How to heal the ‘mass trauma’ of Covid-19

By Ed Prideaux posted on February 3rd, 2021 on BBC.com When the pandemic is over, how should we process the memories of what happened? Ed Prideaux discovers counter-intuitive answers from the science of trauma.Y You are living amid the first global mass trauma event for several decades. It’s arguably the first of its kind since…

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Sherisa Dahlgren, LMFT

Sherisa is an innovative creator and licensed psychotherapist who prioritizes joy, resiliency and playfulness as a way of life. With a high focus on somatic  therapies (movement, breath, mindfulness), Ms. Dahlgren partners with corporations, non-profits and  academic institutions to streamline leadership, de sign mental health treatment strategies and promote  healthy work environments.   Ms. Dahlgren co-created…

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ADHD Medication ODs Rising in U.S. Kids, Teens

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Growing numbers of younger kids are overdosing on stimulant medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study indicates. The researchers called for greater efforts to identify kids at risk for overdose, and more education on safe storage of prescription and over-the-counter…

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PTSD: the plague of our times

PTSD (Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder) is not only a growing concern for the medical world, but a socioeconomic issue, as more and more people are diagnosed with it, whole new groups like inmates and C-section born are vulnerable and the cost of dealing with it, either by treatment or suffer the social consequences of non-treatment, are huge.…

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Wellness Soundbath: Self-Care Event with New Hampshire Young Democrats

Wednesday, October 28th at 6pm PDT

Join the New Hampshire Young Democrats for a night of self-care and soothing sounds before we sprint across the finish line on November 3rd. This sound offering will provide a meditative experience to soothe your GOTV feels! We’ll hear from talented sound offering artists Gabe Harris (https://soundcloud.com/gabriel-harris-2) and Bodhi Setchko (https://bodhimusic.bandcamp.com/album/qi). We hope to see…

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Conscious Embodiment with Forest Franken

Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm PDT

This class combines Authentic Movement, dance/movement therapy and mindfulness principles to support resilience in times of stress and to access the body’s innate wisdom.   Through the discovery of organic movement and the practice of compassionate self-witnessing, the integration of body, mind and spirit is made possible. This class does not require any prior experience: you…

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Go with the flow in a meditative sound bath

The crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and planetary gongs used at events such as the recent “sound bath” at Grace Cathedral.Photo: Kara Cooper, Kara Cooper Photography.

Written by Jennifer Maerz on July 14, 2016 for sfchronicle.com. Quoted from article: “On a Friday evening in May, 1,000 people lined the steps of Grace Cathedral, clutching blankets, pillows, yoga mats, eye masks and sleeping bags, awaiting entry to a sold-out event. A latecomer bounded up the steps, her disco jacket reflecting the scene…

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End The Backlog

Victim Notification “Creating a survivor-centered and trauma-informed approach to notification is key to gaining trust and re-engaging victims whose rape kits were not tested and whose cases were not pursued by the criminal justice system.” – Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University  We are proud to present: Navigating Notification: A Guide to Re-engaging Sexual Assault Survivors…

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Healing Narratives From the Holistic Healing Arts Retreat

This article examines the subjective experience of the Holistic Healing Arts Retreat to improve both trauma-related and resilience outcomes for trauma. In this article, we assessed the extent to which the conceptual model of the Holistic Healing Arts Retreat, termed the Healing Arc, characterized retreat participants’ actual experience based on narratives recorded in real time…

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A Holistic Healing Arts Model for Counselors, Advocates, and Lawyers Serving Trauma Survivors: Joyful Heart Foundation Retreat

Secondary traumatic stress and vicarious traumatization present a burden that counselors, advocates, and lawyers risk when working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. While effective trauma interventions provide one option for addressing the effects of secondary traumatic stress, the focus of these treatments is typically on clinical symptom reduction, rather…

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