Psynamo Celebrates Brain Awareness Week 2016

beamingbrain INTERNATIONAL BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK 14-20 MARCH 2016

The team at Psynamo support the amazing efforts of the Dana Foundation in the US each year during International Brain Awareness Week (BAW). This year BAW is being celebrated this week! All week long, all over the world, researchers, teachers, doctors and professionals in related fields are going out of their way to share news about the brain, how to keep it healthy, what new research reveals our brains and more.

Psynamo team member,  Scarlett Mattoli, has been supporting this important endeavour for nearly 17 years by organising events, talks, workshops, literature and more in the UK, US, Europe and for the last 11 years in Hong Kong. She gives regular brain chats to schools, parent groups, corporates and teachers to help everyone learn what the brain is made of what it does for us and how best to take care of it.

To learn more about events that might be happening in your home town in the world, check out the Dana website

http://www.dana.org/BAW/

Be sure to organise an event if you can or arrange one with Psynamo. Good brain health is important all year round, not just this week, and we are always delighted to share whenever we can.

Have a great week and take care of your brain!

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Psynamo Celebrates International Women’s Day 2016

We hope you have all had an opportunity to recognise this special day in the calendar in one way or another. A number of organisation world-wide are hosting events, talks and workshops to empower women and girls to become the best they can be as well as to support those who are unable to speak for themselves, for what ever reason.

We celebrate women in every walk of life, mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt, friend, wife, sister and all of the roles we take on in our lives. Celebrate someone you love today and be sure to do something where you can to encourage the development of others around you who may not be capable of doing so for themselves.

 

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First Aid in Homeopathy : Yulia Cherniakov

In our everyday life accidents happen all the time: at home, on the playground, on the road. Most of the time we cannot predict or prevent them, but we have to deal with their consequences. There is a huge range of trauma’s degree, starting with something minor, when we can still fully function and ending with being totally knocked off into the bed with a long period of rehabilitation.

Nearly always trauma will be accompanied by fear, shock and physical pain. Sometimes, even after many years after the accident our body carries the memory of what has happened.

There is great homeopathic remedy for these cases, called Arnica. It is prepared from the plant Arnica Montana, which grows on the mountain slopes of the Andes. The plant itself was used for hundreds of years in folk medicine in the cases of injuries. According to the stories, many terrible falls happened in those mountains, and people there were gathering Arnica, pouring boiling water on the plant, giving the infusion to drink to the injured men, with astonishing results.

Arnica is the king of traumatic stress remedies. Homeopaths use it in injuries of the muscles, fractures of the bones, haemorrhage due to mechanical injuries.

One of the most characteristic features of Arnica is intense sensitiveness due to excessive pain. The person is in constant dread of people approaching him, fearing that they may touch him. “I am am not sick; I do not need a doctor” – will say the person that may be seriously injured, but just tries to avoid any physical contact and check-up.

The patent feels sore, weak and bruised all over, as if beaten. His whole body aches and pains. It is because of this that he dislikes lying down; everything on which he lies seems hard and uncomfortable. He constantly keeps on changing from side to side and from bed to bed in search of a soft place. He can lie on one part only for a little while, and then he must get off that part to the other side.

As an example, Arnica will very often take all the soreness out of a sprained ankle and permit the person in a few days to go walking about, to the surprise of everybody. The black and blue appearance of sprained joints will go away in a surprisingly short time, the soreness will disappear, and he will be able to manipulate that joint with unexpected ease.

Arnica is not only a remedy for the ill – effects of injury but also for the effects of overexertion. We know in this highly competitive society, every person specialises in the use of some particular organ; a typist or pianist has to continuously use his fingers, a singer his vocal cords, a trumpeter his lungs, an athlete limbs, a proof reader his eyes and so on. Therefore all these person can have relief from taking remedy Arnica when they suffer due to the overexertion of particular limbs and organs.

What is important to stress, is that if you’ve broken your arm you would still have to go to the doctor to fix it. But taking Arnica will help you to reduce significantly the need in pain killers and speed the healing process.

