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Abused women are 5x more likely to be killed if the abuser owns a firearm. #intimatepartnerviolence /#domesticviolence involving guns are 12x more likely to end in death.
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Werd up 👆. Almost transformed.
Missing and thinking of my loved ones near and far.
Thanks for the virtual tlc, receiving your light(s). Xo.
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#traumainformed #feeldealheal
#itsokaynottobeokay


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#TeacherMagic✨ loves... @mymotherhoodmagic for sharing her knowledge about childhood mental health and modeling what it looks like to be a healthy parent and partner. Her posts consist of resources pertaining to sensory play, visiting the most amazing libraries and museums, and gentle reminders of how to bond with your loved ones. Brandy is such an inspirational person to follow, and you should have her on your feed...no ifs, ands, or buts 🤷🏽‍♀️ Follow her now @mymotherhoodmagic 🔮✨ #teachermagic #teacherlove #teacherspotlight
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Every school needs a thankfulness tree right? Well one of the elementary schools that I work at didn’t have one so I fixed that this morning. The kids loved it and one thing that stood out to me is that almost everyone put their family. Of course you would expect that, but it just emphasizes how crucial those relationships are and why we see kids struggling so much when they don’t have positive support systems at home. Anyone else have a crazy start to their week? Holidayzzz. Hang in there.


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•Ahimsa•

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning non-harming. Its 1 of the yamas/restraints that make up 1 limb of the 8 limbs of yoga.
2 other limbs-asana&pranayama (poses&breath work)-tend to get most of the focus. But they must be practiced on a strong foundation&within a consciously-created safe container. How do we consciously bring ahimsa every time to the mat, just as strongly as we do poses&breath work?

When practicing yoga, I can practice ahimsa by feeling physical sensation&breath to guide my practice. By not comparing my practice to what I see others doing. By embracing beginners mindset. Its a conscious consideration to be returned to every moment.

When guiding others, my practice is remembering that a student’s asana is the most superficial expression of their experience of that moment. Not superficial as in fake or meaningless, but as in the outermost layer; so-what’s going on underneath? I might think their muscles are either strong or flexible enough to go “deeper” into a certain pose, but what do I know about the strength&flexibility of their emotions, thoughts, & energetic hang ups?

These moment-to-moment considerations to maintain ahimsa extend further when I offer an individual assist. If I choose to touch a student, have they given me permission 1st? Am I shortening or lengthening a muscle group so their body can work more efficiently, or do I just want their alignment to “look better”? Am I feeding my own ego or their practice?

Ahimsa must be a consciously-chosen priority if I want my class to be a truly “safe space.” My class is not a safe space just because I say it is or want it to be. If I claim that my class is a safe space, but don’t consciously choose to make safety my #1 priority, Im creating harm. Before any other intentions in yoga, ahimsa must be the consciously-laid foundation so that we dont harm ourselves w/ our practice.

For myself and others, my focus is to make every moment safe, engaging, and accessible all at once. This is what allows for a sustainable, challenging lifelong yoga journey that creates space for immense growth without being overwhelming or discouraging.


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Probably our last letter from this student, Carlos, who has given consent for his words and name to be shared. He gets out in January after serving 13 years in prison and consistently tells us that the practice of yoga has transformed him. We have witnessed it first-hand. He only took classes with us for 4 months, but continued with self-study for the last two years, updating us on his roller coaster journey of healing through his letters.

#studentvoices #peoplefirst #yogainspiration #somuchmorethanposes #traumainformed #yogaheals


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Got Turkey Day plans? 🦃 We’re kicking off this Thanksgiving in the spirit of gratitude with a special, donation-based morning flow at Kula Movement - and we’d love for you to join us! 💕
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Come share a playful practice designed to nourish the soul, life the spirit and ground us in rapture. Together we will explore moving with gratitude; where it comes from and where it can lead us. It’s an opportunity to experience the profound and powerful effects of Giving Thanks. All levels welcome!
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Class is pay-what-you-can (cash/check only) and 100% of proceeds will benefit our programs for youth 🙏


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Our students experience so much instability in their lives, one of the most important things a tutor can do is to keep showing up and keep building that trust. #tutortips #traumainformed #flexible #creative


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A C T I V A T E D .

