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Music - Native American Flute Music: Meditation Music for Shamanic Astral Projection, Healing Music

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10 Tips to RUIN Your Life! (funny) - with JP Sears

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Beyond Blue describes Post Traumatic Stress - "(PTSD) is a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event. That is, they have experienced or witnessed an event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them, and led to feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror." At times those suffering form PTSD might be triggered by something that pulls the sufferer back to the traumatic event as if it is happening in that very moment. This video offers a short explanation as to how this re-traumatization occurs and how a sufferer might cope with the event.

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Self-love and self-care aren’t about being self-centered and selfish. They’re not about a “me, me, me” mentality. They’re not about fighting against the world to express ourselves or to get what we want. Self-love and self-care are about loving ourselves for who we are and taking the time to care for ourselves.

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TRIBE Transformation: A Support group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse will begin on 10th June and will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.It will be facillitated by a qualified counsellor. We have had a very kind donation of the use of the Homestead in Altona by the Altona and Laverton Historical Society so the cost of attendance for group members can be kept at a gold coin donation to cover the support groups admin costs. You don't have to be a local residant to attend, all are welcome. Why are we called Tribe Transformation? Sadly many of us were innitiated into the adult world too soon, entering elements of the tribe that we were not yet ready to understand or cope with.The purpose of the support group is to share our experiences and transform them into positive responses while learning from each other.

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Practicing mindfulness with your kids doesn’t need to be elaborate; it’s not something you have to schedule into your days. It can be as simple as listening to the birds on your walk to school or asking your kids how a song on the radio makes them feel.

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What is the Difference Between Art Made in Therapy and Professional Art?

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The girl fighting to stop child marriage in Pakistan. Hadiqa Bashir has taken on the challenge of ending child marriage in her community - a community where such marriages are considered the norm, and where girls can be offered for marriage in exchange for settling a dispute or to keep land in the family

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Journal keeping hints for TRIBE Transformation Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse group members

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There are many ways to keep a journal. Some people document times, places, people and memories. Some people may spend hours combing magazines for images or words that are meaningful to them and others may write one word to sum up what is going on for them. Some people (and I am one of them) create images in the form of painting, drawing and then add a date and have a conversation with the image to find out what hidden insights it might have for them. The date is important so that you can look at patterns of behavior, recurring issues and personal growth among other things. You may be a poet, photographer, dancer or film maker. The list of processes to express your inner world and life experiences is endless.





















The purpose of journaling in the TRIBE Transformation Support Group is to offer yourself a valuable opportunity to reflect and bring into consciousness,  your own wants and needs with regard to transformation and healing. Then , in group, you may find that another member may also b…

Neurobiology of Trauma - Dr. David Lisak

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Trauma, Brain & Relationship: Helping Children Heal

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Raylene the Racist- A parody on racism in Australia. I am quite sure that many countries have there own Raylenes.

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Music - Amélie - Full Soundtrack

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Learning from community and environment and expressions of individuality can be greatly subdued in the modern Western teaching system. Once learning is institutionalized under a central authority, both freedom for the individual and respect for the local are radically curtailed. The child in a classroom generally finds herself in a situation where she may not move, speak, laugh, sing, eat, drink, read, think her own thoughts, or even use the toilet without explicit permission from an authority figure.

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Graduation !!! I am now a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Art Therapist and have the paper to prove it. Yeah !!! My first job as a professional counsellor will be to hold a fortnightly support group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Once the court case against Bernard Joseph Hartman is complete and I have had a chance to deal with the impacts of this terrible ordeal, I will form a local group. I have had many local people reach out to me in the past week, since suppression orders were lifted. It is for this very reason that I completed my BA and got to wear a robe and a funny hat.

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My greatest friend Svetlana and me

One step closer to justice. A million more steps to protecting children from sexual abuse, rape and psychological torment. The Catholic Church is in the limelight at the moment but these crimes can happen in all organizations and in private homes by people who are supposed to be their protectors- mothers, fathers uncles, aunts, grandparents, family friends and neighbours. If you begin to notice changes in a child's behaviour you may be witnessing the effects of abuse. If you ever suspect abuse of a child please report it to the police.

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It has been suggested that people can refuse to allow self-pity to sabotage their goals. These people use life’s inevitable hardships as a way to grow stronger and become better. Here are 9 ways they avoid the trap of falling into a spiral of perpetuating self pity.

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What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital. In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born. I do not identify myself as a Shamen, But like the Shaman I have had the opportunity to help other by connecting to the insights that I have gained through my own healing.

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Following decades of research and hundreds of cross-cultural studies, psychologists have identified a number of consistently-occurring human values. Early researchers into human motivations discovered a surprising consistency in the things people said they valued in life. After testing this finding many times and across many countries and cultures, they put together a list of repeatedly occurring values.

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Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

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This afternoon Suppression orders were lifted against me and others so that I might now warn the world about my abuser. I was not the only survivor involved in this case. 4 of us came forward but I am sure that there are more. Sadly today Brother Bernard Joseph Hartman was found not guilty of charges against one male survivor. My heart goes out to him and all survivors at this time and always. I am feeling very sad that I have needed to subject myself and others to the terrible ordeal of facing my abuser in court. It is not over yet.We have court again on 8th of July to give our impact statements. Hartman is still a free man until sentencing some time in July/August. The charges of indecent assault, had they occurred today, would have been RAPE. This man RAPED me and other children. Because it happened in the 70's he is being charged with the crimes as they were stated in the 70's. It is time for this law to change. My hope is that my hard work in the Victorian inquiry into Child Abuse in Religious and Other Organisations and my appearance in the Royal Commission might make perpetrators face harsher charges in the future.

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Every Mother’s Day, there are daughters that hide behind a mask while others showcase stories of connection, love and admiration. Those who have not been as fortunate suffer the shame that comes with the taboo of dissing our mothers

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Music - Deva Premal - Gayatri Mantra (2 hours)

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7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

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The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were only given the status of Human in 1966, previously being classed as native fauna. This documentary talks about black racial inferiority and the division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples. It has became so deeply embedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by California Newsreel claims. Race - The Power of an Illusion questions the very idea of race as biology, suggesting that a belief in race is no more sound than believing that the sun revolves around the earth.

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I believe that in our scientistic world, modern society may have discarded ancient, powerful and healing wisdom not ony for the human flesh but the universal condition, mind, body and spirit. Super powers of central Australia's traditional healers- FLYING spirits, sacred tools, treatment by touch ... the traditional healers of Central Australia explain their extraordinary skills.

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