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Bush Tucker, Sunrise and Coffee

Bush Tucker, Sunrise and Coffee

You may have noticed that I have a slight obsession with coffee and you wouldn't be wrong. This can be a challenge as a UK resident as I often need to try a few cups in each area I am in before I find a good coffee blend, a machine that is cleaned properly every day...

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Transitions, Kangaroos and Coffee

Transitions, Kangaroos and Coffee

One minute you're in a large hotel in the centre of Melbourne at a 3000 strong conference and the next, you're in an empty guest house in the middle of nowhere. That takes some adjusting I can tell you! This situation offered me a good opportunity to think about how...

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The Beginning, The Middle and The End

The Beginning, The Middle and The End

And just like that, the conference was on it's last day. From the story of healing, to First Nations healing, through to the vulnerability of executive functioning with a deep dive into trauma, compassion and recovery, Friday had arrived. The day offered a number of...

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Trauma, Compassion and Recovery

Trauma, Compassion and Recovery

Having given two presentations at the conference on Wednesday, I had the absolute honour of sitting on a women's panel as we collectively brought our heart energy into the room and shared some deep connection time. One of the questions the audience asked the panel was...

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Why is Executive Functioning So Vulnerable?

Why is Executive Functioning So Vulnerable?

It's Tuesday at the Australian Childhood Foundation Trauma Conference 2022 and it's been yet another full day! There were several speakers that I had the pleasure of listening to today but I'm going to share the learnings from Louis Cozolino and Judy Atkinson as their...

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The Story of Healing from Trauma #childhoodtraumaconf2022

The Story of Healing from Trauma #childhoodtraumaconf2022

A gentle start to a week long conference designed to create a somewhat calmer space for 3000 people to register across a Sunday afternoon, opens with a conversation and you know how much I love conversations!  I'm going to share the wisdom from the first conversation...

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Australia Childhood Foundation Conference 2022

Australia Childhood Foundation Conference 2022

During a time, not that long ago, way before ‘trauma informed’ fully entered (almost) the mainstream lexicon for schools, services and systems in the UK, I had a dream. Before Brexit, Johnson and the biggest onslaught on our preventative services otherwise known as...

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Trauma Informed Ways of Being #4

Trauma Informed Ways of Being #4

In this short series of exploring trauma informed ways of being, we are being invited to think about developing what it is that sits behind was has been termed Trauma Informed Practice (TIP). #1 started us off with sitting in a place of love and curiosity, not fear...

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Trauma Informed Ways of Being #3

Trauma Informed Ways of Being #3

In this short series of exploring trauma informed ways of being, we are being invited to think about developing what it is that sits behind was has been termed Trauma Informed Practice (TIP). #3

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Trauma Informed Ways of Being #2

Trauma Informed Ways of Being #2

In this short series of exploring trauma informed ways of being, we are being invited to think about developing what it is that sits behind was has been termed Trauma Informed Practice (TIP). #1 started us off with sitting in a place of love and curiosity, not fear...

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