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Healing Trauma through Yoga By Paula Joyce

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Becky Thompson, PhD, is a scholar, poet, activist and yoga teacher whose work focuses on trauma and healing. She is the author of Survivors on the Yoga Mat and several other books related to social justice and healing. She is Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at Simmons College and a senior level yoga instructor who teaches at conferences, workshops, and community centers internationally. Becky’s poetry can be found in her book, Zero Is the Whole I Fall into at Night as well as The Harvard Review, Tidal Basin Review and Sinister Wisdom. Her honors and awards include Rockefeller and Ford Fellowships, the Gustavus Myers Award for Outstanding Books on Human Rights, the Mosaic Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Creative Justice Poetry Prize. Please visit www.beckythompsonyoga.com 
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Our attitudes, knowledge and treatment of trauma has changed over time. When I was a child, people rarely spoke openly about trauma. They hid it out of shame or a misguided belief that they should tough it out. Some, like my father, dealt with childhood abuse by creating the outer appearance of a successful, happy family. Others, like my aunt, whose oldest son died in WWII, paced the floor while talking to herself, struggling to find the will to go on. Then counseling became acceptable and dominated the field until drugs became a panacea. Now we know that some things can’t be put into words or solved with a pill. Research shows us that when we have no way of understanding what is happening to us or the skills to process it and let it go, our painful experiences, thoughts and emotions get stored in our bodies. That’s why some of the new work that focuses on healing through the body is so important. Please join us Thursday to learn how yoga, meditation and spirituality can heal trauma.

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Justin Patrick Pierce and Londin Angel Winters: The “Yoga” of Intimacy. The Way You Work Out Dramatically Affects the Flow of Intimacy in Your Love Relationships By Rebekah Campbell and Boyd Campbell

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Justin Patrick Pierce and Londin Angel Winters: The “Yoga” of Intimacy. The Way You Work Out Dramatically Affects the Flow of Intimacy in Your Love Relationships By Rebekah Campbell and Boyd Campbell

In case you missed the show on August 29, listen to the recorded archive!
How you train your body is how you hold your body in life. Spending the day crouched over a computer creates a crouched-over posture. This hides the heart, closes the solar plexus and tightens the hip complex. Stand in front of your partner with a closed-down heart, weakened power center and immobile hips and there will be an impact on the quality of loving energy available.

Implement daily exercise strengthening your back muscles to hold the heart open, increasing lung capacity bringing more life force into the body, and flexibility training to unleash the hips improving the grounded power of the lower body. Now show up in front of a loved one with an open heart, full power center and more life force. What might be possible in that love dynamic with all that energy flowing that was not possible when the key power centers were closed? This is one important aspect of the literal “yoga” of intimacy.

Justin Patrick Pierce and Londin Angel Winters:
Justin and Londin are co-founders of Metaphysical Fitness, an online fitness company specializing in body, mind and spirit training. Both Justin and Londin are NASM Certified master trainers with decades of experience working in the body. They marry to this expertise a decade of study in the esoteric arts, including a deep focus in sexual yoga. They offer weekly in-person classes in Los Angeles, CA, as well as online programs training the divine feminine and masculine embodiments.  
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Transcendental Meditation Research and World Programs by Marie-Helene Tourenne

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Transcendental Meditation Research and World Programs by Marie-Helene Tourenne

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Dr. Robert Keith Wallace is our guest on this episode of Blooming in the Light. He presents the scientific results of research done for decades on the uniqueness of the Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM) and the programs used around the world in schools, jails, military and more to reduce problems of stress, trauma, disease and behavior as well as increase well-being, creativity, rehabilitation and success. He also presents his publications including his last book coming out in August: Dharma Parenting: Understand Your Child’s Brilliant Brain for Greater Happiness, Health, Success, and Fulfillment.
Dharma Parenting offers a uniquely individual approach to raising a happy and successful child. Leading brain researchers Robert Keith Wallace and Frederick Travis combine knowledge from modern science, ancient Ayurveda, and their personal experience to show how to unfold the full potential of a child’s brain, as well as how to nurture his or her inherent brilliance.

Living in a State of Grace

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Living in a State of Grace

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During this show, Nancy Gentle Boudrie will discuss connecting to the power within to heal and not escape reality by harnessing our inner power to heal past wounds. We can move forward or lift the veil of pain to claim our sense of Grace. The guest on this show is author, Yoga, and Meditation Instructor Robert Butera, who will discusses how to avoid the defense mechanism “spiritual bypassing” used to disconnect from feelings and shield the truth. Connect with Nancy AwakenwithLight.com.

Yoga & Alternative PTSD Therapy

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Yoga and meditation while dealing  with PTSD, TBI and MST.

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Pamela Stokes Eggleston: MBA, Senior Consultant. Since 2004, Pamela’s goal has been to raise awareness of the challenges military families and veterans face upon returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since her husband was combat injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Pamela can identify with military spouses and caregivers who are often ignored. She has worked in the public policy, criminology, research and business management fields for over 18 years, serving as a consultant, peer reviewer and grant reviewer for numerous agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the VA, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the Department of Labor, the National Resource Directory, and as an advisor on Congress-supported publications, and as Development Director for Blue Star Families. She is a member of the National Black MBA Association; additionally, she serves as an Advisory Board Member of Tee It Up for The Troops and on the Business and Professional Women Foundation’s Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Advisory Council.

Lorinda Fontaine Farris: Lorinda has been a practicing nurse practitioner for fourteen years, in the military for 27 and a spouse for 17 years. Of those 17 years of marriage, Lorinda shared her husband, Doug,  with the Army for fourteen of them.  Her husband retired from the Army four years ago; ironically, she has now worked for the Army as a government civilian for four years continuing to care for military women, spouses and retirees. Lorinda loves what she does for a living and is honored to be caring for her fellow military comrades. Lorinda and Doug have two ‘children’, their cats, Moxie and Glacier.

Tune in for a new episode with the Hosts of the American Heroes Network on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel.  Listen for this weeks episode “Yoga & Alternative PTSD Therapy” Tuesday January 28th 8am Pacific Time.

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 It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

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