Everyone is different, with different needs and it can take a while to find something that works for you. The following information is provided as a guide only.
Research shows meditation and yoga can be helpful. There are a variety of meditation techniques that can be found online, the most important thing is to choose one that suits you. If at any time you experience distress or caught in old, traumatic memories, we advise that you stop.
Mindfulness is also a meditation practice and there are many resources on the internet in relation to this.
If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness, www.livingwell.org.au has a range of free meditative practice activities for you to try.
Taking some time to connect to nature whether it be sitting under a tree, walking on the beach, visualising a place that you love or visiting home country are simple ways to support positive health and wellbeing.
To read more about what happens when we reconnect with nature click here.
Connecting with animals and pets also has many benefits. For a list of the physical and psychological benefits of pet ownership click here.
Humankind aims to support people living with chronic illness and their loved ones to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
At Humankind, you will find relationship information, videos, tip sheets, podcasts and links to support services for people living with chronic illness and their loved ones.
Humankind is an initiative of Relationships Australia.
Visit www.humankind-relationships.com.au for more information.
Early childhood experiences of trauma can have a significant impact in adult life. It can affect your relationships, work, and your mental and physical health. Knowing you are not alone is an important part of overcoming trauma.
If you would like to know more about the impact of trauma, Blue Knot Foundation provides detailed information specifically developed for survivors, supporters, workers and practitioners.
For fact sheets, videos and resources related to adult survivors of childhood trauma and Trauma Informed Practice visit www.blueknot.org.au