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Archive for April, 2014

Happiness is Doing This

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Happiness: Savoring is the Antidote to Habituation

by Glenda Cedarleaf,

Glenda Cedarleaf

Glenda Cedarleaf

I attended a workshop last Friday on Positive Psychology with Dr. Lynn Johnson. His opening remark was about how amazement is our natural default state of mind. Unfortunately, we can easily fall prey to habituation. The antidote to habituation is to develop the process of savoring, of reconnecting with our sense of wonder and deep appreciation of our lives.

This got me thinking about why I love guided imagery. When we settle into an imagery journey, it is as if we are taking a magnifying glass and looking deeply, into the sights and sounds and kinesthetic sense of the experience. The theta brain wave state enhances this deepening. How satisfying to be fully present, to let go of distractions and truly be in the journey.

Click here to read the entire article and to watch the video  and receive a free downloadable E-Book and meditative video.

Glenda Cedarleaf, MSW LCSW

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Holistic Psychotherapist and Coach

Women’s Group and SoulCollage(R) Facilitator

Steps to Unlock the Potential of Your Inner Healer

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Unlock the Potential of Your Inner Healer

by Shiloh Sophia

Unlocking the potential of your Inner Healer begins with a choice to make a connection with your inner world. Here you can get access to the keys that open the hidden places within you where healing information lives. These keys belong to you and are used to define your own journey and experience of personal power on your own terms. You don’t need to be ‘all better’ or have your ‘stuff in a pile’ to have an experience of wholeness right where you are, right now. The Inner Healer is a powerful presence within you that is a consciously chosen relationship, one that can change everything about how you relate to your wounds and your worlds.

These ideas and inquiries are designed to provide you with immediately applicable practices, or keys, that serve to unlock access to the healing information that may be available to you. The “wound” you are grappling with might be a physical illness, or it may be an energy blockage or an emotional wound. The wound is whatever it is that ails you, and also, informs you. As Rumi says, “The wound is place where the light enters.”

5 Keys To Unlocking Your Inner Healer (more…)

CDCs ACE Study and Unhealthy Development

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The ACES Too High Network

Click the link above to view a google docs powerpoint presentation by Jane Stevens on April 28, 2012.   Jane explained the CDC’s ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Studies, and how different communities are implementing ACE concepts to help children.  The ACE studies prove [show the correlations -ed] that child sexual abuse as well as other types of traumatic childhood events prevent healthy development and have become a public health emergency. 

More about the ACE study

The ACE Study is ongoing collaborative research between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA.

The Co-principal Investigators of The Study are Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, with the CDC; and Vincent J. Felitti, MD, with Kaiser Permanente.

Over 17,000 Kaiser patients participating in routine health screening volunteered to participate in The Study.  Data resulting from their participation continues to be analyzed; it reveals staggering proof of the health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma.

http://acestudy.org/

To download the PDF of the presentation click The ACEs Too High Network.

People Die Without Love

Monday, April 7th, 2014

People die without love: Why I prescribe the love drug

Pamela Wible, MD | Physician | March 17, 2014

To find the original article click HERE.

As a doctor, it’s my job to figure out what patients really need. Some need antibiotics. Some need pain pills. But everyone needs love.

During medical school I cared for burned children. One of my patients was a 3-year-old with severe burns over most of his body. His roommate, an older boy, had just burned one arm. Yet the older child withered in the corner while the younger one jumped all over the playroom despite his contracted and painful limbs. Why? The younger boy’s family kept hugging and kissing him. The older boy had no visitors.

People die without love.

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