I’m on fire and screaming into the abyss. .

This weekend I completed an incredible, beautiful, and much needed Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training with @exhale2inhale. It’s intense, informative and really should be a requirement to teach yoga or anything. Our teacher @taratonini is brilliant...Grit and grace...Unflinchingly honest...A sacred space that you don’t want to fuck with, personified.
You need a CPR + First Aid certification to be a yoga teacher. It’s statistically unlikely that you’ll ever need to resuscitate a student or fashion a bandage out of your Lululemons, but it’s statistically almost guaranteed that you will have someone with trauma in your yoga class or private practice. .

You will I’m there. .

After this training I was reminded that I live in the land of fire and there is no one coming to rescue me or put it out. I hope I can burn off this A C T I V A T E D 🔥 T R A U M A without burning this motherfucker to the ground. Or maybe that’s what I was sent here to do.

Thank you for bringing people who are on fire closer towards the water @exhale2inhale @zoelepagenyc


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I’m headed into this week searching + sitting in gratitude.
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There’s a lot of hard in the world, + it can be exceptionally difficult to hold the reality of injustice, pain, + unrest—while also feeling thankful.
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It’s so easy to feel swallowed whole by hard, isn’t it?
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And yet, we can practice sitting with both. We can acknowledge + validate pain **and** experience deep thankfulness for goodness.
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We can honor both.
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While goodness won’t erase hard, noticing it and leaning into it can create resilience + compassion.
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And so, I’m working on cultivating that as we head toward Thanksgiving—and I wonder if I could invite you to join me?
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I’m signing off for the rest of the week—but I hope you’ll #beautyhunt + cry at good movies + eat amazing pie + love people in your life really well.
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Let’s be present + alive this Thanksgiving, shall we? #liveawake #beautyhunting


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Today is World Children’s Day.

I recently came across an article in Time Magazine that is a must-read as we look at ways to help those children who are traumatized by violence, war, unsafe environments, or are separated from their parents or primary caregivers.
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“Toxic stress can have long-term repercussions, affecting a child’s physical growth — slowing them down from putting on height and weight — and transforming their brain architecture. According to studies, children separated from their parents early in life and raised without a constant, loving caregiver suffer a profound impact on cognitive ability, social function, mental health and brain development. Adverse experiences in childhood increase the chance of health problems like heart disease, diabetes and substance abuse.".

You’ll find the link to this important article in my bio.

#worlchildrensday
#healingtrauma

Drawing: Made by a former child soldier in Uganda in 2002. The Lord's Resistance Army kidnapped over 30,000 boys and girls to serve as child soldiers during its 20-year war with the Ugandan government. @theirc @time


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Inner work is what helps you gain a clear perspective of the reality, not what clouds your judgement. ⁣

If you are ready to make a change, see link in my bio for further details on the type of coaching I offer that best suits you. It will be my honour to support you on your journey.⁣

Hand in hand, 🤝 we got this!⁣

#healingjourney #womenempowerment #breakdown #breakthrough #healthylifestyle #butterflyeffect #holistichealing #mindbody #empath #goddessrising #selflove #selfcare #healing #empowerment #strength #personaldevelopment #growthmindset #selfhelp #perspectiveshift #perseverence #Anxiety #depression #yougotthis #stress #traumainformed #life #desiremap
#resilience #KEEPMOVINGFORWARD #warriors


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So happy to receive this news from our awesome partners at @nextdoormilwaukee! Thank you for supporting this work and your community! 🌹


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Legit! Fuck off with the boundaries talk. 😎🤣


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(sWiPe 👈🏽)
Spoke to a group of HS freshmen last week.

