Meredith Gelman, LCSW

Meredith Gelman, LCSW Psychotherapy for Adult Women, Adolescent Girls and Parents
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In practice for over 16 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a speciality in providing therapy to ■Adolescent Girls ■Adult Women ■Parents I work with people struggling with anxiety/mood disorders, learning/behavioral challenges, life transitions (including work with new and seasoned parents), and reworking of family of origin roadblocks. I also specialize in recovery from all types of traumatic experiences – - large or small. This could be present day trauma and loss issues or unresolved trauma from the past.

Thank you Heart and Soul Yoga LLC for sharing this great news . Love that hospitals are beginning to utilize this and mi...
12/23/2019
Reiki Is Now Reaching The Top Hospitals In The US

Thank you Heart and Soul Yoga LLC for sharing this great news . Love that hospitals are beginning to utilize this and mindfulness and hope it is also happening in children’s hospitals too.

Dr. Jessica Utts, the Chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California and a professor there since 2008, published a paper in 1999 showing that parapsychological studies and their results are far more statistically significant than the studies that are used to approve some of ou...

MindShift
12/18/2019
MindShift

MindShift

Girls often feel stressed because they overestimate the difficulty of a situation and underestimate their ability to deal with it. When they avoid a situation, they miss the opportunity to correct that perception and recognize their own strength.

A great 2020 Challenge for families! Have your child choose a TED Talk that speaks to them and encourage dialogue over a...
12/17/2019
Zensational Kids, LLC

A great 2020 Challenge for families! Have your child choose a TED Talk that speaks to them and encourage dialogue over a meal with other family members. These growth set talks are inspiring to many families and allowing more conversations to occur in families about tough topics teens face today.

This has been a BIG topic of conversation in our company as well as with the schools we serve. Hope you find the info helpful. Thank you Jennifer for posting:)

Trauma-Informed Practice
11/17/2019
Trauma-Informed Practice

Trauma-Informed Practice

Nice article outlining ways to reduce stress in the classroom through trauma-informed practices...

Heart and Soul Yoga LLC
11/05/2019

Heart and Soul Yoga LLC

So perfect! I am often asked how to respond to those who are gas lightening is and well- these are spot on responses.
10/12/2019

So perfect! I am often asked how to respond to those who are gas lightening is and well- these are spot on responses.

Trauma-Informed Practice
10/09/2019

Trauma-Informed Practice

Basic summary of concepts of Adverse Childhood Experiences v. Positive Childhood Experiences; see the Psychology Today article below this post to read the actual research study:

London Psychological Services
09/25/2019

London Psychological Services

London Psychological Services
09/20/2019

London Psychological Services

London Psychological Services
09/15/2019

London Psychological Services

London Psychological Services
09/15/2019

London Psychological Services

Beyond Trauma and Attachment - BeTA
09/08/2019

Beyond Trauma and Attachment - BeTA

Mindful Kindful YOUniversity
09/02/2019

Mindful Kindful YOUniversity

#forgiveness #MindfulKindfulPeaceful #selfcompassion #resilience #noonesaiditwouldbeeasy

Rebranding Middle Age
08/25/2019

Rebranding Middle Age

Zensational Kids, LLC
08/23/2019
Zensational Kids, LLC

Zensational Kids, LLC

Ever wonder what the NERVOUS SYSTEM has to do with BEHAVIOR? Need some tools to "hack" into that nervous system to help you and your students calm, focus, and build resilience? #mindfulness #SEL #copingskills #breathmovementmindfulness #embodiedmindfulpractices #calmintheclassroom #resilience #emotionalawareness #selfmanagement

08/21/2019
Ascend

How awesome is this ???
Marybeth Quick

Never too young to meditate.

HuffPost Parents
08/21/2019
HuffPost Parents

HuffPost Parents

It's hard to know where to begin, but these titles can help.

Trauma Informed Parent
08/20/2019

Trauma Informed Parent

A good one to share with older children and teens

Enlightened Consciousness
08/20/2019

Enlightened Consciousness

Barb Schmidt
08/06/2019

Barb Schmidt

Take your time and feel the pain deeply, understand what's happening in the situation, and slowly come out the other side using the teachings you have learned to walk into your life free and confident in what you want and who you are.
Working through pain is not easy, so be patient with yourself, love yourself completely, and know you are worthy of the life you dream of.

