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I Am the Voice: Girls’ Reflections from Inside the Justice System

To truly support girls, we must hear their stories, respect their perspectives, witness their brilliance, heed their creativity, and recognise their resilience. This booklet reflects that philosophy. This compilation of girls’ visual and written work from across the country, created in partnership with rights4girls, reflects their experiences with the juvenile justice system, and it is [...]

Leven in je lichaam met Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Mirjam, (niet haar echte naam) ademt langzaam in en uit voor enkele ronden eenvoudige adamhalingsoefeningen voordat ze moet stoppen. Beelden te eng voor haar om te beschrijven en overweldigend. Samen besluiten we om over te gaan op eenvoudige Trauma Sensitive Yoga oefeningen; Mirjam wordt zich bewust van haar spieren, merkt weerstand in haar lichaam op [...]

Here’s What Depression Does To The Body

When you think of depression, you probably think of it as a mental illness, but the truth is some of the most devastating effects of depression are physical. On the other hand, you may have experienced years of physical symptoms and never considered depression as a possible cause. We still don’t know exactly what causes [...]

Mastering the Art of Relationship Yoga

There's more than one way to stretch! When you hear the word “Yoga”, it’s likely that words like stretching, exercise, practice, flexibility, bending, and twisting come to mind. That’s because the primary association that most Westerners have with yoga has to do with the “on the mat” or physical aspects of the practice of yoga [...]

Terug in je kracht met Trauma Sensitive Yoga

“Trauma sensitive yoga is specifiek ontwikkeld voor mensen met een posttraumatische stressstoornis of mensen met een zogenaamd ontwikkelings- en complex trauma als gevolg van langdurige blootstelling aan traumatische ervaringen binnen het gezin of binnen een relatie”, vertelt Esther, oorspronkelijk counselor en psychotherapeut, gedreven. “Zij krijgen op een bepaald moment in hun leven vaak last van [...]

PTSD – The Definition of a Traumatic Event and How to Recognize the Signs

People often use the word "traumatic" in a general sense when they are describing very stressful life events. For example, the American Psychological Association (APA) defines "trauma" as a person's emotional response to an extremely negative (disturbing) event. However, mental health professionals define traumatic events in very specific ways. The guidelines they use have changed [...]

3 Key Factors in Healthy Relationships The main question you are asking your partner

By Jenev Caddell, PsyD Dr. Sue Johnson, clinical psychologist and creator of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples, has found three key factors that relationships must have in order to be truly healthy. She notes that when couples are arguing with each other, and it is one of those blood-boiling kinds of arguments, it's not really about the dishes, [...]

Yoga is not just bending the body

Patanjali's regimen, at times, corresponds to the idea of 'self-actualisation" in psychotherapy India’s ancient tradition Yoga has become a multimillion-dollar industry in the past few decades and taking a path of its own, under many different names, brands, meanings; it’s hard not to feel some resentment towards the trends that take yoga out of its [...]