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Music - Baptiste Sejourne & Kama Lila Sol - Kura Kura

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The reason Zoom calls drain your energy : By Manyu Jiang

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Most People Think This Is A Smart Habit, But It’s Actually Brain-Damaging : By Michael Simmons

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The Neuroscience of Addiction and Recovery : Debbie Hampton

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Coronavirus and Mental Health - 5 Ways to Reduce Stress : By Kerry McCarthy

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How Art Helps Your Mental Health, According To Experts By JR Thorpe

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Sacred Smoke & Symbolism of Smoke in different Traditions : By Jenny Smedley

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The Trauma Brain; Understanding Trauma & Codependency : By Kerryn Siems

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Grounding Techniques for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Using the Five Senses to Cope : By Matthew Tull, PhD

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Easter and the connection to the Full Moon. Plus a Moon Pie recipe to enjoy if you don't eat chocolate.

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https://www.almanac.com/news/everything-almanac-news/easter-motions-moon




Vegan Blueberry Pie www.radiantrachels.com

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How to Remain Emotionally Mature in a Crisis

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Step Inside the Circle - Adverse Childhood Experiences within the Prison Population

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How Might Our Home Isolation Affect or Pets : By Mairead Ashcroft

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Moon Shadow the Therapy Dog  is co-therapist in my Animal Assisted Psychotherapy team, Specialising in Adult survivors of Childhood Trauma. Life has changed enormously for her since community centres closed and group activities ceased due to Coronavirus restrictions. Not only has she temporarily stepped down as the Queen of the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre but she also has no private clients to meet and greet in our private practice. There are no more pats from school kids, and she has not been into the chemist, Bunnings or out for a cuppa for weeks.

Have you considered how the life changes due to COVID-19 might be affecting your fur child? Some of our smaller animals, mice, rats, rabbits, turtles and other little creatures might be experiencing some over handling or excessive noise if they are close to the T.V, computers or music. Cats will generally look after themselves but can show signs of stress and ultimately, physical illness when they are out of their routine. Like ca…

Taking care of yourself (or a loved one) when sexual abuse makes the headlines : By By Grace Jennings-Edquist and Sana Qadar

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A trauma psychologist weighs in on the risks of 'motivational' pressure during quarantine : By Annie Reneau

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Polyvagal Theory in Psychotherapy: Practical Applications for PTSD Treatment: By Dr. Arielle Schwartz

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lf-Regulation, and Expressive Arts Therapy The fundamentals of stabilization are found through the arts. By Cathy Malchiodi

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You may (or may not) have been aware that my blog posts slowed right down during November and were non existent during December.  September last year. This was due to me falling ill, being hospitalized for one full month, being in quarantine for twelve days during my hospital stay, followed by months of recovery, of which I am still undergoing. During the worst period of my illness I experienced a re-awakening of symptoms of Complex P.T.S.D. Frightening body felt memories  temporarily shattered my sense of self. It was as if I was a child again.
A massive part of my recovery has been to engage in creative processes and body focused interventions to enable self-regulation, bringing me back to Self. This article offers insights into how Creative Arts Processes offer safe methods of self exploration, amongst other positive healing and calming practices connecting the mind, body and spirit. Now as we enter times of social distancing and the possibility of isolation and quarantine, we mig…