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Rewire your Brain | Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

In recent years as the incidence of Alzheimer’s has increased exponentially in this country and ads for Brain Training Games have expanded even more! People rushed to spend hundreds of dollars on these “Brain Games” in an effort to protect themselves from developing this strange and debilitating disorder. The prospect of developing Alzheimer’s is so frightening that people were willing…

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Relationship with Dad Affects Everyone For Life

A child’s relationship with dad continues to have influence on every individual for the rest of his or her life. It influences the ability to love, to trust, and to have satisfactory sexual relationships and sound body images. On the other hand a good relationship with father facilitates self-confidence, the development of identity, the pursuit of a successful life, and…

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Unique Responses to Stressors and Trauma

The term “stress” was originally coined in the mid-1930s by Hungarian-Canadian researcher Hans Selye of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The stress response is activated when an environmental stimulus is greater than the individual’s ability to cope. It was historically believed that stress activated the fight or flight response in every individual. However, creator of Somatic Experiencing (SE®), Peter Levine,…

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What if the extra weight you carry is not your own?

Obesity Is Not a Character Flaw! By Liz Jelinek, PhD Is obesity the result of poor self-control? According to a survey by the National Opinions Research Center, more than 80% of individuals in the United States believe that obesity is not a disease, but is a result of a lack of willpower. Those surveyed tied obesity with cancer as the…

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Healing the Lost Relationship with Mother—The Interrupted Reaching Out

Perhaps the most important day in the life of every individual is the day that he or she was born. According to Bert Hellinger, the creator of Family Constellations, events surrounding birth and the time shortly thereafter, can have a lasting impact not only on the individual’s developing personality, and also on the path he or she chooses in life—and…

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The Orders of Love

Each family system has its natural order and every family member has his or her own place within the family system. The individual’s rightful place is determined by timing—the one who was born first, comes first. The exception to this rule is a new mate—a new partner replaces the former within the family system. There are times when an individual,…

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Increases in Substance Use Poses Additional Risks To Developing Brains Of Young People Under 25

The years between adolescence and 25 are the most challenging ever. Young people are vulnerable, but curious. They face exciting challenges and difficult hurdles. These years produce great emotional highs, and at times devastating lows. So how do young people make it—some turn to alcohol or drugs! Kids from intact families with strong values and limits tend to survive these…

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DNA is not Destiny Anymore!

Unwanted Behaviors/Disorders can be Healed Positive Lifestyle Changes can do it! By Liz Jelinek, PD Constellations experts suggest it is possible for an individual to become entangled with the “fate” of an ancestor. Some believe that the emerging “soul”—out of love”—decides to carry the fate that belongs to an ancestor. This may sound like a virtuous thing to do—to honor…

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Do the Experiences of the Ancestors Leave Epigenetic Markers on your Genes?

From the early days of Systemic Family Constellations, facilitators have asked their clients, “What if the pain you’re carrying is not your own?” Entanglements The Constellations community accepts Hellinger’s axiom that an individual can become entangled with the fate of an ancestor. A child does this out of love—bringing happiness, or more often despair! Bert Hellinger suggests that very early…

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