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Two step out to support Beyond Blue

Narrabri Courier September 8 2020

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A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

It’s a famous Chinese proverb, of course, and may have been in the minds of two walkers when they set off at dawn from Pirate Park, Narrabri West on Thursday to walk to Yarrie Lake.

The distance is about 17 kilometres, or something more than 17,000 steps, but their journey was for a good cause and they weren’t counting.

The Healing Power of Music

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It’s no secret that music can alter our mood, whether we listen or participate. Loud and active is more uplifting; smooth and soft, more calming. As long ago as 1697, William Congreve wrote that music has the power to “soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” 
Now, research has shown us we can harness these powers to create calmness and help us heal in many ways. When we are calm we can function better, both emotionally and physiologically. This is when healing can take place.

 

Chanting helps many of us to reduce stress and anxiety but can science explain why?

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“Repeating a positive phrase over and over again, helps the brain to reinforce that message and lays down new neural pathways so that it becomes a habit. Which is what I encourage in Brain Coaching. The following is an excellent article on research conducted on the effects of chanting on our physiological and psychological well-being. Give me a call and I can explain the benefits.”

The first time Gemma Perry tried chanting, she had no idea what to expect. "I was at a yoga studio and everyone was chanting a particular phrase 108 times and I didn't know what was going on," she says. But Perry, who was suffering from severe depression, says she found chanting to be so therapeutic she tried it again the following week. A decade on, she's undertaking a PhD to try to uncover if science can explain it. Despite having been practised for thousands of years by almost every culture

Read in ABC News:  Click the heading to go to the article

Beating the Blues during Covid19

It is such an important topic.

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Being anxious over a change in our lives is Normal. It is called being human.

It is how we let that anxiety get to us that we need to address.

A certain amount of anxiety (or stress) can be useful – it can help spur us to react, to be responsive, to adapt.

We certainly have had a lot of changes in our lives recently.

So, no wonder there is a lot of anxiety around. Rather than buckle under, what can we do about it?

In this article, you will find a few coping strategies, (a few ‘brain hacks’)to avoid that anxiety taking over.

My background is in Science, Secondary Teaching and Rural Research & Development, Human Capacity Building, then studying Psychology at UNE (I graduated on my 62nd birthday – you are never too old!),  now I am offering Brain Coaching. Which is all about creating new habits – new pathways in your brain.

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