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Have your morning coffee with a friend. This little fella and I had a great brew together this morning. We talked mainly about misunderstandings with spiders and how it felt that everyone was out to kill you and that he had a young family, how his wife did most of the shopping and cooking. He also had a beef about the cost of shoes and how the optometrist tried to rip him off. Not to mention everyone tearing down their house and accused them of squatting. 🙂🕷🕸 #spiders #arachnids #spidersarefriends #coffee #coffeefriends #morningbrew #understandings #ruok
“in a world where you can be anything, be kind” ☺️👌🏼 #dannylim and myself trying to help the CBD workers this morning reminding everyone is able to smile 🙂 it’s been a tough few weeks, but seeking professional help has and will continue to help me. a massive shout out to my family who have been so amazing throughout my life. without them I would not be here today. #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillhealth #ruok #bekind #itsoktonotbeok #smilecvnt #itsokaytonotbeokay #suicideprevention #love #smile #optimistic #psychology #family #support
Look after people around you, yes it’s good to say you are not ok- but then what? Do we know how to support a brave soul who shares their pain? The biggest thing we can give others is our TIME. ❤️ look out for others ❤️ listen to hear not to reply ❤️ regular check -ins with people ❤️excercise ❤️drink water, reduce caffeine ❤️ good nutrition ❤️reading material #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #positivethinking #selfcare #ruok #ruokeveryday #howtolisten #lookafteryourself
Unfortunately this Christmas not everyone will have the opportunity to spend time making memories with their families...or even a warm meal to share with a loved one. We're all in this together...always help one another. Always pay it foward. If you can change just ONE persons life this holiday...do it. Help them. You might just be the only one that does! A call. A meal. A dollar. As small as those gestures seem...Just one of those could change a persons life. #christmas #helpothers #feedthehomeless #thoseinneed #love #ruok #giving #ingivingwereceive #tistheseason #belight #bekind #fooddrives
We all go through life’s ups and downs and face moments where we need a friend or loved one with whom we can have an honest conversation. That's why today's #RUOK Holiday Helper challenge is getting you to ask a life-changing question. Swipe left for your challenge. Find tips, inspiration and more to help you take the challenge at www.ruok.org.au/holidayhelper (link in bio) #RUOKHelper #RUOKDay
Don't be afraid to take charge. If you suspect your staff or someone you love may be suffering from mental health act now and get the training you need to support them. Whilst the courses teach how to assist co-workers in a professional setting who may be suffering or developing mental health problems, the skills learnt in this course are for life and will help anyone. For more information visit the link in our bio.
Christmas can be tough for many people. Sending a cyberhug to you all especially the lonely, those feeling sad, working through loss and grief or just plain overwhelmed. I care. This season won’t last forever. Just do your best to push through. 😘
Don’t just save R U OK? for one day. ⠀⠀ Christmas is a great time of year to reach out to people and have a conversation. ⠀⠀ - Reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. - Complete a random act of kindness for a stranger. ⠀⠀ Remember a conversation could change a life. ⠀⠀ #love #christmas #ruok #warnersbay #newcastle
I am waiting....!!! ❤ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Bebu... Der for u @ anytime.... #forever #tollywood #teluguwedding #mygirl @its_me_bebu #mylife #mywish #pray #kind #generous #promise #hope #love #faith #godsplan #comeback #rewind #10years ... 💞❤💕💝 #ruok #baby ....
