FREE Video Series with Tara Brach: One Powerful Question to Overcome Fear

One Powerful Question to Overcome Fear

NICABM is offering a FREE short video series with Tara Brach, an expert in mindfulness and radical acceptance.  Robyn Gobbel, LCSW is eager to share this with each of you parenting children that are struggling with post institutional trauma related behaviors.  Robyn, and by proxy Hopscotch Adoptions, trusts NICABM and value the work Tara Brach is doing for so many families.  Tara’s work is so applicable to those of us loving and caring for people struggling with the impact of traumatic and toxic stress.  This is labor intensive, overwhelming, and at times baffling work.  As parents, we must be diligent in finding ways to hold onto our grounded regulation.

Tara Brach shares the third and perhaps most crucial part of her 3-part workshop on managing the fear that’s controlling our lives.
Here’s a look at what she’ll cover:

  • One critical question that can help you shift out of a paralysis of fear
  • How fear stays in control (and how to undo it)
  • Why some people are better than others at escaping a fear mindset
  • The two-part combo that creates a limiting fear belief (and most of us have this)
  • Why neuroplasticity may be key to de-conditioning fear
  • One practice that can break a self-perpetuating fear loop
  • How the inner critic works with the body to make our fears seem real
  • Why trance-like thinking often fuels a fear response
  • One powerful phrase that can weaken self-doubt linked to fear
  • A simple strategy to disrupt a negative fear-reactivity cycle

This is Tara’s latest thinking on working with fear. It’s completely free but it’s going away soon, so go ahead and check it out now

P.S Remember, as long as your register by the time the webinar goes live on Wednesday, you’ll receive lifetime and unlimited access to the recording of the webinar!!


Emotions are Georgia

Emotions are Georgia is a campaign featuring artificial intelligence and human emotions.  It is a collection of social media posts by more than 7 million international visitors of Georgia.  Artificial intelligence sorted and then analyzed the most genuine human emotions into a first-ever digital guidebook of the country.

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Abandoned in Guatemala: The Failure of International Adoption Policies


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More than 52,000 children have been caught crossing our southern border since October of last year, including several thousand children from Guatemala. Until 2007, more than 5,000 Guatemalan children were adopted by parents from other countries each year. Under pressure from groups like Unicef, however, Guatemala shut down intercountry adoptions. Today, the only way Guatemalan children can come to the U.S. is to cross the border illegally.

Reason TV took a critical look at Guatemala’s intercountry adoption policies back in 2011.

"Abandoned in Guatemala," produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning. Approximately 20 minutes.

Original release date was October 6, 2011. Original writeup is below.

"If we shut down international adoptions, that’s 5,000 kids a year whose lives we are ruining, whose lives could have been wonderful, and we’re dooming them by shutting them into these institutions. So, to me, that’s fundamental evil."

—Harvard law professor Elizabeth Bartholet

In 2007, Guatemala’s privately run system of adoption attorneys, orphanages and foster care providers helped nearly 5,000 abandoned children find homes with loving families around the world. But then the Guatemalan government shut down international adoptions, created a centrally controlled adoption agency and nationalized the orphanage system. The plan was to promote in-country adoptions, but that plan hasn’t worked. Last year, only 35 children were adopted by Guatemalan families.

Why did the Guatemalan government put an end to a system that was giving thousands of abandoned children a chance at a better life? And what did UNICEF have to do with it? producers Paul Feine and Alex Manning went to Guatemala to find out.

"Abandoned in Guatemala: The Failure of International Adoption Policies" is a film about the promise of international adoption and the sad reality that international adoptions around the world are decreasing, largely due to the influence of UNICEF. It’s also a film about a privately run system that worked and a state-run system that is failing. Most of all, "Abandoned in Guatemala" is a film intended to raise awareness about international adoption in the hope that in the near future more abandoned children will be placed with loving families, wherever they happen to live.

The Most Awesome Proposal Ever!


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Model With Down Syndrome Challenges Beauty Stereotypes: BORN DIFFERENT



THE first model with Down Syndrome to front a beauty campaign is hoping to shake up the industry and prove that “beauty belongs to everybody.” Katie Meade is the first to admit that people with Down Syndrome, as well as other disabilities, are largely absent from the beauty and fashion industries – and she’s determined to change it. The 33-year-old made history last year when she became the first ever model with Down Syndrome to be the face of a beauty brand and her career – both as a model and as an ambassador for people with learning disabilities – continues to grow.

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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with Hopscotch Superkid!

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To Be Someone’s Daughter, Its Never Too Late.

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News from Armenia: Bringing Happiness Home

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A New Year And Still They Wait. Let’s Change This Together.

f o u N d – an adoption story

"f o u N d" is a moving video spreading awareness for international adoption and the need for specialized medical care. These are real stories told by the actual children. ‪#‎found‬‪ #‎family‬ ‪#‎adoption‬ #love

Like Found: An Adoption Story on Facebook.

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What Do Adoptees Have To Say About Adoption?

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