#traumainformed

ready to begin your #selfcare weekend with a heart opening practice? Meet me in Takoma Park, MD for a sweet Saturday morning flow. ALL LEVELS are welcome ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ #flowingrace #ingraceyoga

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Sensory stimulation can be both alerting and calming. Managing your students sensory experience gives you the tools to support their emotional arousal tipbs.com #traumainformedpbs #teacher #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #traumainformed #teachersfollowteachers

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"I went to a women's self-defense class at some point in 2016 and was very overwhelmed and felt like I was the only one melting down in class. It was just too much too fast. I so wanted to like martial arts and jiu-jitsu after seeing the difference it made in my husband's life and our sons' lives. Yet this first class told me it just wasn't for me. Several months passed and my husband suggested that I come to a class with his coach, Micah... I knew in our first meeting that Micah is a masterful teacher who inherently understands the art of adapting his teaching style. I began private training with him and our sessions became some of the purest 'therapy' I ever received through learning jiu-jitsu as instructed by Micah. He understands how certain responses and positions can make me vulnerable to shut down and panic, and he has an array of skills forged from his real-life experience and psychology training that has helped me to grow through my fears. I immediately wanted to introduce his work to my larger community and was happy to put on our first co-facilitated seminar on Trauma-Informed Self-Defense this summer." -Dr. Jamie Marich | We are excited to share a new blog post by @drjamiem, "An Open Letter to Self-Defense Instructors" on our website. It is vital that those teaching self-defense understand the prevalence of trauma and sexual assault, know how survival physiology functions during and after trauma, and have tools in place to support participants who may find the content triggering. Self-defense is not for everyone, but for those who are seeking it out as part of their healing and empowerment, there are many changes that must be addressed in order to make it accessible and sustainable for all participants. It is also wonderful to know that Jamie is partnering with her co-author to develop more content (videos and trainings) around trauma informed self-defense. We are curious to hear what you think! Link in profile. #trauma #survivor #sexualassault #selfdefense #traumainformed #traumarecovery #traumaresilience #traumainformedcare #mindbodysoul

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Let's keep childhood filled with moments of wonder! #DefendChildhood with us at the link in our profile.

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We hope this week was filled with inspiration in unlikely places. Happy Friday.

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Hello, Autumn ๐Ÿ‚ new season for cha cha changes.

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I'm going to Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ next month. I am getting very excited. And look what I got in the mail today. I am taking these TRE booklets to share with participants that are joining me for three weeks workshop/classes on tension and trauma release. As a certified practitioner of TRE, it is a privilege to help people tap into their healing powers of their bodies, and to learn to balance their nervous system, so they can optimize their health and well-being. If you're curious to learn more please send me a direct message Or if you're in Iceland, and would like to sign up for my three-week class I would love to have you, thank you. #tre #tension #trauma #selfregulation #selfregulationskills #traumainformed #healing #bodywellness #thrive #iceland #travel #grateful

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I feel so honored. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I got to lead a jam with Wise Fool crew on how to keep kids engaged in circus coaching and {of course cause it's me} spoke from a perspective of practicing consent, modeling bodily autonomy and self-care with kiddos, trauma-informed coaching and play!! I felt like such a boss. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ{[It was also an incredible exercise in trusting my own mind and experiences and challenging the belief that I 'don't know enough'.]} **What if I don't need someone to "teach me" the right way, but create the s_p_a_c_e to trust my own knowledge and be open to what I see working in others around me?** A challenge to the typical way we learn, and one I believe in wholeheartedly. โ™ฅ๏ธWhat a beautiful crew of humans I get to work with. I am grateful for this time to solidify my learning and be challenged in such a safe space.โ™ฅ๏ธ
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Side note: I've been falling in love with my smile lately. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–