Good Morning everyone! Seems like the knee is improving, but there are other challenges Tim is facing this morning. The chop has picked up, with the wind so he is addressing the way his auto helm is managing the chop. We will update with more info as the day goes on # # # # #veteranmentalhealth #veteranhealthcare #healthyveteran #ptsd #ruok #atlanticcampaigns #twac2018 #oceanrow #3000miles #tamethekraken #adventure #adventuresports #extremesports
And in Sunday morning seasickness news...the winds have kicked up, along with the chop in the Atlantic... # # # # #veteranmentalhealth #veteranhealthcare #healthyveteran #ptsd #ruok #atlanticcampaigns #twac2018 #oceanrow #3000miles #tamethekraken #adventure #adventuresports #extremesports
World record attempt in February supporting a mental health charity. Let's work together to save lives. If ever you were to going to pledge support for anything, then let it be this. Help me make a difference with this World Record fundraiser. I'm genuinely humbled by the support thus far👊👊👊 Donate here: https://ruokchallengeevent.everydayhero.com/au/roll-around-the-clock - #rollaroundtheclock #ruok #tfoi #theforceofinspiration #royalmarinescommando #fuckbjjpolitics #getbehindthisbjjbrothersandsisters #unitethebjjcommunity #chaukaizen #braus #grappleapparel #fitnesswarehouse #xpeed #donatetosavelives #icantdothisalone #wewillsucceed
World record attempt in February supporting a mental health charity. Let's work together to save lives. If ever you were to going to pledge support for anything, then let it be this. Help me make a difference with this World Record fundraiser. I'm genuinely humbled by the support thus far👊👊👊 Donate here: https://ruokchallengeevent.everydayhero.com/au/roll-around-the-clock - #rollaroundtheclock #ruok #tfoi #theforceofinspiration #royalmarinescommando #fuckbjjpolitics #getbehindthisbjjbrothersandsisters #unitethebjjcommunity #chaukaizen #braus #grappleapparel #fitnesswarehouse #xpeed #donatetosavelives #icantdothisalone #wewillsucceed
World record attempt in February supporting a mental health charity. Let's work together to save lives. If ever you were to going to pledge support for anything, then let it be this. Help me make a difference with this World Record fundraiser. I'm genuinely humbled by the support thus far👊👊👊 Donate here: https://ruokchallengeevent.everydayhero.com/au/roll-around-the-clock - #rollaroundtheclock #ruok #tfoi #theforceofinspiration #royalmarinescommando #fuckbjjpolitics #getbehindthisbjjbrothersandsisters #unitethebjjcommunity #chaukaizen #braus #grappleapparel #fitnesswarehouse #xpeed #donatetosavelives #icantdothisalone #wewillsucceed
is Emotionally Sentimental & Fragile But Physically he is Indestructible... So he is Fine Don't Worry About Him😀⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Yeah Thats Hiм... Getting Smashed n Smashed n Smashed, Over n Over n Over... Just Like 1sт Time Going For New Trick But This Feels Different. This Time he Was Smashing The Water With Confidence. That's His First Session Just After a Year.⁣ ⁣ ___________________________________________⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I Forgot How to Ride Just Like I Forgot About Myself n Self Love Over Year. I Can Feel That⁣ ⁣ Something is Missing⁣ Something isnt Right⁣ Something Doesn't Quite Fit⁣ ⁣ The Best Part is I Learnt to See Myself From Different Prospective so Time For a Recovery. ⁣ ⁣ Tell me About Your Thoughts!⁣ Would You Like to be Emotionally Indestructible or Physically?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #kite #kitesurfing #backonstage #crash #faceplant #rusted #fail #waves #splash #ruok #naish #torture #crazy #windy #af
After a busy week without any exercise I could feel a bit of anxiety returning, and getting out on the trail and road was a good way to burn off the approaching bad feelings. With my current fitness, I’m happy with any run of that distance where I can go under 6 min/km, so it was a good afternoon out. #running = #goodmentalhealth
Keep bossing peeps. Dont make them everyday problems bring you down, boss up and make them your bitch! #happysunday #positivity #positivityquotes #entrepreneurlife #mentalhealth #ruok #menshealth
DAY 10. A few beers with fellow @gageroadsbrewingco share holder Scotty (@karenmcl ) while crafting conversations over what it takes to keep your marriage intact - if it was easy the failure rate wouldn't be so high... but some things a worth the fighting for! 🎄 🍻 Despite all the celebrations, Christmas can actually tough time of year. So rather than counting down the '12 days of Christmas', we're. crafting conversations as we count down the '12 mates of Christmas'. 🎄 🍻 #craftingconversations #askforindiebeer #RUOK #letsbattlethistogether #mentalhealth #mentalillness #unitedwestand #soldieron #itsokaynottobeokay #speakup #survivor #dontgiveup #healthymind #togetherwerise #craftbeer #beerstagram #beerlover #beertasting #beerblog #beeradvocate #beertasting #beerreview #beerisgood #craftbeercommunity #craftbeerlife #craftbeernotcrapbeer #craftbeeraustralia
