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: Mindfulness & Life Coaching
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.
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…
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
Reconnect to Soul Nature Coaching
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...
Writing to Heal
Journaling to process emotions, change thinking/mindset/perspective and discover your deepest heart and soul longings/yearnings.