Resources To Help You Become Your Best You

Mindset Exercises

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Dealing With Mindset At Work

Focus On Business

Building Good Habits

Parenting

Separation / Divorce

Dealing With Career Change

Healthy Boundaries Mini-Course

Guilt Free Living Course

Life Transitions And Changes

De-Stressing With Nature

 Did you know that being out in nature can help reduce your stress levels?  There have been a number of studies about the calming effect nature can have and this article from Yale explains what researchers have discovered in a bit more depth.

In fact, just looking at an image of nature can help reduce your work stress.  So if you know a nature photographer or are lucky enough to take your own nature photos, be sure to put a few of your favourites up on your walls where you can see them while you're working.

My favourite nature photos at the moment were taken by nature photographer and bee lover, Kathy Hayes, from A Garden Tells A Story.  Her video of a bee collecting pollen from clover flowers is so soothing!  To see it, go to agardentellsastory.com.au and scroll just a little bit.  I hope you find it as relaxing as I do.

     

    Mindset Exercises

    Listen in as Counselling and Clinical Psychologist Katrina Streatfeild talks with Trudy Rankin, host of the Online Business Launchpad podcast about managing mindset.

     

    Building Good Habits

     

    There are some great tips here for building habits that will help you start living the life you want for you.  We'll be adding more useful resources soon.  Let us know what would be helpful for you.

     

    Parenting

    aParenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world.  It doesn't come with a built-in manual.  And how our parents “parented” us, is not necessarily the best way to parent our own children.  Here are some resources that can help you get it right while you're learning on the job.

    Practical Parenting Tips From Someone Who's Been There

    • Newsletter:  If you're after great practical parenting tips, Finley Robinson can help.  Finley has years of experience with his own 3 children, as well as working with young people as a mentor.  He is the author of a weekly newsletter for parents of children age 3-13.  And there is a lot of wisdom there.  You can start getting those practical parenting tips by subscribing to his newsletter

    Helping Your Child Regulate Their Emotions

    •  Book:  The Explosive Child by Ross Greene – The description on Amazon says that “An explosive child [is one] who frequently exhibits severe noncompliance, temper outbursts, and verbal or physical aggression. If this sounds like your child, you're probably feeling frustrated, guilt-ridden, and overwhelmed. At last, Dr. Ross Greene offers help for you and your child. Now updated with new practical information, The Explosive Child lays out a sensitive, practical approach to helping your child at home and school, including: reducing hostility and antagonism between the child and adults, anticipating situations in which the child is most likely to explode

    • Video:  Why Do We Lose Control Of Our Emotions? (aka The Lid-Flipping Framework)  This short video (6:47) explains why we can lose control of our emotions using cartoon visuals and very simple, easily understood dialogue.  Suitable for you to watch with your child.

    Helping You To Develop A Healthy relationship With Your Child Through Your Parenting Style

    • Book:  Parenting From The Inside Out by Dan Siegel – Now on it's 10th edition, this child-raising classic has helped a lot of parents.  Amazon says “In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.”
    • Website:  The Positive Parent Ally – Lots of practical advice and deep insights here for parents wanting to really bond with and understand their child.

     

    Separation / Divorce

    Going through a separation or divorce can be really tough.  There is no one right way.  These resources can help.

    •  Free Download: Love Languages WorksheetThe Love Languages worksheet lists the five languages, along with examples of each.
    • Video:  Rules Of Fair Fighting – The Fair Fighting Rules will help couples discuss issues tactfully, without hurting the other person’s feelings or damaging the relationship. They tell us what’s OK, and what’s crossing the line, in an argument. In this video, Woody Schuldt, LMHC, discusses 9 fair fighting rules to help couples argue safely. 

     

    New Job Or Returning To Work

    Getting a new job or going back to work after being out of the workforce for awhile can be really, really stressful.  These resources can help.

     

     

     

    Life Transitions And Changes

    Having big changes happen in our lives can be very stressful.  Going through Menopause, having your last child leave home, retiring, the birth of a new baby … so many things!  Whatever transition or change you're going through, these resources can help.

    •  Book:  Transitions: Making Sense Of Life's Changes by William Bridges  One of the most important self-help books of all time, TRANSITIONS is an essential guide for coping with the inevitable changes in life.  Amazon tells us that:

      “TRANSITIONS takes readers step-by-step through the three perilous stages of any transition, explaining how each stage can be understood and embraced. The book offers an elegant, simple, yet profoundly insightful road map to navigate change and move into a hopeful future”.

    • Book:   Embracing Change: Adjust, Transition And Adapt by Jana Firestone   Jana Firestone is a therapist and host of The Curious Life podcast.   In this book, Jana helps us take a slightly different view of change.  One that's the opposite of viewing change as a bad thing.  What if we embraced change and saw it as a doorway to new opportunities!

     

     

     

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    Healthy Boundaries 5 Day Challenge

    The Healthy Boundaries 5 Day Challenge is a Beginner's guide to feeling whole again.  If you feel like you've never been able to say no to anyone, if you are ‘always there' for everyone, if you learned to be a people-pleaser early in life, you'll probably also feel exhausted, sometimes used, but mostly just plain flat out over this being a one-way street… 
     
    Our Healthy Boundaries 5 day challenge is the first step to understanding how to feel whole again.  Start with this FREE challenge and see what difference some insight, knowledge and practice can do for you.

     

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    How To Embrace Balance Mini-Course

    At Beyond Trauma we specialise in providing a peer support and mentoring service to trauma-affected women over 40.  Our programs are universal in application and therefore available for anyone and everyone to learn and use.  You are always welcome here.
    Learning Guilt-Free Living is the first course in our Beyond Trauma – Surviving to Thriving Series, and the first step forward in your journey to feeling emotionally whole.
    When healthy habits are not modelled or taught to us, it can be difficult to navigate the adult life without being subject to or succumbing to the whim and will of those that would take advantage of you.

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