THE AFTERMATH of a storm.. Yesterday I had spent the day preparing and decorating the house for an outdoor (emphasis on outdoor) Christmas Party, despite the weather report flagging at 4 pm there was a 90% chance that there would be lightning, rain, thunder. Well sure enough at 4 pm on the dot when guests were arriving, the rain started, followed by thunder and then lightning ⛈ causing absolute carnage with my decorations, marquee and the beautiful outfits of my guests. The marquees started flapping, food got wet, guests were seeking refuge inside from the ‘elements’, kids thought it was fabulous fun and started running out into it screaming... total CARNAGE. Some of us thought it was hilarious, some of us fled to get out of it, others started rushing around trying to move furniture and anchor the marquees. It has got me thinking about the roles we all play when faced with chaos and unpredictability. When it comes to ‘life’ storms what role do you play?... do you surrender and dance in the rain, seek refuge until it has passed, try to control it and resist it? Though most importantly once the storm has passed and you are left with the aftermath, what actions are you taking to manage the carnage, whether that be the loss of your job, a loved one, a ‘bad’ day/week, relationship breakdown, sickness, financial difficulties , an emotional gathering with your family at Christmas. Our modern world often requires us to move forward quickly after the storm, leaving us with no time or space to really appreciate and grow from our experiences. No matter how big or small your storm maybe, create space to....................⚡️reflect and acknowledge you have just been through a storm and survived ! ⚡️re-build and connect with yourself, with your loved one/s ⚡️self-care, do things that centre and soothe you ⚡️take the lessons you needed to learn so you can grow ⚡️honour your strength ⚡️think about what’s next and how you might go about re-designing a life you will LOVE ! #designthelifeyoulove #self -care#stepintoalifeyoulove #projectlove #ahappymind #ruok #mindfulness #wellbeing #coachingforchange #wellness #loveyou #lovewhatyoudo #rebuildstrength #risingwithstrength
The struggle is real. 👎 If only people knew the shitstorm that swirls around in my head every.damn.day. ⚡ - - - #hermit #sociallyawkward #speakout #ruok
This time of year can be challenging for many people so it’s a good time to get a refresher on help that’s available to you or someone in need. Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 Kids Helpline: 1800 551 80 Emergency: 000 Confidential Helpline: 1800 737 732 Mensline: 1300 78 99 78 Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277 Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467 QLife: 1800 184 527 Please remember I am always here for a smile, a hug, a chat and support. Please stay safe and check in with those around you. #itsokaynottobeokay #ruok #mentalhealth #wellness #awareness
“I know the only way to end this epidemic is through vulnerability, empathy and openness.” . . . . . Have a personal mental health story to share? Submit anonymously at smhff.com/shareyourstory #SMHFF #MyMentalCare
GREAT NEWS! #SEMPI is going to the #philippines thanks to my new #colleague , #friend & #mentalhealth #advocate General Palma from @gp_talks. I taught General how to use & teach SEMPI via Skype, so that he can now take it out into his #community and local #schools ! #Thankyou General for the #love you show to your community, your #passion for #advocacy , and for learning the #sempisocialcommunicationmodel . You are #inspirational ! If you would like to learn SEMPI to #empower your community to care for, and drop to a deeper level of #conversation with each other in times of need, DM me, or go to my website at www.sempi.net and get your #free #altruistic #payitforward pdf to share among all of your community members! Alyse 💚🙏 #strongertogether #suicide #depression #speakup #riseup #teaching #groups #love #friends #changetheworld #sempi #howsyoursempi #ruok @carolinecc_66
It's okay to not be okay. . It's okay to ask for help. . It's okay to be broken. . It's okay to want to be whole. . It's okay to be exactly who and how you are in this moment. . . . . . #anxiety #traumapsychologist #stress #anxietysupport #depression #healing #ruok #talktosomeone #mentalhealth #clinicalpsychology #trauma #recovery #stresssupport #mentalillness #psychologist #chelseapsychology
~Layers~ . How amazing is this amethyst? I love that I can see all the different layers. It reminded me that some people carry so many layers of hurt and pain deep within though shine bright on the outside. We never really know someones story. Be kind! . . . #alwaysbekind #itsoknottobeok #ruok #amethystcluster #amethystcrystal #amethystjewellery #memorialjewellery #icebergeffect
A couple of weeks ago this was the real me. Exhausted. Sick of myself. Tired of re-living and torturing myself over all of the itty bitty tiny decisions I’d made that day. All the little things I thought I’d done wrong. Hating who I was. This is the real face of anxiety. I’ve had it my whole life and so I don’t know where it ends and I begin. I know this isn’t the happiest thing to share at this time of year but maybe that’s why I’m writing about it. Because I don’t think people will read about it due to all the busyness! Be kind to yourself. Gentle. It’s important. Trust me. New blog post about #anxiety otherwise known as my own special kind of crazy. Link in profile or www.hellojessgreen.com #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyhelp #depression #ruok #ruokeveryday #ontheblog #ontheblogtoday #blogger #bloggerlife #blog #blogpost #newblogpost #mentalwellness #bekindtoyourself #allthefilters #linkinprofile
Signed up for the Holiday Helper challenge. Simple challenges for the days leading up to Christmas to encourage connection and support 👌🏽 I don’t know about y’all, but this holiday season I’m focusing more on connecting with love ones than on the presents I buy them #sorryfam #notsorry 😂💜 •• To me this is what it means to be human. Not that 1 day a year where we post a status on Facebook that says RUOK and expect the world to comment if there’s something wrong. It’s the uncomfortability of being the one to reach out to someone who may need it. “3/5 Aussies wish they received more phone calls from their nearest and dearest. 9/10 say they genuinely feel cared about when they get a phone call from a loved one” #mentalhealthawareness #RUOK #mentalhealth #nursing #passion #nurse #murse #malenurse
