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Locus of Control and Your Life : By Kendra Cherry

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Video : A New Story Of Humanity : a beautifully and sensitively woven tapestry of the rich diversity that is the human family. Films for Action

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Rewiring the Anxious Brain - Neuroplasticity and the Anxiety Cycle(Anxiety Skills #21) 1, 2 and 3 : By Emma McAdam Therapy in a Nutshell

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Aboriginal women create mindfulness app in language, bringing outback meditation to the world : By Katrina Beavan

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How to Use Creative Writing to Bear Witness

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Boundaries with Brene Brown

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Comedy: Do you need a good laugh? “My Name Is Ackle Ackinckacker!” | Michael McIntyre

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How Negative Thoughts Rewire Your Brain To Be Depressed : Psych Lens

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Navigating OCD during COVID-19 : By Nashy SANE

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The Myths About Violence Against Women In The Media: By Jane Gilmore

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The Neuroscience of Breaking Out of Negative Thinking (and How to Do It in Under 30 Seconds) : By Nate Klemp

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How Trauma Impacts Your Physical Health : By Lisa Marie Basile

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Hundreds of Symbols From Prehistory to Modern Day Comprise a Gold ‘S’ Screenprint by Seb Lester : Story By Grace Ebert

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Managing Mask Anxiety : By Mairead Ashcroft

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I have created a short series of videos to assist those who may be experiencing Mask Anxiety.
 The series consists of Exposure Therapy techniques that you can use at home to use at your own pace.
1.  Introduction - What is Mask Anxiety?2.  Familiarization - Learning about masks, their construction and their functions3.  Small Steps - Getting used to the feel of the mask without wearing it4.  Keep Going - Wearing your mask, breathing techniques.

The link to the video series is here. Managing mask anxiety

Please feel free to move backwards and forwards through the video content to suit your personal needs. For example: You may choose to spend added time in Small Steps, experiencing the feel of the mask material on different parts of your skin before you move on to the next video.
If at any time you feel overwhelmed, please stop, take a break, breathe deeply and slowly, have sips of cold water and settle yourself until you are ready to give it another try.
It is important in this instance to l…

9 Resources for Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety : By Maisha Johnson

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REFIRE: 6 Steps To Rewire Your Brain (And Master Anything) By Sarah McKay

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Imagination in the Time of Pandemic This is when “pretend” really comes in handy : By Cathy Malchiodi

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Girls Who Drink : By Lily Rose Thomas The UnLonely Project

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The Sensorimotor Hands-Brain Connection : Cornelia Elbrecht

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Joking about gaining the 'Quarantine 15'? Your words have more of an impact than you realise : SANE

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Gratitude Mandalas : Sara Roizen

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From Trash To Treasure: Turning Negatives Into Positives

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Sexual Assault Survivors Want Less Police, More Trauma-Informed Professionals — Especially For Black Victims : Sammy Caiola

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I can personally attest to the difficult experiences that are face while reporting sexual assault to the police and then undergoing the judicial system. During the very long process of having my childhood abuser, Brother Bernard Hartman arrested and then convicted and jailed, I felt very alone and invisible. I felt more like a statistic than a person for most of the time. I believe that with Trauma Informed Practices in place throughout every level of the process, I might have spent much more of that time of my life actually living, and not merely existing.Mairead
https://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/07/28/sexual-assault-survivors-want-less-police-more-trauma-informed-professionals-especially-for-black-victims/?fbclid=IwAR1i2lx4n1NsEsJ0kd1e3-9Yu8ofFDfMNLQk7z8c8kEEd9JKXETa0uKGBEY



Music - Relax African Music | Jabali Spirit

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Delicate Gifs by Illustrator Maori Sakai Capture the Serene Moments of Daily Life

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Parenting with Mental Health Challenges: By Belle - SANE.ORG

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4 Yoga Stretches for a Good Night’s Sleep Reach for better rest when you add these bedtime yoga poses to your sleep routine. BY STEVE CALECHMAN

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How Childhood Emotional Neglect Makes You Doubt Your Own Memories, Experiences, and Feelings : By Jonice Webb PhD

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Moving Art Therapy Online : By Carla Van Laar

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5 Art Therapy Exercises to Add to Your Self-Care Routine - Art is healing : By Anna Borges

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Dreams: Theory and Clinical Practice : Dr Douglas Van der Heide

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TAOISM | The Power of Letting Go

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You are not alone. Carer resources when someone you love attempts suicide : SANE

