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Music : Anugama - Sweetness Of The Earth

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10+ Quick Hilarious Mindful TED Talks To Boost Your Happiness : By Kara Charron

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9 Unknown Laws Of Mindfulness That Will Change Your Life : By Matt Caron

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15 Lessons Learned from Miscarriage : By Moments in a Day

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Toxic People: 12 Things They Do and How to Deal with Them : By Karen Young

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Doctors in Scotland can now prescribe nature : By Evan Fleischer - Big Think

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The Ten Coolest Art Therapy Interventions : By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT

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Crafting in Therapy : By Carolyn Mehlomakulu

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Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

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Trauma and Holidays: On Giving and Receiving : By Gretchen Schmelzer

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Drawing is Better than Writing for Memory Retention : By Neuroscience News

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Flight of the Starlings: Watch This Eerie and Beautiful Phenomenon

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Music : Beautiful Indian Kiirtan, Baba Nam Kevalam Manita

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How Using Art Therapy for Chronic Pain Can Help : By New Life Outlook

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Australian Aboriginal Spirituality : By Benjamin Ferreira and Sebastian Brooks

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Wake Up From Abuse The Narcissistic Family Tree : By Karyl Mc Bride

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This Christmas, We Don't Need More Stuff. We Need More Love : By Sofo Archon

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Hand Yoga - 11 Basic Mudras You Need To Know And The Philosophy Behind Them

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How to Make a Mind Map - The Basics - A mind map is a graphic representation of ideas and concepts using visual thinking to structure information. Mind Mapping is a simple tool that may help us to analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas.

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Toxic Stress - Extensive research on the biology of stress now shows that healthy development can be derailed by excessive or prolonged activation of stress response systems in the body and brain. Such toxic stress can have damaging effects on learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan : By the Center on the Developing Child / Harvard University

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Donut Worry Be Happy: Pop Culture References on Expertly Glazed Ceramic Donuts by Jae Yong Kim : By Kate Sierzputowski

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The Epidemiology of Dissosiative Identity Disorders in Residensial Duel Diognosis Programs and Why it is Important : By Ericha Scott,

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Addicted to Ideology? With Gabor Maté Can we be addicted to ideology? Gabor Maté is an world famous expert on addiction - in his book 'In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts' he talks about how addiction is best viewed not as a crime or illness but as a coping mechanism for a personal, spiritual crisis : By Films For Action

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From Shell-Shock To PTSD, A Century Of Invisible War Trauma - Even after decades of studying combat-related trauma, we still don’t have a full understanding of just what PTSD is : By MaryCatherine McDonald, Marisa Brandt, and Robyn Bluhm

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5 Ways That Women Who Were Unloved as Children Struggle in Their Adult Lives : By Healthy Holistic Living

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While I am on annual leave between 21st Dec and 14th Jan , here is an offering of some self directed Art Therapy exercises to help promote self care and better mental, emotional and psychological health.

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10 Art Therapy Exercises for Anxiety :                By Art Therapy Resources https://arttherapyresources.com.au/art-therapy-exercises-anxiety/
Using Art Therapy For Your Own Self-Care : By Art Therapy Resources https://arttherapyresources.com.au/art-therapy-self-care/
100 Art Therapy Exercises : By Expressive Art Workshops - The Art of Emotional Healing https://www.expressiveartworkshops.com/expressive-art-resources/100-art-therapy-exercises/


Happiness - The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment. Before you go into debt, spending mone that you don't have, on things that you don't need this holiday season, check out this short film .Is happiness something that can be bought or is it a state of being that can be shared ?

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Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box." : By Ted Porter - TED Talks

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Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend — according to psychology : By The Conversation

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Nine great books about living with mental illness : By Hilary Simmons

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The Mask You Live In : The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. As Australia closly follows popular American culture in many ways, we may find similar results whithin the psyche, behaviour, connections and emotions of our young boys and men

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Full Documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1OI9B0VSlA
Official Trailer

An Appliqued Solar System Quilt Used as a Teaching Aid in the Late 19th century : By Kate Sierzputowski

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The Monk Manifesto: Seven Principles for Living with Deep Intention: By Christine Valters Paintner

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Inner Peace : A Duduk Meditation┇Ancient Ambient Flute Music

