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The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships

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How each of us can become a therapeutic presence in the world.

Images and sounds of war, natural disasters, and human-made devastation explicitly surround us and implicitly leave their imprint in our muscles, our belly and heart, our nervous systems, and the brains in our skulls. We each experience more digital data than we are capable of processing in a day, and this is leading to a loss of empathy and human contact. This loss of leisurely, sustained, face-to-face connection is making true presence a rare experience for many of us, and is  neurally ingraining fast pace and split attention as the norm.

Yet despite all of this, the ability to offer the safe sanctuary of presence is central to effective clinical treatment of trauma and indeed to all of therapeutic practice. It is our challenge to remain present within our culture, Badenoch argues, no matter how difficult this might be. She makes the case that we are built to seek out, enter, and sustain warm relationships, all this connection will allow us to support the emergence of a humane world.

In this book, Bonnie Badenoch, a gifted translator of neuroscientific concepts into human terms, offers readers brain- and body-based insights into how we can form deep relational encounters with our clients and our selves and how relational neuroscience can teach us about the astonishing ways we are interwoven with one another. How we walk about in our daily lives will touch everyone, often below the level of conscious awareness. 

The first part of The Heart of Trauma provides readers with an extended understanding of the ways in which our physical bodies are implicated in our conscious and non-conscious experience. Badenoch then delves even deeper into the clinical implications of moving through the world. She presents a strong, scientifically grounded case for doing the work of opening to hemispheric balance and relational deepening. 

 

 

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Surprise Package: A Bad Boy Christmas Romance

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She needs a fiancé for Christmas, so I’ll pretend.
Hard not to when a gorgeous virgin walks into your strip club.
She’s thinks this is an escort service, and that I’m for hire.
Man is she in the wrong place.
 
Blair is everything I’m not.
Loving. Gentle. Family girl.
I’m rude, arrogant, and do what the fuck I want.
Right now, I want her.
So, I’ll play the good fiancé.
Tell the family all the right things.
Kiss her in all the right ways.
And when we’re alone?
I’ll claim that sweet innocence.
Make her soul mine and her body tremble.
I don’t want it to end.
And I damn sure didn’t expect to feel this way.
After this, she’ll have more than just memories.
I have a special gift in mind.
 
All Kira Blakely novels include alphas who know what they want and know how to treat a lady. This is a full length standalone steamy Christmas romance novel. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed happily ever after. 

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Simone Perele Women’s Kiss Boyshort

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The Simone Perele kiss collection combines embroidery, striking patterned lace with an ombre effect and scalloped edges to create a sensual and alluring set. The kiss boy short has a flirty scalloped band and transparent front panels. Seamless back with scalloped trim.

Product Features

  • Tulle, microfiber and lace boy short
  • Seamless back with scalloped trim
  • Moderate – full coverage

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The Women’s Health Fitness Fix: Quick HIIT Workouts, Easy Recipes, & Stress-Free Strategies for Managing a Healthy Life

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It’s time to rethink your relationship with food and exercise!

The Women’s Health Fitness Fix is a refreshing, realistic guide for anyone who wants a better body. You’ll find all the tools you need for successful and lasting weight loss―no rigid, inflexible diet rules or demanding, time-consuming workout programs. These easy-to-follow strategies are practiced by the US’s leading fitness experts, tested by the world’s top researchers, and proven by everyday busy people across the US.

Whether you’re a beginner or a longtime fitness fanatic, this must-have manual offers hundreds of tips to get you the results you’ve always wanted―in just minutes a day.

Inside, you’ll find:

• More than 30 exclusive total-body workouts from America’s top trainers, including genius 5-minute routines you can do whenever you’re in a hurry and stack together when you have time for a serious calorie-blasting sweat session.

• Practical solutions for managing your motivation, busting through fitness and weight-loss plateaus, and overcoming the most common diet obstacles and exercise excuses.

• Beginner-friendly techniques for healthier cooking at home and meal prep made simple, along with hundreds of fast-and-easy recipe ideas and calorie-saving food swaps.

• More than 145 research-based “Quick Tips” for improving everything from your goal setting and grocery shopping list to your sleep habits and stress-management skills.

The Women’s Health Fitness Fix is more than a diet book: It’s the long-term solution you’ve been searching for and offers the tools and motivation you need to improve your relationship with food and exercise, transform your body, and finally make your healthy lifestyle feel effortless!

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Minifaceminigirl Women’s Vintage Push Up Black Lace Sexy Corset Bustier Lingerie Top with Garter

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Guide to Choose Size:

 ① This underbust corset is designed for tight-lacing and waist cinching, and sizing is based on the corset completely laced shut.

 ② This corset should be ordered based on the measurement of your bust and waist in inches.

 ③ Please Measure your Bust and Waist Size Before Order, and Choose the Right Size that Fit you.

④ The Size is based on the corset completely laced shut.

Fashion Premium Quality Womens Sexy Vintage Underbust Waist Training Corset Series

★ The Corset is lined in cotton material for durablity and support, and protect the exterior fabric.