By Yulia Cherniakov, Reiki Master and Homeopathic Practitioner

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Supporting Families in Transition

10 inspirations for a happy family relocation. By Jutta Depner

Naturally, each move is different. Yet, still, there are some activities to support success through novelty and challenges that every relocation brings:

1. Appreciate what you left…

  • What are you grateful for?
  • How will you positively discontinue relationships and places?
  • Some relations will last – how do you expect them to change?

2. Study your family’s identity…

  • Who are you here and now?
  • What motivated you to move?
  • Which changes do you expect as a family?

3. Build a new home…

  • What does “home spice” smell like for you?
  • What can you improve compared to your previous home?
  • What is soul food? Enjoy it occasionally as a treat. Explore new tastes and textures as additions to family food.

4. Be creative – monitor your development…

  • With pictures, mind maps, emoticons on graphs, through music or annual photo books.
  • Express your experiences in extraordinary ways and review from time to time to get amazed about your development.

5. Stay special to each other…

  • Keep up family rituals.
  • Celebrate your personal events.
  • Create the family language by adapting from the new local language in a way that only you will understand.

6. “Show and Tell”

  • Share your experiences: your likes and dislikes, what you love to incorporate and what you will never get used to.
  • Vent in the intimacy of your family and invite each other to the positive sides.

7. Find new friends…

  • It takes time to establish friendships. Actively manage the process: use the recommendations friends gave to you, become a member of a church, in clubs, school PTA and try it out. In case you don’t feel at ease – let go lightly and start at a different place.

8. Give time…

  • To each member of the family team with different speeds and new rhythms and habits.
  • To find your ways around; even small achievements can take long in the beginning.
  • To your body, it needs to adjust to new food, new sounds and smells and a new micro-climate.

9. Embrace surprise…

  • You make a friend on your very first day – wonderful!
  • The more people there are on board, the bigger the chances for challenging surprises. Most are going to settle over time. If not, there are people and organisations who will support you. No need to hesitate, open up to external help.

10. Profit from your base back home…

Friends and family will help and be compassionate. However, they cannot see the whole picture and especially family, may worry more than you like them to in case you include them in every struggle.

Invite them to come and visit. Especially kids will be proud to guide through your new life physically an you will experience together how much you have already achieved.

Want to know more? Call to chat with Jutta today…

+852 2789 9907

Psynamo Limited

1201 Car Po Commercial Building

18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace

Central, Hong Kong

flourish@psynamo.com

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Psynamo Celebrates the International Day of Families Friday May 15, 2015

Today the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Families and we do too. We work with all sorts of families every day. We appreciate that there are many different types of families and they are all at different stages in their development. We choose to celebrate every family and encourage you do to so as well.

Here is a link to the World Health Organisation page with more information about what today can mean for millions all around the globe.

http://undesadspd.org/Family/InternationalObservances/InternationalDayofFamilies.aspx

Take a mindful moment and reflect on the good that comes from your family, or those to which you are connected wherever they may be in the world, whether you have an abundance of thoughts or struggle to find one.

Happy International Day of Families!

Psynamo, Mental and Allied Health Consultancy, Central, Hong Kong

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Psynamo celebrates Mums!

Psynamo wishes all mothers, those who mother and those who care for others with all the passion and love therein, a wonderful and joyous Mothering Sunday, wherever you may be in the World.

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Summer Camps with Psynamo

Summertime is upon us and many will head for home, sunnier climes or even just a couple of weeks away while many stay here.

If you are in town and feel your little ones could benefit from support with focus, making friends, improving concentration and more, check out our summer week long camps for children.

Similar to our popular term time courses, we will run, FRIENDS (TM) (over two weeks), Social-Emotional Superstars (C) and mini-mindfuls (C) in week-long morning and afternoon camps giving your children the opportunity to refresh, catch-up, improve upon or develop existing and new skills while the pressure of term-time is off. These camps are designed to impart critical skills for self-control and self-esteem while still having a super fun time.

Have a look at our summer camps through the link below and see if there is anything that might be just right for any developing mind(s) in your home.

http://www.psynamo.com/index_topic.php?did=254658&didpath=/240481/254658

Call, write or fill in the form below today to learn more about this or any of our other services.

Flourish today and in the future with Psynamo…

flourish@psynamo.com
http://www.psynamo.com
+852 2789 9907

1201 Car Po Commercial Building
18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace
Central, Hong Kong

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