3 days ago

Marc de Bruin

Fascinating perspective.

Given that pretty much everyone on the planet is “addicted” to fear and anxiety to some degree, and that we are becoming more and more isolated from our communities, the answer to many issues today could be relatively simple: more connection; more community; more belonging. I love being part of Spirit Hive and other initiatives, where bringing back that belonging is absolute KEY. We are herd-animals. We need each other to feel good. It’s simple.

Thoughts?

#fear #anxiety #SpiritHive #Community #Belonging

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“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection." — Johann Hari

Watch the full TED Talk here: t.ted.com/cXvjJRp
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I agree Marc. I show Johan's video in my parenting workshop to illustrate just how important our sense of belonging is...and no matter what age our children are, it's important for them to feel an unconditional belonging to their 'tribe'.

Wow - this perspective really resonates with me.

3 weeks ago

Marc de Bruin

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”

-Sigmund Freud

Amen to that, Siggy.

#SigmundFreud #SayNoMore
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Think that was raising the babies.

4 weeks ago

Marc de Bruin

I LOVE working with ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). It's such a down-to-earth approach, yet steeped deeply in Mindfulness philosophy. It has high success rates used with people suffering from depression and anxiety (among others).

This video from Steven Hayes, one of the founders of ACT, is an AWESOME introduction to ACT. His personal story (from about 4 minutes) is gripping!

Psychological flexibility. That's what it's about.

youtu.be/o79_gmO5ppg

#ACT #AcceptanceAndCommitmentTherapy #PsychologicalFlexibility #MindfulnessWhat can we do to prosper when facing pain and suffering in our lives? More than a thousand studies suggest that a major part of the answer is learning psych...
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1 month ago

Marc de Bruin

That's one thing I definitely learned through counselling:

anger is mostly (pretty much always) a "defence emotion" against another deeper "hurt" underneath the surface!

Great image to represent this.

#Anger #CounsellingIf you’re unsure of why you’re feeling angry, try thinking of anger like an iceberg. Most of an iceberg is hidden below the surface of the water. Similarly, when we’re angry, there can be other emotions hidden beneath the surface.
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Thats one thing I definitely learned through counselling:

anger is mostly (pretty much always) a defence emotion against another deeper hurt underneath the surface!

Great image to represent this.

#Anger #Counselling

1 month ago

Marc de Bruin

[With apologies for the slightly "out of focus" video quality; not really sure what happened, there.]Our physical senses are merely intake channels. They don't show us what "IS", but merely give us the information which our brain then turns into "REALITY" and "FACTS".

If we want don't like what we are seeing/hearing/feeling, etc., we can start by teaching our brain to interpret the incoming information differently. Training our brain leads us to seeing/hearing/feeling the world around us differently, which changes ...... everything, really!

This video discusses 3 + 3 things you can do to train your brain to start "seeing" the world in a totally different (read: more beneficial) light.

Practice, practice, practice.

youtu.be/Lr5hnEFEubUMarc de Bruin marc@simplifyinglife.com.au www.simplifyinglife.com.au 0417 062 506
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1 month ago

Marc de Bruin

My life motto, pretty much.Each and every one of us has the power to break the cycle 💝 ... See MoreSee Less

My life motto, pretty much.

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Fab x

I love you Marc!

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