This short video clip of Oprah and Dr. Bruce Perry about childhood trauma brings forth a whole new perspective on how to view and approach making a significant difference in the world.
Dr. Perry said, “That same sensitivity that makes it possible for a young child to learn language very quickly is also the same sensitivity that makes them highly vulnerable to chaos, abuse, threat, inconsistency, and violence, which can also lead to developmental trauma. If a child is raised in a nurturing and well-cared-for environment, then they will most likely have a well-wired brain. On the other hand, if a child that is raised in an environment in chaos, uncertainty, abuse, neglect or violence, then their brain is being wired differently. Typically these children have a much higher rate for mental health problems, doing poorly in school, and difficulty functioning in the world.”
Oprah came to the conclusion that “As a society we have been looking at the wrong thing. You can help people get jobs and retrain them, but if you don’t fix the hole in the soul where the problem started, you’re working at the wrong things. So instead of saying, “What is wrong with you?” we should be asking, “What happened to you?”
Learning how to restore balance in the brainstem can help both children and adults reverse the impact of childhood adversity. With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they contain the necessary components needed to restore balance in the brain stem.
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