IN THE MEDIA
Dr Martine Prunty is widely regarded in the media for her research and knowledge in Health Psychology, Eating Disorders and Child Psychology.
Below are just some of her articles.
How optimism can boost health and happiness
House Of Wellness
Staying upbeat is tricky when the future feels uncertain. But these mind hacks will give you the best chance of approaching life optimistically.
“Staying optimistic during trying times has a lot to do with stopping the loop of catastrophic thinking,” clinical psychologist Dr Martine Prunty says.
8 Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Silence, Plus How to Get More of It
Sarah Garone - Medically reviewed by Marc S. Lener, MD
Ditch the earbuds
It’s easy to keep earbuds in your ears as a sort of audio autopilot, but you might find some mental relief by taking them out.
“Simply breaking the habit of walking around with earphones stops the constant stimulation of being directly absorbed every second of the day,” says Prunty.
How to prepare your 4-year-old for their vaccinations
The four-year-old vaccinations can be more of a challenge than the routine needles children have when they are babies and toddlers. ....
Psychologist Dr Martine Prunty agrees with this advice, in addition she suggests using books to help prepare children.
What's it like to have OCD during a Pandemic?
Body & Soul
May 26, 2020
"Martine Prunty is a Clinical Psychologist who has treated people with anxiety disorders for 15 years.
"Germ-phobia is one of the most common forms of OCD," says Martine. "With every source of media telling us to wash our hands, avoid people and not touch surfaces, you can imagine how heightened this fear has become for people with OCD, and almost very validating."
Tricks for when bubs comes home
... Sometimes an attack of sibling rivalry can take you by surprise; children are generally excited about welcoming a new brother or sister.
However, once the new little person arrives, the reality of limited attention and greater expectations placed upon them can leave children feeling “confused and upset,” says clinical psychologist, Dr Martine Prunty.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP THEM PREPARE...
Tips On How To Survive Renovations With Kids
The Agent Finder
Got kids? Thinking of doing some renovations? “Don’t do it” your friends and family might say and while they might have a point for many of us renovations are a necessary evil of home ownership.
Recently I did some renovations at home and while they weren’t major they meant we couldn’t use our bedrooms for a couple of weeks. While my husband and I had done renovations before, this time we had two little kids in tow and in hindsight there were definitely things we’d do differently.
Martine is always happy to help bring mental illness out of the shadows and into the forefront
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Scientific Journal Articles
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Life threatening food refusal in two nine year old girls
Re-thinking the Maudsley model
Paul Rhodes*, Martine Prunty, Sloane Madden
*Corresponding author for this work