Exercises in Grounding from The Art of Healing Trauma (Through Healing Exercises, Stories, and Research) Blog
“Briefly, the basic principle is: Holding your breath, shortness of breath, constrained and tense breath, rapid breath = survival, fight/flight/freeze, activation of the nervous system, stress. Natural, full, diaphragmatic breaths = opening up to life beyond survival, opening up to calmness, regulation of the nervous system, bringing about physical relaxation, improving health, being able to […]
Adam Gottlieb, Poet Breathe Now – YouTube. This week’s Called to Action Spotlight is on Louder than a Bomb a Youth Poetry Slam. Listen and be impressed. He is only 17 when he wrote and performed this. *This* is what our young people are capable of.
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Rilla Askew | 2014 | 21 minutes (5,065 words) ? Download .mobi (Kindle) Download .epub (iBooks) ? When my godson Trey was a toddler growing up in Brooklyn, every white woman who saw him fell in love with him. He was a beautiful child, sweet natured, affectionate, with cocoa-colored skin and a…