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Simple Strategies to Kick-Start Healing!

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed parenting to its limits. Coping with a work from home setup, daycare closures, unemployment, and school shutdowns have left parents stuck in fight or flight mode. There are even parents among us who, in the midst of a pandemic, are caring for critically ill infants and children.

Christy Gauss, MSW, LSW & Melanie Fauth, RN of Ignite Wellbeing are Advanced Practitioners trained by The Center for Mind Body Medicine. They offer this course to introduce the science behind mind-body medicine & strategies for healing psychological trauma and stress.  Message them at ignitewellnessin@gmail.com with your questions!

Life is full of interruptions. Bookmark the recording to watch when you have time!


Mind Body Medicine Resources

Christy & Melanie refer to a toolbox of strategies & solutions – two of which participants tried during the course. Here are details & how-to videos on six of these tools & a copy of the presenter’s slides. Use this class handout for a list of helpful tips, and next steps. We’ve included links below to their great reading suggestions!

How To Meditate: A Guide To Self Discovery, Lawrence LeShan

Brain Rules, John Medina

The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

The Deepest Well, Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris

Daring Greatly & Rising Strong, Brené Brown

Helpful Videos/Books

How Stress Effects Your Brain Video

The Transformation, James S. Gordon, MD

Permission To Feel, Marc Brackett, Ph.D

Wherever You Go, There You Are, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) has the world’s largest, most effective evidence-based program for healing population-wide psychological trauma and stress.  In the 29 years since its founding, CMBM has developed a model of self-care, social support, and community building that has transformed practices and outcomes in health care, the training of health care professionals and the education of children.  CMBM’s signature Mind-Body Skills Groups have repeatedly demonstrated, in studies published in peer-reviewed journals, to decrease levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by 80 percent or more in adults.  Published research also demonstrates statistically significant decreases in depression, hopelessness, anxiety, anger and sleep disturbance, and increases in quality of life.

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