Helping kids develop healthy coping skills using neurolinguistics, mindfulness, emotional intelligence-training and somatic awareness.
There's a lot of attention placed on institutional learning. As kids get older, the pressure to engage in more activities because “it looks good on a college application” or to “stay out of trouble” becomes a practice in busy-ing up the calendar, rather than engaging in activities that fuel and inspire. This is a great formula for disconnecting from our bodies.
We are trained & rewarded to trap as much info in our heads & we are trained to be smart or analytical. We learn to live in our heads so much we lose our larger vision which relies on a connection to our body.
When we are disconnected we lose our ability to feel. When we don't feel we don't allow signals that indicate exhaustion, anxiety or pain. We numb, we power through, we push through by using our brain. Our brain gets tired, fuzzy & we break down.
The habits and practices that create a high quality of life in adulthood begin in childhood. By connecting to what we care about and becoming mindful of the stories and standards we are in as kids, we create the connection to our intuition, connection and ability to connect and extend to others.
My mission is to help kids develop healthy coping skills using neurolinguistics, mindfulness, emotional intelligence-training and somatic awareness. I work with kids in group settings and also provide individual coaching.
Lead Yourself Youth, Inc is one of my organizations dedicated to developing youth resilience and leadership in underserved communities.
Message me here to schedule a session: firstname.lastname@example.org