07/17/2019
Addie Wieland, LCSW

Traumatic Events in the past often bleed into our present and onto others....

"What most people do not realize is that trauma is not the story of something awful that happened in the past, but the residue of imprints left behind in people’s sensory and hormonal systems." Survivors of trauma often do not feel safe in their bodies. Yoga can help regain this trust. Watch this video as Bessel van der Kolk does a much better job explaining it than I do. Side note: He is my next obsession. Finished reading The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma and it completely changed my practice.

Barb Schmidt
06/21/2019

Barb Schmidt

Wake up. Sit. Breathe. Connect to your power and grounding within. 💫

Life can be difficult, always unpredictable, and confusing...to say the least right?

So often when we’re going through a tough time we think this is it, I just can’t handle anymore, I feel overwhelmed.

It’s during these times, if we can remember to breathe and call upon all our resources of power and calm within, we emerge transformed, actually blossoming.

You have been planted my loves, now bloom to your highest capacity.

Trauma-Informed Practice
06/19/2019

Trauma-Informed Practice

We know that children need many things, but here is a good list to start with...

I love hearing this.
05/16/2019
John Ratey, MD

I love hearing this.

"Strength training doesn't just build muscles and trim your waistline—it's also one of the best prescriptions for mental health. Here's how to stay away from stress and burn-out, and start lifting towards a calmer, more confident you!"

05/06/2019
TED

Thanks Robyn E Brickel MA, LMFT, LLC for sharing this..

"A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again. Yes, they're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."

Read our newest TED Book, “The Hot Young Widows Club,” a wise and humorous guide for anyone going through a challenging time: go.ted.com/widowsclub

Love this one ...❤️❤️
04/18/2019

Love this one ...❤️❤️

from The Rhythm of life by Matthew Kelly

Zensational Kids, LLC
04/18/2019

Zensational Kids, LLC

See them as their highest self and perhaps that is who will show up.

Zensational Kids, LLC
04/16/2019

Zensational Kids, LLC

Yep!
04/16/2019

Yep!

Love this!!
04/09/2019
Zensational Kids, LLC

Love this!!

Great advice and suggestions in this article. Two things that stand out are: understanding the "window of tolerance" and how this relates to behavior and resilience. The second is recognizing that somatic work is essential for many students that have experienced trauma. Sitting with their thoughts is actually re-traumatizing. Get them into their body!!! #zenationalkids #traumainfromed #healingandrestoring

Take care of you....
03/14/2019

Take care of you....

Begin today empowered, full of energy, and feeling confident.
We all have people in our lives who will never understand us, or most likely never want to understand us.
Don’t waste your energy beautiful friends.

Let them be.
Preserve your vitality for living your precious life.
We only have so much time, energy, and care to give each day.
Wish them well from afar.
This is big self care.

Thrive Therapy Center, LLC
02/26/2019
Thrive Therapy Center, LLC

Thrive Therapy Center, LLC

“Teaching our children that there is a lesson when we struggle is so important. That there is a lesson in our pain, disappointment, anger. That problems that are hard to solve lead to opportunities.”

Thank you @postpartum support of Virginia for the list of amazing apps for new moms including ones for incorporating min...
02/23/2019
Home - Babies Help Mommies

Thank you @postpartum support of Virginia for the list of amazing apps for new moms including ones for incorporating mindfulness and lactation and mental health support. Check out the information below from this wonderful organization and download today!
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http://babieshelpmommies.com/


Babies Help Mommies is a FREE wellness app developed by a cardiologist and mother of three for postpartum mothers. This app’s mission is to help women live healthier, happier lives. It includes PPD screenings, articles, mood calendar, contact information for Postpartum Support International, special date reminders, calorie-burning tracker for all the feedings and other work moms do on a daily basis, and more. It highlights how making positive choices can lower a woman's risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer while boosting both physical and mental wellbeing during this rewarding but challenging time.



https://www.matriarcapp.com/

Matriarc helps women recover from childbirth with a series of targeted exercise sequences, meditation series, and educational information. This app helps women rehabilitate their new bodies, calm their minds, relieve stress, and restore energy levels. Matriarc teaches the fundamental techniques for safe physical fitness and mindfulness, along with important nutritional, medical, and educational information.



https://motherfulapp.com/

Motherful focuses on new mothers’ mental health by incorporating mindfulness with the goal of bringing peace and presence into daily life. Motherful uses a short, daily ritual, which can be completed in about 5 minutes, that includes gratitude journaling, brief guided meditations, and daily mantras. These mindfulness approaches can help release some of the overwhelm and stress that many new mothers face.


https://www.pacify.com/

Pacify provides members with unlimited video calls with maternal and pediatric experts for parents, including 24/7 access to certified lactation consultants who are trained to help new parents make informed decision related to breastfeeding and infant nutrition. Pacify is dedicated to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services in both English and Spanish and has greatly-reduced fees and special programs for WIC families.


