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Links and Resources Recommended by Brave Therapy

Trauma Healing

Abeles Consulting and Psychotherapy is a team of psychotherapists lead by Dr Roby Abeles. Providing Expert, Whole-Person Focused, Integrated Treatment and Guidance for the Resolution of Trauma, Addictions, and Mood Disorders. Consultations to improve, integrate, regulate and restore physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual health

The MATES Program provides you with a set of 5 simple & easy skills, which you can immediately begin to practice to discover how to effectively bring yourself to your calm mind and body. The MATES Program also explains in very simple terms why you get triggered by people, places and things and how to stop the drama cycle from repeating itself endlessly.

Trauma can overwhelm the brain’s processing capacity leaving behind pieces of the trauma, frozen in an unprocessed state. Brainspotting® uses your field of vision to find where you are holding pieces of the trauma in your brain. Your eyes can actually scan inside your brain as well as outside!

SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE™) is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.

The Australian Childhood Foundation works to save children from the trauma of child abuse, neglect and family violence.

Led by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, the Trauma Center maintains an active clinical research program focusing on the development and evaluation of innovative assessment measures and intervention models for complex trauma. Organization in NSW helping the survivors of trauma.

Childhood trauma both inter-generational (trauma from past events that is passed on to children) and direct (experienced through exposure to an accident, family violence or abuse) can be severe and long lasting but can be overcome by appropriate interventions.

NSW Rape Crisis is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW – men and women – who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault and their non offending supporters. Counselling services for women who were sexually assaulted in childhood are also available from Women’s Health Centres across NSW

Barbara Schmidt is an expert in trauma healing. I often quote / share her insights. She is practicing in Western Australia. She has developed a unique and holistic approach around grief and trauma recovery over the last 20 years. Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and gentle Emotional Release in conjunction with Mindfulness and Visualization build the foundation of her work and Barbara enjoys working on a deep and lasting level in therapy and supervision sessions.


Depression / Anxiety

The Foundations of Well-Being: Growing the Good in Your Brain and Your Life.

The experiential Foundations program is taught by Rick Hanson, Ph.D, and will hardwire more happiness, resilience, self-worth, love, and peace into your brain and your life. It’s a transformative program where you’ll grow the 12 Pillars of Well-Being: key inner strengths like Self-Caring, Mindfulness, and Courage that contribute to a good life.

Rick is a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and invited speaker at Oxford, Harvard, and Stanford universities. He’s also the New York Times bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain, Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture, a neuropsychologist, meditation teacher, and very down-to-earth, practical, and warm-hearted guy.

Each of the Twelve Pillars includes:
• Four video presentations from Rick Hanson – with fascinating ideas and powerful methods
• Four guided practice videos from Rick Hanson
• Two videos of experiential activities
• An hour-long interview hosted by Rick with leading experts, including Tara Brach, Steven Porges and Sue Carter, Dan Siegel, Barbara Fredrickson, Gretchen Rubin, Jack Kornfield, Paul Gilbert, Daniel Ellenberg, Sharon Salzberg, Anat Baniel, Joan Halifax, and John Ratey.
• Four quizzes to track your growth
• Slidesets and other written materials
• Community forums

You can see why I really hope you’ll register for the Foundations of Well-Being!

It is jam-packed with inspiration, emotional support, and powerful tools – all available in an archive for access any time, including in audio-only formats for easy listening on the go.

This program is for anyone, with special benefits for counselors, educators, coaches, parents, mindfulness teachers, and healthcare professionals, and human resources trainers.

It’s about growing powerful inner resources like confidence, self-compassion, mindfulness, emotional balance, and joy in daily life.

It costs just $300, and there’s even a money-back guarantee.

And psychotherapists, social workers, and nurses can receive 24 continuing education credits for just $50.

What a great way to grow your own Foundations of Well-Being!




7f458f4fI quit sugar is a nutritional program. Sugar has been researched as a cause of anxiety and other mental/health problems. Nutritional support is very important when we try to heal.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is the art of living in the moment, rather than 2 minutes ahead or 2 weeks behind. This style of thinking allows you to wholly experience everything in your life; taking time to focus on the present. The benefits don’t stop there. It’s also been found to reduce cortisol (the stress hormone), it allows you to handle stress better, and more recently, ‘mindful eating’ has been linked to weight loss
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Self-compassion and Connection

desire_500x500_4DesireMap is a really fun an inspiring program, check it out.

Disordered Eating and Body Image

Interesting Neuroscience


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