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parenting trauma

How to parent well when your parents weren’t well people

Parenting to end intergenerational trauma Many clients want to know how to be good parents when they feel that they did not have good parents. They instinctively give their kids the love and safety they didn’t get, but they still have a lingering fear that somehow, the wounds of the past will emerge in their …

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shame get rid of

Shame

Feeling shame, a sense that you are shameful and not worthy, is a terrible, painful way to live your life, and unfortunately all too common. It can pop up when you least expect it and sabotage your attempts to achieve your goals, have the healthy relationships you desire, and can even affect how you parent …

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meditation changes brain

Harvard Study Finds Meditation Changes DNA

In 2008, a study was published on the effects of meditation, specifically: the first compelling evidence that the Relaxation Response (RR) – the physiological response to meditation, yoga, tai chi, Qi Gong or repetitive prayer – affects our genes. Scientists analyzed blood samples, and concluded that 2209 genes were expressed differently (turned on or off) …

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