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Music : ANOUSHKA SHANKAR - LAND OF GOLD

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The Effects of Stress on Your Body : By Healthline

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How art eased my anxiety and inspired me to start a business : By Dr Pragya Agarwal

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Destined To Die And Destined To Love: Why Eros And Thanatos Are Soulmates: By Mallika Nawal

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Comedy - Ismo: Ass Is The Most Complicated Word In The English Language - CONAN on TBS

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How to Support Mental Health in People with Autism - A new study suggests that autistic individuals have higher levels of stress and depression when they don’t feel accepted. By Jenara Nerenberg

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Tomorrow is Australia day, a time that many people celebrate the arrival of the first fleet to the shores of this great land. But why might other Australians, Aboriginal and non- indigenous, continue to experience great sadness at this time? Could it be that Aboriginal Australian people and their ancient culture, continues to be shown a lack of respect, which they so rightly deserve? 7 ways Aboriginals are still being robbed in Australia today: By Welcome to country

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Communal Complicity: When Good People Make Bad Mistakes - Pledges of zero tolerance and policies against child sexual abuse are admirable, but not enough. By Gary Rosenblatt

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Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does By : Johann Hari

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Music - Armenian Flute Music - Pure & Introspective Meditation Music

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Experiential Self-Regulation in Trauma Therapy: By Odelya Gertel Kraybill

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How TV Is Changing The Conversation On Mental Health : By Deirdre Fidge

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The Mapping of Massacres In Australia, historians and artists have turned to cartography to record the widespread killing of Indigenous people: By Ceridwen Dovey -

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https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/mapping-massacres



 Once again, the Australia Day debate rumbles as people discuss which date we should be celebrating this day. Australia was inhabited by it's First Peoples long before European "Discovery" by  William Jansz  who landed in Cape York in 1606 or Captain Cook who dropped anchor in Botany Bay in 1770 and claimed it be Terra Nullius  (Nobody's Land). Since the European invasion, perpetual massacres of Australian Aboriginal men, women and children ensued. Today,  Aboriginal life expectancy is more than 10 years below that of the average non-Aboriginal Australian. Much of this is due to generational oppression and intergenerational trauma, lack of education, diabetes because of western diet and other life style factors which have been introduced into Aboriginal lifestyles in as little as the last three  generations.
Australia Day, Jan 26, celebrates 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jacks…

Helpful Resources for Parents with Disabilities : UK and US

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7 Mental Health Treatments To Try That Aren't Talk Therapy : By Kyli Rodrigue-Cayrro

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10 Signs That a Relationship Is Truly Loving - Can we do anything now to turn things around? By Randi Gunther Ph.D.

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Life is Tough. Here Are Six Ways to Deal With It : By Norman Fischer

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Window Of Tolerance - Learning to understand and exercise safe tolerance practices. By Mairead Ashcroft

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Experiencing trauma can affect our tolerance for internal and external life stress and other stimuli. We may experience triggering memories switched on at seemingly random times by smells, sights, sounds, touch, spacial awareness, which transport our consciousness away from the present day, and into a time and place, when we were overwhelmed and affected by an original trauma. When we are triggered, our bodies react, as if we were experiencing our past, in the present moment. Our window of Tolerance can greatly influence how we may react to the stimuli when triggered.
When we are within a regulated state of tolerance, our heart rate is steady, our breathing calm and we may feel a sense of personal safety. As indicated by the NICABM chart, we can see that trauma minimizes the size of the Tolerance Window. We may feel an intense  experience of being out of our comfort zone or being un-ground or off center. Sometimes we may try so desperately to scramble back to our window of tolerance,…

How to Free Yourself from Your Personal Stories An effective mindfulness practice for working with self-stories so you don’t get so caught up in yourself that you miss the irreplaceable moments happening right in front of you: By Bob Stahl and Steve Flowers

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Do You Know These Nine Varieties of Positive Emotion? Neuroscientific and evolutionary evidence suggests there’s not just one : Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.

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This Year, Resolve to Be Kinder to Yourself : By Elizabeth Cush

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Surreal New Adventures and Absurd Vintage Moments by Paco Pomet : Article by Christopher Jobson

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How to Raise Critical Thinkers in a World That Desperately Needs Them : By Carrie Williams Howe

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Music : Acoustic Rock (1990s - 2010s) - A two hour long compilation

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Why Going No Contact With Mom Doesn't Solve Everything : Learn the limits of parental divorce and four steps you must take. By Peg Streep

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The Window of Tolerance Animation - Helping to build greater opportunities for traumatized children to reach a point of of emotional regulation and recovery

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Honouring Children’s Rights Conference 17th May 2017

Battling the Physical Symptoms of Stress - Your body reacts the same way to a harsh email and a saber-toothed tiger: By Parneet Pal

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Depressed dogs, cats with OCD - what animal madness means for us humans: By Laurel Braitman

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Music / Documentary - 1 Giant Leap is a collaborative video project for the 21st century which fuses music, words, sounds, rhythms and images from over 25 locations in 20 countries around the globe to celebrate diversity of musicians, story-tellers, authors, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, artists, and thinkers from many different cultures.

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1 Giant Leap                         Documentary

National Geographic's 57 best images of the 2017 year—curated from 88 photographers, 112 stories, and nearly 2 million photographs.

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Mindful’s Top 10 Guided Practices of 2017 Listen to guided meditations from mindfulness experts on how to work with difficult emotions and weave mindful moments into your daily life. By Mindful Staff

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