Have a positive start of the day!

“Wake up with an attitude of gratitude.”
It’s still dark as your alarm bell goes off. You pull up the curtains and the cold winter is waiting for you outside of the window. As you stumble out of bed and into the shower a new day begins. So how can you make it more likely that it will be a good or even great day?
Well, in my experience, what you do early in the morning often sets the tone for the rest of the day.
One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day as each new day holds so much potential. The possibilities that today offers are so endless, so eagerly anticipate wonderful happenings.
Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
4 positive ways to start your day
Take decisions in the morning as the mind is clear. It is imperative to begin the day on a positive note, and this sets the base for a productive day.
Balance Your PH levels – The nature of the body is acidic. The safest way to balance it is by starting your day. By drinking a warm glass of water with a dash of lime. Start your morning with meditation and visualization.
Meditation is a powerful activity to focus our energies in the right direction.
Visualize your goals. Also, visualize the day ahead and see two most important goals achieved vividly in the mind. Everything does happen twice. First, in the mind and then in reality. By creating a clear picture in our mind, we can be closer to achieving it in reality in more or less the same manner.
Practice this and you will see your life change. Make sure you exercise an hour. It builds good hormones which can fuel the day towards positive things.

Open the Window and let the light enter

 

If someone has been a victim of violence, group conflicts, loss or abuse, the core experience is trauma. The sufferings one goes through surely leads to stress and trauma. These events leave deep scars on our soul, which continues to bleed for a lifetime.
 
Life seems to be stuffed with darkness and one finds the survival difficult. The victims always question themselves that why this has happened to them only and what they did to invite this misery. However, this can change if we adopt a spiritual attitude.
 
When things get difficult in adult life, the neural wiring developed from a love-filled childhood leads to increased emotional resilience in adult life. Conversely, those who grow up in an environment where loving care is unstable or absent are less likely to be resilient in the face of emotional distress.
 
If we can manage to be receptive to divine light despite being in a devastated state, the light will enter our being and resurrect us. Not only will it heal us, it will also transform us into an evolved being who has an unshakable faith in the Divine, and is prepared to take on challenges of life. One must be patient and never give up. If one can keep the faith and call intensely and repeatedly, the prayers will be heard.
 
Reaching out to and helping people who are suffering, heals us vicariously and gives a sense that we are not alone and singled out for misery. We need to constantly remind ourselves that there is so much more to our existence than just being helpless victims. Even in darkness, there is always a ray of hope; all we need to do is just open the window and let the light enter.

Autism Behavior Therapy

Autism Behavior Therapy

Children with Autism have the potential to learn, but they require teaching methods that are optimized for their needs. The most effective teaching methods available today for people on the autism spectrum have been developed within the science of ABA.Applied behavior analysis is the most researched intervention of autism. It is highly structured, scientific approach that teaches play, communication, and self-care, academic, and social living skills.There are a number of recent studies which confirm that applied behavior techniques are important for building life skills in teenagers and adults who have autism.It can also help children learn to replace the difficult behavior with more appropriate behavior, like using words to ask for an object rather than screaming. For example, the skills children learn might include using words and language, following instructions, taking turns, playing with others, toileting and dressing.At Therapeutic Alliance we provide support programs for children to learn necessary skills to be successful in home, school, and community and for adults to transition successfully into independent living and employment.Contemporary ABA programs emphasize positive reinforcement and include concern for the quality of relationship and social interaction.Therapeutic Alliance employs a spectrum of well-researched methods and programs that have their origins in ABA. Originally focused on speech acquisition, cognitive development, and behavior problems, various ABA programs and methods now incorporate concern for the ~quality of the relationship, social skills, leisure skills and other dimensions of the child’s life.

