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Monday, 21 May 2012 20:00

Dr. Shelley Uram on the Sense of Self and Nature of Children

Dr. Shelley Uram Dr. Shelley Uram

Dr. Shelley Uram on the Sense of Self and Nature of Children

One of America's most respected centers for treating trauma and addiction, The Meadows presents a 16-part video series, viewable on YouTube, in which Dr. Shelley Uram addresses topics ranging from family dysfunction to the benefits of Somatic Experiencing. In the installment titled "The Sense of Self and Nature of Children," the psychologist and Meadows senior fellow discusses the development of the sense of self.

Dr. Uram first describes the authentic nature of a newborn baby: existing moment to moment with no judgments, expectations of self or others, or sense of the past or future. At three months of age, infants begin to develop a sense of self; as the thinking brain matures, this sense of self grows continually more complex. As individuals progress through life, they advance through Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs, wherein self-knowledge and transcendence stand as the ultimate goals.


In other videos in the series, Dr. Uram shares her expertise on trauma triggers and the effects of emotional trauma on brain development, among other topics.
Shelley Uram, M.D., is a Harvard-trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist who speaks nationally and internationally on the brain's survival wiring - and how it can interfere with modern life. As a senior fellow at The Meadows, Dr. Uram conducts patient lectures and trains staff members. She also serves as a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, and she treats patients in her Phoenix office.
The Meadows' video series also includes interviews with other prominent figures in the mental health field, including John Bradshaw and Maureen Canning; see www.youtube.com/themeadowswickenburg. To learn more about The Meadows' innovative treatment program for trauma and other disorders, visit www.themeadows.org or call 800-244-4949.
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