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Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood : Jonathan Lambert

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Whenever you get the chance, take children into natural environments, and create nature spaces within and around their home environments. Plant seeds, grow vegetables and herbs and harvest them. Allow children to climb trees and explore long grass and bushes. Talk to the birds. Look for bugs. Let children know that they are an important part of Mother Earth from as early in their development as you can, and hopefully they may always have a sense of belonging and a place to ground their feet when life throw challenges. Even if you live in a concrete jungle, surrounded by man made materials,  re-cycle and re-use those materials to transform a stark space into a garden. One you have created containers, (plastic milk bottles, old tyres, old plastic boxes and creates with bin liners and drainage holes), it is just a matter of curious investigation, asking friends, neighbours, community centers, churches for cutting and seeds, and purchasing a bit of dirt. Next...…..add water and get your h…

Coping with distressing news events : Mat Larkin Sane .org

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Today is a massive news day in Australia for survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse , particularly Clergy Abuse because Cardinal Pell, third ranking Vatican member, past Leader of the Australian Catholic Church, and long standing Victorian clergy member, has finally been convicted of five sexual abuse crimes against minors aged under 16. Those of us who have been following this case know too well that there are more than two lives devastated by Pell's actions. As a triggered survivor, I have taken some time out today for self care, rest and reflection, in order to deal not only with today's news, but for what is to come.  My hope is that everyone who needs support will seek it, that every one who can give support will give it, and that we are all kind to one another in our grief for those who continue to struggle in their quest for justice. Please contact your mental health professional or take advantage of your local help lines if you feel isolated in your pain.    
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Music : Gentle Wind - Contemplative Soul | Meditative Songs

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How Trauma Impacts Your Body - "If you’ve survived a traumatic incident, ignoring mental health treatment can negatively impact your body." : By Danielle Corcione

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A Healing Fog : By Gretchen Schmelzer

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Pure O: An Exploration into a Lesser-known Form of OCD - What is purely obsessional OCD and how do I know if I have it? By Jordan Levy, Ph.D. and Jan Weiner, Ph.D.

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Is “Drunkorexia” a Real Thing?A growing body of research suggests we should take this phenomenon seriously :By Renee Engeln Ph.D.

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How the bacteria in your gut affect your mind and body Over 100 million nerve cells line the digestive tract : By Lucille Tang

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Misperceptions About Child Sex Offenders : By Kelly Richards - Australian Institute of Criminology.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria

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Understanding Trauma, Addiction, and the Path to Healing: A Conversation with Gabor Maté : By Be Here Now Network

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Music : Hang Massive - The Secret Kissing of the Sun and Moon [ Official Video ]

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Traumatic Immobility: Depression as a Stress Response : By Sarah Knutson

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How Self-Care Became So Much Work : By Charlotte Lieberman

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We may idealize the actions we are able to document and share, or the data we can collect and track, but there are plenty of times when what we need to do to feel better, and actually get better, is less.https://hbr.org/2018/08/how-self-care-became-so-much-work?fbclid=IwAR3zRp9s9yXvQRgVDedSc7stCNfvNAmCXZVgg-nOrUk-8PDfj5AJFADlIzg




Drawing a picture of your diagnosis : By Dr. Stephen Parker

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Facing Our Dark Side - Some Forms of Self-Compassion Are Harder than Others : By Richard Schwartz

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Trauma and Dissociation - A Peacful Impact. -Watch the 8 short videos on trauma healing. The Sustainable Psychiatry

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Experiencing dissociative episodes after a life of traumatic events can seem a bazar and sometimes frightening phenomenon. Due to their strangeness they can be hard to explain to others , because often, we don't understand them ourselves.  The events themselves, can create anxiety, in turn manifesting more dissociation. This vicious cycle might lead to us feeling isolated leading to depression.  Understanding the nature of dissociation, it's protective purpose, the bodies natural rhythms and the understanding that the traumatic event no longer exists, can, over time and with support, lesson the effects of the trauma, build resilience and reset the polyvagal nervous system , putting dissociation at bay.
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Transforming the inner critic : By Emma Cameron

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