Kids Mindfulness & Emotional Awareness Bodywork Classes
When you teach kids emotional intelligence, how to recognize their feelings, understand where they come from and learn how to deal with them, you teach them the most essential skills for their success in life. Research has shown that emotional intelligence or EQ “predicts over 54% of the variation in success (relationships, effectiveness, health, quality of life).
These five RULER principles run parallel in many ways to social intelligence pioneer and author of Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ, Daniel Goleman’s five components of emotional intelligence. You can see how each of these elements would contribute to an individual's personal success and sense of well-being.
Self-awareness. Knowing our own emotions.
Self-regulation. Being able to regulate and control how we react to our emotions.
Internal motivation. Having a sense of what’s important in life.
Empathy. Understanding the emotions of others.
Social skills. Being able to build social connections.
In my classes books, movement, body breathing and more are used to grow your child.
Foam rolling is a form of myofascial release. Fascia or myofascia is the tissue that covers all of our muscles and bones. The best way to describe it is like a complete body suit that extends from the tops of our heads to the tips of our toes. Under a microscope, myofascia looks like a spider web or fish net. When healthy, our myofascia is relaxed, soft, and flexible. If our fascia is damaged due to overtraining, poor posture, or stress, it can become tight and inflamed. Damaged fascia can cause a number of problems in our bodies, including headache, back and neck pain, and recurring injuries.
When the fascia surrounding our muscles and joints becomes tight, it restricts our range of motion. Applying intense pressure to these areas through foam rolling breaks up the tension and improves our flexibility before and after a workout.
Awareness Through Movement
ATM involves verbal instruction that leads a series of movements with clients sitting, lying on the floor, or standing. A lesson generally lasts from 30 to 60 minutes and consists of comfortable, easy movements that gradually evolve into body positions with a greater range and complexity. The emphasis is on learning which movements work better functionally and noticing the quality of positive changes in the body. Many of these movements are based on ordinary functional activities that occur during normal human development (reaching, standing, lying to sitting, looking behind yourself, etc.), whereas some are based on more abstract explorations of joint, muscle, and postural dynamics. repair impaired connections between the motor cortex and the body, so benefiting the quality of body movement and improving wellbeing. This method allows people to "rediscover [their] innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement"