Stefanie Graf – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, a sensitive visionary that is Taking Action to better the lives of children! Her foundation and mission in life today is to heal and renew hope and strength inside the hearts of children that have been abused or traumatized in conflict. She works diligently caring for those little souls that suffer from night terrors, through her focus on what she refers to as 'psychological … [Read more...]

Baby Steps – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition where an individual, who has suffered a traumatic experience, continues to suffer from anxiety and fear as a result of the trauma they endured. The first step in recovery from PTSD is recognize it and be willing to do the work it takes to recover from it. Recovery is the ability to recall the events without any other cognitive, emotional or behavioral effects. A lot of patients have a dual diagnosis of post trauma stress disorder and substance … [Read more...]

Caregivers need Care, too! – WOMEN in RECOVERY

If you’re a family member caring for a loved one with a brain injury, a senior parent or a dependent adult child, you likely feel you fill a role that no one else can. You provide assistance, support and encouragement not because you are being paid to, but out of love and concern for the survivor. This type of commitment is commendable, but many people remark that they don’t feel as if it is a choice, it is simply what is required of the situation. And so, they carry on. But through their … [Read more...]

‘Meditation, Mind-training & Movement’ ~ The Dragonfly Whisperer

A Gossamer Heart's Mending Wings Healing Practices by Roxanne Williams The Compliment "She told me I was a virtuoso at surviving, an expert on abuse... The compliment broke my bones." ~Roxanne Williams~ Healing Soul Wounds   After finishing 8 years of therapy I finally overcame the PTSD, which stemmed from all manner of childhood abuse and a rape in adulthood. Finally, my therapist told me I didn't need her anymore, I was free to go out and live a … [Read more...]

FGM: New research highlights link between FGM/C and mental disorders

FGM: Female genital mutilation and other harmful practices Health consequences of female genital mutilation Female genital mutilation may cause mental health problems This pilot study investigated the mental health of women following genital mutilation. A number of experts have in the past assumed that women undergoing genital mutilation would be more likely to develop psychiatric illnesses than women in the general population but there has been little research to confirm this … [Read more...]

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