The Artist Way Journey. My well loved, well thumbed, well highlighted and post-it noted 1993 edition of The Artist Way by Julia Cameron I first completed the Artist Way by Julia Cameron in a small group of wise women in 2015 and it truly transformed my life! I had dabbled in being creative since school… Continue reading Rediscovering your creative (& spiritual) self
More recently the term 'forest bathing' has been used and there is lots of neuroscience research to show the benefits of being in a beautiful forest or by a beautiful body of water as we calm our body's nervous system and as we find our surrounds 'softly fascinating'....We cannot help but become more mindful, more present and in turn we return to our body's safe rest and digest mode.... Often we find ourselves in a state of flow...returning to being aware of our heart and soul as our ego mind's thoughts slow down and become more neutral, more realistic, more positive...
Journaling to process emotions, change thinking/mindset/perspective and discover your deepest heart and soul longings/yearnings.
Betrayal and trust are a recurring theme in relationships even if the acts of betrayal occur in small ways, daily, creating a growing lack of emotional safety and connection. The Gottman research highlights that healthy couples respond to each other's bids for connection and use 5 positive statements to every negative statement even amidst conflict… Continue reading Repairing trust in your relationship
I am currently doing a Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) course online (https://www.mindfulpath.com.au/) and loving it! I was first introduced to the daily practice of mindfulness through an MBSR course in 2011 and it transformed my life! I practice mindfulness daily but I still sometimes forget or take for granted the reasons why mindfulness saves me… Continue reading Benefits of Mindfulness
Early intervention and support for parents to coach their children to learn effective strategies and develop an internal locus of control to reduce anxiety.
It is not possible to shift emotional and psychological states without shifting physiological statesGray 2018 I attended a Complex Trauma webinar yesterday with Pam Stavropoulos (contributor to Blue Knot Complex Trauma Practice Guidelines) and the main take-away (again) was the need to calm and soothe our body, until there is a 'felt-sense' of safety, in… Continue reading A felt sense of safety in your body
The anxiety dance refers to the negative spiral that can occur where a child is anxious (e.g. about going to school) so in desperation, as a parent, it is easy to keep your child home from school but the more this occurs the more the anxiety builds and it becomes harder and harder to overcome the anxiety.