Nick Valentine (from Healing Phase Counselling and Psychotherapy) discussing 'Emotional Abuse', which has a debilitating impact and is often a precursor to domestic violence in relationships. #nickvalentine #healingphase #emotionalabuse #domesticviolence #healthyrelationships #counsellormelbourne #counsellingmelbourne #psychotherapymelbourne #psychotherapistmelbourne #relationshipcounselling #counselling #psychotherapy #familyviolence
http://qz.com/584874/you-probably-know-to-ask-yourself-what-do-i-want-heres-a-way-better-question/ Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room. Everyone would like that—it’s easy to like that. If I ask you, “
http://www.thechangeblog.com/gratitude/ “If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that i
http://thespiritscience.net/2015/12/19/12-life-changing-rules-buddhist-monks-live-by/ What is your impression of the day-to-day of a Buddhist monk? Your visualization may make it appear that the monk-life is a vast departure from modern society, and you’d be pretty close to the truth. However, we can draw inspiration from the way they live their lives. If you are looking to bring more mindfulness and peace to your days, then we can look to these simple Zen Buddhist-inspired r
http://www.emotionalgeographic.com/blog-1/2015/8/11/parents-corner-the-courage-of-parenting-with-a-history-of-trauma?utm_content=buffer3570f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer This is for all of you parents who lived through difficult childhoods, difficult years--through trauma (however you would define it), through neglect, through war—especially, but not necessarily, as children. This is for all of you who had to do whatever you needed to do to su
http://www.thebestbrainpossible.com/easy-things-you-can-do-to-get-a-happier-brain-right-now/ We’ve come a long way in the science of happiness and have a pretty good idea of what happy looks like in your brain these days. It’s now known that what you do in your life every day, because of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change both physical form and function based on your behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, rewires your brain. You can either intentionally direct yo
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lee-holmes/its-not-your-heart-that-r_b_5673477.html A few years ago my life was at a crossroads. I was lying dormant in a hospital bed staring up at the peeling ceiling wondering whether I should continue swallowing the twenty pills a day the doctors had prescribed to help my autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia or take a different path that may lead me to find a better quality of life and a life free of drugs. I always thought that pharmaceutical
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/healing-trauma-through-the-mind-and-the-body/6425638 Boston Trauma Centre director Bessell van der Kolk believes that traumatic events affect people’s bodies as much as their brains. He explained to Lynne Malcolm why self-awareness is at the centre of his unconventional approach to therapy. At this time of year, Anzac Day reminds us of the many cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced by war veterans.