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3 Self-Help Books to Be-Friend Yourself, Your Body and Your Tribe

Recently a client of mine showed me the book: Your Resonant Self. I love learning from my clients. Our work reminded her of what she read in the book. I become very intrigued so I had to check it out. Sarah Peyton managed to write a very accessible and practical book to help people with difficult issues … 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

What I have learnt from Honourable Justice Peter McClellan.

On the Labour Day weekend just gone, I attended the 30th anniversary conference of ANZAP, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy. While there was a strong sense of celebration at our collective achievements, and we were encouraged at the continuing success of the Conversational Model of Psychotherapy, we were also keenly aware that our … read more

A Desire Map Program for the New Year!

The word “resolution” is rooted in a beautiful idea that’s nearly 700 years old: in Latin, it means the process of reducing things into simpler forms. Mmmhmm. We’ve gotten lost on the way to New Year’s resolutions, didn’t we? There’s a much better way to create the year you want. No baggage, less striving. More … 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

Examining our life and developing our sense of self with compassion and love takes time and effort.

Dear Brave Friends, I am sending you this nice warming image in this ‘cold winter’ morning. I am originally from Hungary so I still feel spoiled by our beautiful winter here in Sydney 🙂 The quote on the picture is from a book I read recently: The Examined Life, by Stephen Grosz. Such a beautiful … read more

On Being with Krista Tippett: Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research in trauma treatment, he shares what he’s learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. Source: Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

My mum has depression- book by Nina Mitchell

A very brave mum wrote me an email. She wrote a book, based on her own experience to help kids understand depression. My name is Nina Mitchell. I am the mother of three boys, a qualified primary school teacher and now a first-time author. I have also suffered from depression for several years. While being … read more

The Brave Men of Ballarat

Following the royal commission investigation and George Pell’s testimony, I feel furious. Shame and all effects of trauma grows exponentially if it is surrounded by, secrecy , silence and judgment. The royal commission is providing an opportunity to shine some empathy and compassion towards the survivors, and by doing so, reduce their suffering. It seems … 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

Great report by ABC on EMDR

EMDR is a trauma treatment. It stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. Quite different from the talk therapies. This short report can explain and demonstrate for you how it works. I successfully used EMDR and other brain-based treatment like Brainspotting in the treatment of trauma. If you have been suffering and have not tried these … read more

My Desire Map workshops start… NOW!

My Desire Map workshops start… NOW! The Desire Map started out as a book, written by Danielle LaPorte. From there, it became the driver of over 500 book clubs around the world. At the heart of it all? A commitment to feeling good. Cynics would say that choosing to place your focus on feeling good … read more

‘You look great, did you lose weight?’

This is a phrase that I hear sometimes, and I am pretty sure I used it too.  Often enough I hear it when I actually just feel tired and exhausted. Sometimes hearing it, I get angry and upset. It feels quite violating to be measured by the assumed changes of my inches. The instant thought … read more

How to Enjoy the Holiday Season

Christmas and New Years can bring up some angst for many of us. This is the time that we spend with family and friends, often with people who we do not necessarily get along with. Important time for practicing our boundaries. Think about how do you want to feel after the holiday season. Want to … 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

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