Internal Working Models #4

How the Positive Internal Working Model influences perceptions and actions Positive internal working model PIWM-Smell something burning, remember he left a stew simmering You immediately put down the project and rush to the kitchen You begin to imagine a boiled over pot, and possibly a dried-out...

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Internal Working Models #3

How a Negative Internal Working Model influences our perceptions and actions… Last week we talked about a mix. Today we thought we would give you examples of which internal working model you are drawing from at the moment. The thoughts The emotions The actions Their impact on other people...

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Internal Working Models #2

How internal models are formed Our mixture of positive and negative models will function as a neuro pathway diverter. The degree of model purity determines which pathways our thoughts will travel.  The thought patterns, neuro pathways, engendered by our mix of internal working models become,...

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Internal Working Models #1

Introduction to internal working models: Internal Working Models: Internal representations of self, caregivers, and the world initially generated via experiences with the primary caregiver, modified by the interpretation of experiences through the rest of our lives. Positive Internal Working...

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Parenting from a unique position

Foster and adoptive parents open their homes to children from many cultures and races, but all with histories of loss and pain. Willingly, these parents accept the challenge to help children become more successful in life. Their loving hearts and investment in the process become assets to their...

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Emotional Blindness

Emotional blindness and how it impacts parents parenting traumatized children What is it? Emotional blindness-referenced in D. Siegel’s book, then researched it. Emotional blindness: an inability to identify and describe one’s own and other’s emotions. It’s considered a personality trait that can...

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Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING:  HOW IT IMPACTS CHILDREN WITH EARLY TRAUMA AND THEIR FAMILIES Introduction: It’s November! Parents are pulling out their children’s sweaters because the seasons are changing. Along with that the time changes, too, and it gets darker earlier. Stores change their merchandising....

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