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South Pacific Private Blogs

We are Being Mindful in May -26th April 2018

Mindfulness practice is derived from age-old meditational tradition. It began in the 1980s with the studies of Jon Kabat-Zinn. Since his studies, mindfulness has become much more accepted into the mainstream and is seen less as a kooky ‘hippy style’ practice and more for the supportive valuable tool that it is.

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I first realised I had a mental health problem... -29th March 2018

This powerful video shares the time when a group of people realised that they had a mental health problem.

In their own words they share and discuss their stories and personal journeys with mental health. They also reveal insights into how they have coped. 

This is a powerful and insightful video shared honestly and openly by its participants. South Pacific Private encourages you to reach out if this video speaks to you. If you need support please talk to someone you trust, or reach out to a professional. 

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Addiction and the Journey of Healing -02nd March 2018

Addiction is something that affects so many people in our community. Most families are touched by it, and yet, is it something that is seldom talked about openly.

This personal story of a member of our SPP community so clearly expresses the pain of living with addiction, and the healing that comes once the journey of recovery begins.

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What to do on the 26th January this year? -10th January 2018

As Australia Day approaches, we find ourselves considering ways to enjoy the time with our families and friends that do not include the commonly held traditions of how to 'enjoy' the day such as sitting in the sun drinking over a barbecue or house-party or heading to a pub for some refreshment in the heat.

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New Year, Next Step in your Recovery -22nd December 2017

New Year, Next Step in your Recovery

The New Year is generally a time when we generally reflect on what things we would like to achieve in the New Year and how we can better ourselves, our health and our relationships with others. Recovery is a life long journey that gives us the gift of constant progression and evolvement. Here are some areas that we can focus on in enhancing our recovery in the New Year.

1. Regular Exercise

Do you want to step up the exercise in the New Year? Or try something completely new? 

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The Role of a Family in Recovery -21st December 2017

Lorraine Wood, Co-Founder and Owner of South Pacific Private talks candidly in this video about the role a family plays in recovery. The Family Program is the cornerstone of everything we do at South Pacific Private and forms the foundation for our vision to change lives and heal families. Watch this video where Lorraine shares her own family legacy and connects the audience with her own experiences.

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