Chapter 18, the “dealing with stress” chapter
of Kathy Brown’s book,
Educate Your Brain
I was prompted by the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, to share information that others could use to address the issue of stress, distress, and trauma. To that end, I sent out to my email list a PDF copy of Chapter 18 of my book, Educate Your Brain. I posted it here, as well.
Since that time, there have been so many more senseless tragedies – too many to enumerate – leaving survivors in a state of shock, grief, and heartbreak across our country and around the world. With each event, I would send out the link to this chapter, to support people in managing the effects on their emotions, their thoughts, and their body.
As we are all dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems time to be sending this out again, in hopes it finds an even wider audience.
I offer this resource free of charge, for you to use in your own personal stress-relief work, or to share with others (friends, family, agencies, schools, hospitals, etc.), through print copies, PDF copies, or by sharing the link to the chapter on my website.
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My only requests are that disseminated copies retain all copyright identification, and that you contact me for authorization if you want to use this text in any other way.
I believe that if we address trauma immediately with tools such as those that Brain Gym® has to offer, it will not lodge as deeply in our mind-body system. Nothing can make the memory of traumatic events go away, but effective tools can help to lessen the shock to our mind-body system and support us in processing our grief. Memories dealt with this way can indeed lose their power to rule our thoughts and reactions, so we can eventually move back into a state of balance in our daily life. This is my wish for you, your loved ones, and especially the children with whom you may work.
With my very best regards,
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