Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. We’re committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.
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
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.
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.
Self-compassion and Connection
Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion skills in daily life, co-created with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, called Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Her book, Self-Compassion, was published by William Morrow in April, 2011.
The Desire Map is a really fun an inspiring book and program, check it out. The Desire Map is not just a book. It’s the flame that sparked a revolution of feeling good and living free. Are you ready for soul liberation? How about some Goals with Soul? If you’d like to purchase The Desire Map book click here.
Depression / AnxietyNEURODHARMA
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. 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!
Reduce stress and anxiety the natural way.
HeartMath is a website that focuses on Heart Rate Variability training and products. This is something I am very passionate and excited about. I often suggest HRV training via focused breathing and using some smart apps to my clients. This website is full of very useful information.
Spire’s custom activity and force sensors combine to identify periods where your breathing reflects a tense, focused, or calm state of mind. To do this, it senses the expansion and contraction in your torso and diaphragm as you inhale and exhale. Advanced algorithms in the Spire app classify your breathing patterns based on dozens of laboratory studies correlating respiration patterns with cognitive and emotional state.
The guidance in the app is based on protocols from clinical studies to alleviate anxiety and pain, increase heart rate variability, reduce blood pressure, and more.
I Quit Sugar is a nutritional program created by Sarah Wilson. 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
Tara Brach’s teachings and resources blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.
The meditations were recorded by either Dr. Dennis Tirch or Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD, OBE. Please remember to use your inner wisdom with these practice, and note that these are not meant to be a substitute for working with a mental health professional or a qualified teacher of meditation. Also, it is best not to listen to these exercises while driving or engaging in other complex tasks. Sending good wishes to you and yours on your own personal journey into mindfulness and compassion. – D. T.
Spire’s custom activity and force sensors combine to identify periods where your breathing reflects a tense, focused, or calm state of mind. To do this, it senses the expansion and contraction in your torso and diaphragm as you inhale and exhale.Advanced algorithms in the Spire app classify your breathing patterns based on dozens of laboratory studies correlating respiration patterns with cognitive and emotional state. The guidance in the app is based on protocols from clinical studies to alleviate anxiety and pain, increase heart rate variability, reduce blood pressure, and more.
Disordered Eating and Body Image
She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling which has been published in six languages, and the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Cafe, an online e-course and support circle http://www.lightofthemooncafe.com