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    TIPS & TOOLS FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE… MAY 2020

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    From Western Health Collective
    health@thewestsider.com.au

    GENTLE REMINDER

    I woke last night to an old stressful memory.
    A thought.
    And I remembered:
    This is just the mind speaking, Not my heart
    … and began to listen to my heart again.
    Then I took a few deep breaths,
    absolutely knowing that I can listen to my heart any time I choose.
    And the knowing this small thing.
    Is the practice.
    And I fell softly back to sleep.

    Take care with your beautiful souls all of the ways you know how.

    Christine Carley

    STRESS RELIEF

    Are you hunching your shoulders from sitting at home at an uncomfortable desk or from too much stress? GB21 (Shoulder Well) is the perfect point for you. It’s found on the top of your shoulders,halfway between your spine and shoulder tip.

    Ask a family member or even your flatmate to massage this point and feel that tension slipping away.

    Caution: if you’re pregnant talk to an acupuncturist before using this point.

    Clare Faux

    HANDS-ON THERAPIES APPROVED

    Great news for those unsure of the current stand on hands-on therapies. The Government and Department of Health, plus all affiliated Associations. support and encourage you to continue to use manual therapies for your continued good health.

    This includes Myotherapy, Remedial Massage, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture in a clinical setting. So get that treatment to ensure a stronger, pain-free you into the cooler months. Stay safe and well.

    Jennifer Cook

    MENTAL HEALTH TIPS

    With our community social distancing, we might experience to varying degrees a sense of isolation and loneliness. So it can be important to focus on:

    1. taking care of ourselves
    2. keeping active and achieving
    3. staying connected and making new connections with family, friends, people we work with, or even acquaintances, and
    4. not hesitating to ask for professional help and support from a psychologist.

    In these ways, together we each can individually make it through the social distancing restrictions.

    Garth Bennett, Psychologist

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