It can be mind boggling sorting through the information and resources available online when you are seeking information to improve your overall mental health and wellbeing and to grow personally or in relationships. Here are a list of resources I have loved over 2021-2022 for myself and for sharing with clients. I love gathering an… Continue reading Recommended Resources for Healing/Personal Growth
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.