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Families, and the Welfare and Protection of Children

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“Our society does not focus on families and family wellness, or on the welfare and protection of children.” Nina Sidell, M.A.

It is  my belief and observation that among all of the rapid societal changes we are experiencing, we are losing ground on certain matters of heartfelt importance. Evidence all-around illustrates the absence and minimizing effects of the importance of family life as well as the welfare and protection of children. For generations, family values and goals were spoken of and marketed to in all walks of life. Recent years the family is deteriorating, with the increased divorce rate and focus on a modern-day, “survival of the fittest”. We are coping with more stress than ever before in a multitude of ways.

With all of our social changes, the breakdown of the family coupled with the neglect of our children is on an upswing. We must keep our children safe in every possible way.

While the welfare and protection of children has not always been historically stellar, it has existed at our social core. What I can tell is that we are “adultifying” our children and their world, blatantly forgetting and neglecting to protect our children’s developmental needs and processes. This shows up in our media, social and interpersonal connections. It is as if children have joined the ranks of all else who are in the race to hurry up or survive. Conversations omit the importance of protecting our children’s collective innocence, as appearances of adult language, themes, permissive parenting, and increased violence toward and between our youth appear all too frequently.

There is too much to deal with today; without the awareness and skills to effectively cope with or improve challenging situations, we revert to “business as usual”.

Do all that you can to increase your gratitude for your family, past and present. Take care to parent with consciousness, whether your children are little or grown. Take a stand and be a voice of light in the darkness in a world on overwhelm. Reign back into the wisdom of your heart and the people who matter most. If everyone does this, our world can begin to heal with love and peace.

“Be receptive to lifelong learning, no matter what you think you already know. There is an endless supply of teachable moments for you and your child on your shared life’s journey.”

Nina Sidell, M.A. “Parenting for Life”. For your copy: https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Life-Nina-Sidell-M-A/dp/1506175589

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Help and hope for the holidays~

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Hello Subscribers!

I hope this note finds you well. I am reaching out to you before the holidays begin. We live in a chaotic and complex world that is reflected in inner and outer turmoil. I am here to provide safety from the stress of life as a viable solution. You deserve to be heard, express yourself, and learn empowering tools in a safe, supportive place as you release stress and overwhelm. If you want to, you can improve your mental, emotional and physical reactions thus building a better life and better relationships today.  I will help you build intentional self-compassion and “stand up tall inside yourself” as you continue your sacred life’s journey.

 

Life in general today mixed with the prospect of family time can bring up strife and unresolved dynamics. The media inundates us with reminders of the upcoming occasions, illustrated with joyous happy people. In reality, many emotions and expectations come up for many people during holiday times because they do not experience the picture perfect celebrations portrayed on TV. Life today for many people is not like an idyllic Norman Rockwell painting. “It is what it is” until you create a better way from this season on.

 

Please let me know if I can support you during this often richly complex and emotional season.  During transition and holiday time, people can feel particularly tense as finances, obligations, and interpersonal family issues can spike. Learn how to improve your self-care and mindfulness and let’s create an action plan to help you cope. This is an excellent and opportune time to explore a path of healing and forgiveness- for your relationship with others and yourself.

Feel free to schedule sessions with me to offer you understanding, resolution and fulfillment this holiday season.

 

Reach out to me at: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.com or call me at: 215-628-0282 and I will fit you into my schedule.

 

I am here to support you to live your best life,

Take good care,

Live Inspired! ®

Nina~

http://www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

Family Constellation Work

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World of Psychology

For all of us who have experienced family life and its impact, with all of its places of light and darkness, there is a wonderful group process that fosters present-day healing. It is called family constellation work and is a day-long workshop run by a trained facilitator.

Family constellation workshops were started by Dr. Bert Hellinger, a family therapist from Germany, and are now available worldwide. Participants target an area of their present life that needs clarity, resolution, or healing. It does not have to relate to family history, nor are the processes always related to the family of origin.

The first workshop in which I participated was with friends and strangers at a friend’s home. The facilitator, Randy Goldberg, was soft-spoken, intelligent, and sensitive, and I felt immediately comfortable with him. I felt an unspoken connection as he also reminded me of a dear old friend and a significant clinical supervisor and teacher in my life.

During the processes, this gentle yet strong group leader handled everyone with finesse, and my original impressions of his competency were validated. He ran the processes as I would have if I were leading the group. It was a mirror that confirmed my style as effective and skilled. Continue Reading…