CALM: “still, not nervous nor agitated” and I would define it as a  “State of spirit that maintains tranquility”

Calm is for most people a Quality….I agree. When we are calm, we can feel things better  and discriminate better our feelings too. In this way, a parent for example that see his child giving a show in a supermarket by crying, shouting ….can manage better the situation. And stop quickly the disaster ofL.Bourgeois, 2005

being exposed and feeling upset. But CALMNESS cannot be only defined by STILLNESS. You can be calm but extremely focused and full of energy! A child with hemophilia can do his self – infusion calmly and yet laugh, telling stories or singing. As I wrote the origen of the word Calm is Kauma which means flame, heat…how come? when we are calm we are full of concentrated but at the same time fluid vibes. !!! 🙂

C como CALMA ou CALMO: ” “serenidade, sossego” “grande calor atmosférico, geralmente sem vento”

A palavra vem do latim CAUMA e do Grego KAUMA que significa “calor ardente, chama!!!”

Ou seja ser calmo não significa ser frio, sem ánimo. Estar calmo pode se observar quando a pessoa se sente SEGURA do que faz, quando SABE de que maneira proceder numa situação de perigo ou numa situação inesperada. Um exemplo claro é quando um filho de 2-3 anos dá aquele show de choro, esperneia, grita num lugar público porque está frustrado, ou desapontado. Os pais que conseguem manter a CALMA , não enganchando na raiva expressa do filho/a, sabem que va passar e não gritam com ele. Sabem que eles devem atrair a atenção do filho PARA OUTRA COISA para assim mudar de foco.

Uma criança que faz sua auto-infusão pode ser calma e mesmo assIm estar cantando, rindo, contando histórias, cheio de energía! a origem da palavra vem da chama, ou seja ardor, fogo! cómo pode não é?? pois é: uma pessoa calma é uma pessoa que sabe usar sua energia de uma maneira focada e certeira. 🙂


About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog www.blood4.wordpress.com Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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