UNDERSTANDING ROCKBOTTOM | I could speak for hours on the meaning behind this quote as there are so many interpretations. - 👉Today my message is to those of you who have never experienced rockbottom and depression (the "dry well") however have a partner, family member or friend that you are at a loss to understand. - The reality is, if you haven't been there, it is hard to fathom their feelings or how to help. - Remember, one of the most important things is to not dismiss how they feel; ✒ “Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.” - Lemony Snicket - They really just need to know you are there; ✒"I think this is what we all want to hear: that we are not alone in hitting the bottom, and that it is possible to come out of that place courageous, beautiful, and strong." - Anna White - Now to hopefully provide you with an insight on how it feels (it is different for everyone) ; ✒ "And I know, knew for sure, with an absolute certainty, that this is rock bottom, this what the worst possible thing feels like. It is not some grand, wretched emotional breakdown. It is, in fact, so very mundane:…Rock Bottom is an inability to cope with the commonplace that is so extreme it makes even the grandest and loveliest things unbearable…Rock bottom is feeling that the only thing that matters in all of life is the one bad moment…Rock bottom is everything out of focus. It’s a failure of vision, a failure to see the world how it is, to see the good in what it is, and only to wonder why the hell things look the way they do and not some other way." - Elizabeth Wurtzel . . . . . #rockbottom #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #wellness #hopelessness #nowayout #understandingmentalhealth #understandingdepression #family #friends #relationships #listen #understanding #acceptance #bethere #youarenotalone #supporteachother #ruokday #ruokdayeveryday #ruok #brisbaneigers #takecareofeachother #lifecoaching #doughawkins #focuslifecoaching #quotestagram #quotesogram #empty #brisbane
#selfcare reminder! Today I took the day off, & spent it with my cousin @_bri_roberts. We were wandering around the rock flats while the #hightide was coming in. I was able to practise some #mindfulness and #photography as well as feeling #rejuvenated from the #energy from our #amazing #aussie #ocean . I love how the #waves were starting to #flow in so much faster than when we first arrived! What a 'wonderful day of #rest 😊 Are you having a day of rest in the lead up to #christmas ? #mentalhealth #downtime #howsyoursempi #sempi #ruok #australia #beach #austinmerbeach
They’re our next generation to take care of this world, to care of us and to set good examples for the next.. . How do we expect them to achieve so much when the majority of them live their lives looking down at technology, closed behind bedroom doors in gaming consoles, or shying themselves away from fear and lack of confidence. . We are committed as you to do something about this. As a collective we can address our child’s challenges, inform them of how to lead better healthier lives, give them foundations to build more confidence to participate more, to speak up and to respect themselves no matter what they’re body shape. . We are currently pulling together a speaker list for March 2019 to share their stories , to educate both kids and parents on Nutrition, self appreciation, Fitness and learning to collaborate to achieve more. . . Register your interest to attend this event in March and receive updates by sending an email to Salty@terrigalfitness.com . #HOOYAH . Salty . . . #Terrigal #fitness #wellness #antibullying #Australia #nutrition #meangirl #bebetter #loveyou . #Centralcoastnsw #avocabeach #forrestersbeach #health #abetteryou #nextgeneration #mentalhealth #healingdepression #smile
The Stay ChatTY schools program has signed off for 2018.⁣ ⁣ If your school is interested in having us visit in 2019, follow the link in our bio for all relevant program information.⁣ ⁣ Julia and Kat has some amazing evaluation results this year, and we can’t wait to share them with you later this week. ⁣ ⁣ #StayChatTY #MentalHealthInSchools
We weren’t okay at the aftermath of this show. MG201. #RUOK #201 . #MENACEGVNG @mitchos_da_menace @kinghuskii
It's so hard to accept a life of pain..something i could never get used to. Making my already poor mental health even poorer.. #fuckpain #painsucks #mentalhealthawareness #ruok #support #lifeshard #injury #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #recovery #pain #whatdoido #hurt #sadness #helpme #misstheoldme #strongwoman #strengthnoweakness #notokay
I can’t believe it has been 14 years without you Uncle Chad, I think about you everyday and I wish you where still here, I love you so so much xx #ruok
At Figured Podcast, mental health is close to our hearts and minds. We believe that the stigma attached to anxiety and depression is perpetrated by some areas of the media and mental health services are grossly underfunded. Beyond Blue and other wonderful organisations focus on mental well-being, rather than illness. Being heard is vital to our well-being and reaching out to family, friends, colleagues and neighbours could make a huge difference in their lives. And ours.