I shared the one thing that kept me from getting caught up in the chaos going on around me when I was their age.

My Mission.
My Destination.
My Assignment.
My BIG Idea.
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20 years later and nothings changed. I continue to follow that blueprint. I am on assignment & in love with a BIG idea. My destinations have kept me from getting lost.
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#RefuseToLose #MakeAdversityYourAdvantage #OwnYourOutcome #Inspiration #PersonalDevelopment #PublicSpeaker #Motivation #PersonalEmpowerment #BobProctor #LesBrown #WomenEmpowerment #WomenInBusiness #MotivationalSpeaker #ACES #ACEStooHigh #TraumaInformed #BuildingResilience #Resilience #KeynoteSpeaker #Entrepreneur #EventProfs #JimRohn #WakeForestUniversity #Author #Oprah #Adoptee #SexualAbuseSurvivor #Athlete #AdellHarris


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Lobster arms, demon eyes, hair in the damn breeze standing next to an #antifa flag trying to indoctrinate you. You nailed it Jose. #teachergram #acab


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I'll be teaching some healing, psychotherapuetic yoga sessions this year at @sedonayogafestival March 14-17, 2019 in their trauma/PTSD track.
If you've never been to a yoga festival it's such an amazing way to deepen your practice and raise consciousness with a like-minded collective. And its incredibly fun!

There's a really awesome lineup of teachers, speakers and artists again this year (2019). www.sedondayogafestival.com for details. #transmogrifythat #traumainformed #traumasensitiveyoga #sedonayogafestival #traumaconsciousyogamethod


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Resilience Screening
DVD has safely arrived in the post. Checking we are all set!
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Corstorphine Hub tomorrow at 5pm.

#Corstorphinecommunitycentre #Corstorphinepsychology #edinburgh #trauma #Resilience #mentalhealth #clinicalpsychology #earlyyears #traumainformed


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Project Work's Right Turn initiative provides youth involved with the juvenile justice system opportunities to make better life choices and develop their personal talents for a long-lasting career through the support of mentoring, occupational training, educational attainment and criminal record expungement. Lawrence Hall's Culinary Arts Program, Try-Me's, prepares youth for competitive employment with hands-on food service experience. In May 2017, Try-Me's opened its first-ever commercial job training cafe at the University of Chicago School of Service Administration.

#GivingTuesday #EmpowerYouth #WhyIGive


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One of my academic and clinical areas of specialization is trauma: how it develops, what happens in the body and brain,and how we heal. Our field has done an amazing job recently of building an understanding of the body and sub-cortical structures in the experience and healing of trauma. Because of that we can now say with hard scientific evidence that when you have been through trauma it is almost impossible to “get over it” just by talking about it, or willing yourself to “move on”. This is an oversimplification but without getting into more details: Trauma is “stored” in different parts of our brain than the parts of our brain that do “language production” or event “intellectual analysis”. For so long - that is where many people (especially in western, patriarchal, post-colonial societies) have thought that the soul existed: in our thought life and how we understood matters of the divine, made moral choices, or not. What we did with our thoughts and our ability to intellectual overcome suffering, particularly in the body, was a sign of mora superiority. What if that’s not the case? What if the soul is all through us, including the parts of our brain and body that hold our trauma? What might that mean for us? With the better understanding of where our trauma “lives”, it may be time to investigate where the soul “lives”, where our suffering can occur and how that includes the whole of ourselves and our bodies. This has implications for the stories we tell ourselves about what trauma recovery means, what soul care can look like, and the things we say to people (or not) about how to “get through” when they are living in the wake of trauma, chronic pain, and whole person suffering.
For those of you who have been through trauma, I am so sorry. I am celebrating with you the healing you have done so far, and I am holding hope for the healing that is yet to come.
If you haven’t had a chance to yet, listen to me talk about all of this on the episode of @theliturgists “spiritual trauma” #trauma #traumainformed #traumarecovery #psychology #neuroscience #therapy #embodiment #recovery #spirituality #spiritualtrauma #theliturgists #whathillarysreading #bookstagram


