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The Fourth Trimester

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Summary

A guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels.  This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels - and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years.  Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women's health care advocate, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbalism - as well as her own personal experience - to cover: how you can prepare your body for birth;  how you can organize yourself and your household for the best possible transition to motherhood;  simple practices and home remedies to facilitate healing and restore energy;  how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex;  learning to exercise safely postpartum; carrying your baby with comfort;  exploring the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise postpartum;    and much more.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.  

©2017 Kimberly Ann Johnson (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School

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Middle school is hard. Your bodies are changing, your friends are changing, classes are harder, and tough things happen. This “support group in a book” is specifically geared to you. Read stories written by kids just like you, about their middle school years, and: true friends and new friends mean girls... and boys embarrassing moments bully payback crushes and young love being happy with yourself tough times family issues doing what’s right and lots more!

©2008 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC (P)2011 Brilliance Audio

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Call of the Wild

Summary

From trauma educator and somatic guide Kimberly Ann Johnson comes a cutting-edge guide for tapping into the wisdom and resilience of the body to rewire the nervous system, heal from trauma, and live fully. In an increasingly polarized world where trauma is often publicly renegotiated, our nervous systems are on high alert. From skyrocketing rates of depression and anxiety to physical illnesses such as autoimmune diseases and digestive disorders, many women today find themselves living out of alignment with their bodies. Kimberly Johnson is a somatic practitioner, birth doula, and postpartum educator who specializes in helping women recover from all forms of trauma. In her work, she’s seen the same themes play out time and again. In a culture that prioritizes executive function and “mind over matter", many women are suffering from deeply unresolved pain that causes mental and physical stagnation and illness. In Call of the Wild, Johnson offers an eye-opening look at this epidemic as well as an informative view of the human nervous system and how it responds to difficult events. From the “small t” traumas of getting ghosted, experiencing a fall-out with a close friend, or swerving to avoid a car accident to the “capital T” traumas of sexual assault, an upending natural disaster, or a life-threatening illness - Johnson explains how the nervous system both protects us from immediate harm and creates reverberations that ripple through a lifetime. In this practical, empowering guide, Johnson shows readers how to metabolize these nervous system responses, allowing everyone to come home to their deepest, most intuitive and whole selves. Following her supportive advice, readers will learn how to move from wholeness, tapping into the innate wisdom of their senses, soothing frayed nerves and reconnecting with their “animal selves". While we cannot cure the painful cultural rifts inflicting our society, there is a path forward - through our bodies. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

©2021 Kimberly Ann Johnson (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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