How to soothe yourself to sleep

BY JOANNA WALOSZEK, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Your field guide to insomnia Getting a good night of sleep can seem like the most effortless and natural thing in the world, but when we can’t fall asleep it can quickly feel elusive and frustrating. There are a few techniques we can use...

How childhood trauma changes our mental health into adulthood

BY SARAH BARACZ, ASSOCIATE LECTURER, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY, FEMKE BUISMAN-PIJLMAN, SENIOR LECTURER ADDICTION STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE How you cope with stress is influenced by your earlier experiences, your genes and brain regulation. Exposure to traumatic experiences in childhood can have a negative impact on the development of the brain when it’s most vulnerable. Cases of...

Three Core Concepts in Early Development

From the Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation. This three-part video series from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child depicts how...