Absolute honour to play with such a great bunch of guys to celebrate the memory of a great coach and even better man. Blair would have called me fatboy for the rest of the game for not jumping to block this shot 😅😅. It was an awesome event and great to see people support the Smith family and R U OK?. There is always help around you, check in on your mates and get help if you need it #ruok #itsnotweaktospeak #lifeisateamsport #whitemancantjump #basketball #getthatouttahere
This is a message to @emmylou_loves Myself and my 2 sisters have followed your page for a while now and were saddened to see your recent stories. Sad, that you too are feeling so low, worthless and down. Almost 3 years ago we lost our brother Ben to suicide and the cost is more than we can bare. Thank you for being so real, honest open and raw. Mental illness is real and it’s not going away. By sharing your story. You’ve spoken to so many unable to share their stories. We will be watching, supporting and cheering you on girl. #itsokaynottobeokay #itsoknottobeok #suicideawareness #mentalhealth #stigma #mentalhealthweek #imnotgoinganywhere #depression #anxiety #suicideprevention #ruokday #mentalhealthmatters #beyondblue #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #awareness #ruok #MentalhealthMonday #mentalhealthawarenessweek #worldmentalhealthday #projectsemicolon #semicolon #worldmentalhealthday2018 #WMHD2018
A repost, but still stands true. 👤 Due to past trauma, I have attachment issues that I have spent years working on. As much as I've worked on it, the transference neurosis can at times feel insurmountable. Regardless of who I'm with, I am ALREADY constantly scared of the fact that I am going to be alone forever for the flaws that I see in myself, without taking into account the fact that I already live with depression and C-PTSD (and therein see that as another thing that will push people away due to stigmas surrounding mental health). I'm not going to explain the psychopathology of neurosis here, as I feel its mechanisms are self-explanatory considering the context provided. So before you spit on who I am and subversively question my morality, just understand that you're only exacerbating the issues that I've worked so hard on for so long. I am already my biggest critic. I don't fucking need you to be too. 👤👤👤👤👤 #psychologist #psychology #medication #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealth #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness #help #igy6 #ivegotyoursix #mentalillness #ruok #askforhelp #areyouok #itsoktonotbeok #depression #cptsd #trauma #breakthesilence #breakthecycle
Mood #waitingfor2019 📸 @jlo 💗🌸
Originally shared this 3 years ago on Facebook and it’s still so relevant, especially at this time of year... for those that struggle around this time of year remember how strong you are, how far you’ve come and if you need to chat to someone reach out. Mental illness isn’t a choice, it’s not something we wake up and decide to struggle with. Our brains can be our best friends and out worst enemy... it can be exhausting. Remember to put yourself first and practice self care at this time of year ... rest when you need to. Allow yourself to say no. Admit when you need alone time. Or ask for a hug when you need it. If you or anyone else you know is struggling with your mental health remember there are plenty of options to seek help from... @soldiers.utd @lifelineaustralia @headspace_aus @ruokday @beyondblueofficial #letsbattlethistogether #soldiersunited #itaintweaktospeak #ruok #suicideprevention #mentalhealthawareness #badass #strength #girlsgotgrit #onefootinfrontoftheother #theadventuresoflucky #ytg4x4 #endthestigma #mylife #youvegotthis
Lemme talk a teeny bit about self care.. this can mean so many different things for us all.. for me though it means making positive choices for myself.. from the food I eat, the movement I make with my body, the sleep I get, the people I surround myself with, the circle around me... this week I’m all about a combination of all of these things. So I’ll train most days (hearing me @jleigh.co ), I’ll eat well, I’ll sleep, I’ll swim in the ocean, I’ll choose my company carefully. That’s my self care plan. For those feeling overwhelmed, remember we control how we react.. this time of year can be stressful, I get it. However I’ve learnt to let expectation go and accept I do what I can do. Nothing more, nothing less. What’s your self care plan? #welove #selflove #aboldlife #livealifeyoulove #authenticity #bealight #letloverule #youdo #ruok #selfcare #loveyourself #akindheart #youroxygenmaskfirst
