Resources

Attachment Theory Framework

Welcome to Aware!
Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life.
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The Science Behind Aware
Discover the science behind the Wheel of Awareness with this short video, including exclusive clips of Dan doing his meditation at Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree!
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The Verdict Is In
While many schools of psychotherapy have held that our early experiences with our caretakers have a powerful impact on our adult functioning, there have been plenty of hard-nosed academics and researchers who’ve remained unconvinced.
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Interpersonal Neurobiology

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Interpersonal neurobiology, a term coined by Dr. Siegel in The Developing Mind, 1999, is an interdisciplinary field which seeks to understand the mind and mental health. This field is based on science but is not constrained by science. What this means is that we attempt to construct a picture of the "whole elephant" of human reality.
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For Studying Healthy Minds
Interpersonal neurobiology is essentially an interdisciplinary field which brings together many areas of science to determine common findings of the human experience from different perspectives.
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Polyvagal Theory

What is the Polyvagal Theory
Dr. Stephen Porges explains Polyvagal Theory in his interview with PsychAlive.org.
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A Polyvagal Primer
A three-part exercise to create safety and trust. The fundamental premise of Polyvagal Theory is that human beings need safety, and our biology is fiercely devoted to keeping us out of harm’s way.
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Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Specific Services
This extract covers various treatment approaches designed specifically to treat trauma-related symptoms, trauma-related disorders, and specific disorders of traumatic stress. The models presented do not comprise an exhaustive list, but rather, serve as examples.
Emotional and Psychological Trauma
When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with these self-help strategies and support, you can speed up your recovery.
SAMHSA TIP 57
This TIP provides evidence-based and best practice information for behavioral health service providers and administrators who want to work more effectively with people who have been exposed to acute and chronic traumas and/or are at risk of developing traumatic stress reactions.
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Resilience

RESILIENCE by KPJR Films
RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress.
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Building Your Resilience
We all face trauma, adversity and other stresses. Here’s a roadmap for adapting to life-changing situations, and emerging even stronger than before.
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Small Group Dynamics

11 Curative Factors of Group Therapy
In this video I tell you what group therapy is and go over 11 different curative factors that you can receive by entering into it. I also go over the 4 different selves proposed by the Johari Window.
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What Are Group Dynamics?
This lesson is about group dynamics and the theory behind understanding these processes. You will also learn about the factors that affect group dynamics with some real-life examples.
Attachment Style Activiation
Using an affective priming procedure, two experiments examined the effects of non-verbal cues on activating attachment style within small groups.
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Technology

Building Global Mental Health Research Capacity
This special collection of articles features papers on research training and capacity-building efforts in low- and middle-income countries.
E-Health Innovations
The adoption of e-health technologies has the potential to revolutionize the delivery of mental health education, training, care and advocacy in low resource settings.
Internet & Mobile Technologies
This review discusses current research in technological interventions in low-resource settings and outlines key issues and future challenges and opportunities.
Telemental Health
The rising incidence of mental illness and its impact on individuals, families, and societies is becoming a major public health concern, especially in resource-constrained countries.
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Mental Health Programs in Low-Income Countries

Integration of Idioms
Psychiatric diagnostic manuals recognise the importance of local expressions of distress in culturally diverse settings, yet there is a lack of consensus on how these should be incorporated into mental health related research.
Community Cognitive Interviewing
Lebanon has a need for innovative approaches to increase access to mental health care to meet the country's current high demand.
Community Strengthening in Peru
Observations of unmet mental health needs motivated the subsequent development of a community-based mental health intervention following one such disaster affecting Peru in 2017.
Healing from Trauma after Disasters
Mental health systems increasingly recognize the prevalence of abuse histories among the people they serve, and are beginning to develop “trauma-informed” systems of care.
Task Sharing Approaches
Approaches to task sharing may improve reach and effectiveness of mental health care in rural and other low resource settings, though important questions remain. This article recommends promising research directions to address these questions.
Supervision of Task-Shared Care
Task-shared mental health care programs in low-resource settings often incorporate supervisory structures that would be difficult to implement at scale, and many rely on foreign specialist experts as supervisors.
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Global Mental Health Strategies

Global Mental Health Non-Profits