Attachment Style, Adult Well-Being and Childhood Trauma.

The effect of child maltreatment on adult attachment styles. Recent finding asserts the need for early intervention (attachment focus trauma therapy) to mediate future difficulties. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2016), in 2014 there were 3.25 million reports of possible abuse to Child Protection Services. Over 20 percent of these referrals were found to constitute maltreatment, reflecting greater than 700,000 children exposed to significant childhood adversity. Neglect was present in three-quarters of these cases, and physical abuse in 17 percent. Child maltreatment may have a persistent negative impact from childhood on, in spite of opportunities for post-traumatic growth. The long-term health impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is described in the landmark study from the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/experimentations/201801/attachment-style-adult-well-being-and-childhood-trauma

Healing through communication.

 

The internet and social media have connected us to many people we would have never met in person. It has helped us to communicate our thoughts and share information world wide. However, at the same time there is only so much we can communicate through a keyboard and screen. Words are very limiting to begin with and a lot of non verbal communication is lost. Unspoken communication which we can only perceive in the physical presence of another: Eye contact, body language, energetic impressions, tone of voice, touch and embrace. All that is left out when we communicate online.

Projections, assumptions, and misunderstandings are unavoidable online. Emotions are being shared via emoticons as if they can possible express our vast emotional inner life, our life experiences. People judge us (or we judge others) based on our (their) online presence and the words we (they) type when in fact there is so much more to who we are. We forget our bodies when are glued to the screen too much. Our body is also constantly communicating to us just like nature and the Divine. When we are caught in head-centric living we do not “hear” nor feel the messages and guidance within and around us – we are cut off from our intuition.

Let’s not forget to get more into our bodies, listening to its signals and connect more in person if possible, to truly look into another person’s eyes, truly listen (as in not waiting to talk), to feel the other person, being more aware of the vast realm of non-verbal communication that reveals way more than the words being spoken or typed.

Bernhard Guenther

 

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The Opportunity
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The Powerful Effects of Qigong!

The Powerful Effects of Qigong

Qigong, which combines meditative and physically active elements, is the basic exercise system within Chinese medicine. Qigong exercises are designed to help you preserve your Jing, strengthen and balance the flow of Qi energy, and enlighten your Shen. Its dynamic exercises and meditations have Yin and Yang aspects: The Yin is being it; the Yang is doing it. Yin qigong exercises are expressed through relaxed stretching, visualization, and breathing. Yang qigong exercises are expressed in a more aerobic or dynamic way. They are particularly effective for supporting the immune system. In China, Qigong is used extensively for people with cancer. Read more at http://upliftconnect.com/6-qigong-exercises/

The most important factor in human happiness.

http://thepowerofideas.ideapod.com/75-year-harvard-study-revealed-one-important-factor-human-happiness/

15 Activities Or Hobbies You Can Do To Help Keep Yourself Centered.

There are more ways to center yourself than just sitting down and meditating. There are 15 activities that can help you find your center. It’s easy for stress to knock you off balance, leaving you reacting to changes rather than pushing forward toward your own goals. There is simply too much noise in daily life, and while any one issue may not matter too much when taken as a whole, it’s draining. Centering yourself allows you to gain perspective on what’s going on, reign in any emotions that may not be helping, and take a second look at how you want to handle a challenge. Centering yourself can give you more emotional strength to take on specific tasks, like an unfriendly meeting or a challenging client.There are more options than meditation for finding your emotional center, each with their own advantages. Gardening, travel, and exercise all create visceral experiences, which can help break you out of thought lock. Read more at http://www3.forbes.com/leadership/15-activities-or-hobbies-you-can-do-to-help-keep-yourself-centered/?utm_campaign=15-Activities-Or-Hobbies-You-Can-Do-To-Help-Keep-Centered-2017&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=referral