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Posted on 18th Apr at 11:48 AM, with 35,935 notes
"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding."
Bill Bullard (via psych-facts)
Posted on 11th Apr at 9:11 AM, with 123,562 notes
nothingbutamother:

dynastylnoire:

ladycedar:

There are a number of students in my GCSE class that have behavioural issues and if they feel uncomfortable they can do anything from storm out of the classroom to throwing chairs and punching their tables. They’re great kids, they just dont always see the light at the end of the tunnel and when they are in stressful situations they dont know what to do other than lash out sometimes. They are 10 months away from their final exams and the pressure is being mounted on them in every aspect of their school lives.
Last week one of the students saw me making little origami stars. Its something I do when I’m feeling anxious to help me focus on something else. He asked if I could show him how to make them. He had been clenching his fists all lesson, which I’ve noticed is a tell that he is struggling to retain composure. I gave him a strip of paper and talked it through with him. Soon half of the class were asking me to show them. They all picked it up really quickly.
After about five minutes and about 8 stars later, the student sat back down and was in a much calmer and motivated mood for the rest of the lesson. Our next lesson I placed a box of paper strips on my desk and when I saw anyone getting worked up about their work I silently placed a strip in front of them and let them get on with it. The lesson after I was amazed to see that students would go up to the box of their own accord, pick up a few strips and head back to their desks to continue working after calming down.
Yesterday I brought a large jar into the classroom and placed my anxiety stars in there. The boys put their strsss stars in there too. When they fill the jar I’m going to bring sweets into the lesson to celebrate them working hard and working through their problems in a positive manner. I know I’m not the teacher they deserve just yet but I feel like I’ve made a big breakthrough with them.

art therapy is important.

You are exactly the teacher they need. It’s a brilliant idea and im so glad it works for them.
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nothingbutamother:

dynastylnoire:

ladycedar:

There are a number of students in my GCSE class that have behavioural issues and if they feel uncomfortable they can do anything from storm out of the classroom to throwing chairs and punching their tables. They’re great kids, they just dont always see the light at the end of the tunnel and when they are in stressful situations they dont know what to do other than lash out sometimes. They are 10 months away from their final exams and the pressure is being mounted on them in every aspect of their school lives.

Last week one of the students saw me making little origami stars. Its something I do when I’m feeling anxious to help me focus on something else. He asked if I could show him how to make them. He had been clenching his fists all lesson, which I’ve noticed is a tell that he is struggling to retain composure. I gave him a strip of paper and talked it through with him. Soon half of the class were asking me to show them. They all picked it up really quickly.

After about five minutes and about 8 stars later, the student sat back down and was in a much calmer and motivated mood for the rest of the lesson. Our next lesson I placed a box of paper strips on my desk and when I saw anyone getting worked up about their work I silently placed a strip in front of them and let them get on with it. The lesson after I was amazed to see that students would go up to the box of their own accord, pick up a few strips and head back to their desks to continue working after calming down.

Yesterday I brought a large jar into the classroom and placed my anxiety stars in there. The boys put their strsss stars in there too. When they fill the jar I’m going to bring sweets into the lesson to celebrate them working hard and working through their problems in a positive manner. I know I’m not the teacher they deserve just yet but I feel like I’ve made a big breakthrough with them.

art therapy is important.

You are exactly the teacher they need. It’s a brilliant idea and im so glad it works for them.

Posted on 10th Apr at 8:38 PM, with 43,040 notes
pointless-zoella:





Here is a list of blogs, websites, or videos that can help you if you are suffering from anything listed below. If you do not suffer from any of these things listed, but do know someone that does suffer from anything listed, these links may also be helpful. Smile, it looks beautiful on you.

