Relaxation is in your hands

Relaxation is in your hands

In this post Holly Hammond describes using finger holds for relaxation, perfect for busy Australian-based campaigners as we count down to federal elections. I first heard of ‘fingerholds to manage emotions’ through a New Tactics in Human Rights online dialogue on...
How to Support Activists

How to Support Activists

  I recently shared some ideas around building a support network – but a really great network requires willing and savvy people being actively supportive. How do you actually go about backing someone who’s on a social change mission? Everyone is different so...
Got the winter blues?

Got the winter blues?

Mid way through winter even dynamo-activists can feel a bit sluggish at times. Getting out of bed in the morning becomes a challenge, we tend to consume carbohydrates more frequently, and our mood and general outlook can be as bleak as the weather. The urge to...
Building a Support Network

Building a Support Network

  Support Networks Increase Capacity for Action! I was recently talking with a friend about ways to increase the sustainability of her activism. I noticed she was getting cagey and when I asked about it, she said ‘You’re just going to tell me to do less, aren’t...
Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing

  Effective activists make good use of the resources available. What if you were missing out on your most crucial resource – oxygen? Physiotherapist Robert Dib shares tips for getting the most out of every breath. In line with keeping ourselves and each...

Health and Safety at Actions

  The Melbourne Street Medic Collective share their tips for staying safe and well at actions. Common Protest Complaints The majority of demonstrations pass without complication or injury. General problems our Street Medics get called on to treat are: Sickness or...