Releasing stress to prevent burnout and empathy fatigue: I recently facilitated a one hour introduction workshop to all the staff at Early Connections on how each of us can get to know our nervous systems and how best to nourish our core Self using body-based CFT (Compassion Focussed Therapy) strategies to move out of threat/stress/burnout… Continue reading Nourishing Self at Home and at Work
Food & Mood Centre Resources from Deakin University
I was lucky enough last night to be a part of the local Mental Health Practitioners Network and the topic was Food & Mood. I was presenting information on the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University and I thought that the information on the research and resources is worth sharing here! A few years… Continue reading Food & Mood Centre Resources from Deakin University
Deep Parts Wisdom Workshop (current)
An IFS-Informed Exploration of the Wild Mind: I would love to invite you to an IFS-informed exploration of the Wild Mind Map of the Psyche by Bill Plotkin in a series of 6 online workshops to access more of the archetypes of Self/Soul Energy/Wholeness and to understand the wounded /protector parts that get in the… Continue reading Deep Parts Wisdom Workshop (current)
Deep Parts Wisdom Workshop (version 1)
What if we can explore and access more of the guideposts to Wholehearted Living by getting to know our protective parts that get in the way of compassion, curiousity, connection, creativity, courage and compassion? Here is an IFS-informed experiential exploration of the Wholehearted Living Guideposts in Brene Brown's Gifts of Imperfection Book (10th Anniversary Edition).
A part of me feels sad and yet a part of me feels relief…What is IFS talking about when we talk of parts?
Have you ever felt really calm and zen after an early morning swim, walk or meditation yet a family member says or does that one thing and you feel overtaken with irritation/rage/worry/fear or despair as if you were a completely different person than who you were 5 minutes ago? I have, daily!! Read more to understand how Internal Family Systems describes this process that we all experience.
Best Podcasts /Reading for 2022
Best podcasts and books to read in 2022 ranging in topics from personal growth, grief, relationships, libido, parenting, self worth and perfectionism
Why are Mindfulness & Self-Compassion so key to well-being?
The two wings of mindfulness and kindness will begin to open our heart to more connection with the world." Tara Brach There is a well known story in mindfulness circles that when the Dalai Lama met with meditation practitioners and neuroscientists to research mindfulness he could not understand the Westerner experience of self hatred. Once… Continue reading Why are Mindfulness & Self-Compassion so key to well-being?
Two Short Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Practices
My favourite calming Mindfulness & Self Compassion exercise for my nervous system (and clients nervous systems) is the Kind Hand exercise. Placing your hand over your heart and applying gentle pressure and warmth, convinces your mind and body that you are receiving a hug and you experience an increase in the soothing, care and connection… Continue reading Two Short Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Practices
Nature & Soul: a journey to healing and wisdom (new mission statement and invitation)
What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread it's branches against a future sky."David Whyte I have recently read the Lightmakers Manifesto: how to work for change without losing your joy, by Karen Walrond, and she has beautiful exercises in the back of the book to get you in touch with… Continue reading Nature & Soul: a journey to healing and wisdom (new mission statement and invitation)
The healing benefits of nature…
Innocently immersing yourself in nature, you will discover in time that nature reflects your soul..."Bill Plotkin SoulCraft Wise Woman Within Retreat February 2022 in touch with nature, heart and soul! Healing Benefits of Nature: The healing benefits of nature are now being well researched and research findings are that "time in nature — as long… Continue reading The healing benefits of nature…