If you know of any website that is not listed that would be of help to anyone, please submit it to us here.
Also, our ask is always open, so click here if you ever feel the need to vent.
In case of an emergency, please call the emergency dispatch center.
Abuse
Love Is Respect
Love Is Respect (Digital Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Emotional/Verbal Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Financial Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Physical Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Sexual Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Stalking)
Anxiety Disorder/Panic Attacks
Half of Us
Help Guide (Anxiety Attacks & Anxiety Disorder)
Help Guide (Anxiety Medicine)
Help Guide (General Anxiety Disorder)
Help Guide (How to Stop Worrying)
Help Guide (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Help Guide (Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder)
Help Guide (Social Anxiety Disorder & Social Phobia)
Help Guide (Therapy)
Tanya Burr’s Blog Post
Zoe Sugg’s Blog Post
Zoe Sugg’s Video
Bipolar Disorders
Half of Us
Help Guide (Bipolar Disorder Medication Guide)
Help Guide (Self Help)
Help Guide (Signs and Symptoms)
Help Guide (Treatment)
Depression
Half of Us
Help Guide (Dealing with Depression)
Help Guide (Depression: Signs, Symptoms, Causes & Help)
Help Guide (Teenage Depression: A Guide for Parents)
Help Guide (Helping Someone with Depression)
Help Guide (Older Adults & Elderly)
Love is Louder
To Write Love on Her Arms
Eating Disorders
Half of Us
Help Guide (Emotional Eating)
Help Guide (Binge Eating)
Help Guide (Bulimia)
Help Guide (Helping Someone With an Eating Disorder)
Help Guide (Treatment and Recovery)
National Eating Disorder Association
Grief & Loss
Help Guide (Coping with a Breakup or Divorce)
Help Guide (Coping with Grief & Loss)
Help Guide (Coping with Pet Loss)
Help Guide (Supporting a Grieving Person)
Help Guide (The Five Stages of Grief)
LGBT
Gay Center
GLAAD
NOH8
The Trevor Project
Troye Sivan’s Video
Self Harm
Half of Us
Help Guide
Recover Your Life
Self-Injury Outreach & Support
The Butterfly Project
Staying Positive
Motivational Monday (Louise Pentland)
Tanya Burr’s Blog Post
Zoe Sugg’s Blog Post
Substance Abuse
Half of Us (Alcohol & Drugs)
Help Guide (Alcohol & Drugs)
Suicidal Thoughts/Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Befrienders World
Half of Us
Help Guide (Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings)
Help Guide (Helping Someone with Bipolar Disorder)
Help Guide (Suicide Prevention)
International Association for Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Trauma/PTSD
Help Guide (Emotional & Psychological Trauma)
Help Guide (PTSD)
Help Guide (Traumatic Stress)
Other Links
Emergency Compliment
Make Everything OK
Need A Hug
Peace
Rainy Mood
The Quiet Place
The Thoughts Room

pointless-zoella:

Here is a list of blogs, websites, or videos that can help you if you are suffering from anything listed below. If you do not suffer from any of these things listed, but do know someone that does suffer from anything listed, these links may also be helpful. Smile, it looks beautiful on you.

If you know of any website that is not listed that would be of help to anyone, please submit it to us here.

Also, our ask is always open, so click here if you ever feel the need to vent.

In case of an emergency, please call the emergency dispatch center.

Abuse

Anxiety Disorder/Panic Attacks

Bipolar Disorders

Depression

Eating Disorders

Grief & Loss

LGBT

Self Harm

Staying Positive

Substance Abuse

Suicidal Thoughts/Suicide Prevention

Trauma/PTSD

Other Links

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Posted on 10th Apr at 8:34 PM, with 75 notes

creativesocialworker:

Free Trauma-Focused CBT Online Training: Click here for a free training offered by the NCTSN that is intended to serve as a primer session to be completed before moving onto the full training.  It is the best free program I’ve seen and will help make your practice with children more trauma-informed.  It consists of 10 hours/CEUs of instruction and video demonstrations, and includes free worksheets and other resources.  Click here for an additional 6 hour online training specific to childhood traumatic grief.  To be qualified to take these trainings you must enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate level mental health program.

Posted on 8th Apr at 10:07 PM, with 361 notes
"Once labeled a felon, you can be subjected to all forms of discrimination that once applied to African-Americans during the Jim Crow era. You may be denied the right to vote, you’re automatically excluded from juries, and you’re legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits, relegated to a second-class status much like… your parents or grandparents may have been."
Posted on 7th Apr at 5:13 PM, with 114,812 notes

killaht0fu:

skeptikhaleesi:

  • Abusers can do nice things for people they are not abusing.
  • Abusers can do nice things for people that they are abusing.
  • Abusers can otherwise seem like nice, caring, supportive people when they are not actively abusing someone.
  • It does not mean they’re not fucking abusers.

YES.
in fact, as Judith Herman points out in Trauma and Recovery, the most consistent feature of perpetrators of abuse based on “testimony of victims and the observation of psychologists, is [their] apparent normality.” Further, this “demeanor provides an excellent camouflage, for few people believe that extraordinary crimes can be committed by [people] of such conventional appearance” (p. 75).

Posted on 6th Apr at 10:46 PM, with 539 notes

creativesocialworker:

Free Self-Help E-Books: Mood Juice created downloadable PDF self-help books for anger, anxiety, bereavement, chronic pain, depression, obsessions/compulsions, panic, post traumatic stress, shyness and social phobia, sleep problems and stress. The ones I looked at are based largely on CBT. Click here to check them out.

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