The Trauma of News

The Trauma of News

Vicarious trauma is a term that refers to stress responses that occur in a person as a result of witnessing or working with people’s traumatic experiences. It can be described as a secondary form of trauma that may occur when we carry or hold onto stories of the trauma of others, usually as a result…

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The Tension of Happiness

The Tension of Happiness

A focus on happiness is always a great reminder to find the bright side in our lives and perhaps to lighten up a little. It can also provide us with an opportunity to be grateful for the blessings in our lives no matter how difficult life may be, and perhaps extend our focus to others…

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An easy way to learn EFT

An easy way to learn EFT

Find out about EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques by clicking on the link and listening to the podcast. In this interview by Sandhan I talk about the origins of EFT, and take you through the steps of the techniques. In this particular session, you will learn how to apply EFT for breathing. Tune in and learn about this great…

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EFT for End of Year Stress

EFT for End of Year Stress

Coming up to the end of the year can be so stressful. With work deadlines, preparation for Christmas celebrations, functions to attend, making holiday arrangements for the kids, and whatever else might come our way, it is no wonder we can feel quite frazzled. It’s important to find ways to keep our stress levels under…

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Is your garbage bag full?

Is your garbage bag full?

Living in the world is not all plain sailing, and we learn this from the moment we are born. Many of us enter the world screaming our little lungs out, and if not, it’s not too long before we let others clearly know that our needs are not being met! Thankfully for everyone around us,…

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Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain – Chronic Despair

Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain – Chronic Despair

If you struggle with chronic fatigue or chronic pain, or both, then you probably also battle with episodes of depression or despair. It is extremely wearing to be living in a state of constant low energy or to experience pain with every movement, and it is impossible for the emotions not to get caught up…

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Is your illness all in the mind?

Is your illness all in the mind?

The Western view of illness and healing has been slow to embrace the significance of non-physical factors in contributing to sickness and health. This is at odds with Eastern thinking where physical problems are generally viewed as the body-mind-spirit being ill-at-ease, or in a state of dis-ease. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards that a state…

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The Danger of Graded Exercise Therapy

The Danger of Graded Exercise Therapy

One of the major symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia (CFS/FM) is the extreme fatigue that may follow the performance of simple tasks. Just having a shower can be enough to debilitate someone with CFS/FM for several days or more. Unlike other illnesses with an identifiable course, CFS/FM is erratic and unpredictable, and there seems…

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How do you welcome the day?

How do you welcome the day?

Most people follow a routine for commencing each day: some may begin by waking up to an alarm and then snoozing on for a while longer before getting up while others may get straight out of bed and commence the day with a shower, a morning walk or prayer. There are countless ways in which…

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Are You a Perfectionist?

Are You a Perfectionist?

Many of us hold such high expectations of ourselves which can actually hold us back from achieving some of our goals. It is such a paradox, that our high expectations of ourselves can have the opposite effect in what we can achieve! Why would this be the case? People who expect much of themselves –…

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