. The new clinical trial, to begin in June 2012, will seek to compare EFT, or psychological acupuncture, to the profession’s gold standard psychotherapeutic treatment for food cravings – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). If you wish to participate in the study please contact Dr Stapleton at peta_stapleton@bond.edu.au. Click here to download the flyer on the research project

Previous Research: In 2008 Terri and Dr Peta Stapleton conducted a research study in conjunction with, Griffith University School of Medicine Logan Campus in Queensland Australia. The research was based on a grant received from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (USA). It was conducted to investigate whether food cravings play a role in the field of weight loss and if willpower over food cravings is important in weight loss. A randomised Clinical Trial investigating the effectiveness of The Emotional Freedom Technique versus a waitlist was conducted for food cravings. Participants attended a 4 week group based program run by EFT practitioner Mr Brett Porter. The Program taught participants how to use EFT and how to apply it to their food cravings. Participants were followed up at 6 months and 12 months post group and results were very positive.

Results: EFT was associated with a significantly greater improvement in food cravings, the subjective power of food and craving restraint than waitlist from pre- to immediately post-test (p<0.05). Across collapsed groups, an improvement in food cravings and the subjective power of food after treatment was maintained at 6-months and a delayed effect was seen for restraint. Although there was a significant reduction in measures of psychological distress immediately after treatment (p<0.05), there was no between group difference. Across collapsed groups, an improvement in food cravings and the subjective power of food after treatment was maintained at 12-months, and a significant reduction in Body Mass Index (BMI) occurred from pre- to 12-months. Conclusion: EFT can have an immediate effect on reducing food cravings, result in maintaining reduced cravings over time and impact upon BMI in overweight and obese individuals. This addition to weight loss/dietary programs may result in assisting people to achieve and maintain reduced food cravings and lose weight.

To read the complete results of the 12 month followup paper click here. To read the complete results of the 6 month followup paper click here.

To see some of the media reports please click on links below:

Sydney Morning Herald Article

Today Tonight Article

Further Reading: Sunday Times Story | Australian Healthy Food Guide Story | Western Australian Story