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Music - Throat Chakra

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Understanding mind and body. Often when we look at physical health, our mental health is not considered even though physical, somatic symptoms can manifest. The same can be said for when we seek help for mental illness. It is important for a holistic attitude to health to be adopted in all aspects of health for better, long term outcomes.

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Music - Relaxing Japanese Zen Music with Traditional Flute, Koto, Shamisen

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Do animals have consciousness? I believe that they do due to my personal experiences with my own pets and observations of other animals. How much of animal behavior is instinct and how much is preconceived by their thought process? This series of short films by National Geographic hasn't answered my questions but it has opened up possibilities for new perspectives. Amazing stuff.

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Fabian Oefner: Psychedelic science - Where science and Art meet.

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How Wolves Changed Rivers....I was blown away when I watched this short film. I just had to share it. When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.

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Can we ever really catch up on sleep???

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Name it and Tame it. Recognizing painful situations and acknowledging them the moment that they happen offer resilience through regulating the feelings and understanding that they are perfectly normal responses. This link gives a very short and simple example.

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SANE is one of Australia's leading mental heath organizations from one to one support through to research. SANE DVD Kits feature people living with a mental illness and their families speaking frankly and movingly about their experience. Describing symptoms, treatments and what people can do to help themselves, the DVDs are invaluable in education, the workplace and for anyone wanting to understand what it means to live with an illness such as bipolar disorder, depression or schizophrenia.

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Cyberbullying: Although it may not feel like it, there is a way out! Cyber Bullying can destroy self esteem which can result in a feeling of hopelessness in the situation. Breaking the vicious cycle of pain can be difficult to achieve on your own so please, tell some one about what is happening. If that person is not listening to you for some reason, please ask for help from another person. This strategy holds well for all people who are suffering abuse in any form.

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In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men's prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation. This year I will be exploring the benefits of mindfulness on victims and criminals alike in a research project in Melbourne. My hope is to make mindfulness practices available to all people who are going through the legal/criminal/justice system. I have benefited greatly from mindfulness practice in my own personal journey and am hoping to share what I have learned in order to make life a little more fulfilling for others.

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These Men Were Enjoying Watching These Scantily Clad Women … Until They Discovered Why They Were Dancing. No human should be sold.

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NOVA | What Are Dreams? Advertisements at the beginning of this documentary finishes at 3.55

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The Love Collection At National Geographic, they know that love takes many forms. Passion for the planet, lust for learning, natural instincts, and good old-fashioned romance— they celebrate them all on the link below. I have also added "All you need is Love" by Lynden David Hall for your listening plesure. Please enjoy

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Music - Deva Premal - Humming (1 hour) total relaxation

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The Power of Addiction - the desire to escape from pain in many forms can drive us to engage in behavior which is difficult to escape from despite it's negative outcomes.

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How to grow a Mandala. Such an easy concept with extraordinary results. Give it a try and surprise yourself.

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The boys from Olivett Eagles Home Coming Football team show that human kind has a huge capacity for love.

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