A life lesson from me ~ 𝓣𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽 𝓸𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓼 𝓱𝓸𝔀 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝔀𝓸𝓾𝓵𝓭 𝓵𝓲𝓴𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓫𝓮 𝓽𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽𝓮𝓭 🌷 It's all about honest communication, time and having the courage to understand yours & others emotions & the situation, thoughts and then respecting that. 🐝 It's easier to come from a place of love and kindness than to automatically judge/assume, ignore, be bitter & fearful...from experience both people end up feeling worse instead of valued. ☀️ Understand & think about why they may be feeling hurt, empty, angry, confused or sad...put yourself in their shoes, be sensitive & calm but never blame. Emotions + illnesses don't define a person.🚦🧟 Bring them comfort even if it's a heartfelt compliment, a hug, or your presence -provide reassurance and a listening 👂Believe in yourself (so important to realise).🕸️As long as you try eitherway youll know you left that person a little bit better than when you found them. It doesn't matter how long they're in your life for, always be caring & listen to their words it can make a difference. I think in relationships, friendships, situations etc, it all comes down to respect, appreciation & deep understanding & simply putting in the effort to be more aware. Grow together & allow a 🙇 to grow in their own world freely too.💕 Take care of yourself. It's not your job to entirely fix one person but it is our job as humans to provide compassion and encouragment so that one people can be directed towards the light & be inspired. We all get so caught up in our lives we might not think about this often, we all have bad days & moods & the last thing we want to do is cheer someone else up but being present & working together with your close one & communicating clearly straightaway is a crucial step. ‼️I feel strongly about this because of my past & as an educator, I feel passionate about teaching the next generation the importance of empathy, being kind and self aware. 👩‍🏫📚 The world needs more love and we all deserve to experience it within ourselves & others, with patience. Just imagine if we all try as each day passes the world could be a much better place.. there's still hope.🌈 💙 🄱🄴 🄺🄸🄽🄳, 🄰🄻🅆🄰🅈🅂.💐 #ruok
MINDFULNESS & DEPRESSION Current resarch at Harvard Uni is exploring the benefits of mindfulness meditation on the brains of clinically depressed patients. Carefully screened patients will be given a fMRI before & after an 8 week course in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT. During the scans, participants will complete 2 tests: one that encourages them to become more aware of their bodies by focusing on their heartbeats & the other asking them to reflect on phrases common in the self-talk of depressed people (eg. “I am such a loser"). After a series of such comments, the participants will be asked to stop ruminating on the phrases & the thoughts they trigger. Researchers will measure how quickly subjects can disengage from negative thoughts, typically a difficult task for the depressed. The hypothesis is that mindfulness techniques work in depressed individuals by boosting the body awareness in the moment (interoception), which, by focusing their attention on the here & now, helps participants to break the cycle of self-rumination. Using mindfulness techniques has also been linked to stress reduction, reduced pain, increased concentation, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, anxiety & PTSD. MINDFULNESS EXERCISE - please refer to my recent post Further reading: www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/04/harvard-researchers-study-how-mindfulness-may-change-the-brain-in-depressed-patients/ Photo: Arenal Volcano is a protected area in northern Costa Rica. It’s known for its hot springs and wildlife, including jaguars & tree frogs. It was a stunning and lush place to visit in 2016. We had a wonderful picnic on some huge volcanic rocks and this was our view! June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #mindfulnessstressreduction #mindfulacceptance #mindfulliving #mindful #mindfullness #mindfulnessmeditation #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthadvice #invisibleillness #project1in4 #depressivedisorder #depressionandanxiety #rumination #depressionhelp #psychologyscience #psychology #depressionrelief #anxietytreatment #mentalhealthresource #ruminationsyndrome #beinginthemoment #ruok #instamood #instapsychology
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