Navigating Collective Trauma: Finding Strength Together

collective trauma

In these tumultuous times, it often feels like the world is collectively holding its breath. The global events of the past week have shown us the magnitude of collective trauma. Whether it’s the mass ethnic cleansing in Gaza, the attack in Israel, the earthquakes in Afghanistan, the genocide in Sudan, or the Australian Indigenous Voice […]

The healing power of scent: Exploring the therapeutic potential of essential oils and aromatherapy

healing power of scent

In today’s fast-paced, sensory-driven world, we frequently underestimate the profound impact scent has on our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in the therapeutic potential of scent, particularly through the use of essential oils. Throughout history, various cultures, including the ancient Egyptians, Indians, and indigenous societies, have embraced aromatherapy […]

How unhealed trauma shows up in your relationships 

When people think about trauma, they often think about soldiers going to war and returning home with a severe case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While this is a possible scenario, trauma can also be less extreme. Trauma is our emotional reaction to a damaging experience. The psychological equivalent of the body’s reaction to a […]

Healing from complex PTSD: 4 tips from mental health advocate Madeline Popelka

Complex PTSD

Many of us have probably heard the saying “healing isn’t linear.” But for anyone struggling with complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (c-PTSD), the path to healing may be hard to see at all. C-PTSD is a specific form of PTSD that is now gaining recognition in the mental health community. While PTSD typically develops after […]

7 ways to heal and calm your nervous system

heal nervous system

There’s no hiding from the fact that we’ve all got a lot going on. From work stress, to family commitments, to social events, to trouble in the news – our nervous system can bear the brunt of it all. We’re also under increasing societal pressure to eat well, exercise regularly, be productive, achieve our dreams, […]

Heal Magazine Issue 01 is now live!

issue 01_Heal Magazine

We are excited to announce the launch of the Heal Magazine app, something that has been in the works for a long time. Now, next to the blog articles on our website and our social content,  we can offer you more in-dept content in the form of video, audio, essays and beautiful art.  Inside issue […]

8 Natural Remedies for Sleep

natural remedies for sleep

Do you find yourself tossing and turning for hours? Or lying in bed staring at the ceiling begging for sleep to come? Or checking the clock constantly hoping that you’ve not spent half the night awake? You’re not alone – insomnia and sleep troubles affect many of us. Struggling to sleep well often stems from […]

Unlearning trauma responses: 5 tips

unlearning trauma responses

When we hear the word trauma we often think about a big event like; abuse, neglect or a car crash, basically a big bad thing that has happened. Although these examples are indeed traumatic events, trauma is a much more expansive experience. We can all recall an event when we did not feel seen or […]

7 ways to naturally stimulate your vagus nerve

naturally stimulate vagus nerve

The human body is wonderfully complex and extremely fascinating. Almost every inch of it has an important role in making sure the machine runs smoothly. This is especially true for the vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve of your body. It is crucial for your mind-body connection. When it’s off, you may find you’re not […]