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In my night meditation I wound up realizing that I had a block for allowing good to come in. It made me think to share it as many trying to heal and reconstruct their lives on the positive path after trauma, abuse, or toxic interactions may too unknowingly hold this block inside. For many there may be a connection, a pathway if you will that has aligned to light up that whenever you are feeling good ... the rug is pulled out from you. If that is the case as I have realized it was for me, I say to you begin to sit and “feel good” open yourself and allow for new pathways to build around the magic and safety in feeling good. The universe will support you... 🙏🏼❤️💜❤️ if you work with people impacted by adversity even children understand that good feelings can also be triggers, in my work I would see this in children in play.. how the excitement could turn on all the lights then quickly fight or flight responses took over.....amazing how I never applied it to myself until last night. Sometimes these children are my lighthouse 😘!#feel #goodvibes #safe #iamsafe #trauma #traumainformed #traumainformedschools #traumainformedpractice #thebodykeepsthescore #thebodyremembers #neuroplasticity #retrainyourbrain #free #changeyourbrain #adversechildhoodexperiences #ptsd #chronicpain #chronicfatiguesyndrome #fibromyalgia #warrior #healyourlife #love #light #transformationtuesday #breakthrough #motivationalquotes #raiseyourvibration #cptsd #higherfrequency #frequency


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Come heal with us. Y12SR this Sunday 11/25 at 4pm. 💗@Y12sr
Modeled on the structure of 12-step meetings, Y12SR meetings include a group sharing circle followed or preceded by an intentional, themed yoga class.

The meeting is open to all individuals who are working to overcome all manifestations of addiction – from behavioral addictions, to substance abuse – as well as those impacted by the addictive behavior of others.

Each Y12SR meeting is hosted by a certified leader with Y12SR, trauma trainied and currently works within the recovery space.

Meetings are donation-based, with all funds shared between the space and the national non profit working with youth in crisis, @connectioncoalition
Illustration by the talented @makedaisychains
#traumainformedyoga #traumainformedcare #traumainformed #addictionrecovery #y12sr #12stepyoga #yoga12steprecovery #yogaheals #yogamedicine #yogaforrecovery #yogarecovery #connectioncoalition #connectionisthecure #floridayogis #youarenotyourpast #justbreathe #yogaflorida #southfloridayoga #floridayoga #floridayogacommunity #communityoutreach #yogaoutreach #traumainformedcommunity #traumasensitiveyoga #makedaisychains


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It is truly a sacred honor to sit with clients as the colors emerge and spill over.💕💙💛💜💚
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#healingjourney #ptsd #artastherapy #traumainformed #arttherapy #childhoodtrauma #healthepast #recoveryispossible #DID #hope #feelings #vulnerability #healingheart #therapy #counseling #grief #loss #healtrauma


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Move with courage rather than fear.


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Aussies are working on average 6 hours extra - unpaid - per week. Today employees are encouraged to go home on time. How does over working impact your life - do you or those you love work long hours?


#selfcare
#support #griefsupport #relief #support #traumarecovery #traumainformed #counselor #anxiety #stress #counsellor #counselling #bodycentredtherapy #psychotherapy #therapyhelps #tranquilloplace #monavale #northernbeaches #monavalevillage @monavalevillage


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Master’s students: looking for a unique course? Social Work 791, Community Building & Mindfulness, will help you enhance your intrapersonal & interpersonal skills.
You’ll learn community building skills, communication skills, how to develop diverse, inclusive campus culture & how to promote acceptance.
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- Course runs January 25 - March 8 on Fridays
- Includes one 3-day intensive community building workshop, February 22-24 (Friday-Sunday)
- Counts toward Trauma Informed Care certificate
- 3 credits - Open to all master’s students

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Questions? Contact Debbie Davis, davis73@uwm.edu

#uwm #traumainformed #socialwork


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