In these unprecedented times of Corona Virus and COVID-19, I thought it useful to put together a library of videos that can assist you with coping.
Anxiety, uncertainty, fear, insecurity, and all kinds of other emotions seem to rule our world at the moment (there's about 34,000 of them, did you know that!).
These videos are intended to apply "counter force" against those emotional barrages, and can help to maintain a sense of equilibrium, calm, peace and level-headedness.
In this video: The S.T.O.P. Exercise. Counselling 101 in true form.
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I had some questions coming in about yesterday's video on the COVID-19 Corona virus in relation to the placebo effect and our mindset (find it here: youtu.be/XF5vgPWkLI8).
This video serves as a quick summary of yesterday's longer video.
For David Hendrey's video, go here: linksharing.samsungcloud.com/1584491353032Cxz60IO
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The COVID-19 Corona Virus is making us all very nervous, it seems. And it is definitely a good thing to take it seriously, and to stay alert.
On the other hand, while progress is being made to find a vaccine against this particular form of Corona Virus, you want to realise that much of the success of our journey through this pandemic is through our mindset and the power of the placebo effect. Our mindset (and subsequent placebo effect) can contribute to up to 70% or more of us successfully healing from and/or going through this pandemic without being affected too much physically, mentally and emotionally.
This video explains the power of our mindset and the placebo effect in more detail.
Credit goes to Dr. Alia Crum, whose TEDx Talk on Mindset and the Placebo Effect is useful to watch. Credit goes to Dr. David Hendrey from Hendrey Chiropractics in Kawana as well, who has valuable tips on keeping our bodies optimally primed to deal with the COVID-19 virus. Both experts' videos are linked below.
Dr. Alia Crum's video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tqq66zwa7g
Dr. David Hendrey's video: linksharing.samsungcloud.com/1584491353032Cxz60IO
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On a lighter note:
All you counsellors and psychologists registered with the Australian Counselling Association: you can now get your supervision hours through yours truly.
Shoot me a message in case you are interested.
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I Love this definition of Mindfulness! Over 400 years old, already!
An ability sorely lacking in many people at the moment....
“If the heart wanders or is distracted bring it back to the point quite gently - and even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back - though it went away every time, your hour would be very well employed”.
- Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622)
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As part of our most recent Spirit Hive event (www.spirithive.org), I spoke about our neuro-biology, in relation to how we process information and how our brains react/respond to life situation.
This was obviously a very simplified version of our actual brain makeup. Understanding the different parts and their roles can assist with managing mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, stress, and with managing our behaviours when we "feel" a particular way.
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