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Join Dr. Rick Hanson in a live, online Relationship Workshop

Hello Brave Friends, Our relationships give us most of our joys – and most of our sorrows. They can comfort and lift you, and they can stress and hurt you. As we deal with the coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to have solid, healthy, fulfilling relationships . . . and to mend and resolve … read more

Wishing Everyone a Safe, Peaceful and Rich in Connection New Year!

Somehow just wishing Happy New Year does not fit today. Our country is burning. The Earth is in distress, I think she might be outraged. For many of us, loved ones; family  and animals are in danger of the fires. It is hard to celebrate. So to bring Joy to myself today,  I am choosing … read more

Neurodharma

We’ve all had moments when our mind is calm, loving, happy, present, and awake to stillness and possibility. But for many of us, that quickly gets covered over with daily stresses, distractions, fears, and regrets. In Dr. Rick Hanson’s new online program, Neurodharma, you’ll explore seven characteristics of the wisest people who’ve ever lived, and … read more

3 of My Favorite Resources for Loving Relationship

As a psychotherapist, I find that the most common reason clients come to therapy is related to unhappiness in their relationship. Sometimes there are simple communication problems that can be changed in a few sessions, but more often there are deep-seated issues.  Our early experiences in life can create patterns of relating that last through … read more

Practicing Shame Resilience

http://www.childhoodtrauma.org.au/2015/august/practicing-shame-resilience Shame is not easy to talk about. It is a powerful emotion and can have trans-generational effects if it is not talked about and processed (Bradshaw, 1988). In order to develop a sense of worth, we need to have a parental figure giving our experience value. (Meares, 2005). If this is lacking, we believe … read more

I love this quote. I feel it in my body, know it in my heart. Unfortunately there is so much disconnection in our lives and I find the current political tension is further dividing. In my practice one of the biggest theme that is surfacing is: loneliness. Loneliness and isolation is negatively effecting our physical … read more

The Foundations of Well-Being

SIGN UP NOW FOR LASTING WELL-BEING For about $1 a day, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. supports you through a fascinating, science-based, heartfelt, and enjoyable year of positive brain change, giving you what you need to: experience more pleasure and joy in daily life have more loving, satisfying relationships free yourself from past painful experiences feel better … read more

The Mindfulness Summit: A FREE online event with 31 of the world’s leading teachers

  If you were to describe your life at the moment, how many of us would use the word ‘busy.’ How many of you have never ending ‘to;do’ lists? If someone asks you how you are – How many of you would reply ‘Good….but*busy.’ Why are we so obsessed with packing our schedules, thinking a … read more

Great tips for dealing with anxiety

Recently Australia Counselling collected 15 experts’ advise for dealing with anxiety. Here is the link to the article to check it out:: https://www.australiacounselling.com.au/mental-health-articles/stress-anxiety-tips-expert-therapists/ Here you can see parts of my contribution to the article. One of the easiest and most useful exercise I found is the following breathing exercise: breathe in through your nose for … read more

From Barbara Schmidt: Reptilian, mammal and rational brain “speak” different languages: Trauma Education II

This is the second part of trauma education by my friend and colleague and fellow Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner: Barbara Schmidt check out her website:  www.counsellingsomatic.com.au. When someone is stressed out & irrational it makes sense to explore negative thinking and to help that person to return to rational thinking (CBT). In Trauma however the frontal … read more

By Barbara Schmidt “Freeze state, that follows fight flight survival mechanism- Trauma education I.”

  This is a great article by a good friend and colleague: Barbara  Schmidt www.counsellingsomatic.com.au Most people have heard about fight and flight: It’s a survival mechanism that kicks into place when we are in danger and chatting and smiling don’t work anymore. The new situation requires us to do something different: We now need to … read more

Exciting news coming regarding the The Foundations of Well-Being program!

Exciting news coming regarding the The Foundations of Well-Being program! Stay tuned 🙂 I want you to know about Dr. Rick Hanson’s new online, experiential program – The Foundations of Well-Being (http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/foundations-program/) – which will hardwire more happiness, resilience, self-worth, love, and peace into your brain and your life. Start this October, it’s a year … read more

The Daring Way™ in Sydney 27th-28th September.

  I am very exited about running The Daring Way™ workshop in South Pacific Private. We teamed up to offer this hugely popular program in America to the Australian community as well. This program definietly turned my life around. Courage become my driving force 🙂 and more things then ever before become possible. Previous participants … read more

Brené Brown on Vulnerability

If you liked this talk and want to learn more about her check out my workshop 🙂 http://bravetherapy.org/2014/04/08/daring-way-workshop-in-sydney-3-4-may/

Kundalini Yoga … on and off the mat. Guest writing by Andrea Lavers

by Andrea Lavers Healer/Therapist and good friend 🙂 http://andreahealing.wordpress.com/ In this current age it is almost impossible to make the time to just be still. The idea of being still is even more challenging when we are left with growing anxiety, agitation and paranoia. So we can spend years seeing our therapist, and yes, we … read more

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