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Thank you for all that you contribute to our @connectedwarriors Community. Namaste, @[email protected] from @amyinyoga - Cheesing for my Connected Warriors debut! Since I took over @northportyoga I've been teaching a free weekly Veterans class on Wednesday mornings. It was probably the first instance I found of true "community" in my new hometown. At least 50% men each class; acquaintances, friends, golf buddies. Willfully, relentlessly, open. Endlessly inspired by the sacrifice each of these individuals has made and their lifelong demonstration of persistence and will. I'm privileged to bear witness in the yoga room. @northportyoga @connectedwarriors .
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#northportfl #northportyoga #swflorida #swflyoga #connectedwarriors #veterans #veteransyoga #service #seva #traumainformed #loveyourself #loveoneanother - #regrann #army #navy #airforce #marines #coastguard #military #militaryfamilies #veterans #traumaconsciousyoga #yogaforvets #yogaheals #connectedwarriors #connectingwarriors #giveback #thankyou

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Trauma Informed Care cannot happen in St. Louis , Oakland or anywhere in our country without understanding the impact of racial trauma. This is a great infographic on understanding the signs of racial trauma for people of color or white people working with people of color. #racialtraumaisreal #letsintegrate #traumainformed #blacklivesmatter

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Let's Get Free! *peer led non-therapeutic gathering
*childcare is available
*prayer
*support
*discussion
*community building

#freedom #faithbased #JesusIsTheKing #JesusTaughtUs #peersupport #RSVP #CHILDCARE #FREE #TRAUMAINFORMED #prayer #discussion #HealthyMindBodySoul #RISE #RiseMeetUp #MD #bowie #RPCSDA

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Let's Get Free! *peer led non-therapeutic gathering
*childcare is available
*prayer
*support
*discussion
*community building

#freedom #faithbased #JesusIsTheKing #JesusTaughtUs #peersupport #RSVP #CHILDCARE #FREE #TRAUMAINFORMED #prayer #discussion #HealthyMindBodySoul #RISE #RiseMeetUp #MD #bowie #RPCSDA

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Finally finished this #petportrait of #therapyhorse Thor!! This took me a heckling long time and I still vaguely hate it hahha

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My latest blog post just went live. Check it out!

Living out of your truth begins with learning how to feel your emotions. We spend a lot of time learning how to safely feel and release our negative emotions. But there comes a time when we need to learn how to feel positive emotions. Why? Because these emotions are our โ€œtruth.โ€ Today, Iโ€™ll show you the process that leads from โ€œfeelingโ€ to the development of core beliefs to living out of your truth. Just click on the link in profile to learn more!

#empowerment #trauma
http://www.educate4change.com/blog1/living-out-of-your-truth

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More research has been done in the treatment of trauma using EMDR than any other therapy model combined.

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on this weekend's self care agenda I plan on tapping into stillness + nature by visiting my favorite park. ----
for me, stillness is a reminder that it is just okay to be. happy Friday!

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Catching the sunset in El Paso last night... after 27 hours on the road we all needed a little rest & time to cool down. Back at it for the long stretch across Texas. Houston by tonight! Can't wait to set up shop & open these doors for 'business'! #schoolboxproject #houstonorbust #traumainformed #preciouscargo #thedesertishot #loveyourACifyouhaveone #roadtrip #excited #allthecaffeineisinme #mylovelife

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I had a parent call me today after just ONE session to tell me that for the first time EVER their child sat still in a chair and read a book. Now for some of you this may not be a big deal, your child does this every day! But for some, THIS IS HUGE! For some of you, getting your child to sit and read is a BATTLE! Does this sound familiar? Are you one of the parents out there who absolutely dreads having to do the take home reader because it is just TOO HARD? Well, I am here to tell you it can get EASIER! After ONE session, this child has shown great progress. After ONE session, this child feels confident with reading. After ONE session, changes can happen. ONE session can make a HUGE difference!

