2020 has added to our stress on an individual and world wide level.
Try this simple 2 minute exercise to help a child to feel safe. Feeling emotionally safe helps to reduce the stress and the subtle inflammatory response activated by the Parasympathetic Nervous System.
A simple yet powerful visualisation technique. Kids respond brilliantly to this.
This game can be repeated often… as a lesson break, before sleep, before sport… just to feel good. The repetition allows the brain to disconnect from the neural pathways of worry.
Take a moment. Take a breath. Close your eyes. Feel the breath.
Breathe into your hands.
Breathe into your heart. Breathe out.
Breathe into your feet. Breathe out.
Breathe into your belly. Breathe out.
Breathe into your hands and blow the concerns out of your hands.
Smile and rub your arms and shoulders.
Let the worries go.
3. Now you have less worries. Have a great day. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others
Behaviour issues at school are a big concern for parents and distressing for your child. A call for help. This call can be about emotional frustration, unconscious behaviour patterns or physical stress in the body.
Congratulations on being aware of how your child is behaving as you are also aware of how he or she is feeling. .. and you know that it not too good. So how do you help?
IMPORTANT Check your child’s eyes for easy movement.
This check is not a visual test, just a simple check to see if both hemispheres of the brain are communicating… a definite requirement to be able to learn as learning occurs when the left and right sides of the brain are able to communicate as if to compare notes.
HOW TO CHECK EYE MOVEMENT this is easy to do and tells you so much……please do this.
From a comfortable distance from your child’s eyes your fingers or a pen and draw a lazy 8 sign or infinity sign as they follow.
Not too fast, not too slow.
If the eyes are moving fluidly the eyes muscles are working well. If you notice a jerky movement this indicates that some of the eye muscles are tight and that it is difficult to access all areas of the learning brain. Make the lazy eights a short fun exercise morning and night until eyes move easily.
Look for extra support from a Kinesiologist in your area who will use gentle techniques to help your child to develop greater focus, concentration and skill development. Request that your child’s primitive reflex responses are checked so that they are also not impacting on learning and behaviour.
Brendan O’Hara explains this beautifully and simply in Brain Gym.
Kinesiology is able to identify foods that are energy foods which add vitality to your child’s life and so should be included. Other fooods may need to be excluded. Kinesiology testing can also help to determine if vitamins and minerals are in excess or deficit, helping to work out necessary diet changes. The vitamin B group is particularly important for behaviour, energy and mood changes. B12 deficiency with its related signs of failure to thrive, tingly hands, fingers and toes, low iron, tiredness, inability to concentrate, loss of memory, is important to be checked out. B12 requires a healthy gut to ensure that it is absorbed.
You may find that inflammation of the brain is impacting on behaviour. ADD, Autism, Aspergers often present with the same inflammation so take some time to check out Natash McBride on youtube to gain an understanding of how this inflammation can be reduced and make life easier. Research is showing the connection between the gut and the brain as we move to viewing the body and behaviour wholisiticly.
THIS IS EXCELLENT WORK AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE AMAZING WORK OF NATASHA McBRIDE.
The diet is suitable for everyone just to give the body a break from all that digestion of our modern day life eating.
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