National Autism Awareness Month

April is the National Autism Awareness Month and April 2, 2017 is the ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day. This month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder. In the United States 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) are having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And more than 3.5 million Americans live with this disorder.
Prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68). Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability.
What can we do for the kids and people with Autism?
  • Accept them as they are - Feeling unconditionally loved and accepted will help your child or family member more than anything else. Rather than focusing on how our kids and family members are different from others and what he or she is “missing,” practice acceptance. Enjoy the time with them, celebrate small successes, and stop comparing them to others.
  • Learn about autism - Figure out what triggers your kid’s or family member challenging or disruptive behaviors and what elicits a positive response. What does your child or family member find stressful or frightening? Calming? Uncomfortable? Enjoyable? If you understand their behavior, you’ll be better at troubleshooting problems and preventing or modifying situations that cause difficulties.
  • Don’t give up - It’s impossible to predict the course of autism spectrum disorder. Don’t jump to conclusions about what life is going to be like for your child or family members. Like everyone else, people with autism have an entire lifetime to grow and develop their abilities.
  • Love, rejoice and make breakthroughs - Once you get in sync with your child’s or family member’s world, find ways to gently broaden it. Enrich their experience. Give them physical activities they might not choose on their own so they can feel how their bodies move in space. Help them channel their special interests into skills. Build bridges between your way of experiencing and theirs. Help them expand their comfort zone and means of communicating. Give them room to find their own inner rhythms and feelings. Then step back, let their creativity flow, and celebrate.
We, at Therapeutic Alliance give complete support to families who have members with autism in order to improve the functional behaviors by integrating multi-disciplinary clinical and medical services.
Let’s support together the National Autism Awareness Month!

Parent- Child conflicts

 Parent and child conflicts can occur for many reasons. There is a generation gap between parents and children. Parents should understand the psychology of today’s children and children should understand that their parents are their caretakers and well-wishers and are way more capable and insightful.
As a child, you must not be obdurate and rigid while asking for something and should try to respect what their parents say. If you really think that they are being over indulging and not much practical, you should talk to them patiently and make them understand what do you think and why! I am sure if things are done in the right manner, you will get a way out. Sometimes when they do not say a yes, in spite of your attempts, you should embrace them. They sure want the best for you.
As a parent, we must uphold the fact that our child has started thinking and having their own opinions which you must not try to repudiate instantly and must not impose our thoughts onto them. They may have different viewpoint on different things which must be respected and given enough attention to. They have started taking on the world and it is very important for them to develop their wisdom power. However, you must be vigilant not to allow them something just because you love them. You have to say a NO when you know what they are demanding is not right.
“Let’s raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods.”
 

Meditation- The ultimate science of Well-being

Meditation is the most powerful self- healing method and timeless energy technique. It is highly practiced by therapists, eminent doctors and healers to heal and prevent one from various diseases, disorders.
The truth is that quality of life is not measured by how long we live, but by how healthy we are!
One can make a new beginning to create peace, health, happiness and success through meditation. It promises ultimate well-being, vibrant health and stress-free life by increasing the flow of energy throughout the body. It helps us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy.
In reality, about 87 percent of human population is not able to achieve its goals, not because of lack of education, knowledge, experience and money but due to lack of good health.
By meditation, the lives of countless people have been transformed.

Beating Stress!

 
Stress is not any event or emotion. You may feel there’s nothing you can do about stress. There will never be more hours in a day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have lot more control then you think. We have to take care of our thoughts, emotions, lifestyle and the way we deal with our problems. Signs of stress varies from person to person, with some people showing more physical signs like fatigue or high blood pressure, and others expressing more emotion or psychological signs, like irritability or depression.
There are some basic things which we can do anytime and every time we are feeling little low and stressed.
  • Take deep breaths
  • Talk to someone you trust. Talking to someone will make you feel lighter.
  • Go for a nature walk.
  • Exercise, physical activity plays a key role in removing and preventing stress.
  • Take a healthy diet
  • Take out time for your favorite hobby
  • Meditate
  • Listen to music. Studies says if you listen at least 4 songs in a day, you are much stress free as compare to others.
  • Take out some ‘ME’ time out of your stress free life.
  • Reduce your intake of alcohol, nicotine or caffeine
  • Make some time for fun and relaxation
  • Get enough sleep
Always remember Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not. If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again.