Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong…

The longer that I am blessed to sit in the midst of other’s pain and suffering, and in the midst of their recovery and restoration, the more strongly I believe that healing is not what I once believed that healing is. The horror of things that one human can perpetrate...

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A Note On Self-love

A note on Self-love for my friends who work in healing~ “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” — Carl Rogers Mohini was a regal white tiger who lived for many years at the Washington, D.C. National Zoo. For most of those...

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I Cannot Give Away That Which Is Not Mine To Give

I cannot give away that which is not mine to give. Jules Alvarado, Mother to many I cannot provide peace, tranquility and calm to a wounded child, if I am not at peace and calm. I cannot provide safety to a child, if I do not feel safe inside. I must remember my...

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5 Statements to Engage Clients of Trauma

While there has been considerable research into effects and treatments of trauma, little work has been focused on specific and brain based intervention strategies to help traumatized clients who are also avoidant of attachment. Many clients cope with traumatic...

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From Chaos to Calm

Would you say that your daily experience is comprised of more Chaos, or Calm? Do you have more stressful minutes, or peaceful minutes throughout your day? Do you find yourself living intentionally, mindfully and consciously, or merely existing, pushing through another...

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The Mindful and Trauma Informed Classroom

The Mindful and Trauma Informed Classroom Using Emotional Regulatory Healing in the Schools FACT: One out of every 4 children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. (NCTSN: Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators...

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Secondary Traumatic Stress Recovery

Secondary Traumatic Stress Recovery We are responsible for the care of not just those who allow us into the sacred corners of their lives, but also to our own capacity for healing as well~ Each year more than 10 million children in the United States endure the trauma...

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Ten Relationship Commandments

Ten Commandments of Relationship with self, spouse, partner, children, parent, peer or other based in Emotional Regulatory Healing by Juli Alvarado 2016 Relationship takes work! YUP, sorry to tell you, if you don’t work at it, relationship falls apart, every time....

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10 Natural Ways To Reduce Stress And Anxiety

Natural Ways To Reduce Stress Starting Today (Article first published in Adoption Today, April 2012 issue) We have learned about trauma. We have learned about attachment. We have learned about emotional regulation. We have made all the appointments, met all the...

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5 Tips For Overcoming Emotional Trauma

Overcoming Emotional Trauma We have all experienced some trauma in our lives. The clients with whom we work at the Alvarado Group have often experienced complex trauma, early, developmental trauma or Secondary Trauma. Some of our first responder clients are in the...

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