Meditation as Trauma Informed Care

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I just read an article on Meditation being used to help those involved in the criminal justice system.  The authors reviewed multiple studies.  They found that regular meditation reduced re-offending in all categories of offending including sex offenders.  Another article reviewed information about the connection between trauma and externalized behavior problems (harm toward other people) and found a significant correlation between childhood trauma and offending behaviors.

Third and fourth articles on my newsfeed.

There is an active shooter in a grocery store in Collierville, TN. One is reported dead as well as the shooter and there are several reported injuries.

The death of Gabby Petito is a homicide.  Authorities have found the remains of her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.  Mr. Laundrie was seen being verbally and physically aggressive toward others, including Gabby, on their trip to the Grand Tetons.

When are we going to look seriously at prevention of Domestic violence?  A big piece of the violence problem has to do with the maltreatment of family members and the failure to protect and provide treatment for abused and neglected women and children in the US.

Mental Health experts are now recognizing the importance of trauma-informed care in addition to treatment for anxiety and depression.

Thanks for reading

Dr. kathy

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I am a psychologist and I own 6 mental health clinics in Maryland, ESPSMD.com. We specialize in working with troubled youth and their families. I have written 2 books and 1 assessment about youth violence and I lecture internationally on bullying and youth and family violence. View all posts by drkathy

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