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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The impact of yoga in the process of trauma recovery

International Day of Yoga Krama Yoga Cambodia is an NGO offering yoga classes to disadvantaged youth and female victims of trafficking in order to build their confidence and to help them recover from the effects of trauma Students attend a class at Krama Yoga in Phnom Penh Photo: Krama Yoga Cambodia In a quiet and [...]

Trauma Sensitive Yoga 20-hr Foundational workshop

A heartfelt thank you, to everyone who attended the first Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop in the Netherlands.   Testimonials: Hallo Esther, Wat ben je een inspirerende vrouw met zoveel kennis. Ik voelde me meteen veilig door je warmte en rust die je uitstraalt. Het weekend was geweldig maar ook confronterend voor mij als persoon. De groep [...]

Adverse Childhood Experience

This video highlights that community education on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) will result in more help and support for families. Our video character states that – “even if it is not enough” – support can radically change outcomes for children growing up with ACEs.   https://vimeo.com/189604325 What are ACEs? ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that [...]

Never Give Up: A Video by Youth for Youth

This gripping film features a highly diverse cast of seven adolescents and young adults who examine the shared and unique challenges faced, mistakes made, and growth attained in the struggle to transcend legacies of developmental trauma. Unexpectedly insightful, unsentimentally poignant and always real, Never Give Up is an offering of collective wisdom, inspiration and hope [...]

Signs of Mental Illness

If you’re unsure whether you, or someone you know is suffering from mental illness, please review the signs and symptoms below. Some are a common occurrence in people’s lives from time to time, however if they are occurring more frequently than before, or if they all seem to be happening at the same time, then [...]

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