Research has shown that fractal images have a soothing effect on the nervous system, our brain structure, self concept, speech patterns, personality structure, intentional behavior and social relationships all have a fractal organisation.
With out of balance systems, disease develops in the body, the mind, emotions and spirit become disorganised, relationships with partners, children and families develop toxic patterns and break down, and social and environmental degredation abounds.
The key ingedients of healthy organisms, relationships and communities are the qualities of strong connections and clear communication that promote an in sync interactional coherance, and flexability, adaptability and the spirit of all working together for the greater good.
Ever heard the term 'early intervention'!!.....
Healthy relationships and nurturing environments are essential for happy children, healthy adults and healthy communities.
It is now extremely clear how family dysfunction and relationship trauma in childhood lead to some of the worst health and social problems.
The ACE study is a groundgreaking study of the relationship between adverse childhood experiences, health care use, and causes of death. What started out as a study of obesity and poor health of some 17,000 adult particicants, has shown how far reaching negative childhood experiences stretch into ones future, seriously impacting health and wellbeing..... with enormous economic costs:
• Childhood health care costs
• Adult medical costs
• Productivity losses
• Child welfare costs
• Criminal justice costs
• Special education costs
It is not so surprising to learn that the amount of stress and traumatic events experienced in childhood exponentially compounds ones chances of developing the following health problems:
• Alcoholism and alcohol abuse
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
• Fetal death
• Health-related quality of life
• Illicit drug use
• Heart disease
• Liver disease
• Risk for intimate partner violence
• Multiple sexual partners
• Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
• Suicide attempts
• Unintended pregnancies
• Early initiation of smoking
• Early initiation of sexual activity
• Adolescent pregnancy
It is important to also remember that despite traumatic experiences in childhood, some children develop into resilient, healthy adults….. the key to such a positive outcome is a child’s access to close nurturing relationships.
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For more info on the ACE study