Το παιδί είναι ο πιο αξιόπιστος μάρτυρας της αλήθειας των συναισθημάτων κάθε οικογένειας

Ο μύθος της μητρότητας – όπως κάθε μύθος – είναι απλουστευμένος και απλοποιημένος. Όλοι μας έχουμε βιώσει την κατάρριψη αυτού του μύθου στην παιδική μας ηλικία, αλλά μεγαλώνοντας όλοι θέλουμε ν’ αποδείξουμε ότι εμείς θα τον επαληθεύσουμε ως γονείς… Περισσότερες Πληροφορίες  

Pre and Peri-Natal Psychology: An Introduction

In recent years revolutionary discoveries in genetics, neuroscience and developmental psychology have transformed our understanding of infant development. Pre and Perinatal Psychology has reset the starting time for parenthood from after birth to before conception; and has revealed the largely unknown until now connections between the quality of conception, pregnancy and birth and the biological and emotional development of a human being. Health and disease, love and hate begin in the womb.

Neurobiology of PTSD and implications for treatment: An overview

Maria – Olga Sakellariou and Athena Stefanatou
Η Μαριέλλα Σακελλαρίου δημοσίευσε έρευνα σχετικά με την PTSD στο περιοδικό «Integrative Medicine», που σύντομα θα είναι διαθέσιμη online στο Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ).

Hearing Our Song: How Prenatal and Birth Therapy Can Change Our Lives, Dr. Mia Kalef

We have our essential nature, you can call it our song, intact underneath every circumstance that we have ever endured. Yet it feels like some of the challenges we experience become our identity, that we, for very innocent reasons, must adapt as quickly as we can when we are in the womb to learn about the outside world and we take it in as though this is normal and proceed as such after we are born. It’s so sneaky how it gets into us, but it’s a purely intelligent adaptive loving response for your body to do that, because we are born not independent. It makes perfect sense that we become as similar as possible to our environment so we can survive and thrive in it, so that anything our mothers go through, our parents, our village, our culture, our ancestors we need to be somewhat similar, until we are independent enough and differentiate enough that we can move forward as individuals.

~ Dr. Mia Kalef

Reading Readiness Has To Do With The Body, Laura Grace Weldon

In order for children to read, write and spell they must be developmentally ready. Some are ready at the age of four or five, some not for many years later. This readiness includes complex neurological pathways and kinesthetic awareness. It includes the proprioceptive sense developed through sensory receptors in the muscles, joints, and tendons: a form of maturation essential for a physical sense of self (even essential for learning how to modulate one’s voice and to hold objects carefully).

Such readiness isn’t created by workbooks or computer programs. It’s the result of brain maturation as well as rich experiences found in bodily sensation and movement.

These experiences happen as children play and work, particularly in ways that cross the midline. They includes expansive movements such as climbing, jumping, digging, swimming, playing hopscotch and catch, riding bikes, sweeping, running. They also include fine movements such as chopping vegetables, drawing, building, playing rhyming and clapping games, using scissors, and playing in sand. And of course there’s the essential growth that comes from snuggling, listening to stories, singing, trying new tastes, enjoying make believe. Children are drawn to such experiences. Without them, they won’t have a strong foundation for learning.

~ LAURA GRACE WELDON

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Το Δέντρο του Ανθρώπου, οι θεμελιώδεις διαστάσεις της Βιοσύνθεσης

~ David Boadella
Αυτό το άρθρο είναι το κείμενο μιας ομιλίας που παρουσιάστηκε στο πρώτο Συνέδριο της Βιοσύνθεσης στην Πάλμα ντε Μαγιόρκα στην Ισπανία το 1998. Αποτελεί μια προσπάθεια να αποδοθεί μεταφορικά η έννοια των πεδίων ζωής μέσα από την αντιπαραβολή τους με τα μέρη ενός δέντρου.

Η ζωή μέσα στη μήτρα: Η προγεννητική σχέση μητέρας-εμβρύου

Η δυτική κουλτούρα του 21ου αιώνα, μέχρι αρκετά πρόσφατα, πίστευε ότι γίνεται κανείς γονιός, αμέσως μετά τη γέννηση του παιδιού και ότι τα έμβρυα δεν έχουν σημαντικές εμπειρίες μέσα στη μήτρα. Αυτή η άποψη υποστηριζόταν και υποστηρίζεται από επιστήμονες του ιατρικού κόσμου, οι οποίοι ορίζουν το έμβρυο ως μια κυρίως εγκεφαλική οντότητα που είναι ανεπαρκής…