Resilience, Courage and Kindness: Mindful Self-Compassion for the Front-Line

Resilience, Courage and Kindness: Mindful Self-Compassion for the Front-Line

The most resilient, successful, and emotionally intelligent people are the ones who can face adversity and challenge with an open heart and a self-compassionate nature, rather than a rigid or self-critical one. Fortunately, research and practice shows that self-compassion is a skill that can be taught and learned.

Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, and a team from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute has led a three year study looking at how yoga can reduce post traumatic symptoms in women.  From 2008 to 2011, they randomly assigned 64 women who were suffering from...
Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion

Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion

  Emotional Safety and Self-Compassion Self-compassion enhances wellbeing primarily because it deactivates the threat system (associated with self-criticism, insecure attachment, and defensiveness) and activates the self-soothing system (associated with secure...
Tension, Stress and Trauma Release (TRE)

Tension, Stress and Trauma Release (TRE)

There are many different and effective ways to support people after they have had a traumatic experience.  This technique is an interesting way for groups of people to discharge after a stressful event, based on Peter Levine’s work on trauma. Levine noticed that...