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
Category: Manage Anxiety
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 (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
Recommended Resources for Healing/Personal Growth
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
Writing to Heal
Journaling to process emotions, change thinking/mindset/perspective and discover your deepest heart and soul longings/yearnings.
Repairing trust in your relationship
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
Benefits of Mindfulness
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
What is within my control?
Early intervention and support for parents to coach their children to learn effective strategies and develop an internal locus of control to reduce anxiety.