Making Everything “OK” In A System That Is Not OK

“Johnny has been kicked out of his 3rd school, this year” “Turnover is higher than ever before for our staff due to Secondary Trauma” “AnnaBelle is aggressive to the other children and struggles to connect” “Our teams lack trust and cohesiveness with each other” “We...

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Trauma Informed WORLD

A simpler way.
What if all of this global crisis is actually an opportunity for global transformation?

What if Emotional Regulatory Healing, ERH,
our global,
Trauma-Informed,
attachment focused and
mindfully taught paradigm
for transformation could become an effective FEEL GOOD move toward healing for our world!?

THAT has always been my goal.

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Energy Healing Meets The Treatment Of Trauma

Energy healing is a holistic practice that activates the body’s subtle energy systems to remove blocks, help you quiet your mind, calm your body and bring tranquility to your spirit. By breaking through these energetic blocks, the body’s inherent ability to heal itself, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, is stimulated. Homeostasis returns. Energy healing is based on scientific principles.

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Is healing from trauma really possible?

What does healing from trauma actually look like, feel like, sound like; and how do you know if you are ‘healing’?

There is a broad assumption in our world that many, if not most people need to heal.

And while healing is a phenomenal process that can restore meaningful life to millions of people, and for which I am most grateful, I believe we are increasingly moving into a new understanding of healing, and I’m not alone.

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Quieting the Fight, Flight, Freeze Response

Just as all children in the child welfare system have experienced different kinds of trauma, many birth, adoptive and foster parents involved with child welfare services have their own histories of childhood and/or adult trauma. Untreated traumatic stress has serious consequences for children, adults, and families. Traumatic events in childhood and adolescence can continue to impact adult life, affecting an adult’s ability to regulate emotions, maintain physical and mental health, engage in relationships, parent effectively, and maintain family stability.

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Working with Parents and the Child Welfare System

Just as all children in the child welfare system have experienced different kinds of trauma, many birth, adoptive and foster parents involved with child welfare services have their own histories of childhood and/or adult trauma. Untreated traumatic stress has serious consequences for children, adults, and families. Traumatic events in childhood and adolescence can continue to impact adult life, affecting an adult’s ability to regulate emotions, maintain physical and mental health, engage in relationships, parent effectively, and maintain family stability.

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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. Healing, as I understand healing today, is to give yourself permission to find your authentic voice, your truth, your SELF and to share that with others; to remain the perpetual student as we return to our natural state of being, love.

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A Note On Self-love

Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Self Love. If we are holding back from any part of our experience, if we continue to move forward with shame or guilt about any part of our Self, if our heart shuts out any part of who we are and what we feel, we are fueling the fears and feelings of separation that sustain the trance of unworthiness. Self Love directly dismantles the very foundations of this trance.

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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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