TC353:Self-Care for Caregivers and Laughter Yoga

TC353:Self-Care for Caregivers and Laughter Yoga

On this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome Michelle Bassett, a Hidden Heroes Fellow, to discuss self-care for caregivers and the work of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Hidden Heroes brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face. In 2012, Elizabeth Dole founded the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to support military caregivers after witnessing the hardships these spouses, parents, siblings, and friends of wounded, ill, and injured veterans and service members face while she was caring for her husband, Bob, during an extended stay at Walter Reed Hospital. Since the Foundation’s launch, she has led the way in...

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TC341: TRY – Trauma Recovery Yoga – Interview with the Founders

TC341: TRY – Trauma Recovery Yoga – Interview with the Founders

This week host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome Joyce Sportsman and Darwin Bosen, co-founders of Trauma Recovery Yoga. Established in 2016, TRY is a team of trauma-informed yoga teachers who are dispatched to service individuals who have experienced trauma or are living in crisis. Trauma informed yoga incorporates a series of meditation, strengthening postures, and breathing which magnify the mind-body-spirit connection after the experience of trauma. The effects of trauma Trauma is emotional shock that follows a deeply distressing or disturbing incident such as: war, crime, accident, assault, or natural disaster. While shock and denial tend to immediately follow a traumatic event, its long-term effects can include: unpredictable emotions,...

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TC 339: Forgotten Not Gone – Helping to Heal Veterans

TC 339: Forgotten Not Gone – Helping to Heal Veterans

In this week’s podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost talk with Kelley Guidry, co-founder of Forgotten Not Gone, a Las Vegas-based organization that provides much needed help to veterans suffering from depression, isolation, and other emotional and physical issues. The Mission Of Forgotten Not Gone The mission of Forgotten Not Gone is to get suffering veterans physically active and interacting with society. They are a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families through emotional, physical, and spiritual activities. Veterans are encouraged to re-engage with society instead of living in isolation. Too many veterans go within, shutting off the outside world until it is too late. According to Veterans Administration...

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TC 310 – Trauma and TFT

TC 310 – Trauma and TFT

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost interview Suzanne Connolly and Kristin Miller about TFT – Thought Field Therapy – as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. TFT was developed by Roger Callahan, Ph.D. It involves tapping on acupuncture meridians in a specific sequence while a person is thinking of a traumatic event or a specific problem. Research has shown that it can be a very effective treatment for individuals with PTS. PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, in the general world population, is a significant public health problem. At the global level it’s estimated that the treatment of PTSD accounts for about 4% of the global burden of disease. 10 % of women, and 5 % of men...

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TC 294: Posture, Technology, Starfish!

TC 294: Posture, Technology, Starfish!

In the Cafe Book Club we’re reviewing Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, PhD, Social Psychologist and Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and her guests discuss posture, the benefits of Yoga and dance positions, and what research tells us about high- and low-power poses. Let your body tell you you’re powerful and deserving, and you become more present, enthusiastic, and authentically yourself. -Amy Cuddy iHunch  – ruins your posture and can affect your mood Amy Cuddy discusses the effects of constantly hunching over a mobile device in this article. Research shows it can not only ruin your posture, but can have a...

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TC 292: Cafe Book Club – Presence part 7: Pose for Presence

TC 292: Cafe Book Club – Presence part 7: Pose for Presence

In this week’s Cafe Book Club podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and her guests discuss chapter 7 of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy. In this section we talk about how research has demonstrated that your emotional state follows the actions of the body. If you smile, you’ll feel happier. If you furrow your brow and grit your teeth, you’ll start to feel angry. And, as we’ve already seen, if you assume a power pose you’ll feel more confident. “I don’t sing because I’m happy. I’m happy because I sing.” William James, the “father of American psychology” Can you imagine trying to sing the words to a sad song while smiling and doing jazz hands? I’ll...

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