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How to Combat Mask Anxiety Face masks can be anxiety-provoking. Here is how you can cope : Melissa Shepard MD

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The Most Effective Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress In Your Life : By Dr Will Cole

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The Vagus Nerve and your Health : By Dr. Arielle Schwartz

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4 Simple Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain : By Paige Oldham

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Cultivating Compassion How to love yourself and others : By Thich Nhat Hanh, Artwork by Carrie Marill

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How To Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve for Better Mental Health : By Debbie Hampton _ Best Bain Possible

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Talking To Our Kids About Death : By Generation Mindful

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Music - Kaya Project - body​.mind​.soul [Folktronica / Global Fusion]

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How Faux-Feelings Are Sabotaging Your Communication Efforts : By Teri Lynn - Films for Action

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Marianist Province releases names of vowed religious members credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors

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Today, Marianist Provincial Father Oscar Vasquez along with Assistant Provincial Brother Bernard Ploeger, announced the publication of a list of names of Province members found to have sexually abused a minor.

List of Marianist members found to have sexually abused a minor in the United States.
Warning: There is no mention of  International Work Assignments, therefore survivors like myself, are not truly given the recognition warranted. Also, the word Credible, only counts for the very small percentage of survivors who manage to get their perpetrators arrested and convicted.
It took me 17 Years to put Bernard J Hartman in Jail in Australia. 

Why some people can't resist crowds despite the pandemic Blame evolution for our compulsion to socialize even with the risk of COVID-19 : By Rebecca Renner

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34 Free Guided Meditation Resources for Difficult Times : By MARINA

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11 ways post-traumatic stress disorder can affect your body : By Matthew Wilson

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Everything You Should Know About Art Therapy Exercises : By Candace Osmond

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Understanding Neuroplasticity : By Rick Hanson

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What If You Pursued Contentment Rather Than Happiness? Contentment—the knowledge that things are OK exactly as they are, right now—is highly valued by many cultures: By Daniel Cordaro

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Jung's Theory of Psychic Dynamics: By Watch World

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Neuroplasticity - After watching this, your brain will not be the same : By Lara Boyd

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Artist Transforms Coffee Stains into Mischievous Little Monster Illustrations : By Emma Taggart

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We all have our own bias and our own learned perspectives.  When we share our views with other in an equal exchange, we may learn a new perspective and discover a new picture. What were once coffee stains are now works of art. The stains are now cute little monsters. Who's to say that all monsters are troublesome? Is this a bias or a learned perspective? Are there areas of though, behaviour or life that might be ready for transformation.
https://mymodernmet.com/coffee-monster-drawings-stefan-kuhnigk/

Worried about Crime? Let's Address Root Causes, Not Symptoms: By Films for Action

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" When we understand how human behavior is influenced by the environment - it then becomes a matter of creating a society that nurtures the development of prosocial behavior rather than anti-social behavior. " Films for Action
https://www.facebook.com/filmsforaction/videos/946775675768767/


The Body Remembers

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Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup : By Katrina Michie

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What Is Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy? Here are seven principles for expressive trauma-informed practice. By Cathy Malchiodi

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Starry Starry Night / Guided Meditation : By Mairead Ashcroft Art of Life Counselling

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What To Do When Worry Keeps You Awake Behavioral sleep expert Jared Minkel explains four ways to quiet a racing mind and sleep more soundly : By Nicole Bayes-Fleming

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A Guided Meditation for Gathering Your Energy Sharon Salzberg shares this practice for strengthening your ability to concentrate so you can empower yourself to stop wasting energy and attention. By Sharon Salzberg

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Not Talking About Mental Health Is Literally Killing Men Our editor explains why we have to fix this silent crisis now : By Sean Evans

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Managing Conversations About Money : By Relationships Australia Victoria

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Talking to your partner about your finances can be hard and may bring up some strong emotions, resulting in avoiding conversations about money altogether. Being able to talk to your partner about your finances in healthy and respectful ways, however, is important, as research by Relationships Australia found that financial distress is the number one cause of separation and divorce in Australia.

https://www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au/assets/PDFs/Resources/Tip-Sheets/COVID19-Managing-Conversations-About-Money-Tip-Sheet-20080.pdf


𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐚 - 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐲 (Mix) 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘋𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰 / 𝘍𝘰𝘭𝘬𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢

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Anxiety - How to Help Your Anxious Brain Focus : By Debbie Hampton

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Here’s why planning a trip can help your mental health - Even during a pandemic, thinking about travel can make you happy : By Erica Jackson Curran

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