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Marie Demres

Autism and Yoga Therapy

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The characteristics of someone with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Disconnection to others: social, emotional and communication skills Repetitive behavior and/or speech Difficulty with transitions in their day and change in general Learning differences Preoccupation with sounds, foods, schedules (perseveration) Speech difficulties: have difficulty expressing needs, emotions, and thoughts (difficulty with […]

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Vulnerability

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Letting people into the deepest part of me is difficult and touches my vulnerability. Today, I’m letting you into part of my journal entry. “My needs: Patience, when I’m frustrated and feeling defeated Kindness, when my heart wants to harden and my mouth wants to scream Faith in God, when […]

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Catching the Sun

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“Catching the Sun” by M.B. Demres Colorful Autumn tones, Sunrays sparkling focus As light retreats Days cool, Attention seeking warmth, light, Keep me focused, Grateful Present Alive Open to receive Extending to give, Catching the Sun Meditation: Sometimes a flow of thoughts like the one above gets me started on […]

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Childhood Traumas

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I’m currently in the process of publishing a book on childhood neglect. What it says and the feelings it provokes are strong and real to anyone who may have felt this way for a day, a week or most of their childhood. The intention of the book is to help children to cope and to help parents to see through their pain and to their most precious gift: their child.

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Spectrum of Feelings

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Acknowledge and accept ALL of your feelings. They are valid and valuable. Appreciating even your most traumatic feelings brings you closer to your authentic self.
Take a few moments to listen to Susan David’s TED talk: ” The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage.”

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