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  1. Jo L

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    Hi Leanne, The most comprehensive book about childhood trauma repercussions and treatment is “The Body Keeps The Score” by Bessel van der Kolk. There are some great online resources: https://www.childtrauma.org https://www.childmind.org https://www.crisisprevention.org https://www.nctsn.org (national childhood traumatic stress network) These websites have a lot of resources and information.
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    Ms

    Hi Leanne, I'm a psychologist so very familiar with the exciting world of child psychology. I recommend the book "The Psychology of the Child" by Jean Piaget, which is a classic. It's not necessarily 'fun' to read and is pretty dense, but is full of fascinating information about child development; intellectual, emotional, and social aspects of child development. There's also "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen...And Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, which is a practical and helpful book. If you're looking for books about childhood mental illness, there's "Disorders of Childhood: Development and Psychopathology' by Robin Hornik Parritz or "Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology" by DeDe Wohlfarth. Also, a helpful book is "Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth" by Liana Lowenstein and a really comprehensive book about how trauma affects kids and people at any age called "The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel van der Kolk.
  3. Hello Franca! Welcome! Thanks for the resource on raja yoga. I have some experience there but great to have more information. How are you going about getting into Corporate Mindfulness if I may ask?
  4. Hi Karen, Welcome! What a cool job and fun course to create! I'm a psychologist, life and wellness coach, meditation and yoga teacher. I'm wondering if you are looking for specific ideas or resources?
  5. Jo L

    Motivation

    I'm with Gillian, sorry you had a tough night. I have an idea (everyone try this!) Close your eyes (not until after you read this Wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a hug. Say to yourself slowly (silently or outloud) by name, I love you. I'm here for you. I'm listening. I see you. ( Repeat as many times as you want)
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    Motivation

    I love how you use the birds Faune- they sing so beautifully, sometimes I think they are here for us to remind us how to feel joy! Beautiful picture! Love it
  7. Love that you're journaling- it's amazing what you can learn about yourself by writing. I'm actually doing my yoga training through an online program. Which is kind of odd, but I have to find people to practice with (maybe on here!) to log practice hours, and I also have to do a Karma project, where I teach somewhere in the community voluntarily. I'm really excited! I'm curious, when you journal, do you have a specific topic or just free-write?
  8. Hello! My favorite mindfulness practice right now is yoga because I'm going through a lot of stress and yoga helps me stay grounded and connect mind/body/spirit. I just signed up to do my 300 hour yoga teacher training so I'm really excited (I did my 200 hour in 2012). Meditation is always helpful too, but lately monkey mind has been really active! Another tool for me is writing, especially poems. I find it very soothing and a good way to express my feelings; sometimes feelings come out that I wan't even aware of.
  9. From what I understand, jails can be holding places for people charged but not yet convicted, as well as those serving time less than a year. Prison is for those with a sentence longer than a year.
  10. Jail is for sentences less than a year. Prison is for sentences a year and a day or longer.
  11. How cool Samira! That's my goal as well.
  12. Thank you for sharing Gillian. Love stories like this. We need to be reminded of the genuine kindness and love we are all made of.
  13. Thank you so much Priyanka for a wonderful practice this morning! I feel refreshed and ready to conquer the day. It was great to see you too Gillian! Priyanka, you mentioned that you have sessions on youtube that are available. How can I access those? Thanks again and have a lovely day!
  14. You are most welcome! I hope you find them useful
  15. Jo L

    Motivation

    Faune you are far from a bad human. In a class I'm taking I read an article about Darwin and how he postulated that humans who developed kindness and feelings of protectiveness toward "lower" species such as animals and plants were more highly evolved. He stated that "this virtue [concern for lower animals] one of the noblest with which man is endowed, seems to arise incidentally from our sympathies becoming more tender and more widely diffused, until they extend to all sentient beings." Naturally I thought of you right away. You, my dear, are highly evolved. Humans in general, on the other hand, may have taken a step backwards.
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