Holistic Approaches to Mental Illness and Finding Empowerment

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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meditating childrenThere are so many contributing factors to how we feel, and how well we function, both emotionally and mentally– including the physical. Some of the top holistic practitioners are beginning to understand the intrinsic connection between the mind and the body– as being more than just a hokey crunchy metaphor. The vagus nerve making a link between the GUT and the brain/ mind. SO, if the GUT- where 80% of the immune system exists– is in distress, from poor diet, bad nutrition, chemicals, toxins and artificial garbage ( btw- artificial sweeteners are the biggest contributor to mental and emotional distress often literally ‘inducing’ mental dysfunction at neurological levels).. but.. by healing the body, physically.. often,we can remove a good portion of the mental and emotional burden.  Wouldn’t that be amazing, to realise you can feel better and be happy- JUST by changing what you put into your body as food?

Additionally- honouring where people are, at the emotional and mental journey, is crucial. modern culture does not honour sadness,grief, or any type of unhappiness. When something goes wrong, people say, take your mind off of it, it’s for the best, you’ll get over it etc.. all sorts of cliches and platitudes that do not allow a person permission to spend time in their “dark places”  HOW is this helping?  Continue reading

Mindful Education: teaching kids to be real leaders, who support and encourage their peers

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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smart womenI just saw this interesting image and caption.  It notes that real women lift other women up, instead of tearing them down.  I couldn’t agree more!  Especially in today’s catty cut-throat petty gossipy and bickering culture!  What IF women were raised with a genetic or social mandate, to improve the lives of their peers and gender? I think the world would be a very different place…..

although I would extend this to ALL people.  Guys are just as bad at ripping other people apart- they just approach it differently.  listening to ellen page’s speech the other day- about how crappy we are to each other… and it’s true.  And the worst part is, all too often, parents and educators are blind to something, because it is the same crap they lived through.  but did it make ANY of them better people?  Continue reading

Today’s kids: anti-psychotics, medicating behaviour and social issues

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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I was just having this conversation online, and decided it was a good topic to address in an actual Post.  I was responding to a book, that looks at how our society and doctors and schools are using heavy drugs, like anti-psychotics on our CHILDREN!

This bothered me on SO MANY levels! Why is our system continually throwing quick BAD solutions at complex problems?

There are so many contributing factors to our kids behaviour!  It SUCKS that educators and doctors just want to drug them, and doctors are profiting from it as well! Continue reading

Alzheimers/Dementia: The Benefits of Yoga and Exercise

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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alzheimer training cover art1Recently, as I have been offline, so to speak- developing my Alzheimer training course- I have been doing a lot of reading, talking and discussion about various strategies for proactive programs to work with Alzheimer and dementia patients– particularly as they are progressing into the moderate to severe stages of the conditions.

I have been reading and discovering through my own work, what an impact exposure and seemingly low-impact things.. can have in the support of brain… and more… what I refer to as ” being present.” Continue reading

What Question Best Assesses the Success of Your Life?

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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100_3747Autumn is one of those times of the year that seems to bring on deep reflection. Maybe it’s the leaf-musty slightly damp weather that holds something of both warmth and sadness. A wistfulness intrinsically woven through the mist that loops its magic fingers into the sleepy world.

 

 

I’m not sure why how this question came to me… I think it was a combination of a song lyric that I had just heard… something about being near the end… I think the lyric went; this is where we start again. But my wandering thoughts, following the random nature of the autumn mist- took their own turn. If this is the end… or near the end… was it worth it? That was a thought-stopping question, for me. I don’t know.  while Recovering from bubonic-flu plague, is probably not the best time to contemplate deep-meaning questions…. but there it was…. Continue reading

Relaxation and Grounding training series

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Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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Relaxation and Grounding: Part 1 of a Four Part  Creative Empowerment Training Series

  • Relaxation and Grounding
  • Creativity and Intuition
  • Creating Personal Ceremony
  • Affecting Change

 

Video-cast: Using Creativity and Intuition for healing, problem solving and resolution

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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the video is a little choppy.  and I am appreciating the benefit of good studio space and lighting.  but I am liking the camera practice and how much it is helping me to fine tune my message and information.  comments and thoughts welcome…

The Importance of Play and Creativity in Our Lives

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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Hiking with Murdock, my rescue dog, on Deer Leap in Vt.

Me and Murdock on Deer Leap in VT.

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I want to touch more deeply on the topic of PLAY. Ideally PLAY and creativity should be connected, should be tapping the same place.  The difficulty we have in western/ modern society, is that we don’t really  play.  We are very disconnected from that place, of playing.  There is an excellent book, playing by heart- that touches on this topic in more depth. But essentially, we don’t play.  We recreate. We have structured activities, structures games that have outcomes, rules, and expectations. And even though we play games they have structure and a goal, of wining. And that isn’t really playing… it’s competition.  Why do we think of this as “fun?” Continue reading

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Creativity and the Brain: for Healing and Problem Solving

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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Hiking with Murdock, my rescue dog, on Deer Leap in Vt.

Me and Murdock on Deer Leap in VT.

 

This weeks podcast goes deeper into the role of creativity and the brain. We look at some of the ways the brain functions, and how essential the creative elements are to the brain, both for healing as well as for innovative solutions in Life and Business. We look at the brain and break it down into the frontal rational brain, the hind-brain which is binary, and the crucial role the mid-brain plays in connecting the two aspects of our brains and information.

 

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Author, herbalist, Holistic Coach at BeingHerd
Teri is the author of Dancing in Your Bubble (practical spirituality), and Holistic Support for Alzheimers. She is also a practicing herbalist and holistic coach herbalist and holistic coach.She specialises in Holistic Alzheimer coaching and group training, as well as working with non-traditional youth. She uses a wide range of skills and information to support people in creating happier, fuller, healthier lives.she is a life-long equestrian, with rehab racehorses and a small farm of dairy goats.
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Hiking with Murdock, my rescue dog, on Deer Leap in Vt.

Me and Murdock on Deer Leap in VT.

This week’s entry is a podcast. I am definitely exploring different approaches to delivering information. And it’s a really great opportunity. I will do one podcast each week. If you have specific questions or topics you would like me to address, let me know in the comments, or in a private message ( if you prefer anonymity:)

This podcast talks about the whole idea of social communities, how our society and educational models suppress the very best parts of who we are. I share some of my own experiences and what I have gained, and I hope you can benefit from this information! I look forward to hearing from you.

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