resilience

Celebrating Strength & Resilience; women’s stories resisting and surviving family violence, By Sophie Boord

Celebrating Strength & Resilience; women’s stories resisting and surviving family violence. Sophie presented at the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia 2019: Working with Trauma conference in Sydney earlier this year. She presented a film she’d made in a community health setting, Celebrating Strength & Resilience, which explores five women’s journeys through family violence in their [...]

Preparing for Birth with Guided Breathing and Deep Relaxation

By Nina Isabella In her wonderful book Gentle Birth Choices, Barbara Harper talks about the profound benefits of regularly practicing deep guided relaxation during pregnancy.  Harper states that during labour, women experience an altered state of consciousness. Knowing this gives us the superb opportunity to work with the body's innate desire to rest during labour.  [...]