★ This Gothic corset gives you firm muscle control and instant waist reduction.

★ A beautiful piece for your collection, the corset is boned for support with high quality workmanship and High quality satin material to sculpt an hourglass figure.

★ A must have fashion accessories to your wardrobe.

Product Features

  • faux leather+lace/package:one corset + one g-string+ adjustable garters.
  • this sexy lace overbust corset lingerie, with underwire cups, detachable garters and adjustable spaghetti straps
  • this fashion corset is widely used in wedding, christmas party, clubbing, cosplay, halloween costume party.stage performance,intimate or naughty and steampunk themed and other occasions
  • features with hook eye closure front and lace up back,whether you are attending a party event or for waist training, this corset will bring out the best of you.
  • please choose your corset according to your waistline, not your bust. our overbust corsets will fit any body shape

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Headpiece,Orangeskycn One Piece Hair Clip Hair Accessories Headpiece (Gold)

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Feature:

*100% brand new and high quality.

*Quantity: 1Pair

*Material: Alloy

*Length:5.5cm

Package Content:

*1Pair Hair Clip Hair Accessories Headpiece (NO Retail Box. Packed Safely in Bubble Bag)

Product Features

  • ❤Elegant Beautiful Hairstyling headpiece maker for girls and women
  • ❤High quality for durable and reusable.
  • ❤2 colors (as picture) included.
  • headbands for women headbands for women’s hair headbands for women running headbands for women non slip headbands for women’s hair workout headbands for women with teeth headbands for women plastic headbands for women’s hair non slip workout headbands for women nike headbands for women headbands for baby girls headbands for baby girls headbands for baby girls newborn
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Gymnastics Hair Ties- Girls Gymnastics Hair Accessories- Gymnastics Elastics – Perfect Gift For Gymnast

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Gymnastics Hair Accessories -Perfect Gymnasticsl Gift!!!

WHO LOVES Gymnastics! Spread and Express your Pride for Gymnastics with these multi colored Gymnasticshair bows ties, fold over elastic hair ties Made with No Crease Ribbon that doesn’t pull and dent your hair like the traditional ponytail holders. Absolutely adorable, you’ll be in a hurry to show it off to your friends and family!

Product Features

  • GYMNASTIC HAIR ACCESSORIES- Gymnastics No Crease Hair Ties
  • GYMNASTIC HAIR ELASTICS -Gymnastics Hair Ties Ponytail Holders, No Tug Ouchless Hair Elastics Made with No Crease Ribbsin that doesn’t pull and dent your hair like the traditional ponytail holders.
  • GYMNASTICS HAIR TIES- includes 5 hair ties for gymnastics
  • GYMNASTICS GIFT -Perfect Gift For Gymnasts, Gymnastics Teams & Gymnastic Coaches

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Miusol Women’s Vintage Off Shoulder Flare Lace Slim Cocktail Pencil Dress

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Vintage Off Shoulder Flare Lace Slim Party Pencil Dress

Product Features

  • Suit for Evening Party, Prom Or Wedding
  • Elegant Off Shoulder Design, Scoop Neck, Long Sleeve
  • Flare Floral Pattern ,Knees Length
  • Zipper on the left side, slim waist style
  • Hand wash Only,Please use steam ironing the dress before you wear it.

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e.l.f. Flawless Eyeshadow, Blushing Beauty, 0.14 Ounce

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This creamy and pigment rich Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick is perfect for creating a natural or smoky eyeshadow look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to condition the delicate eye area. The twist up component and smooth glide formula is easy to use for on-the-go beauty. All colors, except Like A Boss, have a shimmer finish.

Product Features

  • creamy and pigment rich
  • Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to condition the delicate eye area
  • twist up component

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Matto Makeup Brushes 9-Piece Bamboo Handles Makeup Brush Set with Travel Cosmetic Bag

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Matto 9 Pieces Makeup Brush Set, the best makeup brushes

Product Features

  • Uniquely designed makeup brush set: Matto makeup brushes integrate high-tech materials and innovative design to make creating an airbrushed flawless look much easier than ever.
  • Ultra soft, dense and smooth synthetic bristles: 100% cruelty-free. Silky feel. No shed. No chemical smell. Non-porous synthetic bristles do not trap or absorb products and bacteria, make them more hygienic and more durable than nature hairs. Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Natural bamboo handles: With baking finish on surface, plus shiny golden color aluminum ferrules, those brushes give you a gorgeous look and also ensure long lasting. Lifetime free replacement or refund for any fall-apart warranty.
  • 9 pieces brushes set is suitable for a wide range of products and every makeup need, from powders, creams, and liquids to mineral makeup, highlighter, and shimmer. Each brush bristles are hand-cut to the perfect shape, allowing for precise application from dense coverage to a soft, delicate finish.
  • FREE BONUS: Come with a shiny and cute brush bag, easy for storage and travel. Size: 7.9″*4.3″, wide enough to fit almost all makeup brushes and a couple small items such as blush, eye shadows.

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