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And here are a few apps and resources with information about medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding



LactMed is part of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®) and contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature, are fully referenced, and are updated monthly. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency.



MOTHERISK provides up-to-date information about the risk and safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding including prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal products, chemicals, radiation, chronic diseases, infections, and occupational and environmental exposures.



REPROTOX contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, biologics, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, lactation, and development. REPROTOX® was developed as an adjunct information source for clinicians, scientists, and government agencies and contains information about fertility, pregnancy, lactation, and neonatal development; clinical, experimental, animal, and in vitro studies; concise, up-dated, comprehensive summaries of the scientific literature for over 5,000 agents and exposures.


TREATING FOR TWO is a program from the Centers for Disease Control that aims to improve the health of women and babies by identifying the safest treatment options for common conditions before, during, and after pregnancy. CDC is committed to working with its partners and the public to understand and communicate the safety of medicines by providing evidence-based guidance on safer medication use during pregnancy and provide products to support shared decision making among women and healthcare professionals.



NOTE: Mothers should not rely on these resources alone but should discuss all medications and treatment options with their healthcare providers.

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Babies Help Mommies is a free app that helps moms live happier, healthier lives! From learning how to be more active with your baby, to creating fun memories together, to improving your overall health and fitness, Babies Help Mommies provides motivational feedback on the great things you do everyday...

Inspired EC
02/11/2019

Inspired EC

https://www.facebook.com/330917370342891/posts/1694239574010657/
02/02/2019

https://www.facebook.com/330917370342891/posts/1694239574010657/

We have no control over what other people perceive, think, say, or do. Realize deeply that their behaviors have nothing to do with you so never take anything personally. It has nothing to do with you and everything to do with what's happening inside them.
You maintain your inner strength, calm, security, and peace by not allowing yourself, your day, or your life to be sidetracked by the behavior of others.

https://www.facebook.com/1582310755241522/posts/2613207822151805/
01/31/2019

https://www.facebook.com/1582310755241522/posts/2613207822151805/

Ok darlings, so who is joining me? Thirty days of renewing our vision and our hearts and powering up our souls so we can really get this year started! You might have lost your new year motivation. Life might have happened this past month or not happened as the case may be and you are feeling in between spaces, unsure, unclear, mind foggy, the voice in your heart a little muffled. You might have made lots of wonderful plans to be hit with the futility of reality, the smallness of your surroundings, and you're thinking how you can break free into a new inner landscape and feel differently about your life. You might still have your new year excitement but are still not sure how to channel it, what to put it into first or maybe you need some time out just to get your head and heart together so that you can blitz this new year with energy new and raw. Join me darlings, for some direct self loving, authentic growing, intentional living and some hearty soul-planning for the rest of the year. If we are going to make this year feel like a beautiful, meaningful experience, we gotta make conscious time for our hearts to grow and our souls to blossom. Looking at 10 different self-love principles and sowing them into our lives we will give new life to the soulful intentions we have for our existence and we will plug into what really matters to us, and leave what's not important behind. These thirty days will have us getting into the right frame of mind and heart and when I put this together I didn't know how much I would be needing it right now. But life in January stole a bit of my mojo. January has a way of doing that especially with as many sleep deprived nights I ended up having. So I need this too and will be using the thirty days as a structure for me to really reconnect with my self and get heart-life focused. 2018 was actually a good year for me. It was hard but good, progressive, empowering, rewarding and insightful so I want to immerse myself further in some principles I stumbled across that had an impact and changed the game for me over and over again. So join me, darlings. We are in count down phase. We begin on 14th. Link in below to enrol. Let's walk together awhile x

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/661700824/new-2019-start-of-year-soul-planner-with?ref=shop_home_active_1

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