I hope you are all safe during this unusual time. It can be hard to stay calm when there is fear and unease in the media, stories of self-quarantine, and shortages of key supplies. Times like this often brings out fear, stress, and deep emotions.
Shame is the major reason that keeps a lot of “Sexual Assault Survivors” in silent. Often many survivors think that it is their faults to what have happened to them and they choose not to speak up because of the shame they carry.Today, I would like to talk about how shame developed and three ways to develop shame resilience.
The brain structure is a continuous and complex process, which began before we were born. During the first few years of our lives, billions of nerve cells transmit and exchange electric signals to form different circuits and connections. Our experience and environment will also affect the development of our circuits and connections.
I remember my friend asking me this when we were chatting one day, “Meditation? You mean we can solve problems by just sitting down?”. Then I just smiled because it is not something that can be explained in such simple terms. My friend’s question has also reflected a misunderstanding that the majority of people have towards meditation.
Public Lecture: The Application of Trauma Systems Therapy in Helping Children with Adverse Childhood Experience
Vincent Felitti, a US doctor, and his team conducted a research on adverse childhood experience (ACE) in 1995. They conducted research on more than 17,000 targets and discovered a strong relationship between ACE and the health of their adulthood.
Recently it has been my honor to be one of the speakers at the promotion of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) project that is jointly hosted by the state government and Brown University.
Bessel van der Kolk, a US psychiatrist, defines trauma as an experience or disaster that leaves people in a state of helplessness and terror, thereby losing the ability to deal with the problems, threats and disasters in everyday life. Traumatic incidents can cause profound and lasting changes in our physiology, emotions, cognition and memory, as well as cutting off the connections between these four components.
In conclusion, the reason why astrology has gained such a negative reputation in the scientific and academic fields over the past decades is because the majority of astrologists have emphasized on foretelling and making predictions, rather than focusing on a person’s inner life. Using astrology as a tool for self-development and achievement should be the direction for modern astrology.
Do emotions get the best of you? Acceptance and nurturing are the first steps to taking back control. We tend to avoid, hide or numb our emotions. However, emotions don’t disappear just because we won’t face them. It will change form and may show up destructively in different areas of our life. Today, I will talk about how to identify, express, and manage our emotions.
Dating violence is when one person tries to control the other through verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. It may happen in heterosexual, homosexual or other sexual minority groups. In this video, I introduce different types of dating violence and warning signs to be aware of…
Managing our mental health is as important as our physical health. We all visit our doctor during an illness, but we should also seek help if we experience psychological challenges. There are still stigmas in society that prevent people experiencing mental health issues to speak up and ask for help.
It is common for us to feel anxious during important events in life such as public speaking, a job interview, or going on a first date. Today, I will teach a 3-minute meditation that can quickly help reduce your anxiety.
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