As synchronicity and the universal flocking of ideas would have it … I had just posted about this very concept a few days ago in my A Beauty in Numbers post!…
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This brand new, amazing rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” is salve on humanity’s self-inflicted wounds of separation. It is a celebration of tone, tune, and the powers of creative resonance and connection that make humanity so incredibly precious and so vulnerably strong.
We can all make choices: To connect or turn away, to embrace or spurn, to accept what makes us into a tapestry of humanity … or to force false borders and invent pseudo-hierarchies of power or worth.
We can weave patterns of light or dig trenches of fear. We can live harmony or feed chaos.
This much I know: Humanity’s beauty is in its humaneness. In all forms of Kind.
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The impossible nuance of words that do not follow through
And rules that leave one without clue
Enough to grow a frown on many brow
As they doggedly attempt to plough
A minefield of delivery so rough
It leaves them justifiably gruff …
This video never fails to make me … laugh!
Is made of individuals.
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Below is a good resource and simulation of stressful situations that can be immensely helpful to parents and caregivers. I especially recommend the ones involving “Family Support”: “Calm Parents, Healthy Kids” and “Building Family Bonds.” These scenario simulations inform, teach, and actively guide parents and caregivers through various scenarios of interactions with toddlers in commonly challenging situations.
The resource can be invaluable information for parents and caregivers who are inexperienced and/or may have had less than good enough parenting themselves, and who may not know how to facilitate clear, supportive interaction with their own children, especially under stress. The simulation is presented in a non-shaming, educational way, and provides the participant with an active role in choosing different ways of responding … and being able to see the possible reactions to them … It also allows the participant to ‘re-do’ situations so they can experience how better choices can bring better results …
Practicing is important for any skill, let alone for skills one needs to apply in stressful situations. The very way our brain processes information is affected when we’re stressed, so it helps to already know what to do beforehand. Also, our own stress and how we manage it gets communicated and passed onto children in our care. This makes it doubly important to learn and practice (and then be able to model) new skills when one is calm and in neutral situations–as this simulation allows one to do.
Calm, informed caregivers help raise calm, healthy, competent kids. This can help!
I highly recommend you take a look and see:
Sometimes all life takes
This is a fabulous, tender, truthful, healing post by a gifted psychologist, therapist, writer, and healer.
It applies to so many, in so many ways.
It is practical, heartfelt, deep and deepening.
Read. Share. Repeat.
The link below will lead you to one of the best interviews about PTSD I have ever seen, hands down.
The fact that Rachel Yehuda is my cousin is an added bonus–I am ever so proud of her: for the person she is, for the work she does, for the wisdom and empathy she imparts, for how she has literally changed the field of PTSD in the last 25 years.
(I recommend reading the transcript, not just viewing the snippet of video on the site)
Take a look. Take a read. You will be glad to have taken the time:
It is always good to be … in good company …
Recognize the miracle that we each are …
A teaching mirror-mirror moment, by an adorable 3 months old.
How do childhood adverse events affect development? How do they impact health? How much does it cost society to have children exposed to adverse events? What are the social ramifications? How does childhood adversity reflect in mental-health? In illness? Can we prevent childhood adverse events? Why is it worth it for society to invest in prevention and treatment of childhood trauma?
And other questions: What is more harmful: second hand smoke or childhood maltreatment? How is that reflected in funds or investment in prevention or treatment? Where does asthma come in? What can we do about any of this, anyway?
To find the answers to these questions and more, check out this amazing presentation (also available in PDF and PPT on the site–see links below).
This free resource is available due to the generosity of Frank and Karen Putnam along with their colleagues, who created this presentation in the hope that it will be widely disseminated and that it be used as an education resource for the public as well as for researchers and clinicians. The presentation details the prevalence, impact, treatment, and importance (it is highly possible!) of prevention of child abuse and neglect. The authors encourage everyone to use the presentation and share it.
The slides are available on the website http://www.canarratives.org/
To view the Power Point Show: CAN_Narrative_4-26-15-v2L4
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