February, 2018 TRAUMA TIP
The most threatening health crises facing children in America is exposure to adverse childhood experiences. Optimism and play can work wonders in helping kids cope. Steve Gross, Chief Playmaker for The Life is Good Kids Foundation works to help stressed and traumatized children discover the power of optimism.
“Narrative medicine – a field based in the belief that effective clinicians must know how to receive, interpret, and help craft their clients’ stories – offers her a means to work through some of that trauma: “(It) is a healing measure that I can tap into that will keep me grounded, keep me available, keep me conscious.”
“Studies reveal that yoga programs designed specifically for victims of trauma – programs that include regulated breathing, controlled movement and mindfulness practices – can have far-ranging benefits for any participant.”