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Self-Regulation and Self-Calming recommendations and behavioural strategies for children. ๐Ÿ‘Product found at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Behaviour-Support-Using-Self-Calm-Techniques-2628338 #alltherapyresources #selfcalming #selfregulation #psychologist #playtherapist #earlyintervention #health #education #teacherlife๐ŸŽ #traumainformed #behavioursupport #classroomresources #studentsupport #reflection #counselling #intervention #behavior #behavioranalysis #behaviormanagement #anxiety #anxietyhelp #stressfree #childrensfirst #proparenting #fostercareresource #homeschooling

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Supporting student with trauma can be complex and requires reflection and learning for teachers. We must hold ourselves, and our institutions responsible s for making space for reflective practice tipbs.com #traumainformedpbs #teacher #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #traumainformed #teachersfollowteachers #pbis #inclusion

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Cheesing for my Connected Warriors debut! Since I took over @northportyoga I've been teaching a free weekly Veterans class on Wednesday mornings. It was probably the first instance I found of true "community" in my new hometown. At least 50% men each class; acquaintances, friends, golf buddies. Willfully, relentlessly, open. Endlessly inspired by the sacrifice each of these individuals has made and their lifelong demonstration of persistence and will. I'm privileged to bear witness in the yoga room. @northportyoga @connectedwarriors .
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#northportfl #northportyoga #swflorida #swflyoga #connectedwarriors #veterans #veteransyoga #service #seva #traumainformed #loveyourself #loveoneanother

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Tears of joy today in the most beautiful setting for the wedding of a gorgeous, beloved couple! .
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What joy to celebrate with my baby brother, and what an honor to officiate their ceremony! .
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I remember years and years ago during an especially hard season not knowing if I'd ever get to celebrate any big occasions with him, worried that he'd actually live this long. .
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Addiction is such a vicious thief. It steals life and dreams from the afflicted and all those who love them, too. .
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And yet. .
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Here we are on the other side, the long-fought fruits of sobriety and patience and miraculous healing, and two beautiful imperfect humans finding and choosing each other. .
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Heaven came near in the woods today. It was a very, VERY good day!

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this is my current mood because I am still listening to Jay-Z's 4:44 album. Namaste ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸพโœŒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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For those of us that work in the thick of situations and communities impacted by the wide spectrum of trauma, it's important to know exactly how to take care of ourselves when compassion fatigue steps in or when the environment around us becomes too much. By learning how it feels to be in our bodies as we go throughout our day, we can become acutely aware of when our body is telling us to tap out and take a breather to connect and restore ourselves to a place of safe engagement for our clients/students. #traumainformed #letsintegrate #selfcare #traumasteward #mindfulness #compassionfatigueb

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I don't need a lot to prove this, even though society tells me I am not whole unless I do. Even though society says life has to look like this, no matter what side you are on there are rules. But when I have the privilege to not compromise on my two personal needs (and I know it's a privilege because I haven't had the choice before AND I live in a world where I am privileged beyond measure because of my skin and ability and looks) I can hold space to communicate with myself when I feel the pressure to prove...pressure to replace empowerment in the compromises into constriction in the survival.
It has taken crawling on my knees in the dark stand here, and in order to actually stand here I have to compromise. But that no longer is a dirty word. It's a reclaimed one.
Thank you for supporting me. Beautiful things are being chosen because you do.
Continued @skyler.mechelle

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However, with privilege if I have a safe space to return to (home, heart, environment) and I can actively sit with my choices and hold them in perspective to the powerful (and fluid) clarity I have sourced for myself...I can compromise on everything else. I can choose to have a part time job, that I bus and walk to, that serves me well and covers the expenses I need covering. I can choose to have an empowering and strict budget, where every cent is accounted for with beauty instead of constriction. Where I make love to money, and see it come in and out without fear, like my beloved ocean. I can choose to have timelines in my life, that I stick to even when they challenge me. This hour is dedicated to this, the next to this, my weekends to me. I can choose a wardrobe that fits within a small carry on suitcase, and to purchase all I own second hand. I can say "No" more than "Yes," and commune with breath. I can choose love, my love, with openness and appreciation instead of demands made out of fear. With privilege I have, I can listen, research, and cultivate this education work so I can choose it without choosing me less.
In this space of compromise, I am developing ease.
I am developing life.
I am developing deep separation (healthfully) from the gifts that were groomed in trauma from the gifts I now use in power. Continued @skyler.mechelle

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