Wellbeing in uncertain times

By Rachel Meadows / March 22, 2020

Living in Mansfield, North East Victoria, we have experienced an unpredictable start to 2020. First, we were threatened by bushfires and had to deal with very poor air quality due to the smoke. I personally experienced asthma. Previously, not having considered myself to be an asthmatic, it was, at times, distressing. Then we had terrifying

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Wellbeing tips from Gabe Clark

By Rachel Meadows / March 9, 2020

Taking care of yourself, your physical, emotional and mental health is important. Gabe Clark, one of the High Country Haven Facilitators, shares her tips on wellbeing. Pause Pause regularly and listen to the whispers of your own inner wisdom. Listen to the quiet voice inside you. Not the loud critical voices that often come from

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How to use Goals to get the life you want

By Dev / September 24, 2019

We’re surely all guilty of setting ourselves goals and having the best intentions of sticking to them, but letting them go by the wayside. Counting up all the world’s made and unkept New Year’s resolutions might be enough to make one lose all hope in humanity. But fear not. It is possible to create goals that you

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Mindfulness for better mental health

By Dev / September 19, 2019

High Country Haven founder and psychologist Rachel Meadows shares her knowledge on mindfulness and how it can improve your mental wellbeing. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is not a new idea, although you may be forgiven for thinking so with the increasing number of mindfulness apps and literature on the topic. It has been around for

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5 Tips to a Better Sleep

By Dev / September 13, 2019

We talked about sleep as one of the Five Domains to help you lead a happier life in our previous blog here. But as it is such an important and often under-rated part of our physical and mental wellbeing, we thought it worth going into some more detail. The importance of sleep A good night’s

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Sensorimotor Art Therapy

By Dev / September 10, 2019

Most people are pretty familiar with psychology and the traditional approach to therapy to talk through issues to find greater understanding and find resolutions. But other therapies such as sensorimotor therapies (that use your range of senses) are less understood. One of these is art therapy. The technique can be used by therapists to assist

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