TEDx Talk Speaker Kathryn Berkett In this TEDx Talk video “Neuroscience of Device Zombies,” certified Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Practitioner, Kathryn Berkett, explains how the new frontier of device use is having an impact on young people’s brains. The release of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine creates a “…euphoric buzz feeling,” says Berkett. Sources like drugs, alcohol,…

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Article by Jessica Lander The article “Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects,” explains how American school children, whom have experienced trauma, are having an effect on educators. The condition, secondary traumatic stress (STS), creates symptoms similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder. Stephen P. Hydon, a clinical professor at the University…

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Article by Rebecca Ruiz In the article “How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD,” Dr. Nicole Brown discusses how her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital opened her eyes to how many traumatized patients were being mistakenly diagnosed instead with ADHD. Understanding that some of these children came from neighborhoods of violence and stress, Dr.…

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Stress and Bouncing Thoughts We often get lost in thoughts bouncing from past and future when under stress. This can be exhausting and create clouded judgment, adding to existing stress. A powerful practice to help bring you to the present moment or now, which provides clarity and reduces stress, is mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness…

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Mental Health In Today’s Fast-Paced World The rise of the internet, wifi, and smartphones has allowed us to be more available than ever. Instant communication is part of our day-to-day which can quickly cause us to be overwhelmed and stressed. “According to British psychologist, Dr. Richard Wiseman, the overall pace of life has increased by 10% worldwide…

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