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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Trauma Informed Classrooms, Strategies & Training

Mindful and Trauma Informed Classrooms Using Emotional Regulatory Healing in the Schools In order to understand the importance of trauma and trauma informed classrooms, it is only necessary to look around the world in which our children are growing. In an age when a...

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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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Forgiveness

Nobody gets out of this lifetime without being hurt by another. Not one of us. When someone you care about hurts you, when a stranger hurts you, when anyone does anything that hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge keeping you stuck in...

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A Global Paradigm for Trauma Informed Care

What is Emotional Regulatory Healing, or ERH? Crisis Ignites Evolution. ERH is Bold Evolution. If you are interested, please read on. 2006: A foster child arrived to the Alvarado home; 15 year old, 30 placements, multiple residential stays and a chronically mentally...

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