Tag: mental health

  • Learning About Ourselves With Dance/Movement Therapy
    Learning About Ourselves With Dance/Movement Therapy
    Dance/Movement Therapy practitioner Aurélie shares how music and movement can lead our bodies to teach us more about our inner selves.By Aurélie ChaudieuSince humans have been humans, dance has played an important role in many societies worldwide – to celebrate weddings or birth, to mark the entry to adult life, or to facilitate the mourning […]
  • Bringing Harmony to the Family with Dance Therapy
    Bringing Harmony to the Family with Dance Therapy
    Dance and Movement Therapy can clear our headspace and foster resilience. Aurelie explains the benefits of this practice for families and offers a fun activity to try at home.By Aurélie ChaudieuA little bit of historyAfter the Second World War, there was a need for alternatives to verbal therapy for war returnees to cope with what […]
  • When Children Grieve
    When Children Grieve
    It’s hard for parents to recognize how and when our children grieve and how to help.By Johanna De Konig, Image by Mark Filter from PixabayAs parents, we often want to protect our children from sorrow, which is not always possible. In fact, sometimes we parents do not realize that our children mourn and are sad […]
  • Self-care? There’s An App For That!
    Self-care? There’s An App For That!
    The fast-moving world of technology has always been a bane for taking-it-slow, mindful lifestyles. But can we also harness the power of technology to boost self-care?By Francine Kaye Acelar  Were you told to “unplug” when on a healing retreat? Do you get asked to turn off gadgets when in a meditation or yoga session? Technology […]
  • How to Support Bullied and Bullying Children
    How to Support Bullied and Bullying Children
    Bullied or bullying—it’s a harrowing experience, no matter which side one’s child is on. What can we do to help them through?By Vanessa RobitailleBullying continues to be a very real problem even today, and as parents we are bound to have to face it at some point. When our children are involved on either side […]
  • Traumatic Birth: The Silent Struggle
    Traumatic Birth: The Silent Struggle
    Midwife Emma McNerlin examines the sensitive topic of perinatal trauma and its impacts on new parents; as well as the support and services available to help them heal and move forward. By: Emma McNerlin  Research suggests that around 4% of women who give birth develop postnatal PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and a further 30% experience […]