Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment, by Jonathan Baylin, from neuropsychotherapist.com

Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment

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Connecting–Excerpt from Return To Self: The Experience of One’s Core Self in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychotherapy, by Kenny Ball, STAR facilitator

Connecting The first step in the PPN therapeutic process is one in which the therapist encourages the participant to connect to and experience his feelings, in a safe and supportive environment. This involves the participant giving up cognitive control of his experience or getting out of his head and into his feelings. It requires him […]

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STAR December newsletter

 December 2016      Community View this email in your browser “Cardinal”, Carolyn Castro In this newsletter: Building Community, STAR Clinical Director, Candace Rosen Last Chance! Registration Special! Calendar and Registration Information for STAR retreats 2017 Founder’s Corner, Barbara Findeisen Thoughts on Community, Barbara Findeisen Communities, STAR Facilitator, Kenny Ball A Year End Request Building Community It […]

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STAR November newsletter

Find a link to the newsletter and our other newsletters here: November Newsletter and Newsletter archives November 2016 Gratitude Being Grateful Has Changed My Life I really believe that being grateful is the key to happiness and contentment. I try to make it a practice to get up every day and start saying, “Thank You” to […]

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Communities, by Kenny Ball, from the STAR December newsletter

Communities For me, there’s been good community, bad community, and no community at all. I’ve been in some really good communities. One was made up of myself and two or three friends. Interestingly, we were a part of a much larger community which was a bad community. I’ll explain. Many years ago I was a […]

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Return To Self: The Experience of One’s Core Self in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychotherapy, by Ken Ball, PhD, STAR Facilitator

Excerpt, from the results section Before Connection Before connecting to his core self in PPN therapy, the participant experiences life from a paradigm of fear, which entails a constrictive, defensive, and negative position in the world. The participant lacks a secure foundation and rarely experiences a sense of wellbeing. Indeed, he may have little sense […]

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Holidays and Depression, by Candace Rosen, from the Star newsletter and blog

Holidays and Depression This month’s newsletter is about Depression. With the holidays coming up, many people experience depression. The holidays are not the loving family time for many of us and so we feel our losses more acutely. If you have a tendency to be depressed, the holidays can exacerbate it. I have experienced depression […]

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Transformation, by Barbara Findeisen, from the July STAR newsletter

“Transformation” Summer has come to Southern Arizona but not yet the rains we enjoy and look forward to. Transformation is an interesting word. The most common meaning of “to transform” is to have a wonderful and positive almost mystical experience. However, the dictionary definition is simply “to go across, to change the nature or character”. […]

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Holidays and Depression–Candace Rosen Clinical Director, STAR Foundation, from the October newsletter

Holidays and Depression This month’s newsletter is about Depression. With the holidays coming up, many people experience depression. The holidays are not the loving family time for many of us and so we feel our losses more acutely. If you have a tendency to be depressed, the holidays can exacerbate it. I have experienced depression […]

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Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound by Bethany Webster from the website Womb of Light

http://www.womboflight.com/why-its-crucial-for-women-to-heal-the-mother-wound/   Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound Bethany Webster 76.9K 92 640 61 29 What many people do not realize is that the core issue at the center of women’s empowerment is the mother wound. Difficulty and challenges between mothers and daughters are rampant and widespread but not openly spoken […]

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