Daily Archives: April 23, 2019

Aussie Vets Turning To Yoga And Meditation To Deal With PTSD

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The ADF, Australian Defense Force, is dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder plaguing their personnel, and they’re turning to yoga, meditation and pilates in Kellyville and across the country in order to alleviate issues. To that end, they’re calling for easier access to these newer therapies.

One such ADF personnel is Wing Commander Nick Dyce-McGowan, who began to suffer from PTSD following being stationed as an air traffic controller in Iraq back in 2004. He says that he was put into a foul mood, one that lasted for a full decade, where he was angry, irritable, and pushed friends and family.

McGowan turned to psychologists, and military medical staff, and then he heard of a meditation technique that was developed for US troops. He admits that he was reluctant about the whole thing, but he decided to give a shot since he was out of options.

His wife noted that there was a positive improvement after his first session. He chalks up the usefulness of yoga, meditation and pilates in Kellyville and anywhere else as due to the self-regulation inherent in the method; making people aware of what’s going on in their head and how they react to the world.

McGowan has been utilizing the method of meditation known as iRest, or integrative restoration meditation, developed for former and active troops suffering from PTSD, as well as anxiety and depression.

The therapy gained traction following an endorsement from the US Army Surgeon-General, backed up by a 2006 study.

Australian Defence and Veterans Affairs officials met with the people behind the study back in 2018 to determine whether they’d test the method.

McGowan says that the daily meditation and weekly yoga helps, extolling his belief that it’s saved his life, and it might be able to do the same for other people. Other veterans have backed him up, like former Air Force Sergeant Autumn Bell.

The Richmond Air Force base, the Victoria Barracks, and Brisbane’s Enoggera Barracks already offer trauma-sensitive meditation courses. On top of that, Victoria and Perth teaches these courses as a resilience training tool for special forces soldiers.

Veterans, Ms. Bell included, are asking for easier access, though they are aware that they have to submit scientific data, complete with research and statistics to the Defence and Veterans Affairs before anything happens.

Director General for Health Policy, Programs and Assurance David Morton, Joint Health Command for Defence, says that evidence-based treatments, like exposure therapy are the current priority for treating soldiers with PTSD.

He says that they’re working to help people work through their issues by reducing their avoidance, by exposing them to the memory of their trauma safely, and then helping them work through it. He notes that complementary treatments showed promise, with some evidence backing it up.

The ADF, he says, is aware of the use of these therapies, and they’re looking into the matter.

Perth’s Busy Roads Allotted Budget For Improvement

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For the third budget released by the McGowan Government, an amount of $1.52 billion will be used for eight road projects to be constructed. This is the highlight of the latest budget to be released in May which is expected to benefit Perth container transport, businesses and all the residents.

According to the details from Rita Saffioti, the transport minister, and Mark McGowan, premier, the construction is expected to begin in 2020 and it will result to the creation of about 7,000 jobs.

The funding will be coming from the State and Commonwealth. The project will answer to the most pressing issues of the roads such as congested intersections and the busy corridor for the entire length of Tonkin Highway.

Construction will also cover the bottleneck of the Tonkin Highway stretching the length of the Swan River starting at the Guildford Road until the Great Eastern Highway.

Premier Mark McGowan said that these projects will be the highlight of the budget and aims to improve the current eastern suburbs. This will solve the congestion problem and will make it possible for motorists to reduce the time they spend on the road and stuck in traffic.

He added that they made sure they managed the financial aspects well and ensured that Western Australia will get the essential funding they need from the Commonwealth. Ever since, they have been investing in roads as well as the Metronet which is proving to have a good impact in the economy as well as open up opportunities to create more jobs.

It is expected that by 2020, they will already begin working on the Tonkin Highway and the government estimates that additional 520 jobs will open. For the widening of the Tonkin Highway, they are going to use $58 million of the fund from the state and $232 million will come from the Federal funds. For the upgrading of the Welshpool road and Kelvin road including the Hale Road flyover, 73 million will come from the state and $293 from Federal.

After the construction works are over, a Perth container transport company will have better roads to use which is beneficial for businesses.

Wedding Photographers Share Red Flags That Could Indicate The Couple Will Not Last

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Tying the knot is one way of saying that we want to spend the rest of our lives with our partner. Sadly, this does not happen all the time but we cannot know for sure unless we have lived it. Couples spend a lot planning a wedding from hiring a Sydney wedding planner, finding the best catering company and looking through a network of vendors among many other things to do. Another thing that a wedding should always have is a wedding photographer to make sure everything is recorded for a lifetime.

These wedding photographers are not simply snapping photos though. Some have already developed a sixth sense and could predict when a marriage will last and if it is meant to fail. Majority of the photographers asked answered that the way the couple interacted during the professional photo shoot indicates if they will last together because their emotions will show if they are acting or not.

There are couples who are criticizing one another during the shoot but posting a sweet caption later on their social media pages. There are also those that ask for refund because their partner does not look happy on the resulting photographs. This is when you know there is a possibility that they might divorce soon.

Photographers also shared that the way the couple cut their wedding cake is an indication of their true feelings for one another. Couples who really know each other will know if their partner would be fine if their faces are smashed with cake or smeared with icing all over. There are many cases wherein the bride does not appreciate the gesture though it is meant to be funny. It leads to embarrassment and shows the level of respect they have or don’t have. Those who are not in sync are most likely to separate ways sooner or later.

While these photographers might not be correct all the time, Sydney wedding planner agrees on these assessments as they have also witnesses these interactions while planning the wedding for the future husband and wife.