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Be Human, Not Concrete: the Hearten Up podcast, is now LIVE!
It features stories and thoughts from me, around dropping the facades we all build up, normalising being human, recommendations on all sorts of resources (genuine ones, not sponsored) and future episodes will have some people I’ve met over the years who I rate as good humans.
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The single most powerful and liberating psychological practice I have ever done is reintroduce myself to my inner child, and show him who I am now. Yes, it sounds wanky and flowery but I truly don’t care. I gave this a crack and the positive change has been nothing short of AMAZING.
Last year I came to realise that despite all of the work I’d been doing to strengthen my mental health and overall feeling of being well, I hadn’t yet tackled a core issue: I didn’t know who I really was as distinct from what I’d been told or thought I was, and I didn’t feel connected or safe with myself. My body, soul and mind were disconnected – they were strangers, and I can see now they had been for quite some time.
A self-described “corporate refugee”, Mr Clapham spoke to AIST on the tipping point that triggered his mental health mission and turned his life around. Mental health is the greatest healthcare risk facing Australians after cardiovascular disease and cancer, according...
Earlier this week I got to spend two days hearing from arguably the world leader in trauma therapy, psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, MD, whose book 'The Body Keeps the Score' was a game-changer and best-seller (and he signed my copy for me :D) I learned a lot...
In 2017, ABC Radio Darwin interviewed me about my show HUMPTY DUMPTY DADDY, which I delivered at the Darwin Fringe Festival that year.
I really enjoyed the conversation with the lovely Rebecca McLaren. We spoke about the show, my father’s suicide, and how I talk to my own children about mental health.
LOSING his dad as a teen was “truly horrible” for JC Clapham but the father-of-three was soon faced with his own moment of despair. IT WAS Saturday, March 28, 1998, when I received the news that would cast a shadow over the rest of my life. I was 16 years old, and...
We're so excited to announce a further 30 people in the Wangaratta region are now accredited mental health first aiders! Supported by our project partner The Grit and Resilience Program, 2021's intake of the 'Hearten Up Wangaratta' community program undertook two days...
What’s this? Well, a hearten list is whatever’s positively and constructively occupying you – good or challenging.
Part of me learning to ‘hearten up’ was to take note of everything that was taking up space in my mind and spirit, and refining that to focus only on the things that I benefit and grow from. The other stuff then falls away. It’s a neat exercise to do for yourself 🙂
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