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How dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction : By Joanna Moorhead

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24 Things All Therapists Learn That Everyone Should Actually Know : By Lauren Schumacker

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'I call my OCD Olivia' : By Lucy Wallis

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How to Experience Life : By Daniel Wood

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Why We Sometimes Don't Feel 'In The Moment' By School of Life

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Are Fibromyalgia and PTSD Related? By: fibronaturalclub

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What Is Intuition, And How Do We Use It? Francis Cholle's view about intuition : ByFrancis P Cholle

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Music - Hungarian Folk, Sebestyén Márta Szerelmeslemez

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Natural Indigo Dyeing and Shibori : By Megan Greenholt

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Qigong for Beginners : By Yoqi Yoga and Qigong

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What Does the Australians Governments National Apology for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Mean? : By Mairead Ashcroft 20/10/18

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In 2012 I created a Moving Art piece in which I made a large, wooden crucifix. On this crucifix was
placed the main words of my impact statement, embossed in metal, pagan symbols of strength and child protection, a black arm band in respect for those who have taken their own lives and a small pair of little girls shoes to represent me at the age the I was first sexually abused. Accompanying my crucifix were two banners which said, "The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse"and "The Crucifixion of Innocence".  I Walked my crucifix from Federation Square to St Patrick's Cathedral on Good Friday,along with supportive friends. We gathered a crowd on our journey, arriving near the gates just in time for the Arch Bishop and his Cardinals to witness our peaceful but poignant protest against the Catholic Churches lack of action in dealing with their abhorrent behavior by covering up and supporting criminals. 
It is now 20th October 2018 and we have undergone a Victorian inqui…

Sexual Abuse of Boys : By Jim Hopper

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Five Teachings to Live by from Thich Nhat Hanh : By Clyde

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5 Things I Wish People Knew About My Anxiety (A Kid’s Perspective) : By Renee Jain

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Interview With 3 Heroes who do Woodworking as CPTSD/PTSD Therapy : By Sawinery

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GoHackify! Kick Childhood OCD to the Curb (Animated Treatment Program)

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Music : In the Mood for Love - Shigeru Umebayashi

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The Surprising Power of Waiting: Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

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Sexual abuse as a child changes the body's biochemical response to stress : By European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

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Why Everyone Believes in Magic (Even You) : By Natalie Wolchover

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Man, that's amazing work--You are badass...:By Gretchen Schmelzer

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9 Ways to Soothe Someone With Dementia Who Wants to Go Home : By Paula Spencer Scott,

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Psychology of gambling - This 2010 paper provides an overview of major developments in understanding gambling and gambling-related harm from a psychological perspective. By Australian Psychological Society

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No Longer Trapped: Insights on Spiritual Abuse Recovery : By Jamie Marich

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The whistled 'bird language' of Northern Turkey

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Free writing, automatic writing, morning pages, are a few of the names this exercise is referred to and is as simple as it sounds -This One Simple Exercise may Unlock your Personal Power : By Christina L

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37 Art Therapy Techniques For De-Stressing : By Priscilla Frank

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The Mothers Who Can't Escape the Trauma of Childbirth For some women, the psychological toll of childbirth leads to a form of PTSD—distinct from postpartum depression—that follows them into new motherhood. Ilana E. Strauss

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Drawing is the Best Way to Learn, Even if you are No Leonardo De Vinci " By Anne Quito

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Mysteries of an Unseen World : Seeing ourselves and our environment beyond our every day experience.

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Mental Health Week - The Elephant in the Room

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It's nearly time to celebrate Mental Health Week - October 6th - 11th / 10.30am-4pm. Pop in for a to visit "Menshed" the elephant and discover free helpful links and information which may assist in the care of your or you loved ones mental and emotional health. Open to all ages. Once Menshed has helped us out for Mental Health Week, he will be a permanent friend for the children at Very Special Kids.http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/all-ears-for-mental-health-week/pub/maribyrnong_hobsons_bay/


18 Mesmerizing Watercolor Techniques You’ve Got to Try : By Sara Barnes, Paul Heaston, Jessie Oleson Moore, Sandrine Pelissier and Maria Stezhko

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My Husband has Developmental Trauma and No One Told Me About It : By Heather Tuba

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